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Articles at High-Definition Genealogy

Here is a brief list of articles and guests posts written for various venues or that have been written about High-Definition Genealogy and/or Thomas MacEntee.

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  • January 2013
    Finding The Living: Not An Easy Task For Genealogists
    Article, Chinook
    http://afhs.ab.ca/publications/chinook33.shtml
    Tools to find long lost relatives, new cousins and other researchers to improve genealogy research collaboration.
  • October 2012
    Career Shift: Turn Your Hobby Into a New Job
    Article, nextavenue
    http://iwww.nextavenue.org
    After his employer went bankrupt, Thomas MacEntee transformed his fondness for genealogy into an income-generating profession.
  • October 2012
    1940 Census: Deciphering Your Ancestors’ Data in Context
    Article, Internet Genealogy
    http://internet-genealogy.com
    How the 1940 Census is different from previous undertakings to count the population.
  • April 2012
    Collaborative Family Memory Websites
    Article, Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    Toolbox review of various websites that help you preserve family photos and stories.
  • March 2012
    US Census records for 1940 documenting Great Depression to be released online for 1st time
    Article interview, Associated Press
    http://www.startribune.com/nation/143097686.html
    Discusses the 1940 US Census, the scheduled release of census images and how to use the images.
  • March 2012
    Tools to Locate Living Relatives
    Article, Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    How to locate living relatives in order to expand your genealogy research.
  • February 2012
    Tools of the Trade
    Article, Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    How to build a research toolbox filled with website links, resources and other useful tools.
  • February 2012
    Tools of the Trade
    Article, Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    How to build a research toolbox filled with website links, resources and other useful tools.
  • December 2011
    Online Yearbook Collections
    Article, Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    A review of yearbook collections for genealogy research available on the Internet.
  • April 2011
    Conference and Program Highlights – FGS 2011
    Article, FGS Forum
    http://www.fgs.org/forum/index.php
    Overview of upcoming national conference for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
  • January 2011
    FGS 2011: Springfield, Illinois
    Article, FGS Forum
    http://www.fgs.org/forum/index.php
    Overview of upcoming national conference for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
  • January 2011
    Make A Connection
    Article, Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    Tips on how to connect with other genealogists using various resources and venues.
  • November 2010
    Blogs: Easy Internet Presence for Genealogists
    Article, Speak!
    http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org
    How creating and maintaining a blog can assist professional genealogists in their business objectives.
  • October 2010
    Today’s Genealogist – Providing Value-Added History
    Article, Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
    http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html
    Subject of article on ways in which the genealogy industry has embrace technology.
  • September 2010
    FGS 2011 Conference: Pathways to the Heartland
    Article, FGS Forum
    http://www.fgs.org/forum/index.php
    Overview of upcoming national conference for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
  • August 2010
    Social Media Tools for Marketing Your Genealogy Services
    Article, Speak!
    http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org
    Overview of social media tools available to genealogists to market their services and business.
  • August 2010
    Genealogy Videos Online
    Resource roundup article, Family Tree Magazine http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    Overview of free online video resources for genealogy education.
  • July 2010
    It’s 10:00 PM – Do You Know Where Your Genealogy Data Is?
    On-line article, Archives.com
    http://experts.archives.com/macentee-thomas/
    Detailed how-to article on identifying your genealogy data and preparing a comprehensive backup plan using free online resources.
  • April 2010
    A Different Kind of Web: New Connections between Archives and Our Users with Web 2.0
    Interview as part of roundtable discussion, Society of American Archivists http://www.archivists.org
    Discussion of the role archives and archivists have played in the field of genealogy and the impact of the Internet on such roles and interaction.
  • March, 2010
    Getting Started with Twitter
    Tutorial article,
    Family Tree Magazine
    http://www.familytreemagazine.com
    Basic introduction to Twitter for genealogists and family historians including Twitter Terminology and screen captures of how to get started on Twitter.
  • August, 2009
    3 Easy Ways . . . To Share Research Online
    Article,
    Who Do You Think You Are?
    http://www.bbcwhodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com
    Subject of case study entitled The Power of Blogging.
    Includes info on Thomas MacEntee began blogging about his family history and how to use GeneaBloggers as a genealogy resource.
  • August, 2009
    Genealogy Blogging Survey Report
    Survey,
    GeneaBloggers
    http://www.geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogging-survey-results/
    Survey of genealogy blogging community (both bloggers and those who follow genealogy blogs).  Detailed trends and demographics of this dynamic subset of genealogists and how they interact with the larger genealogy community.
  • July/August, 2009
    Netbooks – The Latest Craze – Or The Future?
    Article,
    Digital Genealogist
    http://www.digitalgenealogist.com
    Regular feature column Genea-MacGyver, presenting tips and tricks on surviving research field trip mishaps.
  • July, 2009
    Genealogy Gems: Thomas MacEntee on Family History Blogging
    Webcast,
    Genealogy Gems
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L7-t0cTOqw&feature=channel_page
    An interview by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems podcasts conducted at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree 2009 in Burbank, California.
  • June, 2009
    A Genealogy Blog Primer
    Article,
    GeneaBloggers
    http://www.geneabloggers.com
    An introduction to how blogs can be used by genealogists and genealogical societies to expand their research as well as increase membership and followers.
  • January/February, 2009
    Do You “Future Proof” Your Data? Should You Be Concerned?
    Article,
    Digital Genealogist
    http://www.digitalgenealogist.com
    Feature article discussing various methods of backing up data and ensuring that methods of accessing that data will be available in the near and distant future.
  • October 1, 2008
    Genealogy Branches Out
    Article interview,
    Angie’s List Magazine
    http://magazine.angieslist.com/story/genealogy-is-more-popular-than-ever
    “Thomas MacEntee of Chicago has tracked more than 7,000 relatives all the way back to 1510, but says he never gets tired of the thrill of the chase. ‘It’s like CSI work,’ he says.’“I’ve always loved puzzles, the challenge of putting it all together.’”
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