Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thomas MacEntee Joins the FGS Voice Team


FGS is proud to announce that Thomas MacEntee, social media and technology expert in the genealogy community, will be bringing his talents and ideas to the FGS table beginning 1 December 2010. Thomas is the National Publicity Chair for the FGS 2011 conference “Pathways to the Heartland." He will also assist FGS in marketing its services, publications, educational offerings, and events to genealogical societies and to individual genealogists. Look for new FGS social media initiatives in the upcoming weeks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media applications. Thomas is the author of GeneaBloggers (http://www.geneabloggers.com) and the principal of High-Definition Genealogy, a company providing services to the genealogy and family history community including market research, consulting, education, and more.

We’re very pleased to have Thomas on the FGS team!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Accessible Archives© Goes Social

Malvern, PA (November 15, 2010) - Applying the social media technologies of the 21st century to its collection of 18th and 19th century databases, Accessible Archives, Inc., announces the launch of its Social Media program as a service for its friends and clients. This will provide the Accessible Archives community with an opportunity to engage with one another, share content, and ask questions.

Accessible Archives will initially be on the following social networking platforms:

* Accessible Archives’ new blog will provide information on new content, search features, and topics of interest to the Accessible Archives community, such as early American history, African-American history, the Civil War, and genealogical records, all in full text. The blog will also provide an opportunity for users to contribute comments, as well as asking and answer questions of common interest.
* You can access Accessible Archives’ new Facebook page by searching for “Accessible Archives” on Facebook or by clicking on the Facebook button on the Accessible Archives home page. The Accessible Archives Facebook page is for customers who like to use Facebook and wish to share comments and information on Accessible Archives’ coverage or other topics of interest. We will also be adding images and photographic material to our photo albums. If you are a Facebook user please visit our page and become a fan.
* Our Twitter account will be publishing announcements on new content and features. We will also be following other Twitter accounts of Social Media influencers and authorities who provide rich sources of news on topics of interest to our customers. If you are a Twitter user please follow us.
* For those of you who use LinkedIn, our new LinkedIn page is found by searching for “Accessible Archives” on LinkedIn or by clicking on the LinkedIn icon on our home page.

We welcome participation by our long-term institutional and individual users, dedicated genealogists, and history societies. We look forward to communicating with the Accessible Archives community using these new platforms.

About Accessible Archives

Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology and a large team of conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy form or as images only. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, these databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars, professors, students, genealogists and historical societies in their pursuit of knowledge. Accessible Archives has retained Unlimited Priorities Corporation© as its exclusive sales and marketing agent.

Contacts:

Tom Nagy, COO
Accessible Archives, Inc.
866-296-1488 Fax: 610-725-1745
tnagy@accessible.com
www.accessible.com

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities Corporation
239-549-2384 Fax: 239-549-3168
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Free IRS Webinar for Tax-Exempt Organizations - November 18

The Internal Revenue Service is offering a free 45-minute webinar for newly-formed 501(c)(3)s--and established organizations that would like a refresher--on November 18, 2010, 2pm ET. Learn what tax-exempt organizations need to do to comply with IRS rules and keep their tax status in good standing. Register online.