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, 21 December 2014

Dec 21, 1913. The first crossword puzzle was compiled by Arthur Wynne and published in a supplement to the New York World.
Today is Sunday 21 December 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • The blog Finding Mielke has changed its name to Tracing Roots – Digging Up Ancestors and has a new ULR: http://diggingupancestors.blogspot.com/. Please update your bookmarks, favorites, and RSS feed readers.
  • Today: First Crossword Puzzle – 100th Anniversary, Forefathers Day, Pan American Flight 103 Explosion – Anniversary, Pilgrim Landing – Anniversary, and Winter Solstice begins.

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New Genealogy Blogs 20 December 2014

5 newly-discovered genealogy blogs the week ending 20 December 2014 at GeneaBloggers covering all types of genealogy!

There are five newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using any follow feature listed on the blog
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 20 December 2014

Dec 20, 1946. America’s favorite Christmas drama premiered on this date at New York, NY. Directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart (George Bailey), Donna Reed (Mary Bailey), Henry Travers (as Clarence Oddbody, trying to earn his angel wings) and Lionel Barrymore (as villainous Mr Potter), the film was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Today is Saturday, 20 December 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: It’s A Wonderful Life Premiere – Anniversary, South Carolina Secession – Anniversary, “The Dating Game” television debut – Anniversary, and Virginia Company Expedition to America – Anniversary.
  • Have you checked out our group on Facebook? Each day we’re posting valuable blogging resources and members are asking questions about the best ways to run their blogs. Come join us!

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