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 – Monday 25 August 2014

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Today is Monday 25 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: Bank Holiday – (UK), Leonard Bernstein’s Birthday – Anniversary, Founders Day – National Park Service, Althea Gibson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Paris Liberated During World War II – 70th Anniversary, and The Wizard of Oz movie released – 75th Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 24 August 2014

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Today is Sunday 24 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: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – Anniversary, Eruption of Vesuvius – Anniversary, and British Invade Washington – War of 1812 Anniversary.
  • Each Sunday, Olive Tree Genealogy offers a new blogging prompt under the heading School’s out for Summer!. This week’s prompt: Let’s Visit Grandma. If you write your own blog and you are participating in this challenge, please use the hashtag #52SharingMemor.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Today is Saturday, 23 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: Gene Kelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Edgar Lee Masters’ Birthday – Anniversary, and Sacco-Vanzetti Execution – 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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