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.

26 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Thomas MacEntee Featured in Article at nextavenue and Forbes

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I’ve been featured in an article entitled Career Shift: Turn Your Hobby Into a New Job at nextavenue which is a collaborative media platform by media partners PBS, American Public Television, National Educational Telecommunications Association, and Huffington Post.

I was interview a few weeks ago by Nancy Collamer, a career coach, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. You can learn more about Nancy at her website is MyLifestyleCareer.com.

The opportunity to share my “second life” career path is an honor and in the article you’ll learn how after my last firm went bankrupt, I was able to transform my hobby of genealogy into a profession. In addition, from what the author has told me, this article will be carried on Forbes.com early next week.

Stay tuned!
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04 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

New Article: The (Not So) Private Lives of Our Ancestors

Archives.com

My latest article entitled “The (Not So) Private Lives of Our 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 meaning of privacy for our ancestors and how you can actually be a genealogy “snoop” to find out the details of their lives.

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.

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26 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

FREE at the Newberry Library! Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech

The Newberry Library

If you are in the Chicago area on Saturday, October 13, 2012 think about taking advantage of this FREE genealogy workshop entitled Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech which has the byline “Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century.”

I will be one of several speakers that day and I’ll also be available for networking during the lunch period!  I hope I’ll see you there.

Genealogy Workshop: High Tech – Low Tech
Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Ruggles Hall

The genealogical fundamentals of evidence, analysis and documentation don’t change whether you’re using online tools or not. Join Marsha Peterson-Maass, Matt Rutherford and Thomas MacEntee for a free full-day workshop discussing these low tech fundamentals plus ways to use high tech online tools to make your research easier.

Agenda:

9:30 – 10:45 Low-Tech Fundamentals (Peterson-Maass)
10:45 – 11 break
11 – 11:45 Repositories and Archives (Rutherford)
11:45 – 1 (Brown bag lunch)
1 – 2:30 Building a Research Toolbox (MacEntee)

Bring a bag lunch and join informal discussions with the speakers and Newberry staff during the noon-time break.

Cost: Free

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Register online or by calling the Public Programs office at (312) 255-3700.

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