Windows XP Users Won’t Be Able to Login to Dropbox after August 29, 2016

Here's another reason to upgrade to Windows 10: Dropbox ends support for Windows XP users on August 29, 2016 - don't delay!

That’s right. If you are still running Windows XP and you use Dropbox, after August 29th, you won’t be able to run the Dropbox program on your computer. Here is the recent posting at Dropbox:

“On August 29, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app will no longer support Windows XP. On this date, you will be automatically signed out of any Dropbox accounts linked to a Windows XP computer. You can sign in again once you update to Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.

If you are signed out of your Dropbox account, please know that no changes will be made to your account. Your files and photos will be safe. You’ll still be able to access your account—or create a new account—on dropbox.com or on other compatible computers and mobile devices.”

Warning for Free Dropbox Users

Also, realize that for the FREE version of Dropbox, you need to log in – at least on the Dropbox website – at least once every 90 days or you risk having your data removed. This is part of the terms of service at Dropbox for free account holders.

What Windows XP Users Should Do

To be honest, there aren’t many choices for Windows XP Dropbox account holders. It is unlikely that you will be able to even upgrade to Windows 10.  What’s left?

  • Log in to Dropbox at least once every 90 days on the Dropbox website.
  • Install Dropbox on another device that has Windows Vista or higher.
  • Get a new computer that has Windows 10.

Attend My Windows 10 Webinar This Week

FREE Webinar - Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by Thomas MacEntee on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT. Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users. Click here to register - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

So here is another reason to finally get off of Windows XP!  Isn’t it time you learned about Windows 10?  Attend the FREE Webinar – Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by me, Thomas MacEntee, on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT.

Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users.

Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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.