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 19-26 December 2014

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 19-26 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:

  • 19 December: The Music Man Premiere – Anniversary.
  • 20 December: It’s A Wonderful Life Premiere – Anniversary, South Carolina Secession – Anniversary, “The Dating Game” television debut – Anniversary, and Virginia Company Expedition to America – Anniversary.
  • 21 December: First Crossword Puzzle – Anniversary, Forefathers Day, Pan American Flight 103 Explosion – Anniversary, Pilgrim Landing – Anniversary, and Winter Solstice begins.
  • 22 December: Ding Dong School Premiere – Anniversary and Giacomo Puccini’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 23 December: Federal Reserve System Founded – Anniversary, Festivus, Joseph Smith Jr’s Birthday – Anniversary, Metric Conversion Act – Anniversary, and Transistor Unveiled – Anniversary.
  • 24 December: Christmas Eve, Italian Hall Disaster – Anniversary, and “The Perry Como Show” Television Debut – Anniversary.
  • 25 December: Clara Barton’s Birthday – Anniversary, Humphrey Bogart’s Birthday – Anniversary, Christmas Day, and Washington Crosses the Delaware – Anniversary.
  • 26 December: Steve Allen’s Birthday – Anniversary, Charles Babbage’s Birthday – Anniversary, Boxing Day, Day of the Wren – Ireland, Kwanzaa begins, National Whiner’s Day, and Radium Discovered – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 19 December 2014

The musical The Music Man written by Meredith Willson, debuted on 18 December 1957 on Broadway.
Today is Friday, 19 December 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: The Music Man Premiere – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dec 18, 1886. One of the all-time-great baseball players. Born at Narrows, GA, Cobb had a lifetime batting average of .367 compiled over 24 years, during which he played in more than 3,000 games— mostly for the Detroit Tigers. His runs scored record was not broken until 2001, and his stolen bases record stood until 1979. Cobb was among the first five players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. A savvy businessman who quickly realized the value of using his celebrity for marketing, Cobb died at Atlanta, GA, on July 17, 1961.
Today is Thursday, 18 December 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: Ty Cobb’s Birthday – Anniversary and Benjamin O. Davis’ Birthday – Anniversary.

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