Coming to Calgary – Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee and Lyn Meehan October 16

The Alberta Family Histories Society is sponsoring a Family Roots event October 16, 2010 in Calgary Alberta!  Featured speakers are Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee and Lyn Meehan.  (See About the Speakers below)

Registration is filling up fast.  Get your tickets today by registering online.

Alberta Family Histories Society
FamilyRoots Seminar

“New Horizons in Genealogy”

Featuring three of North America’s leading genealogists

  • Dick Eastman – The Organized Genealogist;  Conservation: Keeping UP with Technology
  • Lyn Meehan Records Interrogation 101 – Squeezing Records Until They Talk
  • Thomas MacEntree – Social Networking for Genealogists & Become a Genealogy Blogger

Saturday, October 16, 2010
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
(Doors open @ 8:00 AM)
Deerfoot Inn Hotel
11500 – 35 St. SE, Calgary, AB, Canada
Dinner (Optional)
Big Rock Grill
5555 – 76 Ave. SE, 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dick Eastman
Topic: “Putting the Genes in Genealogy

For more information and registration:  FamilyRoots

Please spread the word.  Calgary is only a day’s drive away from Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho and Washington.  Come join us for this event!

About the Speakers:

Dick Eastman of

Dick Eastman

Dick Eastman has been writing about the topics of genealogy and technology for three decades. On January 15, 1996, Dick Eastman launched Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter as an e-mail publication and announced it to 100 surprised friends and acquaintances.

The weekly newsletter has since grown into a daily publication, still available in e-mail but also now available on the internet.  The present newsletter is read by more than 40,000 genealogists all over the world. Other guest authors occasionally publish articles in as well.

Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.  Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience.  As the creator of he has organized and engaged a community of over 900 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.  Thomas serves on the board of the Illinois State Genealogical Society as Publicity Chair.   He is the author of a recently released Ebook entitled Approaching the Lectern: How to Become a Genealogy Speaker.

Family historian, genealogist and library professional Lyn Meehan has worked in public, academic, government and historical library environments. Her thirty years’ of research experience and charismatic presentation combine to help genealogists of any level effectively navigate Internet databases. Spiked with personal anecdotes, Lyn delivers insightful search strategies and an arsenal of tactics for sidestepping common mistakes. Lyn is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a Reference Assistant for the Edmonton Public Library Information Services Division.

Agenda and Map to the Event

Don’t miss out!  Register today and bring a friend.

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