Thursday, October 2, 2008

Angie's List® Podcast - My Segment on Genea-Bloggers



Back in July, 2008 yours truly was interviewed by Angie's List® for both a podcast and a magazine article on genealogy. In addition, Angie's List® has now created a category for professional genealogists.

If you aren't familiar with Angie's List®, check them out. What started out as a way of rating local contractors - sort of a Consumer Reports for home improvements - has blossomed into a major operation with chapters in each city. Whenever I need to start a project around the house, I first consult Angie's List®.

Both items debuted today and overall I am happy with the content of both the podcast and the article but mostly the article. The podcast is short (under four minutes) but if you listen to my clip it sounds as if I'd been huffing helium all morning - is my voice really that high? LOL!

Also interviewed for both the podcast and the article are:

- Loretto Szucs, vice president of community relations for Ancestry.com

- Kathleen Hinckley, executive director of the Association of Professional Genealogists

- David Rencher, director of records and information for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

And being the fanatic of the genea-blogger concept, you know I took pains to mention the term as much as possible. Now that it is in print, albeit in quotation marks, I wonder if we'll get our entry in Wikipedia?

Photo: Thomas MacEntee researches genealogy on Ancestry.com in his Chicago home office. Digital image taken August 7, 2008 by Jason Madden. Angie's List Magazine, October 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana.

6 comments:

Jasia said...

Very nice article and podcast, T! I think you sound great!

looking4ancestors said...

Good stuff, Thomas!

Sheri said...

I am officially nominating you the poster boy for the Genea-Bloggers! Great earrings by the way, I simply adore them. Tres expensive $

Sheri

Apple said...

Great pieces! I've now listened to my 1st podcast. You sounded fine. Great look! Can I send John to you and you can send him back, well put together?

pastprologue said...

Congrats, Thomas. You're ready for your close-up - Call Mr. DeMille ASAP!

pastprologue said...

Congrats, Thomas. You're ready for your close-up - call Mr. DeMille ASAP!