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03 September 2015 ~ Comments Off on Catch Thomas MacEntee on This Week’s Episode of WACKY Wednesday

Catch Thomas MacEntee on This Week’s Episode of WACKY Wednesday

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee shares his insights on his career in genealogy on this week's episode of WACKY Wednesday by DearMYRTLE.

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee shares his insights on his career in genealogy on this week's episode of WACKY Wednesday by DearMYRTLE.
Last night I was privileged to be the guest on DearMYRTLE’s weekly online show, WACKY Wednesday. Click here to ready the details of the episode and view the recorded video below.

Consider tuning in to the live show each week at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central via Google Hangout!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.  All rights reserved.

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30 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on High-Definition Genealogy Joins

High-Definition Genealogy Joins

Due to recent state/local laws allowing for discrimination against members of specific groups, High-Definition Genealogy is now a member of Open for Service.

In response to recent state and local laws being enacted that permit discrimination of members of specific groups – such as the Indiana SB 101 – Religious Freedom Restoration Act – High-Definition is now a member business of Open For Service.

What Is Open For Service?

Open For Service describes itself as:

We don’t have any agenda. We’re not interested in talking about businesses practicing discrimination; we’re promoting businesses that practice acceptance and tolerance of everyone!

We don’t plan on having a staff, or office location, or huge overhead. We want to build an expanding nationwide network of open-minded organizations, companies, and business owners recognition for doing the right thing.

High-Definition Genealogy Non-Discrimination Policy

In addition, we’ve posted our Non-Discrimination Policy here so that all website visitors, vendors and customers understand why as of 1 July 2015 we will no longer be able to conduct business in Indiana as long as Indiana SB 101 RFRA is in effect and in force.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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26 September 2014 ~ Comments Off on Announcing GenBiz Solutions™ – Resources for Genealogy Entrepreneurs

Announcing GenBiz Solutions™ – Resources for Genealogy Entrepreneurs

GenBiz Solutions™

I have a new endeavor that is launching today: GenBiz Solutions™. I’ve partnered with another professional genealogist, Sharon Atkins of It’s All Relatives, to develop a series of guides, tools and templates to assist genealogy entrepreneurs looking to start their own business or to add new products and services to their existing business.

When I started my own business over five years ago, most of the tools available were geared towards other types of businesses, not genealogy businesses. And the genealogy-related business information that was available focused on genealogists seeking research clients.

The goal of GenBiz Solutions™ is more than just producing “reading material” that gets filed away once read. The GenBiz Solutions™ Guides are paired with one or more practical templates that can be used to plan out ideas, products, and success.

Each month we’ll have new guides, authored by business owners who have found success with specific strategies and tools. Topics will cover the areas of marketing, product development, planning, as well as the day-to-day issues that many solopreneurs in the genealogy industry face.

Please take a minute to visit the GenBiz Solutions™ site at You can also follow on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Innovative solutions for genealogy-related businesses
GenBiz Solutions™ Guides Released

Chicago, Illinois: GenBiz Solutions™ Guides hit the marketplace today to meet the demands of the business owner with a genealogy-related business focus. Independent of developing genealogical research skills, today’s successful genealogy-related business owner must develop or enhance specific business skills. Each GenBiz Solutions™ Guide, geared towards the business side of genealogy, addresses a specific business topic. Initial guides released include:

  • Starting a Genealogy Business
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Building a Business Blog
  • Building Media Relationships
  • Creating a Sales Process

Each guide is priced at $4.95. Now through September 30, 2014, use the promo code FALLSALE2014 to get 10% off on all purchases. In addition, purchase the All In Bundle – all five introductory guides – for only $19.95, a 20% savings. Visit for more information.

Filling a Need for Business Education Materials

“Genealogy-related business owners come to this industry from a variety of backgrounds and with a mix of experience. Because there are multiple aspects to running any business, as well as aspects uniquely applicable to a genealogy-related business, we saw a need to devise a way to allow each business owner to select educational materials specific to their situation,” said Thomas MacEntee, owner of High Definition Genealogy. “Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as hanging out your shingle and starting to perform research for clients. Today’s genealogy professional is faced with making decisions about business structure, what services to offer, how to attract clients and how to compete.”

Real Advice from Real Genealogy Business Owners

“Tapping into the real life experiences of current business owners, we’ve created GenBiz Solutions™ Guides. Guides are authored by a group of diverse professionals and each examines a relatively narrow topic. This approach allows the genealogy-related business owner to select a guide or multiple guides specific to their unique needs, for a very minimal investment.” continued MacEntee.
GenBiz Solutions™ Guides are delivered electronically in a digital format; they offer knowledge, practical advice and include specific tools and templates for the business owner to incorporate into their practice.

About GenBiz Solutions™

GenBiz Solutions™ is an innovative series of guides for genealogists seeking to establish or enhance a successful genealogy-related business. GenBiz Solutions™ is a partnership of genealogy professionals, coordinated and led by Thomas MacEntee. To purchase GenBiz Solutions™ Guides or for more information, visit:

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