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Do marketing campaigns touting how “easy” genealogy do more harm than good to the genealogy community? How can genealogy vendors market to new customers and set them on a path of solid research
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The metaphor of the Microwave and Ancestry.com...simply brilliant!  You have inspired me to continue to teach others...AND...the concerns I have with the advertising on Ancestry is shared...now I feel like I died and went to Heaven...

I'm truly where I belong...doing what I'm not only passionate about, but what I love <3

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My take on where the genealogy industry is headed. What are your thoughts as to the new products, trends and more?
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Win a one year subscription to Mocavo #genealogy  
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Genealogist deal with some pretty difficult issues. At its most complicated level, a genealogical researcher might be dealing with legal, social, political, linguistic and technological challenges. Also, buzzing around like f...
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Mark your calendars! I'll be on the panel for the April 2014 APG Virtual Chapter - I'll be discussing branding and marketing for genealogy professionals (and the ideas work for genealogy societies too!) 
The Virtual Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists - April 2014 meeting. @102426623687977636973 is our new President. @107981432210682251756 is our new Secretary/Treasurer.  @107387878147425594075 is our Chapter Liaison.
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I am sorry but I have not caught on to how this works yet.  If I mark my calendar for this event, how do I attend?
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Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community.


When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers.com, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field. 

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Liberty, NY - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA
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