Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend Wonderings: What Genealogy Periodicals Do You Actually Read?

I do suspect that the famous top five genealogy journals are more revered than read, but would be happy to hear otherwise. FYI they are National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (NYGBR), New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR), The American Genealogist (TAG), and The Genealogist.

For more popular fare, I tend to prefer NGS Magazine and NEHGS's American Ancestors to the commercial publications. With state and local publications, I tend to be inconsistent because (from my point of view) most of them are. This is not a slam on them, it's a slam on us because we don't write enough.

What do you look forward to reading and why? (Especially things I haven't even mentioned!)

Harold Henderson, "Weekend Wonderings: What Genealogy Periodicals Do You Actually Read?," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 5 August 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]


David said...

I tend to read two newsletters from local genealogical societies that I am a member of. Yes, they are inconsistent but they occasionally come up with items that I had missed and familiar names are sometimes mentioned.

Harold said...

Good point, David. They're also the only publications that are guaranteed to zero in on that area!

tpratt said...

I read four of the five journals you list on a regular basis. The articles in the journals present research and research techniques with which I may not be familiar. I can't tell you how many times I have come across a particular resource or repository I did not know about!