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 Roadshow” Season 2 Episode 3 Tonight on PBS

PBS’ GENEALOGY ROADSHOW uncovers family secrets in the series’ 2nd season, premiering Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs every Tuesday thru February 24

Don’t forget to watch the next episode of the Genealogy Roadshow tonight, Tuesday 27 January 2015, at 8:00 pm EST. This week’s episode is entitled Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute:

In Philadelphia, a man learns his family's role in history; a man unearths possible Viking roots; and a family discovers a possible link to one of history's biggest scams. Also: A man hopes to confirm that he's related to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration.

“At Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories. A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; a man may be a Viking descendant; another’s family could have part of one of history’s biggest scams; a young man hopes to confirm his relation to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration.”

Season 2 – Genealogy Roadshow

Season 2 of the Genealogy Roadshow, which runs through Tuesday 24 February 2015 (check local listings for exact date and time), visits three important cities in the history and development of the United States: New Orleans, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Beginning on 27 January 1945, the Soviet army liberated about 6,000 prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. It is estimated that 1.5 million inmates were killed at Auschwitz between 1941 and liberation— 95 percent of them were Jewish.
Today is Tuesday, 27 January 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: Apollo 1 Spacecraft Fire – Anniversary, Auschwitz Liberated – 70th Anniversary, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Geographic Society Founded – Anniversary, Thomas Crapper Day, and International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 26 January 2015

On 26 January 1788, a shipload of convicts arrived briefly at Botany Bay (which proved to be unsuitable) and then at Port Jackson (later the site of the city of Sydney). Establishment of an Australian prison colony was to relieve crowding of British prisons. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day, has been observed since about 1817 and has been a public holiday since 1838.
Today is Monday, 26 January 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: Australia Day (Australia), Admission Day – Michigan, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and Dental Drill Patent – Anniversary.

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