In Memoriam – Terry Thornton

Several members and readers have let us know that William Terry Thornton of the Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi series of blogs passed away last evening, August 9, 2010.

According to Lori Thornton of Smoky Mountain Family History, services are still pending but more information will be available on Lori’s blog as it becomes available.

Terry’s blog postings were widely followed and his contributions to the genealogy community were numerous. He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family during this time.

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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.

7 thoughts on “In Memoriam – Terry Thornton

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family. He was a terrific contributor to the examination of local history – and an excellent blogger. He will be missed.

  2. Heartfelt condolances to Terry’s family – both REAL and GENEALOGICAL – His contributions to the genealogical community willsurely be missed… may he rest in peace, and his genealogical “brick walls” finally be broken when he is greeted by his ancestors on the “other side” !!

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