High-Definition Genealogy High-Definition Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee provides various services to the genealogy and family history community including market research, consulting, education, and more.

02 January 2012 ~ Comments Off on New Article: Researching Your New York Ancestors

New Article: Researching Your New York Ancestors


My latest article entitled “Researching Your New York Ancestors” has been posted at Archives.com.  This is one of many articles you’ll find as part of the Learn from Experts series at Archives.com – check it out and you will see some familiar faces among the genealogy blogging crowd!

The most recent article discusses the basics of researching ancestors in the Empire State. Topics covered include New York history and regions, research strategies, accessing vital records and more. I also include links to websites for cemeteries, church records, military records, newspapers and more.

Visit the  Articles page here at High-Definition Genealogy for my other recent and past articles on genealogy.

Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com in which I was paid to produce a an article on the subject of genealogy webinars.  In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to Archives.com.  See the Disclosure Statements page for a list of all material connections I have with genealogy vendors.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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30 November 2011 ~ Comments Off on Disasters and Genealogy CD

Disasters and Genealogy CD

Here’s a preview video of my newest webinar on CD through Legacy Family Tree entitled Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune. Click here to order yours today!

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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07 November 2011 ~ Comments Off on It Is Well With My Soul: FREE Webinar – Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It Is Well With My Soul: FREE Webinar – Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our ancestors persevered in spite of disaster and misfortune so that we could be here today to tell their stories. Join webinar favorite, Thomas MacEntee, to learn how to locate evidence of their experiences and how to add their first-hand accounts to that body of evidence.

Horatio Spofford, author of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” overcame immense tragedy, misfortune and disaster (the death of his only son, the Great Chicago Fire, a shipwreck which killed his four remaining daughters) to not only stay true to his values but to help others and still keep a positive outlook on life. How did our ancestors persevere and survive in the face of disaster – natural, manmade and financial – so that we could be here today to tell their stories? In this webinar, learn how to not only locate your ancestors amidst the rubble, but give voice to their stories.

Join webinar host Geoff Rasmussen and speaker Thomas MacEntee (author of Google for GenealogistsBacking Up Your Genealogy DataBuilding a Research ToolboxDropbox for Genealogists, Google Docs for GenealogistsGoogle Forms for Genealogists and Facebook for Genealogists) for It Is Well With My Soul – Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.


About the presenter

Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways in which blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 2,000 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

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With our brand new Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again – the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time
The webinar will be live on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain/Arizona
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here’s how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It’s free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  6. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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