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MooseRoots is more than a search engine - bloggers can embed data from MooseRoots into their blog posts - find out how at GeneaBloggers!
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The New Paltz Free Cemetery - check out the story I just created on #StoryPress #TombstoneTuesday #genealogy @Geneabloggers
Genealogist and family historian Thomas MacEntee recounts a visit to the New Paltz Free Rural Cemetery in July 2008 to find the graves of his ancestors.
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How to Archive Family Photos – A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally
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My thank you to Lou Szucs as she retires from Ancestry.com
Last month, I received a brief message from Ancestry.com mentioning that genealogist and family historian Lou Szucs would retire on 31 March 2015. Was I surprised? No. Was I devastated? No. Was I happy? In a certain odd way – and in the best way possible – yes!I’m happy for Lou since she gets a well-deserved break. I’m happy for the genealogy community because it has benefited from her many contributions. And I’m happy (and a bit envious) because...
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Here's a special deal: a 1TB external hard drive PLUS wifi to backup all your mobile devices AND 1 year of online data backup - for just $59.50 from iDrive.
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Not just US - iDrive told me they will ship to UK, Canada, France, Australia
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These vintage toys from the 1950s and 1960s make baby boomers cooler than other generations because they played with them first! Is your favorite listed?
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Treasure Chest Thursday - My 3rd Great Grandmother's Wedding Silver #StoryPress #TreasureChestThursday #genealogy @Geneabloggers
Genealogist and family historian Thomas MacEntee tells the story behind a set of silver dated 1855 that belonged to his 3rd great-grandmother Catherine Sullivan O'Keefe.
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Learn the backstories of two female census enumerators, as discovered by a Genealogy Gems listener. Thank you for writing in with this Gem!
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Today, I share a humorous reminder of why we always check the original source whenever possible, and always look at indexes and abstracts with a healthy dose of "hmmmm...what does it ...
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Genealogy and Technology Author, Lecturer and Educator
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genealogy research, market analysis of the genealogy industry, marketing, writing, lecturing, education, social media, blogging
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Have you heard the good word about Genealogy?"
Introduction

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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Chicago, IL
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Liberty, NY - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA
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How to Archive Family Photos
www.shopfamilytree.com

Anyone who’s held an estate sale will tell you that it's much easier to pull a box of printed photos out of a trash bin than to retrieve a d

What Does Your Irish Surname Say About You? | GeneaBloggers
www.geneabloggers.com

Although St. Patrick's Day has passed, the interest in Irish genealogy hasn't - here is a neat infographic on Irish surnames from Ocean Sand

Frustrated with Backups Taking Too Long? Solution: External Hard Drive P...
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Here's a special deal: a 1TB external hard drive PLUS wifi to backup all your mobile devices AND 1 year of online data backup - for just $59

More MyHeritage Records Match Success - and Last Chance to Save 50% | Ge...
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With MyHeritage I get notified when a name appears in a historical newspaper at NewspaperArchive.com. What could be better? A 50% off deal f

A Tempestuous Easter Miracle: The journey of Three Ukrainian Easter Eggs
familysearch.org

Here is a harrowing Easter tale that is it’s own little family history miracle. My grandmother, Justina Davidovich, was born in the Ukraine.

Your Official Blogging Team
geniaus.blogspot.com

Although we are in regular contact on various social media channels your Official #AFFHO Congress Bloggers rarely meet in person as we live

Genealogy Bargains for Friday 20 March 2015 | GeneaBloggers
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The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more - new listings for F

Genealogy Bargains for Wednesday 18 March 2015 | GeneaBloggers
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The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more - new listings for W

3 Ways to Unravel the Mysteries of Women in Your Family Tree
familysearch.org

An old photograph. A woman sits before a plain backdrop in a white linen dress. Extraordinary wisdom is reflected in her expressive eyes. Yo

MyHeritage in 40 languages: Volunteer profile - MyHeritage.com - English...
blog.myheritage.com

MyHeritage in 40 languages: Volunteer profile. MyHeritage is dedicated to helping families around the world discover their histories. This i

Bullying and Elitism
parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.com

There have been a few recent articles and posts about bullying and elitism in genealogy that are worth reading. Do these issues exist in gen

International Women’s Day: Celebrating our female ancestors - MyHeritage...
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International Women's Day: Celebrating our female ancestors. How much do you know about the women who made you who are today? Today is Inter

Irish Genealogy Premium Collection
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YOU’LL LOVE THIS COLLECTION IF: you want to know where and how to trace your Irish ancestors you're looking for new resources for tracing yo

Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection
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YOU'LL LOVE THIS KIT IF: You have European ancestors and love historical maps You want to find old maps of your ancestral hometown You want

500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips - new e-book by Thomas MacEntee
news.legacyfamilytree.com

So many of us have requested a "brain dump" from Thomas MacEntee. With his brand new e-book, 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips, he ha

Switched at Birth: Unravelling a Century-Old Mystery with DNA
www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com

The following is a guest post by Alice Plebuch demonstrating the potential of DNA testing. When Alice first contacted me about two and a hal

Free access to Irish Newspaper Archive: today only
www.irishgenealogynews.com

Irish Newspaper Archive is offering an impromptu day of free access to its entire database. It's on today and only today. To take advantage

An Open Letter To The Genealogy Community
thechartchick.blogspot.com

It is time for a chat. I heard some disturbing comments from my genealogy community at RootsTech and FGS. At first I tried to ignore it. Aft

Top 20 Family History Tweets from RootsTech
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What a whirlwind! With over 20,000 attendees, speakers ranging from first ladies to pop stars, and hundreds of genealogy classes, RootsTech