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 17-24 October 2014

Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events, Week of 17-24 October
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:

  • 17 October: Hollywood Squares Debut – Anniversary, Loma Prieta Earthquake – 25th Anniversary, and National Mammography Day.
  • 18 October: First Newspaper Comic Strip – Anniversary, Persons Day – Canada, “Roseanne” Television Debut – Anniversary, and Sweetest Day.
  • 19 October: National Friends of Libraries Week begins and Yorktown Day.
  • 20 October: Alaska Day – Alaska (US), National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day and Sydney Opera House Opens – Anniversary.
  • 21 October: Battle of Trafalgar – Anniversary, Information Overload Day, and Old Ironsides Launched – Anniversary.
  • 22 October: Cuban Missile Crisis – Anniversary, Annette Funicello’s Birthday – Anniversary, International Caps Lock Day, and World’s End Day – Anniversary.
  • 23 October: Canning Day, Johnny Carson’s Birthday – Anniversary, 1956 Hungary Revolution – Anniversary, iPod Unveiled – Anniversary, and National Mole Day.
  • 24 October: First Barrel Jump Over Niagara Falls – Anniversary, Food Day, Belva Lockwood’s Birthday – Anniversary and United Nations Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 17 October 2014

Loma Prieta Earthquake - 25th Anniversary
Today is Friday, 17 October 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Hollywood Squares Debut – Anniversary, Loma Prieta Earthquake – 25th Anniversary, and National Mammography Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 16 October 2014

America's First Department Store Opens - Anniversary
Today is Thursday, 16 October 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: America’s First Department Store Opens – Anniversary, Dictionary Day, John Brown’s Raid – Anniversary, and World Food Day.

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