Granted, there aren't as many magazines as their used to be, as some publications have struggled and were discontinued. Most of us remember The Genealogical Helper, really the pioneer in the field of family history news magazines, having been published since the 1940's and discontinued only a few years ago. Another good one was Heritage Quest magazine which was discontinued not long before that. Both publications had a lot of "meat" and are still missed by their readers.
Today, the field has been whittled down to a handful of titles, and they are all valuable in their own rite. Our library continues to subscribe to these magazines and make them available to our library patrons:
- Family Chronicle (billed as the "How To" genealogy magazine)
- Internet Genealogy (focusing on online resources and published by Family Chronicle)
- American Ancestors (New England, New York and Beyond)
- NGS Magazine
- Exploring Civil War Widow Pensions
- Sharing Your Genealogy : The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
- Using OCR To Search City Directories By Address
- Military Service in the 'War to End All Wars'
- Top Websites For Irish Research
- How Safe Is Your Genealogical Data?
- A Genealogist's Guide to Seventh Day Baptists
- Tracing Your Norwegian Ancestry
- Digital Books Online
- Treasures in Small Archives
- Podcasts : Download Your Genealogy
- Undiscovered Mayflower Lineages
- Research U.S. Naval Service During the War of 1812
- Chancery Court Files : A Rich Resource
- Black Homesteaders
- A Guide to Voter Registration Records
- Cemetery Research in Italy
There will always be unanswered questions in our family trees, and because of that we have to continue to learn about new resources. Genealogical magazines summarize these for us nicely. This blog features only a few, but there are others. Start your own genealogical article reference library, as I have, by copying select articles and keeping them in a notebook or file for quick reference.