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.

FREE Genealogy Books – Read the Fine Print and Don’t Get Duped!

FREE Genealogy Books – Read the Fine Print and Don’t Get Duped!

Beware of what appears to be a “free book scam” that I’m seeing more and more each day as I read through my Google Alerts. One of the alerts is for the term “genealogy” and believe me, Google Alerts seems to find anything and everything. What I am finding are posts for genealogy and history book titles such as “Genealogical and Family History of Central New York.” Here’s the story behind what I found and how this “free” book could lead to lots of trouble including unwanted charges on your credit card!

It’s Only a Link . . . .

So I’m reviewing recent Google Alerts and I see an article that catches my eye:

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday 22 July 2014

July 22, 1934. Bank robber, murderer, prison escapee and the first person to receive the FBI’s appellation “Public Enemy Number 1” (July 1934). After nine years in prison (1924– 33), Dillinger traveled through the Midwest, leaving a path of violent crimes. He was killed in Illinois by FBI agents led by Melvin Purvis as he left Chicago’s Biograph movie theater (where he had watched Manhattan Melodrama, starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy). He was born at Indianapolis, IN, June 28, 1902.
Today is Tuesday 22 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: John Dillinger’s death – 80th Anniversary, Pied Piper of Hamelin Anniversary, Rat Catchers Day, and Spooner’s Day.

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What Will Actress Cynthia Nixon Discover on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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Don’t forget to watch the season premiere of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC this week when actress Cynthia Nixon travels to Missouri to learn more about an amazing female ancestor:

The season premiere episode airs on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 9:00pm EDT/PDT on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

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