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 25 July – 1 August 2014

Upcoming Events 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:

  • 25 July: Andrea Doria sinks – Anniversary and First Test Tube Baby Born – Anniversary.
  • 26 July: Americans With Disabilities Act – Anniversary, National Day of the Cowboy, and US Army First Desegregation – 70th Anniversary.
  • 27 July: Anne Hutchison Memorial Day, Aunties Day, Insulin First Isolated – Anniversary, Korean Conflict Armistice – Anniversary, and Parents Day (US).
  • 28 July: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Birthday – 85th Anniversary, Singing Telegram – Anniversary, Veterans Bonus Army Eviction – Anniversary, and World War I Begins – 100th Anniversary.
  • 29 July: NASA established – Anniversary and Peter Jennings’ Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 30 July: Henry Ford’s Birthday – Anniversary, Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance – Anniversary, and Paperback Books Introduced – Anniversary.
  • 31 July: First US Government Building – Anniversary, National Chili Dog Day, and US Patent Office Opens – Anniversary.
  • 1 August: Data Backup Day, Colorado: Admission Day, Emancipation of 500 – Anniversary, First US Census – Anniversary, Francis Scott Key’s Birthday – Anniversary, MTV Premieres – Anniversary, and World Wide Web – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday 25 July 2014

July 25, 1956. The Italian luxury liner collided with the Stockholm, a Swedish liner, on its way to New York. Other ships in the area came to the aid of the Andrea Doria. During the ordeal 1,634 people were rescued, including the captain and the crew.
Today is Friday, 25 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Andrea Doria sinks – Anniversary and First Test Tube Baby Born – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday 24 July 2014

July 24, 1897. American aviatrix lost on flight from New Guinea to Howland Island, in the Pacific Ocean, July 2, 1937. First woman to cross the Atlantic solo, second person to cross the Atlantic solo and first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Hawaii to California. Born at Atchison, KS.
Today is Thursday 24 July 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: Cousins Day, Detroit Founded – Anniversary, Amelia Earhart’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Drive Thru Day, and Pioneer Day (Utah).

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