About

Last Updated: 1 June 2017

Hi, I’m Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy and family history author and educator. I want to welcome you to my new site Abundant Genealogy.

So what is Abundant Genealogy?

If you’ve ever attended one of my lectures, either in-person or via webinar, you’ve probably heard me mention that my genealogy business uses the “abundance model.” Many businesses starting in the late 20th century began to embrace a similar model; the best known being Google.

For me, abundance means “giving” and doing so without overly-focusing on what I get back. I worked in the Information Technology field for over 25 years and one of the practices that I absolutely despised was the “hoarding” of knowledge. Have you ever worked with someone who would only share what they knew in exchange for something else?

When I was laid off during the Great Recession in 2008, I decided to start my own business and I was committed to not repeating the poor practices I witnessed in other companies. Here’s how it works here at Abundant Genealogy . . . all based on a bit of knowledge that my mother once shared with me:

“You can’t hold on to anything in this life – knowledge, memories, family photos – with a tight grip. You need to let them go so that you can hold that hand with the palm up . . . to receive the next good thing coming your way.”

That’s it. Real simple, right? So here at Abundant Genealogy you’ll find FREE resources for genealogy and family history.

What Happened to GeneaBloggers?

Many of my followers have asked about my former site, GeneaBloggers.com, a resource for genealogy and family history bloggers.  After over eight years of daily posts and updates, I decided that what was needed to guide genealogists through the world of social media back in 2008 was no longer needed in 2017.

The genealogy community is blessed with an abundance of creative and dynamic people who also follow the abundance model. Starting 1 June 2017, check out GeneaBloggersTRIBE.com, a new resource for the genealogy and family history blogging community.  You’ll find many of the familiar features and faces you may have seen at GeneaBloggers.com!

Features You’ll Find at Abundant Genealogy

Besides resources for genealogy research, I’ve tried to build an “umbrella site” that brings together all the things I do including lecturing, writing, affiliate marketing, mentoring, community building, and more. Here is a list of what is currently available and what I anticipate adding within the next few months:

  • Genealogy and Family History Freebies
  • Money Saving Ideas for Genealogy
  • Genealogy and DNA Bargains
  • Technology and Genealogy Resources
  • The Archive Lady series
  • Resources for Sharing Your Genealogy Research
  • My Lectures, Webinars and Speaking Engagements
  • My Books and Articles

I would appreciate any feedback you might have while I am on this journey. Feel free to drop me a line at abundantgenealogy@gmail.com.

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