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Genealogy Society to present at Vigo County Public Library Feb. 11

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will present, "Google for Genealogists," Monday, Feb. 11, at the Vigo County Public Library.

The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the lower level conference rooms A, B and C.

The presentation will feature Thomas MacEntee, appearing live via Internet, interacting with participants during his presentation and question/answer session.

Most genealogists are only using 10 percent or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to research.

Those attending the seminar will learn about the other 90 percent and how these Google components can be leveraged for better search results.

Google is more than just a search engine -- it is a wealth of information, much of which goes unnoticed by the average genealogist.

Besides search, Google allows individuals to access maps, books, journals, abstracts, patents and more.

These components may be vital to anyone doing genealogical research.

MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community.

Utilizing more than 25 years of experience in the information technology field, MacEntee writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter may be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience.

As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com, he has organized and engaged a community of more than 2,000 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

For more information about the program, log on to www.inwvgs.org.

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