Family Tree Firsts – Our 1400th Blog

Nancy Shively

Big news all around this week! First, congratulations to Nancy Shively who won Family Tree Magazine’s contest to select a newbie genealogist who was willing to document her educational journey in a genealogy blog! The name of the blog is Family Tree Firsts and it has just been added to the list of genealogy blogs here at GeneaBloggers.

And speaking of new genealogy blogs, it just so happens that as we added Nancy’s blog, we realized it was number 1400 (really, it was! not planned that way!). So far – and it is only Thursday – we’ve added 31 new blogs and I think by Saturday when we do our New Genealogy Blogs post, we will break a record for the number of newly-discovered genealogy blogs.

Thanks go out to everyone who has spread the good word about genealogy blogs and how they can help your research and your family history experience.  A special shout out to the many Bloggers of Honor from the Atlanta Family History Expo this past weekend, especially Dear MYRTLE and Amy Coffin who assisted expo attendees in setting up their blogs.

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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.

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