DearMYRTLE Rocks the Webinarverse


I just got done attending the Blogging for Beginners webinar with DearMYRTLE as the hostess and sponsored by Legacy Family Tree.

I have to say it was a great experience! Not only did I want to show my support for a colleague who has given so much to the genealogy community, but I wanted to see how the audience felt about the topic and especially the questions and answers.

Using GoToWebinar – a webconferencing / virtual presentation platform – Ol’Myrt did a fantastic job of explaining blogging basics to the attendees.  While she was doing that, some attendees were also typing and submitting questions which were automagically answered by the webinar staff!

In addition, when the webinar was completed, and after drawings were held for some fantastic door prizes, OlMyrt also answered questions live “on the air.”  For me this was the best part – I was able to get an idea of the types of questions folks had about blogs and also got to find out where they were.

Let’s just say that it seems like from Honolulu to England and beyond, the sun never sat on this webinar!

Check out the upcoming webinars offered – all free – at Legacy Family Tree here.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

6 thoughts on “DearMYRTLE Rocks the Webinarverse

  1. This was my first webinar. I was impressed, it ran quite well on my air card, via the router in the upstairs, to my lap top downstairs.

    The sound was very clear. I did have a bit of blurr a couple of times for just a moment or two. Fabulous, when I tried a podcast it was a dismal failure for me. Yea, I should re-visit that too, maybe a download, but trying to listen online with the air card was a no go on that particular night.

    So, I did not expect that this would work out, and I had a nice surprise! Wahhoo.

    OOO, and someone did a VERY nice job of explaining just the basics, it is VERY hard to boil down such a difficult subject and make it simple, Myrt did!

    Glad I attended, thanks Barbara for the suggestion.

  2. I so wanted to attend this, but regretfully had to cancel my reservation a couple of days ago due to an unexpected schedule conflict that arose. Sounds like I missed a fun and informative session. *sigh* Maybe next time….

  3. This use of technology was fantastic. Well, of course, the content was Superb! Myrt did a great job. Webinars such as this will be part of my ongoing education on genealogy research – and perhaps meet my needs for a genealogy fix when there are no classes or workshops to attend in my area. As Ahnold would say “I’ll Be Back!”

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