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 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips – 2015 Edition Now Available in PDF

500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips – 2015 Edition Now Available in PDF


Thomas MacEntee's latest best-selling ebook - 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips - 2015 Edition - is now available in PDF from Legacy Family Tree.

My latest ebook – 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips – 2015 Edition – is now available in PDF format from Legacy Family Tree! And to celebrate, Legacy has created a special coupon for my fans and followers! Click here and use promo code 500best10 to get 10% off your copy today! This coupon is good through Sunday 15 March 2015.

500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips was released on 25 November 2014 as an Amazon Kindle ebook (click here if you want to buy the Kindle version). It has frequently been on the Amazon best-seller lists in the genealogy category and has helped many genealogists with their research.

More About 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips

500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips could best be described as a “brain dump” of me, Thomas MacEntee, and my many years of knowledge about genealogy and family history. Basically what I’ve done is to extract my favorite tips and tricks from over 85 presentations, 10 books and numerous articles. In addition, I’ve reviewed the social media posts and conversations from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to highlight those issues most important to today’s genealogists.

What will you find in this “best tips” guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research, and more. The best way to use this guide is to browse the Table of Contents to find a topic of interest. Also simply search the book when trying to find a solution to a problem, such as how to cite a source or locate an app to generate bibliographic information.

500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips covers a wide range of topics including:

  • genealogy research methodology and strategy
  • how to use websites such as Google and Internet Archive to find your ancestors
  • realizing the power of Facebook, Evernote and Pinterest for genealogy
    preserving family photos and stories
  • staying safe using social media
  • how to secure your genealogy data on your computer and in the cloud
  • and more!

©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 http://genbiz.solutions. You can also follow on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/genbizsolutions) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/genbizsolution).

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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 http://genbiz.solutions 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: http://genbiz.solutions.

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10 August 2014 ~ Comments Off on A Great Event at the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

A Great Event at the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

I want to thank the organizers at the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois for putting on a great event yesterday – their 41st annual conference! I was the featured speaker for the event and there was a large crowd of eager and engaged genealogy enthusiasts in attendance. We had lots of fun and with my four lectures I think the attendees have enough new info and websites to explore for the next few months!

The conference was held at the John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois which is about 323 miles south of Chicago. I traveled with Jane Haldeman, president of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, who set up a booth for ISGS in the vendor hall.

If you are in the Southern Illinois / St. Louis, Missouri area next August, mark your calendars for the next GSSI conference featuring D. Joshua Taylor!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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