We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Thomas MacEntee's series of PDF books:
- Pinning Your Family History
- Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
- Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History
Thomas has become one of our favorite webinar speakers at FamilyTreeWebinars.com and has a gift for his use and instruction of genealogy and technology.
It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the Web! Besides Pinterest, sites like Google Maps, What Was There, History Pin and uencounter.me allow you to share your family photos and content easily! And you never know who will find that content and how you might connect with other genealogists. Pinning is the new “cousin bait!”
20 pages | Published Sep 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition
Whether you've been researching your family history for over twenty years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips.
58 pages | Published Sep 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition
Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the Internet. These include Google, Bing, and Yahoo as well as specialty search engines such as Mocavo. The process is pretty straight-forward: you enter your search terms and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine than anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine also calculate information based on set input parameters? Great concept, right? Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha (http://wolframalpha.com). What sets this computational knowledge engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from external sources (meaning websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are curated (meaning selected for their data reliability and sources).
31 pages | Published Sep 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition