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.

FREE Ebooks for Genealogy and Technology – Sunday 23 November 2014

free kindle ebooks at geneabloggers

Here is a list of free Kindle ebooks from Amazon, as compiled for Sunday 23 November 2014. Don’t forget to act fast – many of these books are only offered for free for today only! That means if you have the “1-Click” feature turned on at Amazon, check to make sure the book is free before purchasing!

Don’t have a Kindle? Don’t worry . . . you can load the free Amazon Kindle App and read Kindle books on your smart phone, tablet or desktop PC. Click here for more information.



Evernote: Evernote Cracked - The Beginners Guide On How To Master Evernote And Organize Your Life: Mastering Evernote
Evernote: Evernote Cracked – The Beginners Guide On How To Master Evernote And Organize Your Life: Mastering Evernote by Clive Alden ($11.99 value)



Kindle Buffet: Find and download the best free books, magazines and newspapers for your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or Android
Kindle Buffet: Find and download the best free books, magazines and newspapers for your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or Android by Steve Weber ($5.95 value)



The Quick Guide to Cloud Computing and Cyber Security
The Quick Guide to Cloud Computing and Cyber Security by Marcia R.T. Pistorius ($2.99 value)



Evernote: Unleashed! Remember Anything, Accomplish Any Goal, Get More Done
Evernote: Unleashed! Remember Anything, Accomplish Any Goal, Get More Done by Jason Bracht ($0.99 value)

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And don’t forget to bookmark this link – it lists the Top 100 FREE Kindle Books on Amazon.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 23 November 2014

Nov 23, 1936. The illustrated magazine Life debuted on this day. The first cover featured a dramatic photograph by Margaret Bourke-White of Fort Peck Dam.
Today is Sunday 23 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: Doctor Who Television Premiere – Anniversary, Life Magazine Debuts – Anniversary, National Family Week Begins, and National Game and Puzzle Week Begins.

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New Genealogy Blogs 22 November 2014

1 newly-discovered genealogy blog the week ending 22 November 2014 at GeneaBloggers covering all types of genealogy!

There is one newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blog 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”

Here are this week’s new listings: Continue reading