Support the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund

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[Editor's Note: As mentioned by both Dear MYRTLE and Paula Stuart-Warren in their blogs, I want to get the word out on this very worthy fund-raising project for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies - and a great way to remember a great genealogist, Birdie Monk Holsclaw. Here is the text as gathered from Cari Taplin's Facebook page (Cari is organizing this effort).]

Birdie Monk Holsclaw (1948-2010) was a Certified Genealogist from Longmont, Colorado. She was very active in the genealogical community not only locally but nationally as well. She was most known for her mentoring spirit and knowledge of the latest technological gadgets. She often lectured and, among other things, taught classes at Samford University. She was active in many societies always bringing her cheerfulness and sharing her knowledge everywhere she went.

The books from Birdie Monk Holsclaw’s private collection are being auctioned at eBay. They being sold to raise money for the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund, administered by the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS), the purpose of which is to support genealogical education and volunteerism through three avenues:

  • to sponsor the NGS Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Lecture at the annual NGS Conference in the States
  • to provide a scholarship to Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research
  • to acknowledge a living volunteer with the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Award to be awarded by CCGS at the annual seminar

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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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