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.

31 October 2013 ~ Comments Off

New Article: Bring Out Your Dead: A Look at Mortality Schedules

Archives.com Expert Series

My latest article entitled “Bring Out Your Dead: A Look at Mortality Schedules” 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 how deaths were tracked in the Non-Population Schedules of the US Federal Census as well as in some state census returns. Most of these censuses took place from 1850 to 1900 and tracked deaths as well as causes of death for the year prior to the Census Day. Since many states did not formally track vital records until even the early 20th century, the mortality schedules offer lots of information to fill in the gaps of your geneaogy and family history research.

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.

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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23 September 2013 ~ Comments Off

Millenniata, Inc. – A New Client for High-Definition Genealogy

M-DISC the 1,000 year storage solution

I am pleased to announce my affiliation with Millenniata, Inc., the creators of an exciting digital storage product: The M-DISC™, the 1,000 year storage solution.

1,000 Year Disc? Really?

Yes, really. Here’s a video (in Polish) of an M-DISC being baked in a tray of lasagna and then cleaned off and it is completely accessible . . .

Visit http://www.mdisc.com/about/ to learn more about the M-DISC and how it can become part of sound archival practices for your family history research and preserving your family memories.

I will be providing Millenniata, Inc. 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 M-DISC product with the genealogy community . . . Stay tuned!

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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20 September 2013 ~ Comments Off

New Genealogy Presentations Available

Genealogy and Family History Presentations

I’ve just finished updating my list of genealogy and family history presentation topics available as live, in-person lecture or online webinars. There are now over 70 different topics listed here.

You’ll find new topics such as 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists, Metadata for Digital Images, and Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogists. In addition, there is a new “super powers series” which includes The Genealogy Superpowers of . . . An Address, The Genealogy Superpowers of . . . An Occupation, and The Genealogy Superpowers of . . . A Name.

And click here or see below to view all the topics and descriptions over on Pinterest!

For webinars, I provide my own GoToWebinar platform, which has become the virtual education standard in the genealogy community. You get the same presentation qualities including a handout and a question & answer period that you get with one of my live lectures. Plus, GoToWebinar now allows me to use my webcam so that I am more than just a talking head or floating voice!

Contact me at hidefgen@gmail.com with questions and for more information. My dates for 2014 are starting to fill up, so if you or your genealogy society are in need of a speaker let me know!

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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