Ever wonder how family heirlooms such as photos, certificates, letters, diaries and more end up at a garage sale or flea market? Have you located items online at Ebay, Etsy and other sites and wished you could reunite them with family descendants? Learn the best ways to locate orphaned family history items and how to make sure they endure as heirlooms. Participants will learn how to locate lost family heirlooms at in-person events like flea markets as well as at online websites. We’ll cover how to research the history of an item, how to work with the seller, how to contact possible family members related to the item and more.
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas has over 42 years of experience researching family history.
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 the popular Genealogy Bargains website!
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.