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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10 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

A New Book on Genealogy Speaking

Approaching The Lectern - How to Become a Genealogy Speaker

I am happy to announce that I’ve finally been able to publish my book on genealogy speaking, entitled  Approaching the Lectern: How to Become a Genealogy Speaker.

Approaching is a 38-page handbook for genealogists and family historians (the hobbyists as well as the professionals) who want to learn how to effectively speak at genealogy conferences, genealogical society meetings and other venues.

This publication can be downloaded directly into PDF format or ordered in print form. An epub version for the Kindle will be announced later this week.

Here are some sample pages from the book which is based on my experiences as a public speaker in the genealogy industry. Hopefully you’ll learn some of the tricks I use to answer a call for papers, to keep my bio and resume up to date and more. (Click the images to embiggen)

Table of Contents

Approaching the Lectern - Sample Page 1

Approaching the Lectern - Sample Page 2

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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09 July 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Family Tree Magazine Mentions High-Definition Genealogy

Family Tree Magazine

In the article entitled That’s A Wrap! in the September 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine, I’m quoted on page 9 discussing the ratings for the US version of Who Do You Think Are?

Not only was some of the ratings analysis used as part of the article by Diane Haddad, but I also gave my permission for a ratings chart to be included.  The chart shows the number of viewers during the seven-episode season of the television show.

You can read more about how the show did in its premiere season in the post Ratings Analysis of Who Do You Think You Are? This is the type of market research on the genealogy industry that High-Definition Genealogy provides not only to genealogy vendors and genealogists, but also to other businesses looking to sell to and interact with the genealogy community.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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