2018 Fall Seminar October 6

Thomas MacEntee Helps You Build A Better Family Tree

Four Genealogy Sessions in One Day!!! Plus Raffle and Book Sale
Thomas MacEntee, nationally-known genealogist and creator of Genealogy Do-Over™, will give you the tools and techniques to clear out the clutter and build a better family tree. Whether genealogy is your pastime or passion this all-day event is for you. Thomas will cover a breadth of “hot topics” designed to fast-track your genealogy knowledge and lead to success. He’s practical, honest, inspiring and entertaining.
Four Session Topics
Genealogy Do-Over™: A Year of Learning From Mistakes
Frustrated by the way you originally researched your genealogy? Were you a name collector? Did you not know about citing sources? In this session, Thomas gives you a “do-over.” Starting from scratch, he provides sound research practices as well as tips, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.  
How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? Fast-track Your Genealogy Education
Do you sometimes have a sneaking suspicion that you’re “missing something” when researching an ancestor? How do you know what’s “out there” and whether it can help you? Discover the tricks that only experts know and fast-track your knowledge on a new resource or record set.  
Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
Have you hit a brick wall with your research? Using cluster and collateral search strategies could provide the answers. Find out why researching in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and neighbors can bring you big breakthroughs.
They’re Alive: Searching for Living Persons
Genealogists have many reasons to locate living relatives from connecting with long-lost cousins to performing collateral research. See why it is important to locate living relatives and how to find them using Internet search engines and resources. Then, discover how to work with the living to hone your skills and break down brick walls.
Location and Time
The seminar will be held at the convenient Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA. from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.). Plenty of free parking on site.
$40 CCCGS Members - Note: you must be logged on to receive the Members Only discount
$50 Non-members      
$55 At the door 
Lunch Options
Box lunch cost: $14 for all (or you can bring your own lunch)
  • Turkey Breast Sandwich*
  • Shrimp Caesar Salad*
  • Thai Veggie Salad
*Can be made gluten-free
Complementary coffee, tea, bottled water and cookies available throughout the day for all attendees