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Thomas MacEntee

    What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get me, Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.

    Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High-Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at!

    “I’m a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

Want to know more about Thomas?

  • Born in New York, attended The George Washington University in Washington DC, and after living in Northern California for close to 20 years, I currently reside in Chicago.

  • A Baby Boomer at heart, with a head full of useless pop culture trivia.

  • What I do and who I am are difficult to describe and I purposely avoid labels.

  • If I had my way, I’d be in school forever, racking up degree after degree.

Thomas MacEntee

The 1950 US Census:
Are You Ready?

It's finally been 72 years and the 1950 Census has been released on April 1, 2022. We all have questions!  What gems of information about my family can I discover in the 1950 Census?  How deep will I have to dig?  How much transcription and indexing will have been done?  Will I see actual records or just indexed transcriptions? 

Thomas is ready with answers to our flood of questions.  Join us to learn all he knows!


Saturday, April 23, 2022*
Steve Raddack Community Center
18650 Clay Road

Business Meeting: 10:00 am
Program Begins at 10:30 am


* This month's meeting will be held the 4th Saturday instead of the usual 3rd Saturday due to the Easter holidays.

If you plan to attend this month's meeting virtually, please click on the link above to register. 

Program will be in-person, and via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.