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 – Wednesday, 1 July 2015

On July 1, 1847, the US Postal Service issued a 5 cent stamp of Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent stamp of George Washington.

On July 1, 1847, the US Postal Service issued a 5 cent stamp of Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent stamp of George Washington.


Today is Wednesday, 1 July 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: Data Backup Day, Battle of Gettysburg – Anniversary, Buck Moon, Internal Revenue Service established – Anniversary, Canada Day, President Cleveland’s Secret Surgery – Anniversary, First Instance of Photographs in a Newspaper, First US Postage Stamps Issued – Anniversary, Medicare started – Anniversary, National Hot Dog Month begins, National Ice Cream Month begins, and Zip Code Introduced – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 30 June 2015

 Win a FREE AncestryDNA Kit – enter to win in this contest from GeneaBloggers and you could be on your way to locating new cousins and breaking down brick walls! Valued at $99 USD via GeneaBloggers.

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Deals

  • Win a FREE AncestryDNA Kit – enter to win in this contest from GeneaBloggers and you could be on your way to locating new cousins and breaking down brick walls! Valued at $99 USD via GeneaBloggers.

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  • 15¢ Photo Scanning to Digital Format – Exclusive Offer for Fans and Friends of GeneaBloggers: Converting photos to digital has never been easier! Just send in your loose photos to Larsen Digital and they will put them on a disc for just 15¢ per photo! Now is the time to stop procrastinating and pull out your boxes of photos and finally get them all converted to digital. All you need to do is get them to Larsen Digital and they will take care of the rest- creating high quality digital images from all your photos. Click here for the PDF form with instructions on how to take advantage of this great offer!

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June 30, 1917. Born at Brooklyn, NY, Horne began singing with the chorus line at the Cotton Club in Harlem at age 16. A career on Broadway and in Hollywood followed in rapid succession and she soon became the symbol for African-American actors and singers trying to break the color barrier. She found success with both black and white audiences, although she did face her share of racial prejudice throughout her lifetime. Best remembered for her nightclub and Broadway performances of torch songs, jazz standards and classics like her signature “Stormy Weather,” she died at New York, NY, on May 9, 2010.

June 30, 1917. Born at Brooklyn, NY, Horne began singing with the chorus line at the Cotton Club in Harlem at age 16. A career on Broadway and in Hollywood followed in rapid succession and she soon became the symbol for African-American actors and singers trying to break the color barrier. She found success with both black and white audiences, although she did face her share of racial prejudice throughout her lifetime. Best remembered for her nightclub and Broadway performances of torch songs, jazz standards and classics like her signature “Stormy Weather,” she died at New York, NY, on May 9, 2010.


Today is Tuesday, 30 June 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: Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary, Gone With The Wind published – Anniversary, Lena Horne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Leap Second Adjustment Day.

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