Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Digital Genealogist" - first issue available

The first issue of "Digital Genealogist" magazine is available for FREE in a PDF format. This magazine is edited by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, who previously edited the magazine "Genealogical Computing," published by Ancestry and MyFamily (and shut down with the summer 2006 issue). The information about the magazine is here, and the PDF for the first issue is here.

Subscriptions for 6 issues a year will be $20 and will be delivered by either email or online access using a password or membership key.

The sample issue is 42 pages, nearly all of which is content. The Table of Contents includes these articles:

"A sneak peek at the near future" by David Rencher

"Essential technology for genealogists" by Joshua Taylor

"Wiping your hard drive" by Geoffrey Rasmussen

"Family reunion flyers" by Susan Zacharias

"In Search of genealogy software" by Bill Mumford

There are also columns, software reviews and book reviews.

I scanned the Rencher and Taylor articles, and thought they were extremely well done - very informative and timely.

I recommend that you check out Digital Genealogist magazine, download the first issue and read it. Compare it to the recently started Internet Genealogy magazine.

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