Welcome to my genealogy blog. Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver (of Chula Vista CA), who thinks that Genealogy Research Is really FUN!
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I received this press release from my colleague, Thomas MacEntee today:
HACK GENEALOGY: A NEW GENEALOGY AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE
Repurposing today's technology for tomorrow's genealogy
17 July 2013 – Chicago, IL. Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee announces the debut of Hack Genealogy, a new resource for the genealogy industry and the growing community of genealogy and family history enthusiasts.
Genealogy is about “repurposing today's technology for tomorrow's
genealogy” and a little bit more. Hack Genealogy is more than just a
list of resources: It provides information on emerging technology inside
and outside the genealogy industry.
Genealogy is not merely about surviving the overwhelming presence of
new and emerging technologies . . . Hack Genealogy is about genealogy
and technology success in its many facets.
What Will You Find at Hack Genealogy?
Here are the features to be offered at Hack Genealogy over the coming months:
· Cool GenStuff: Each day we’ll provide a curated list of the latest information about genealogy that deserve your attention.
· Discussions and Issues: We’ll discuss issues important to the genealogy community including education, self-publishing, sharing research and more.
· Education and E-Guides:
Through the use of webinars, e-guides, Google+ hangouts and other
innovative educational technologies, Hack Genealogy seeks to educate
genealogists on the latest technologies.
· GenBiz Buzz: Learn how others have succeeded with their genealogy and family history-related business and the tools they used to succeed.
· Interviews: We’ll ask a variety of players in the genealogy landscape this question: How Do You Hack Genealogy? to learn more about how technology is being repurposed to expand the family history experience.
· Product Reviews: Reviews of the latest products and services including software, mobile apps and more.
A listing of the best tools for every aspect of genealogy from research
to sharing photos to writing and publishing your family history.
How Hack Genealogy Got Started
Hack Genealogy takes its inspiration from the Technology and Genealogy group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/techgen/) started by Susan Petersen in late 2012. As an administrator of the group, Thomas MacEntee – creator of GeneaBloggers and High-Definition Genealogy
– realized that the questions asked by group members and the great
content shared was reaching only the Facebook audience. Hack Genealogy
is a way to get more genealogists and family historians to discuss the
use of technology in a non-threatening, easy-to-understand environment.
We hope you’ll travel along with us on this journey of discovery in the genealogy and technology fields.
About Hack Genealogy
Hack Genealogy (http://hackgenealogy.com) is a technology resource for the genealogy community with a focus on “repurposing today's technology for tomorrow's genealogy.” Thomas MacEntee is the driving force between Hack Genealogy whose goal is to provide information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry.
MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of
technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way
to connect with others in the family history community. When he’s not
busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers,
teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in
his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to
get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate
to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career
in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his
skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other
genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building
their own careers in the field.
Contact: Thomas MacEntee email@example.com High-Definition Genealogy 1416 W. Carmen Ave., #3 Chicago, IL 60640 +1 (773) 661-3080