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 – Tuesday, 26 May 2015

May 26, 1940. The British Expeditionary Force had become trapped by advancing German armies near this port on the northern coast of France. On this date the evacuation of 200,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian soldiers began. Sailing on every kind of transport available, including fishing boats and recreational craft, these men were safely brought across the English Channel by June 2.

May 26, 1940. The British Expeditionary Force had become trapped by advancing German armies near this port on the northern coast of France. On this date the evacuation of 200,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian soldiers began. Sailing on every kind of transport available, including fishing boats and recreational craft, these men were safely brought across the English Channel by June 2.


Today is Tuesday, 26 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: Dunkirk Evacuated – 75th Anniversary, Peggy Lee’s Birthday – 95th Anniversary, and World Lindy Hop Day.

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Genealogy Bargains for Monday 25 May 2015

Save 25% on all Hack Genealogy Boot Camp recordings! One week only - Summer Sale - May 24-31, 2015 - via Hack Genealogy!

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25% Off All Items at Zazzle – includes genealogy and family history related items too! Use promo code READY4SUMMER now through Monday May 25th via Zazzle.

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FREE ACCESS to Military Records for Memorial Day

FREE 14-DAY TRIAL at Findmypast – why not try a new site this holiday weekend? Findmypast has a free 14-day trial that gives you full access to all their records – who knows, you might break down that brick wall?

  • FREE 14-DAY TRIAL at Findmypast – why not try a new site this holiday weekend? Findmypast has a free 14-day trial that gives you full access to all their records – who knows, you might break down that brick wall?

Save 20% on All Maureen Taylor Products at Shop Family Tree – valid thru May 26th via Shop Family Tree

Free access to military records at AmericanAncestors.org – databases include Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Pensioners’ Receipts 1799-1807, and Massachusetts Revolutionary War Pensioners’ Receipts 1829-1837 – now through Wednesday, May 27th – via AmericanAncestors.org

  • Free access to military records at AmericanAncestors.org – databases include Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Pensioners’ Receipts 1799-1807, and Massachusetts Revolutionary War Pensioners’ Receipts 1829-1837 – now through Wednesday, May 27th – via AmericanAncestors.org

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  • Legacy Tree Genealogists 11th Anniversary Sale! To celebrate, get a beautiful genealogy wall chart for just $11 with a qualified research project (includes tax/shipping; offer ends May 31, 2015). Legacy Tree Genealogists provides careful and efficient family history research for clients worldwide, including help with dual citizenship, DNA testing analysis and research, brick wall research, family biographies, and more. Learn more at https://legacytree.com.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 25 May 2015

Memorial Day, traditionally May 30th but now the last Monday in May, honors those who have died in battle in the US military. Also known as Decoration Day.

Memorial Day, traditionally May 30th but now the last Monday in May, honors those who have died in battle in the US military. Also known as Decoration Day.


Today is Monday, 25 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: Constitutional Convention – Anniversary, Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling, Memorial Day, National Missing Children Day, National Tap Dance Day, Spring Bank Holiday (UK), and Towel Day.

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