About 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, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He 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.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 3 May 2015

On 3 May 1898, Goldie Mabovitch - better known as Golda Meir - was born at Kiev, Russia. Meir was prime minister of Israel 1969– 74. She died at Jerusalem, 98 December 1978.

On 3 May 1898, Goldie Mabovitch – better known as Golda Meir – was born at Kiev, Russia. Meir was prime minister of Israel 1969– 74. She died at Jerusalem, 98 December 1978.

Today is Sunday 3 May 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: James Brown’s Birthday – Anniversary, CBS Evening News TV Premiere -Anniversary, Bing Crosby’s Birthday – Anniversary, Lumpy Rug Day, Golda Meir’s Birthday – Anniversary, and National Two Different Colored Shoes Day.

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Genealogy Bargains for Saturday 2 May 2015

Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Deals

FREE Access to World War II Collection at fold3 - available now through May 15th via fold3

Ongoing Deals

Save 25% on a Ancestry.com Gift Membership – great for Mother’s Day! Click here to save – expires May 10th – via Ancestry.com

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Save 15% when you Upgrade to Legacy 8!

  • Save 15% when you Upgrade to Legacy 8! Use exclusive promo code THOMASTEXAS and upgrade your free version of Legacy Family Tree to the full version! Enjoy dozens of significant new features and enhancements including migration mapping, instant duplicate checking, origins and migration reports, potential problem alerts, and shared events. Via Legacy Family Tree.

A special discount of 34% percent off the new book How to Archive Family Photos by Denise Levenick - here's how to get the special coupon code!

  • Save 34% on How to Archive Family Photos – right now Shop Family Tree has an offer to save 27% off this amazing book by Denise Levenick – normally $25.99, now $18.99 on pre-order. BUT I discovered a FURTHER DISCOUNT! Use promo code SFT2015 at checkout, and save another $1.90 which means a total savings of 34%

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The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more - new listings for Thurs 12 March 2015!

  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT on Evidentia Software – for fans and followers of Genealogy Bargains – use promo code HIDEFGEN at checkout and get 15% off the list price – you pay $25.49 instead of $29.99 – via Evidentia

“Evidentia not only solves the problems facing the genealogy community, but also simplifies the process of analyzing evidence and creating proof arguments while still following the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).” There is also a FREE 14-day trial available! If you haven’t checked out this amazing software, you really it owe to yourself and your genealogy research to do so!

10% Off Photo and Slide Scanning – use promo code Thomas2015 and save – via Larsen Digital

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