Genealogy Blog

26 April 2013

Secrets of the Great Plague revealed in two new children's books

Today sees the publication of two new children's books, a novel and companion non-fiction title, on the Great Plague of 1665. This is the second release of books in the new children's history range co-branded by The National Archives of the UK and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Using original sources from The National Archives, these books will provide important links to support the school history curriculum and wider cross-curricular reading and study for young readers aged seven and above.

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18 June 2012

Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy eMagazine Launched

Irish Lives Remembered has launched their first eMagazine free of charge.

Based in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, their business is dedicated to preserving the memory of deceased people of Irish heritage globally by sharing information with those seeking to find their Irish ancestors.

Irish Lives Remembered Magazine

16 November 2010

New Publication Helps you Trace your Irish Roots

Genealogist Brian Mitchell, based at the Genealogy Centre in Co. Derry, has recently published a work entitled Genealogy at a Glance: Irish Genealogy Research. The research aid, the inaugural publication in a new "how-to" series, is intended to help those interested in tracing their Irish roots.

In only four pages, which have been laminated for heavy use, the work gives basic instruction on how to begin your research, focusing on key record sources and materials for further reference. It finishes with a summation of record repositories and online sources.

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10 November 2010

Inside History Magazine

Inside History is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand history and heritage, whether it’s their family’s ancestry, or in a broader social context. Published bi-monthly and beautifully designed, Inside History provides insightful and practical features to its readers.

Its 80 pages are packed with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on Australia and New Zealand's varied history, from tales about century-old houses and country towns, to heritage gardens and biographies of our famous (and infamous) citizens. The launch issue of Inside History is on sale from November 8, 2010.

Inside History Magazine

17 March 2010

Ancestry Magazine: What a Project!

Think researching your own family history can be a challenge? Imagine researching the histories of a whole slew of people who aren’t even related to you. But people do it all the time. And often their goals are anything but ordinary.

This downloadable feature (pdf) from the March/April 2010 issue of Ancestry Magazine follows three projects that showcase how genealogy is being used to expand on textbook history. By focusing on families who were there when history happened, our trio of modern-day researchers is uncovering stories of the everyday that give us all a better understanding of how lives and history intertwine.

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15 January 2010

Ancestry Magazine Discontinues Publication

ancestry-magazine.pngAnnouncement from Ancestry Magazine:

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.

With Ancestry magazine we have loved the opportunity we’ve had to write about the best of what we found in the world of family history. We thank our readers and contributors for sharing our enthusiasm for all things genealogy.

The Ancestry Magazine Staff

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20 December 2009

Top Ten Most Popular Online Genealogy Magazines

List of the top ten most popular online genealogy magazines. This list was prepared by Alexa. Alexa is the world’s leading company for measuring Internet traffic. From these internet traffic statistics, Alexa maintains a list of the most popular online genealogy magazines.

1. Eastman’s Online Genealogy Magazine
2. Family Tree Magazine
3. Family Chronicle Magazine
4. Journal of Genetic Genealogy
5. The Global Gazette
6. Genealogy In Time
7. Genealogy Roots Blog
8. Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly
9. Genealogy Magazine
10. Family Research

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6 October 2009

Military Genealogy Magazine Issue No.1 has released the issue no. 1 of their Genealogy Magazine gives.

"Our Genealogy Magazine gives you an insight into how to research military records and other interesting articles of worth. In the coming months we will cover just about every aspect there is to researching military genealogy."

Magazine Issue No.1 - How to obtain and research your ancestors Second World War Army records.

20 April 2009

New Edition of RecordKeeping Magazine Available Online

The April 2009 edition of RecordKeeping magazine is now available to download. This quarterly magazine is aimed at archivists, records managers, and everyone involved and interested in archives and records.

Contents of this issue include:

• Supporting religious archives in the UK: the work of the Religious Archives Group
• Digital preservation roadshow 2009
• Living the poor life
• Exploring digital archives in Australia and the USA
• Manorial documents register: Launch for Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
• BT Archives launches its online catalogue
• Preparing for war: Colonel Colvile’s notes on Abeokuta

Download the April 2009 edition of RecordKeeping magazine and the previous issues at

13 October 2008

Google Your Family Tree

Did you realize the most powerful tool for your genealogy research is completely free?

Google is available in more than 160 countries and is free to use — for genealogy or anything else you may be trying to find! Use Google to your full advantage.

• Find published works containing information on your ancestors
• Uncover intriguing family photographs and possibly video
• Search historic newspaper archives for long-forgotten details
• Visit your ancestral home towns as often as you like

Only a long-time genealogist and technology expert could have acomplished what author Dan Lynch did within this text. He disects more than one hundred powerful commands and features of Google, but maintains a focus on how they can be used specifically to conduct family history research. Special tips for finding people, places, and even filters for searching through different time periods.

The Google Your Family Tree book has it all.

19 February 2008

New Genealogy Magazine: Discovering Family History

Discovering Family History is the latest magazine from the publishers of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy and History Magazine. This new bi-monthly magazine is targeted at people who are starting their genealogy, need a refresher course or are tackling a new aspect of genealogy.

Articles are being written by some of the most respected book and magazine authors ­ and many of them have extensive experience of teaching genealogy courses, either face-to-face or online.

There is an introductory subscription rate of $20 per year (same rate for the US and Canada) and a complete 56-page issue can be downloaded in PDF format.

9 January 2008

Your Family Tree : Issue 60 on sale now

Issue 60 of Your Family Tree is on sale now.

Computer :

• Build Your Family Tree – Chris Paton looks at the various ways you can record your research in a family history chart. We also show you how to use Osk 4.6 on your CD to help you complete this.
Ancestral Author 1.3 – YFT gets your New Year off to a great start with this free program that enables you to create an ancestral book out of your research.

11 December 2007

Your Family Tree : Issue 59 on sale now

Issue 59 of Your Family Tree is on sale now.

Computer :

• Family History on your PC – Our experts explain hints and tips on how to make better use of your computer to help with your research.
• Genie Backup Manager Professional 8 – YFT’s guide on how to backup all your family history research with this program free on your CD.

26 November 2007

Internet Genealogy, November 2007 Issue

November 2007 Issue of Internet Genealogy is now available.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in this issue:

• You Gotta Getta Wiki!
GenSmarts: The Second Generation
• 120 Online Databases That Will Spark Your Genealogy Research!
• What’s in That GenealogyBank?
• Big Changes at
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics Database Now Online

30 October 2007

BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

New BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine looks behind the stories uncovered by the series and will take you on a step by step journey to uncover your own roots.

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