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About Thomaas MacEntee
Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. He lives in Chicago. As well as being a genealogy professional, Thomas is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. He has built his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy and also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavour, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who likes to teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. He offers a variety of skills and services to others: speaking and lecturing, education, self-publishing, marketing, networking, market analysis, coaching, mentoring, and entrepreneurship. Thomas has written seven books and is editor of close to 100 books and guides.




BOOK - The Genealogy Do-over Workbook
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

Back in December 2014, Thomas MacEntee made the big accouncement online saying that "Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over." While many people took that that to mean he was leaving the genealogy community or closing down his genealogy business, he then clarified what he meant by "leaving". Starting in 2015 Thomas decided to set aside his 20+ years of genealogy research aside, and started over. From scratch. If you think it's time for a genealogy makeover, or better yet a Genealogy Do-over, this workbook will take you step by step though the process he followed with his own research throughout 2015.
ISBN 9781925323399     More Information
Softcover...17.00 (C$)

BOOK - Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

Many of us got our start in tracing and preserving our family history based on a story, perhaps one you heard as a child. Fast forward to the 21st century and it seems that 'what's old is new again' with storytelling one of the hot buzz words. The fact is that oral history and storytelling involves family, and ancestry has been around ever since humans walked the earth. 'Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories' provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you've learned how easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you'll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book. ISBN 9781921956386     More Information
Softcover...16.00 (C$)

BOOK - 500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

'500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' could be 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 favourite 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. ISBN 9781921956799     More Information
Softcover...21.50 (C$)

BOOK - Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

Weather you've been researching your family history for over 20 years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips. ISBN 9781921956362     More Information
Softcover...15.50 (C$)

BOOK - Pinning Your Family History
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and are becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the web! Besides Pinterest, sites like Google Maps, What Was There, History Pin, and uencounter.me allow you to share your family photos and content easily. And you never know who will find that content and how you might connect with other genealogists. Pinning in the new "cousin bait!" ISBN 9781921956379     More Information
Softcover...14.00 (C$)


BOOK - Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the internet. The process is pretty straight forward: you enter your search terms, and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine that anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine calculate information based on set input parameters? Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha. What sets this computational engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are selected for their data reliability and sources. ISBN 9781921956393     More Information
Softcover...17.00 (C$)




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