Saturday 17 April 2010

Ancestry Magazine Online at Google Books

With the rise of genealogy in recent years there was also a rise in the number of genealogy magazines with hints, tips and articles that would (alledgedly) tell you everything you'll ever need to know about genealogy and researching your family history.

As more and more information became available online on websites and genealogy blogs however, several of the print editions have now ceased.

One of those magazines Ancestry, considered by many to have been one of the top magazines in this field, is now available to view on Google Books. The archive on Google contains issues of the magazine going right back to 1994 and is well worth taking a look at.

Ancestry magazine is published by Ancestry Inc., parent company of and "focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe" and, although I feel it is aimed primarily at the American market, there is still something for everyone.

Commenting on their blog Ancestry says "For 25 years, Ancestry magazine has been a valuable, timely resource for family history professionals, hobbyists, and novices alike. For a variety of reasons, the time has come for us to discontinue publication. Over the last few years, we have found that with the expanded accessibility of terrific family history content published online at we can reach a larger and broader audience than the limited distribution of a print publication. The March/April 2010 issue will be the final issue of Ancestry magazine."

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