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July 29, 2013

A New Website Hack Genealogy

My good friend (and cousin through our shared Van Slyke ancestors) Thomas MacEntee, creator of GeneaBloggers and High-Definition Genealogy has a new website up and running!  

Thomas tells me that 

Hack Genealogy is a new resource for the genealogy industry and the growing community of genealogy and family history enthusiasts. Hack 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.

Hack 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.
·      Resources: A listing of the best tools for every aspect of genealogy from research to sharing photos to writing and publishing your family history.

You can follow Hack Genealogy on Facebook (, Twitter ( and at

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Anonymous said...

WHY are they calling it "Hack Genealogy"?? Hack is a word with so many negative connotations, plenty of them in the genealogy world!

Anonymous said...

Yes, unfortunate name.