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, 21 May 2015

21 May 1881 marks the founding of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton, its first president. The Red Cross had been founded in Switzerland in 1864 by representatives from 16 European nations. It is a not-for-profit organization governed and directed by volunteers and provides disaster relief at home and abroad. Its 1.1 million volunteers are involved in community services such as collecting and distributing donated blood and blood products, teaching health and safety classes and acting as a medium for emergency communication between Americans and their armed forces.

21 May 1881 marks the founding of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton, its first president. The Red Cross had been founded in Switzerland in 1864 by representatives from 16 European nations. It is a not-for-profit organization governed and directed by volunteers and provides disaster relief at home and abroad. Its 1.1 million volunteers are involved in community services such as collecting and distributing donated blood and blood products, teaching health and safety classes and acting as a medium for emergency communication between Americans and their armed forces.


Today is Thursday, 21 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: American Red Cross Founded – Anniversary, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel’s Birthday – Anniversary, and National Waitstaff Day.

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GeneaBloggers Store at Zazzle

Did you know that we have had a store at Zazzle for over four years now? You’ll find a variety of fun genealogy items including coffee mugs, water bottles, t-shirts, posters, buttons and more. Visit the GeneaBloggers Store and you’ll find items using these images:

Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources
Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources

Got Ancestors?
Got Ancestors?

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Other Genealogy Items at Zazzle

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Other Genealogy Items at Zazzle

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Genealogy Bargains for Wednesday 20 May 2015

Save 54% on Avery Diamond Clear Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Acid Free, Pack of 25 – was $6.54, now just $2.99 and free Amazon Prime shipping - great for birth certificates, vital records and more – via Amazon

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Deals

Pioneer Jumbo Scrapbook Storage Box, Black, 14.75 Inch x 13 Inch x 3.75 Inch only $13.20 – made from acid-free material; archival, photo safe; acid, lignin and PVC Free – via Amazon

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A special discount of 34% percent off the new book How to Archive Family Photos by Denise Levenick - here's how to get the special coupon code!

  • Save 34% on How to Archive Family Photos – right now Shop Family Tree has an offer to save 27% off this amazing book by Denise Levenick – normally $25.99, now $18.99 on pre-order. BUT I discovered a FURTHER DISCOUNT! Use promo code SFT2015 at checkout, and save another $1.90 which means a total savings of 34%

The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more - new listings for Thurs 12 March 2015!

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