Genealogy Pit Stop: Research in 15 Minute Increments

Thomas MacEntee
May 15, 2019
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Speaker's Introduction
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Tracking Tools
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Research Toolbox
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Helper Tools
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File Naming Conventions
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Research Log
14m 46s
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Case Study
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

You have 15 minutes before you need to _____________ (pick up the grandchildren / wash the dog / make dinner . . .). Is it really possible to do meaningful genealogy research in that short time period? Are you putting of researching an ancestor because you believe you need a two or three hour block of time? Learn how to use the Genealogy Pit Stop concept to succeed in the research race!


This webinar is part of the full-day MyHeritage genealogy seminar, broadcast live from MyHeritage headquarters in Or Yehuda, Israel.

About the speaker

About the speaker

So, what if I told you that a Baby Boomer guy with a love of punk rock music but also Renaissance Art, somehow “fell” into the technology industry almost 40 years ago, and then left a lucrative career in information technology to pursue his love o
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    Mr. MacEntee’s presentation was well-organized. He provided concrete examples of the kind of research he conducted and present rationale for keeping research logs.

    I appreciate very much that he shares his templates with budding genealogists. Thank you for allow the opportunity to participate in this Webinar.

    Need copy of Thomas’ excel tools!

    organization is a great thing.

    Reminded me to get more organized before I search! Post-it notes aren’t as useful as using a proper Research Log and To-Do list!! Great to hear about Thomas’s templates again! I’ve got out of the habit of using them… [shame and guilt] 🙂

    So informative and helpful. I am a visual learner, so to see Thomas’s actual set up was very helpful. I love the Toolbox idea, and can’t wait to set one up! Thank you!

    Thank you for teaching me how to name documents. I only have about a thousand to do.

    Thanks Thomas. FYI I’ve added a ‘timeline’ tab to each person’s research log – a nice quick visual to see what their life is. Great session. Thanks

    Thomas always does a great job teaching.

    Thomas is always very informative.

    Thomas never disappoints!!

    Thomas’ presentations are always great! Thank you! : )

    Thomas was great as usual. Good ideas on organization and a good reminder to maintain focus and not get sidetracked.

    Very good information. I am certainly going to make use of it.

    Very informative


    Wonderful Webinar! Love Thomas, Thank you!!!

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    Always enjoy listening to Thomas.

    Always informative!

    Always love a TMac webinar, he’s just so personable and knowledgeable. These shorter webinars seem to go a little faster and have to be ready for that.

    As always, wonderful!!!

    Awesome webinar!!! I needed this research log information!!! Very timely for me today. Also, thanks for the help with refocusing tips. I often jump too quickly to
    a new bright shiny object. I also appreciate the sense of humor today. Thanks to all!

    Excellent info from Thomas as always

    Excellent presentation; very informative.

    Excellent set of tips, though went thru slides very quickly.

    Excellent. Thomas MacEntee is always a pleasure to listen to

    Extremely helpful. Moves us away from BSO mentality.

    Fantastic presentation! Great info and extremely useful. Thoughtfully laid out and easy to follow!


    Good information – now I have to follow it!

    Great info

    Great job

    Great job as always. I learn so much from you.

    Great presentation. Love the handout. Very organized and will be helpful for moving forward in my research.

    Great seminar. Time to get more organized

    Great speaker and great advice with examples,

    Great! Learned a lot. Thank you.

    He’s always very practical and methodical. I’m working on finding a process that works well for me.

    I always enjoy listening to Thomas. He willingly shares information that is helpful. Love the idea of building a free Weebly website that contains the genealogy resources that I regularly use.

    I always learn something from Thomas

    I am trying to improve my research methodology. This webinar has given me a lot to improve on. Thank you.

    I got some great ideas on organizing my research.

    I learn something new from Thomas MacEntee every single time he presents! Excellent webinar!

    I love Thomas anyway, he has just basics covered for us beginners that also relate to those more qualified, I noticed the question raised that in this style of webinar we couldn’t hear the audience question and I’m sure you will try and work that out! More please!!

    It contained many good tips and ideas.

    Lot of good information and new ideas for improving my research habits.

    Love Thomas MacEntee!!


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