In this issue, NEHGS President and CEO D. Brenton Simons wrote:
"Welcome to American Ancestors.
"For ten years, our magazine has informed, educated and entertained members and the public with genealogical and historical articles of the highest caliber. Today, we are pleased to introduce its new identity, AMERICAN ANCESTORS: NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK AND BEYOND. Beginning with this issue, our quarterly embraces a more inclusive, national mission while, at the same time, continues to provide the best resources and advice for New England and New York research. This change better reflects the sometimes peripatetic nature of family migrations, modern demographics, and is made in response to the research needs of our membership database. It is an exciting time for genealogists and we are very pleased to offer you the 'best materials to document and make accessible the histories of families in America.' "
The Feature articles include:
* Opening the Ozarks: First Families of Southwest Missouri, 1835-1839, by Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FASG