Please Read if Your Society Uses an Easy Net Site

You may have heard recently that the owner of Easy Net Sites (ENS), Tom Ryder, has been accused of serious crimes in Florida. He is currently being held without bail in the Hillsborough County Jail, awaiting a hearing on 21 Dec 2020.

I understand many of your concerns about the future of your website. In light of this unsettled time, I suggest you watch Thomas MacEntee’s free “Genealogy Society Town Hall” that was live on Monday, 14 Dec 2020, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Thomas will discuss options available to you to move your society’s website host to a new host. He will cover all the options available (WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Wild Apricot). Current charges against Tom Ryder will not be discussed nor will comments about the charges be permitted.  Thomas’s town hall is not an attempt to undermine another genealogy vendor’s business or to capitalize on an unfortunate situation.  He is providing information so we (societies using ENS) can make informed decisions about our websites, and you can consult your board once you have options.

MY APOLOGIES for those of you who could not get into the Genealogy Society Town Hall last evening! We had 776 registrants with what was supposed to be 500 participants but Zoom only set me up for 300!

Please see the links below and PLEASE SHARE with your fellow gen soc board members and regular membership!
  Genealogy Society Town Hall December 14, 2020 HANDOUT

Genealogy Society Town Hall December 14, 2020 VIDEO

Genealogy Society Town Hall December 14, 2020 SLIDES

Please thank Thomas MacEntee for the links.