Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Discovering Family History" magazine debuts with FREE issue

I'm a bit late with this announcement...

Halvoor Moorshead edits and publishes two genealogy-oriented magazines - Family Chronicle magazine and Internet Genealogy magazine. He has a new publication, titled Discovering Family History, which targets the beginning genealogy market.

You can read more about the magazine itself, and download a FREE issue (56 pages), at the web site http://www.discoveringfamilyhistory.com/. The magazine is a 1.6 mb PDF file - you will need Adobe Reader Version 5 or later on your computer in order to read it.

They are offering an introductory price of $20 for one year, 6 issues, an $8 discount from the retail price.

I downloaded the magazine and have read several articles. While they are fairly basic, they are comprehensive in nature and are very worthwhile for experienced researchers. Many of the articles refer to online genealogy web sites.

Here is the Table of Contents for the FREE issue:

* First Things First, Genealogy News You Can Use - page 4
* A Few Fantastic Free Family History Websites by David A. Norris - page 7
* Let Obituaries Speak to You by George G. Morgan - page 11
* What's Coming in Discovering Family History - page 13
* The Ultimate Guide to Subscription Services by Rick Crume - page 14

* Who Else is Researching Your Name? by George G. Morgan - page 20
* What is a Vital Record? by Mary Clement Douglass - page 23
* Citing Sources by Rachel Newcombe - page 26
* Case Study: Getting to Know Pap by Lisa A. Alzo - page 28
* Computing Basics by Bill Puller - page 33

* 10 First Steps by Lisa A. Alzo - page 36
* It's All About Parents by Janice Nickerson - page 40
* Genealogy Societies by Donna J. Pointkouski - page 42
* Web 2.0 by Marian Press - page 47
* Making Sense of the US Census by Beverly Smith Vorpahl - page 51
* It's Only Words by Donna Murray - page 54.

Many of these writers also write for the other Halvor Moorshead magazines, and they do a fine job!

I look forward to future issues of this magazine.

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