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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.

07 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Announcing a New Client – ReelGenie

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I am pleased to announce my affiliation with the creators of an exciting new product for the genealogy market – ReelGenie.

I’ve dubbed ReelGenie “The Genealogy Technology to Watch in 2013” since it will revolutionize family history storytelling through its intuitive, web-based movie platform. ReelGenie combines three of the most popular computing trends—online video, social media and the cloud—with a rapidly-growing interest in genealogy.

The result? The only online platform that fulfills every item on the consumer’s wish list. Here’s what ReelGenie offers:

  • Ease of Use. Have fun creating movies (not just simple slide shows) with drag-and-drop ease—and see immediate success. Users can import digital images and data from partners’ websites or upload from their computer. And adding voiceovers and background music is a breeze.
  • Elegance. Using pre-designed templates and video effects relevant to the story’s content, ReelGenie produces visually stunning movies. This process is supported by the “StoryGenie”, which walks users through the process of telling a captivating story. ReelGenie’s  Storytelling Advisor delivers expert insights via blog posts and sample videos.
  • Rich Content. ReelGenie’s curated library of premium images and music is tailored to telling family stories.
  • Affordability. ReelGenie is accessible to all users at an affordable price.
  • Social and Collaborative Appeal. Through ReelGenie’s collaborative editor, users can invite family members to contribute to the movie. With the ability to share online via Facebook and other social networks, users receive the validation and motivation to enjoy the movie-making process and come back for more.

Visit signup.reelgeniefilms.com and sign up for a sneak peek at ReelGenie once the product is launched!

I will be providing ReelGenie with the high-quality analysis, evaluation, marketing, social media and business development services which I provide specifically for the genealogy and family history community of businesses and non-profit organizations.

I’m excited to share information as I can about the ReelGenie product with the genealogy community . . . Stay tuned!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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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!
©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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04 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

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

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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.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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