Thomas MacEntee is one of the busiest genealogists in America. He speaks across the country and around the world, in person and via webinars. And he does wonders working with bloggers in the genealogical community. And now he is up to something new and different.
Today Thomas launched his new website, Hack Genealogy. A hack is a solution for a problem. A life hack is a technique for solving everyday problems. So what is Hack Genealogy? According to Thomas, “Hack Genealogy is about ‘re-purposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy’ and a little bit more. Hack Genealogy is more than just a list of resources. Hack Genealogy provides information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry. Hack Genealogy wants readers to understand how others succeed in genealogy.”
- The Cool GenStuff section is updated daily. There are three areas of this section:
- Genealogy and Technology News
- New Apps, Programs, and Websites – Oh My!
- Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook
The Resources section provides links to websites with information about helpful products, services, apps, and more. These are divided into subcategories such as Apps, Death Records, Expense and Finance Management, Gadgets, Maps, Project and Task Management, Search, Scanning, and much more. The list can be sorted by link, category, or the date added.
Thomas has included some educational videos as well. His “explorinars” are done from the perspective of the viewer watching over his shoulder. He has plans to add other webinars and educational guides in the near future.
Other future sections include:
- Discussions and Issues
- GenBiz Buzz
- How Do You Hack Genealgy? Interviews
- Product Reviews
Thomas is very knowledgeable and popular. He is one of the smartest and savviest people in the field. I’m certain he will have much success with this new endeavor. Check it out at HackGenealogy.com.