Genealogy Magazine Subscriptions – What’s Out There!

By | September 13, 2016

There are a number of genealogy magazines out there today that can offer advice to not only the beginner but to the more seasoned genealogist. But what genealogy magazine subscriptions should you take out? You need to think about features included in many of these, such as tips on how to conduct your research, latest genealogy resources, and readers and authors own ancestor stories.

Who Do You Think You Are?

To help you make this decision I have given an overview of what you can expect from four of the leading genealogy magazines that are on the market today. They are all practical for the beginner to the expert. There is something for everyone in each of these magazines.

The genealogy magazines that I will cover are:

Family Tree Magazine  Internet Genealogy

Your Genealogy Today            Who Do You Think You Are?

Please note: These magazines come in a variety of formats which include print, Kindle (ebook) and App. So if you prefer the old-fashion style then you can purchase the paper version of the magazine, or go modern and get a digital download that you can read on your tablet.


Family Tree MagazineFamily Tree Magazine

4 Stars

  • Product:   Family Tree Magazine
  • Format:   Print, Kindle and App
  • Issues:   7 issues/12 months
  • Place to Buy in US:   Amazon US  (Print and Kindle)
  • Place to Buy in UK:   Amazon UK  (App) – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

First published more than 30 years ago Family Tree Magazine is an expert guide for your genealogy research. It is even America’s number one family history magazine. Presently though the US version can only be shipped to within the fifty states.

What can you expect from each issue?

This magazine is suitable for the beginner as well as the veteran genealogist. It will help you if you have hit a brick wall, or whether you want to dig deeper into your family and want to know how. So what can you expect within the pages of the magazine?

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Well, each issue will have the following features:

  • Useful guides for using resources of information,
  • Discusses genealogy sites and how to use them effectively,
  • Gives you advice and the resources needed to trace your family,
  • Guidance for when you hit brick walls,
  • Reviews of current genealogy products and services.

Subscribing to the magazine within the US you will also benefit even more!

There are even more benefits when US customers take out a Family Tree Magazine subscription. You will get the following benefits:

  • A free weekly email newsletter,
  • A free monthly podcast,
  • Option of downloading back issue CDs, special issues and downloads as well.

If you are living with the UK then you will also benefit from subscribing to the Family Tree Magazine. This magazine is suitable for you if you are a beginner or have been delving into your family tree for a number of years.

So for the UK customer here is what you can expect from the magazine:

  • Expert advice from Mary Evans who has helped many celebrities discover their family tree.
  • A selection of the best free websites to explore your ancestors childhoods. Chosen by Emma Jolly.
  • Lessons in learning Latin from Dr Bruce Durie.
  • Skills and tips to use for researching given by David Annal.
  • And even more than can be listed here.

Internet GenealogyInternet Genealogy

4 Stars

  • Product:   Internet Genealogy
  • Format:   Print and Kindle
  • Issues:   6 issues/12 months
  • Place to Buy in US:   Amazon US

The Internet Genealogy magazine keeps the family historian up to date with all the latest genealogy resources that are available to the researcher. Current software, tools and products are also discussed within its pages. This magazine is not only suitable for the veteran genealogist but also a novice beginner as well.

As well as keeping you up to date with the latest resources each issue will give you the following:

  • Review genealogy websites,
  • Social networking strategies,
  • Tips for conducting your family history research, and
  • Stories from genealogists who share their experience.

Internet Genealogy also offers a free email newsletter. This newsletter will cover research tips and will preview upcoming articles in the magazine. You can expect a newsletter in your inbox every two weeks.


Your Genealogy TodayYour Genealogy Today

5 Stars

  • Product:   Your Genealogy Today
  • Format:   Print
  • Issues:   6 issues/12 months
  • Place to Buy in US:   Amazon US

Originally titled as the Family Chronicle this magazine changed its’ name to Your Genealogy Today back in March 2015. The reason? To give the magazine a fresh new look to its readers and to the genealogy community.

The magazine covers topics such as organizing your genealogy research, stories of genealogists ancestors, advice on breaking down those brick walls and more. With this updated version the magazine has added three new columns.

These latest features added to the new-look magazine include:

  • Genealogy Tourism,
  • DNA and Your Genealogy,
  • Advice from the Pros.

If you signup for the free email newsletter you can get up to date research tips, previews of articles appearing in the magazine and more. These emails will be delivered to your inbox every two weeks.


Who Do You Think You Are?Who Do You Think You Are?

5 Stars

  • Product:   Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Format:   Print and App
  • Issues:   13 issues/12 months
  • Place to Buy in US:   Amazon US  (Print)
  • Place to Buy in UK:   Amazon UK  (App)

The most popular and well known off all the magazines has to be Who Do You Think You Are? This brand through its’ television programme brought genealogy into the public eye. The TV show saw celebrities with the aid of genealogists tracing their own family tree.

         

This magazine inspires the amateur sleuth in all of us to discover our own family history. It is suitable for both the beginner as well as the more experienced genealogist. There are tips on finding out where we came from and who our ancestors were are explored within the magazines pages.

Other features included in each issue that you can expect are:

  • Getting started tips, as well as more expert advice.
  • Get the most out of online resources.
  • How to build your family tree.
  • How to explore archives and the records that they contain.
  • Keeping track of your ancestors information that are online.
  • Interesting insights into lives of some interesting people throughout the country.

Final Thoughts

Anyone of these genealogy magazines will be a great investment to the family historian. They are all packed full of tips, guides and strategies that both the beginner and veteran researching can use. Not only that but in each publication you will find advice from leading experts in the field. So you will be able to learn from the best.

Also included in each of these magazines is the latest news when it comes to what records have been made available to the researcher. This will therefore help you decide what next step to take with your research.

Personally, my favorite has to be the Who Do You Think You Are? magazine. You must admit that everyone has heard of the program. Even people who are not even remotely interested in researching their family history has heard of this. So they must be doing something right.

The Who Do You Think You Are? magazine contains the most issues. Therefore, you will get the most recent, up-to-date information out of all the other magazines that are on the market today. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or you have been researching your ancestry for a number of years. This magazine caters for both types of researcher.


Thank You and Please Leave A Comment

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If you have any questions or comments about these genealogy magazine subscriptions then please comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Author: Owain

Hello, Owain here. After researching my family history for a number of years I wanted to give back to the genealogy world. So here you will find guides, tips and product reviews that will help you on your genealogy journey.

10 thoughts on “Genealogy Magazine Subscriptions – What’s Out There!

  1. Matt's Mom

    The magazine “Who Do You Think You Are” looks like the perfect one for me. I have thought about getting into genealogy, but actually just don’t even know where to begin. So this magazine is the best way I think, for me to get my feet wet and get started. I think it is an important part of history to keep records of the family tree, so this will work great for me.

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    1. Owain Post author

      Glad that I could inspire you. This magazine is the most expensive of the four, but that is beau see they offer the most issues per year. So you will get one a month, and not one every six weeks or so

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  2. Linda

    Owain, what an interesting site! I really like how meticulous you have laid out the information. Step by step makes it easy to follow and return to. I especially like the links to all the other articles in your site. Again, great organizing. I bet your genealogy book is incredible to read. What are you planning for your home page? I have bookmarked your site and plan on returning to it. Best wishes Linda

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    1. Owain Post author

      Thank you for your comment Linda. I am glad that it is easy to follow.mas a researcher it is important to find what you are looking for. And that is what I want with my site.

      I want to put up a few more posts and then I will be working on my homepage. Basically I will introduce my site and show what is offered in the different sections. I will also allow comments so that people can let me know what they think of the site and make suggestions for whatever content they would like on the site.

      Thanks again,

      Owain

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  3. Nelson

    great article, definetly learned a lot here. I like when it said This magazine is suitable for the beginner as well as the veteran genealogist.
    I have never experienced this before so the fact that you had me the user in mind, really made me feel more confident in learning more.

    great work.

    nelson

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    1. Owain Post author

      Glad that you learned something from this. I wanted to let people know who these magazines are intended for as that is important

      Reply
  4. Alexandra

    Thanks for the concise reviews on the different magazines. Genealogy is not something I have really ventured into but has always been somewhere down on my to-do list.
    I may have to try one of the magazines you recommend and get researching! I will keep this website in mind when looking for a jumping off point or some tips.
    It is amazing how much we can find out in this age of the internet that would have taken so much hard digging years ago.

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    1. Owain Post author

      Any of these magazines will be of use to you. They will have guides for you on how to do genealogy research, as well as stories from researchers which can be interesting to read.

      When I was researching my family history I too was amazed at how much I could find out online

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  5. Alice

    I have been thinking about getting the Family Tree Magazine but I am not sure if it is the one for me. I have hit a couple of brick walls. One of them will take more research and that is where I need some guidance. I think the other brick wall will take dna testing. Which magazine would be the best for breaking down those brick walls?

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    1. Owain Post author

      The Who Do You Think You Are magazine is quite popular so that one should be able to help you. But in all they should all be of use to you. You may like to check out my What Is A Genealogy DNA Test? article which explains DNA testing and what tests are available

      Reply

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