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 – Saturday, 30 August 2014

ted williams
Today is Saturday, 30 August 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: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Toasted Marshmallow Day, and Ted Williams’ Birthday – Anniversary.
  • Have you checked out our group on Facebook? Each day we’re posting valuable blogging resources and members are asking questions about the best ways to run their blogs. Come join us!

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Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 29 August – 5 September 2014

Genealogy Blogging Events 29 August - 5 September 2014
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:

  • 29 August: “According to Hoyle Day”, Amistad Seized – 175th Anniversary, Hurricane Katrina – Anniversary, and Shay’s Rebellion – Anniversary.
  • 30 August: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Toasted Marshmallow Day, and Ted Williams’ Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 31 August: “Alice” television debut – Anniversary, Charleston SC Earthquake – Anniversary, Diana Princess of Wales’ Death – Anniversary, Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, Solidarity founded – Anniversary, and Whitechapel Murders Begin – Anniversary.
  • 1 September: Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month begins, Data Backup Day, Labor Day (US and Canada), Library Card Sign Up Month begins, National Coupon Month begins, National Preparedness Month begins, Emma M. Nutt Day, and World War II Begins – Invasion of Poland – 75th Anniversary.
  • 2 September: Calendar Adjustment Day – Anniversary, James Forten’s Birthday – Anniversary, Great Fire of London – Anniversary, Liliuokalani’s Birthday – Anniversary, Sherman Enters Atlanta – 150th Anniversary, and V-J Day – Anniversary.
  • 3 September: Beginning of the Penny Press – Anniversary, Britain Declares War on Germany – World War II 75th Anniversary, Prudence Crandall’s Birthday – Anniversary, Louis Sullivan’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Treaty of Paris – Anniversary.
  • 4 September: First Electric Lighting – Anniversary, Paul Harvey’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Little Rock Nine – Anniversary.
  • 5 September: Israeli Olympiad Massacre – Anniversary, Jesse James’ Birthday – Anniversary, and Michigan Great Fire of 1881 – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday 29 August 2014

hurricane katrina
Today is Friday, 29 August 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: “According to Hoyle Day”, Amistad Seized – 175th Anniversary, Hurricane Katrina – Anniversary, and Shay’s Rebellion – Anniversary.

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