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 – Thursday, 27 November 2014

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day in the United States - a day to give thanks.
Today is Thursday, 27 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: Jimi Hendrix’s Birthday – Anniversary and Thanksgiving Day.

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Finding Your Roots – Season 2 – Episode 10 – Now Available for Online Viewing

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In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode – the final episode of the season – featured Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick and more. The episode is entitled Decoding Our Past Through DNA and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video or view below.

This is the final episode of Season 2 of Finding Your Roots and we’re looking forward to the next season!

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Nov 26, 1922. Cartoonist, born at Minneapolis, MN. Created the “Peanuts” comic strip, which debuted on Oct 2, 1950. The strip included Charlie Brown; his sister, Sally; his dog, Snoopy; friends Linus and Lucy and a variety of other characters. Schulz’s last daily strip was published Jan 3, 2000, and his last Sunday strip was published Feb 13, 2000. The strip ran in more than 2,500 newspapers in many countries. Schulz won the Reuben Award in both 1955 and 1964 and was named International Cartoonist of the Year in 1978. Several TV specials were spin-offs of the strip, including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
Today is Wednesday 26 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: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Published – Anniversary, First US Holiday Proclamation – 225th Anniversary, and Charles Schultz’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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