Genealogy Rock-Star War of the Tom-Toms

Genealogy Rock-Star War of the Tom-Toms

There has been a lot of talk about “Genealogy Rock Stars” recently. John D. Reid recently wrote on his blog Anglo-Celtic Connections regarding the results of a poll taken from “676 [polled]in number from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, Mexico, Spain and Sweden voted to select "rock star genealogists, women and men who give 'must attend' presentations at genealogy conferences and/or write 'must read' family history articles or publications." …just in case your interested, no – I didn’t vote.No surprise about numbers 1-3 (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Megan Smolenyak and Dick Eastman respectively). This is brings us to No. 4 – Thomas MacEntee and No. 5 Thomas W. Jones. This battle of the Toms provides a good illustration about the importance of branding and use of social media.First, let me perfectly clear – I am a HUGE fan of both! I took Dr. Jones class last week at SLIG and have worked on projects with Thomas MacEntee and think they are both tops in my book. Continue reading