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, 3 September 2015

Sept 3, 1783. Treaty between Britain and the US, ending the Revolutionary War, signed at Paris, France. American signatories: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay.

Sept 3, 1783. Treaty between Britain and the US, ending the Revolutionary War, signed at Paris, France. American signatories: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay.


Today is Thursday, 3 September 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Beginning of the Penny Press – Anniversary, Britain Declares War on Germany – World War II – Anniversary, Louis Sullivan’s Birthday – Anniversary, Prudence Crandall’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Treaty of Paris – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Wednesday 2 September 2015

CCleaner – FREE Download! So what do I use to keep the “crap” off my computer? CCleaner (as in “crap cleaner”) and it is free!

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Don’t forget that 5% of all revenue generated by Genealogy Bargains is given back to the genealogy community! Check out The Genealogy Fairy for more information!

Ancestry FREE Access This Weekend!

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  • Ancestry.com will offer FREE access to all US birth, death and marriage records this weekend including updates to its new Wills collection! Access available starting TODAY September 2nd, at 11:00 am Central through Monday, September 7th, 11:00 pm Central.

NEW Genealogy Deals

  • CCleaner – FREE Download! So what do I use to keep the “crap” off my computer? CCleaner (as in “crap cleaner”) and it is free!- Be safer online: Advertisers and Web sites track your behavior online with ‘cookies’ that stay on your computer. CCleaner erases these cookies so any browsing you do stays confidential.- Reduce crashes: The Registry stores Windows settings. Over time, it can become cluttered and filled with errors, and can lead to crashes. CCleaner clears out the clutter so your PC is more stable.- Speed up your startup: Many programs run silently in the background when you start your PC. CCleaner helps you get to work – or play – faster by letting you disable unneeded programs.

    – Easy to use: If you can use email, you can use CCleaner. It’s point-and-click, and you decide what to clean and what to keep.

EXTENDED Genealogy Deals

Exclusive savings - 30% off on Folder Marker Pro! Many participants in the Genealogy Do-Over had started to use Folder Marker to help organize their digital genealogy folders and documents. Use promo code GBFMP0815 and save. Valid through September 1st. Via FolderMarker.com.

  • Exclusive savings – 30% off on Folder Marker Pro! Many participants in the Genealogy Do-Over had started to use Folder Marker to help organize their digital genealogy folders and documents. Use promo code GBFMP0815 and save. EXTENDED through September 8th. Via FolderMarker.com.

ONGOING Genealogy Deals

Save 65% on Source Citations Made Easy Collection from Shop Family Tree

  • Save 65% on Source Citations Made Easy Collection from Shop Family Tree – ACT FAST – only 100 of these are available! Regularly $198.83, now just $69.99. “Genealogists know it’s incredibly important to cite sources, but actually doing so can cause stress and confusion. In this collection, you’ll discover secrets to citing your research sources, techniques for improving your current documentation methods, tips for organizing your sources, advice for creating templates to make source citation easier and more.” Via Shop Family Tree

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  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT on Evidentia Software – for fans and followers of Genealogy Bargains – use promo code HIDEFGEN at checkout and get 15% off the list price – you pay $25.49 instead of $29.99 – via Evidentia

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sept 2– 5, 1666. (Old Style date.) The fire generally credited with bringing about our system of fire insurance started Sept 2, 1666 (OS), in the wooden house of a baker named Farryner, at London’s Pudding Lane, near the Tower. During the ensuing three days more than 13,000 houses were destroyed, though it is believed that only six lives were lost in the fire.

Sept 2– 5, 1666. (Old Style date.) The fire generally credited with bringing about our system of fire insurance started Sept 2, 1666 (OS), in the wooden house of a baker named Farryner, at London’s Pudding Lane, near the Tower. During the ensuing three days more than 13,000 houses were destroyed, though it is believed that only six lives were lost in the fire.


Today is Wednesday, 2 September 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Calendar Adjustment Day – Anniversary, Great Fire of London – Anniversary, James Forten’s Birthday – Anniversary, Liliuokalani’s Birthday – Anniversary, Sherman Enters Atlanta – 150th Anniversary, and V-J Day – Anniversary.

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