In less than a month, Root Cellar will be welcoming Thomas as the featured speaker at its Spring Seminar on March 16, 2013. The published interview provides members with a glimpse into Thomas's background and his thoughts about genealogy, technology and social media.
The Preserves is a member's only periodical but as a shameless plug for Root Cellar and a lure for the 'not-yet' members, several excerpts of the interview are included below.
Root Cellar: You have your finger on the pulse of technology and genealogy. What are some relatively new tech tools you have learned about that interest you?
Thomas MacEntee: With the new year, I am fascinated with the "pinning" concept on sites like Pinterest, Google Maps, History Pin, What Was There and more. I think this is a fun way to use our research finds as genealogists and to reach others with similar surnames and research. Also, I've become keyed in to the concept of...
Root Cellar: What are the future trends for technology and genealogical research that could affect societies and individual genealogists?
Thomas MacEntee: We need to fight for what I call "resource appeasement" - as more content becomes available online, we need to remind new researchers about all that is not yet digitized. [Also] Copyright, citing resources, and attribution. There is too much abuse of content with no...
|Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2010|
Blogger Summit. Pictured with Thomas MacEntee (center) are
Root Cellar Technology Committee members
(l-r) Denise Richmond, Sandi Benward & Ron Setzer
About the Spring Seminar March 16, 2013
- Download the Registration Form
- Read about the seminar topics.
- Read about the seminar exhibitors, Family Roots Publishing Company and Cox Black and White Lab.
- Read about Thomas MacEntee here and here.
- Root Cellar member benefits and membership form.
Society Saturday is one of several Daily Blogging Prompts listed on GeneaBloggers.com.
posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond