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 Events – Week of 21-28 November 2014

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 21-28 November 2014, right here at GeneaBloggers.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 21 November: Who Shot J.R. – Anniversary and World Hello Day.
  • 22 November: Assassination of John F. Kennedy – Anniversary and Origin of the Species Published – Anniversary.
  • 23 November: Doctor Who Television Premiere – Anniversary, Life Magazine Debuts – Anniversary, National Family Week Begins, and National Game and Puzzle Week Begins.
  • 24 November: Battle of Chatanooga – Anniversary and Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec Birthday – 150th Anniversary.
  • 25 November: Joe DiMaggio’s Birthday – 100th Anniversary, National Speed Limit Reduction – Anniversary, and Feast of St. Catherine.
  • 26 November: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Published – Anniversary, First US Holiday Proclamation – 225th Anniversary, and Charles Schultz’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 27 November: Jimi Hendrix’s Birthday – Anniversary and Thanksgiving Day.
  • 28 November: Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, National Day of Listening, and Sinkie Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 21 November 2014

Nov 21, 1980. A record 86.6 million viewers watched CBS’s hit drama, “Dallas,” to see who shot villainous tycoon J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman). An unseen assailant had gunned him down on the show’s season finale Mar 21, 1980, and sparked international curiosity, a ubiquitous catch-phrase (“ Who shot J.R.?”) and Las Vegas bets. (Sue Ellen Ewing’s sister, Kristin Shephard, shot J.R.)
Today is Friday, 21 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Who Shot J.R. – Anniversary and World Hello Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 20 November 2014

Nov 20, 1925. US senator and younger brother of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the US, was born at Brookline, MA. An assassin shot him at Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1968, while he was campaigning for the presidential nomination. He died the next day. Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of his murder.
Today is Thursday, 20 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Beaujolais Nouveau Released, Great American Smokeout, Robert Kennedy Birth – Anniversary, Name Your PC Day, and Universal Children’s Day.

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