23 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a "tech guy" with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who's also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, 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 has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

FRG-02 Friday June 5, 9:45- 10:45 a.m.
Creating a Community Index Project
Learn the available options for taking a set of genealogy records, creating an index and sharing it with the genealogy community.

FR033 Friday June 5, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes
Frustrated with the way you originally researched your genealogy? Were you a name collector? Did you not care or not even know about citing sources? Now there's hope and you get a "do-over".

SA031 Saturday June 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
After You've Gone: Future-Proofing Your Research
Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you're gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on.

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