Scrivener II: Beyond the Basics Mini Boot Camp

Ready to take your Scrivener knowledge to the next level? Sign up for the Scrivener II: Beyond the Basics Mini Boot Camp on Saturday, January 23rd at HackGenealogy.

Are you ready to take your Scrivener skills to the next level? Perhaps you have been exploring how to use this combination word processor and project management tool for your genealogy/family history writing projects. Now, it’s time to build on the introductory instruction of the Getting Started with Scrivener Mini Boot Camp and tap into the true power of Scrivener.

Here’s what you will get in Scrivener II: Beyond the Basics Mini Boot Camp:

  • Review the Scrivener interface, and its four main modes: Outline, Document View, Corkboard, and Scrivenings.
  • Learn how to use Scrivener’s organizational tools such as labels, collections, the outliner, project notes, scratch pad, and more!
  • Get tips on how the best ways to import research files and other content, and how to customize your Scrivener experience.
  • Learn how to do more with the “Inspector” and how to use it to monitor your work.
  • Develop a better understanding of working with revisions, printing, compiling, and exporting your work.
  • Walk through a mini-writing project from start to finish: starting with a template, and following it through writing mode, corkboard mode, and outline mode.
  • And much more!

*Pre-Requisite:  To get the most out of this boot camp, it is highly recommended that attendees watch the “Getting Started with Scrivener” Boot Camp video (http://hackgenealogy.com/scrivener-miniboot-camp-started-scrivener/) or have experience using Scrivener on their own. Also, if you haven’t done so, it is also highly recommended that you download the free trial version of Scrivener (Available for Mac or Windows) at http://www.literatureandlatte.com/index.php before the boot camp in order to maximize your learning experience.

Bonus Handout:  In addition to the webinar handout, attendees will receive a free “Family History Writer Toolkit” complete with links to Scrivener resources and an “Ancestor Profile” template (Mac and Windows versions) [Note: The templates will be .scriv files, designed to work specifically with the Scrivener program].

SPECIAL BONUS: Lisa Alzo has negotiated a special 20% OFF DISCOUNT on the purchase of Scrivener for those attending the Scrivener II Beyond the Basics Mini Boot Camp. To take advantage of this discount, select the regular license for Scrivener for either Mac (http://www.lisaalzo.com/ScrivenerMac) or Windows (http://www.lisaalzo.com/ScrivenerWindows) and add it to the shopping cart, then enter the coupon code LISAALZO in the “Coupon Code:” field at the top of the shopping cart page. A 20% discount will be shown in the shopping cart, and license details will be sent upon completion of the purchase.

Sign Up for the Scrivener II Beyond the Basics Mini Boot Camp Today!

With the Scrivener II Beyond the Basics Mini Boot Camp you’ll receive 1.5 hours of educational content for a special low price of $7.95! You’ll receive an extensive handout, a special Scrivener “freebie” created by instructor Lisa Alzo, as well access to the recorded version of the webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, 18 January 2016 and receive $2 off the registration price for a low $5.95! Space is limited and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handout, the freebie and access to the recording!

Saturday 23 January 2016
Duration: 1.5 hours

  • 11:00 am EST /10:00 am CST
    Scrivener II: Beyond the Basics
    Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Presenter/Moderator Bios

Lisa Alzo – Presenter

Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer, and writing coach with over 25 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of ten books, including: Finding Your Slovak AncestorsWriting Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree MagazineFamily Chronicle/Your Genealogy TodayInternet GenealogyAPG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa blogs as “The Accidental Genealogist” blog at http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com. For more information see http://www.lisaalzo.com.

Thomas MacEntee – Moderator

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, marketer, network builder and more.

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He’s 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.”

How To Register

Ready to join in this great educational event? Here are the details on the registration process:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1036851931183179777

  • Click the button above to regsiter and to go to PayPal and make payment. You do not need a PayPal account to make payment.
  • IMPORTANT: If you use a different email address for Paypal than your normal email address PLEASE LET US KNOW! We have no way of sending you the registration link or password otherwise! Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.
  • Once payment is processed and received, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a link to the webinar.
  • Then you’ll be reminded via e-mail at least one day prior to Boot Camp.
  • Within 24 hours of the start of Boot Camp, you’ll receive links to the handout and freebie so you can review them before we start.
  • After the webinar, all registrants will have access to the recording for personal use for a period of one (1) year. The recording will be hosted on Vimeo. A password will be required to access the video pages.

Questions? Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for all Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events before you pay and register! Click here for more information.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

FREE Family History Library Webinars – March and April 2015

Anyone can attend genealogy classes offered by the Family History Library from the comfort of home. Here's how to access the March and April 2015 classes.

Did you know that the Family History Library in Salt Lake City has a way for you to attend their live genealogy classes online and from the comfort of your home or office? Between now and the end of March 2015 there are no less than 10 classes scheduled, with an additional 11 classes scheduled for April 2015.

And despite what you may have heard, you do not need to be a member of the LDS Church in order to join the classes. Access is free to everyone and this includes the recording made available shortly after the live online class.

Listing of Upcoming Live Online Classes – March 2015

The list of classes available to access live and online is posted in the FamilySearch Research Wiki here. The remainder of the March 2015 schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, 18 March @ 7 p.m. MDT
    Norwegian Paleography
  • Saturday, 21 March @ 1 p.m. MDT
    Conozca los sitios asociados de FamilySearch, parte 1: Inscripción y el sitio de FindMyPast
  • Saturday, 21 March @ 2 p.m. MDT
    Conozca los sitios asociados de FamilySearch, parte 2: Los sitios de Ancestry y MyHeritage
  • Saturday, 21 March @ 3 p.m. MDT
    Cómo utilizar mejor el Wiki de FamilySearch
  • Tuesday, 24 March @ 7 p.m. MDT
    Beginning Swiss Research
  • Thursday, 26 March @ 6:00 p.m. MDT
    , Document Analysis
  • Saturday, 28 March @ 9:15 a.m. MDT
    Finding and Using German Address books on Genealogy.net
  • Saturday, 28 March @ 10:15 a.m. MDT
    Finding and Using German Lineage books on Genealogy.net 
  • Saturday, 28 March @ 11:15 a.m. MDT
    German research:Using Metasearch on Genealogy.net

Note: all times are listed as Mountain Time Zone.

How to Attend a Live Online Class

  1. Make sure you have an account at FamilySearch. Visit https://familysearch.org/register/ to create an account.
  2. Click a link above for more information on the content delivery program used (Webex) and also click here to download an informative PDF on installing Webex. Do this before you join any online class since it may take several minutes to install.
  3. You cannot “sign up” for a class ahead of time; you need to click the link a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Place a reminder on your calendar for each class you want to attend and remember to check the correct time according to your time zone.
  4. When ready, join the live webinar and also check to see if a handout is available.
  5. If you miss a live online class, return to the class specific link and look for the recorded session after the live class is over.

Finally, FamilySearch has told me that they can accommodate 500 people per class and have yet to “run out of space” for any class.

Take advantage of this amazing FREE genealogy education resource!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp – Saturday, 31 January 2015

Learn how to use a variety of newspaper resources for genealogy research at the Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp at HackGenealogy.

[NOTE: While this Boot Camp covers many newspapers and different research strategies, around a third of the focus will be on resources helpful to genealogy researchers in Australia and New Zealand. All webinar start times are shown for Australia and New Zealand.]

Through this special Boot Camp you’ll learn:

  • Which online newspaper resources are available for Australia, New Zealand and beyond including the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
  • How to get the most out of newspaper articles and use the extracted information for research breakthroughs.
  • Which tools work best for capturing both newspaper images and text.
  • How to find unusual sections of newspapers for clues in finding ancestors.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, 26 January 2015 and receive over 23% off the registration price for a low $9.95 USD! Space is limited and if you register, but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

 

Schedule

Saturday 31 January 2015
Duration: 3.5 hours (with a 30 minute break)

  • 10:00 am AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra/Hobart) / 12:00 pm NZDT
    5:00 pm CST (Chicago) / 11:00 pm GMT (London) Friday 30 January 2015
    Welcome / Meet & Greet
  • 10:15 am AEDT / 12:15 pm NZDT
    5:15 pm CST / 11:15 pm GMT
    Digging for Treasure – Using Online Newspapers
    Michelle Patient
  • 11:30 am AEDT/ 1:30 pm NZDT
    6:30 pm CST / 12:30 am GMT Saturday 31 January 2015
    Break
  • 12:00 pm AEDT / 2:00 pm NZDT
    7:00 pm CST / 1:00 am GMT
    United States and Canada Newspaper Resources and Strategies
    Thomas MacEntee
  • 1:30 pm AEDT / 3:30 pm NZDT
    8:30 pm CST / 2:20 am GMT
    Closing and Thank You

Webinars

Digging for Treasure – Using Online Newspapers
Presented by: Michelle Patient

Online newspapers contain a wealth of valuable information to enhance and progress your family history research. Resources reviewed will include English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Topics to be covered:

  • Getting started
  • Which newspapers to use (it all isn’t in your local paper)
  • Types of information available and possible costs involved
  • How to dig deeper and wider
  • How newspapers can help break down brick walls
  • Search tips and tricks
  • Ways to use the information you find

United States and Canada Newspaper Resources and Strategies
Presented by: Thomas MacEntee

While online newspaper resources are plentiful for United States and Canada research, finding the best websites and tools to collect data can be a treasure hunt. Topics to be covered:

  • Review of best newspapers resources, free and fee
  • Using Google Newspapers
  • Capturing images and information
  • Oft-neglected newspaper sections
  • Extracting information and look for clues

All registrants will have unlimited access to the recordings for personal use, including the ability to download and save the recordings. Recordings, along with the access password, will be made available within 48 hours of the end of the webinars.

 

Presenter/Moderator Bios

Michelle Patient – Presenter/Moderator

Having written and spoken, both within New Zealand and overseas, Michelle Patient brings a wide ranging background to her presentations and enjoys combining education with entertainment. Whether you are new to researching your tree or you have been climbing branches for years, her talks aim to provide tools and tips to help you not only advance your research, but to do so more easily and confidently.

Having written and spoken, both within New Zealand and overseas, Michelle Patient brings a wide ranging background to her presentations and enjoys combining education with entertainment. Whether you are new to researching your tree or you have been climbing branches for years, her talks aim to provide tools and tips to help you not only advance your research, but to do so more easily and confidently.

Thomas MacEntee – Presenter/Moderator

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, marketer, network builder and more.

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He’s 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.”

 

How To Register

Ready to join in this great educational event? Here are the details on the registration process:




  • Click the button above to go to PayPal and make payment or click here. You do not need a PayPal account to make payment.
  • IMPORTANT: If you use a different email address for Paypal than your normal email address PLEASE LET US KNOW! We have not way of sending you the registration link or password otherwise! Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.
  • Once payment is processed and received, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a link to register for the webinar.
  • Then you’ll be reminded via e-mail at least one day prior to Boot Camp.
  • Within 24 hours of the start of Boot Camp, you’ll receive the password for the webinar as well as links to the handout and freebie so you can review them before we start.
  • After the webinar, all registrants will have unlimited access to the recordings for personal use for up to one (1) year, including the ability to download and save the recordings. A password will be required to access the video page.

Questions? Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for all Hack Genealogy Boot Camp events before you pay and register! Click here for more information.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee