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 Events – Week of 28 November – 5 December 2014

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 28 November - 5 December 2014, right here at GeneaBloggers.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 28 November: Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, National Day of Listening, and Sinkie Day.
  • 29 November: Louisa May Alcott’s Birthday – Anniversary, “Kukla, Fran and Ollie” Television Debut – Anniversary, Small Business Saturday, and Charles Thomson’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 30 November: Advent Sunday, Feast of Saint Andrew, Winston Churchill’s Birthday – Anniversary, Dick Clark’s Birthday – Anniversary, Samuel Clemens’ Birthday – Anniversary, Computer Security Day, and The Joy of Cooking Published – Anniversary.
  • 1 December: Data Backup Day, Basketball Created – Anniversary, Civil Air Patrol Founded – Anniversary, Cyber Monday, Rosa Parks Day – Anniversary of Arrest, and World AIDS Day.
  • 2 December: First Artificial Heart Transplant – Anniversary, John Brown Executed – Anniversary, Maria Callas’ Birthday – Anniversary, Monroe Doctrine – Anniversary, and Safety Razor Patented – Anniversary.
  • 3 December: Bhopal Poison Disaster – 30th Anniversary, First Heart Transplant – Anniversary, Illinois – Admission Day, and Andy Williams’ Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 4 December: “Falcon Crest” Television Debut – Anniversary, National Grange Founded – Anniversary, and Feast of Saint Barbara.
  • 5 December: AFL-CIO Founded – Anniversary, George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday – 175th Anniversary, Walt Disney’s Birthday – Anniversary, Montgomery Bus Boycott begins – Anniversary, and 21st Amendment Ratified – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 28 November 2014

Nov 28. First observed in 2008. On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one, using recording equipment that is readily available in most homes, such as computers, iPhones or tape recorders. This day provides a noncommercial alternative to “Black Friday” shopping sprees. Tens of thousands of Americans have participated in the National Day of Listening, and educators and community organizations have incorporated StoryCorps’s interviewing techniques into their programs.
Today is Friday, 28 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, National Day of Listening, and Sinkie Day.

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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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