How do you hack genealogy?

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.

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  • Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp

    Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp

  • Scrivener Mini Boot Camp

    Scrivener Mini Boot Camp

Boot Camp!

Boot Camp!

Hack Genealogy Boot Camp is a unique, online, collaborative educational event with expert instructors sharing their inside knowledge on how to succeed with your genealogy research! Think webinars + hangouts + technology = FUN!
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Cool GenStuff

Cool GenStuff

Each day in our Cool GenStuff post we’ll provide a curated list of the latest information about genealogy that deserve your attention. If you have trouble keeping up with the latest genealogy news, Hack Genealogy’s got you covered
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Hack Genealogy provides recorded videos for FREE. Topics include Facebook, Evernote, Weebly and more. Look for more videos covering different genealogy topics in the near future!
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Education and E-Guides

Education and E-Guides

Through the use of e-guides, webinars, Google+ hangouts and other innovative educational technologies, Hack Genealogy seeks to raise your genealogy and tech knowledge. Look for our upcoming Hack Genealogy Bootcamp series . . . a day of technology webinars at one unbelievably low price!
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Have You Entered the Newspaper Research Contest?

In conjunction with our upcoming Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp on January 30/January 31, 2015, we’re holding our first contest of 2015 filled with genealogy and family history-related prizes!

In conjunction with our upcoming Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp on Friday 30 January and Saturday 31 January 2015 (click here for more information and to register) we’re holding our first contest of 2015 filled with genealogy and family history-related prizes!

Prizes Worth Over $600!

The prizes in the Newspaper Research Contest are amazing thanks to the generous support of the prize donors. Take a look at this list!

  • Find My Past: A 12-month World Subscription (value $199 USD)
  • Inside History Magazine: A 12-month digital subscription to Inside History magazine for iPad or Android (value $32 USD)
  • MyHeritage: A 1 year subscription to MyHeritage Premium Plus and Data Plan package (value $249 USD)

The entire prize package is valued at over $650 USD. We’ll select seven (7) individual winners for different prizes, each of which are valued between $10 USD and $250 USD. You could win one or more of these prizes! We’ll draw separate winners for each prize on Tuesday 3 February 2015 and announce the winners here on the contest page and via social media.

This contest is NOT limited to just those in the United States either! All of the prizes are digital items or memberships and can easily be sent to the winners via email!

Enter the Newspaper Research Contest Today!

Remember to click here to enter and once you’ve entered, make sure you tell your friends . . . you earn extra entry tickets for each person you refer. And share the contest on Facebook and Twitter to earn even more entries!

Newspaper Research Stratrgies Boot Camp

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Join us on Friday 30 January/Saturday 31 January 2015 for Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp! Through this special Boot Camp you’ll learn:

  • Which online newspaper resources are available for Australia, New Zealand and beyond including the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
  • How to get the most out of newspaper articles and use the extracted information for research breakthroughs.
  • Which tools work best for capturing both newspaper images and text.
  • How to find unusual sections of newspapers for clues in finding ancestors.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, 26 January 2015 and receive over 23% off the registration price for a low $9.95 USD! Space is limited and if you register, but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

Click here to learn more and click here to register for the Boot Camp!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Cool GenStuff – Monday 19 January 2015

The latest finds and genealogy technology news from Hack Genealogy for Monday, 19 January 2015.

Today is Monday, 19 January 2015 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!

What’s Up?

New Apps, Features, Gadgets and Websites – Oh My!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Research Right: Tracking and Evaluating Your Genealogy Research Boot Camp – To Go!


The download/recorded version of the popular Research Right: Tracking and Evaluating Your Genealogy Research Boot Camp is now available for purchase at Hack Genealogy - with a promo code discount!

If you were unable to attend the Research Right: Tracking and Evaluating Your Genealogy Research Boot Camp this past Saturday,  you’re in luck! We’ve packaged the entire event – webinar videos, handouts and freebies – into one product!

We had a enthusiastic sell-out crowd with Thomas MacEntee presenting Using and Managing a Genealogy Research Log and Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence.

For up to one year from the purchase date, you’ll have unlimited access and learn how to use a genealogy research log, source citation templates, and evidence evaluation features! Price: $12.95Through 31 January 2015, the sale price is $9.95!

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 Check Out the Hack Genealogy Store

You can also purchase a commercial version of this past week’s boot camp event if you want to use it for your genealogy society’s upcoming meeting. Click here to visit the Hack Genealogy Store for more information and to purchase a copy of previous Hack Genealogy Boot Camp materials.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee