GeneaBloggers Mentioned in Today’s New York Times

The New York Times

A few weeks ago, while I was making a visit back home in New York, I received an inquiry from a reporter for the New York Times who needed information on genealogy and technology/social media. As I drove down the New York State Thruway to Newark Airport, I gave her a call and we chatted for about 30 minutes.

As a result, not only was I quoted and mentioned in today’s article entitled Finding Family History Online, but I was happy to see that several vendors that I mentioned were also included.

I just wish that every blog and vendor could have been mentioned in the article but this is a good start – hopefully the non-genealogy public will come to understand the ways in which technology and the Internet have made family history not just fun but more accessible and just as important as it ever was.

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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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