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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week #45: Genealogy Speakers

Which genealogy speaker has left the biggest impression on you? What is it about that speaker that you like the most? What is his or her general focus? Does this person speak at regional or national conferences? Share why other genealogists should attend this speaker’s sessions.

When I found out what the subject of this post was to be, one person popped instantly into my head: THOMAS!

That’s Thomas MacEntee, of course!

As a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and to interact with others in the family history community, Thomas MacEntee relies upon his 25 years of experience in the information technology field.

As I haven’t been to any genealogical conferences, I haven’t heard any speakers live.

But I have heard many online: in webinars, tutorials, internet radio, etc. And Thomas MacEntee is my favorite. He is funny, engaging and very knowledgeable of his craft. He has a clear, strong speaking voice and I love his Midwestern accent (I live in Texas, so his is a nice change of pace!)

I know that when I listen to Thomas speak, I will have fun and learn something, too!

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.