A WorldCat.org Shout Out for GeneaBloggers


If you remember the ongoing series 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy created by Amy Coffin of WeTree and published each week here at GeneaBloggers, you may not know that Week 5 was – well, it was a “big deal.”

The topic asked participants to check out the WorldCat.org site and the response was overwhelming.  Not only did genealogists and family historians become exposed to a great and often under-utilized resource, but the folks at WorldCat also saw an uptick in traffic.

Amy and GeneaBloggers have been highlighted in a recent news article at the OCLC site – the article is entitled Next-generation genealogy and one woman’s quest to share the wealth of WorldCat.org.

This has been a win-win situation for everyone involved and we look forward to working with WorldCat.org and OCLC in the future.  And don’t forget to check out the WorldCat.org page for genealogy!

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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.

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