Coming Soon: The Digital Genealogist
Those of you who are big advocates of genealogy and technology (as I am) were probably disheartened by the news that Ancestry.com is discontinuing one of its magazines Genealogical Computing. But fortunately GC's former editor is starting a new publication of her own, Digital Genealogist. See the following posting:
From: Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL [mailto:liz@ancestordetective.
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 1:18 PM
Subject: Digital Genealogist
Many of you know that I have been the editor of Ancestry's Genealogical Computing for the past nearly seven years. Ancestry has chosen to discontinue the magazine, effective with the
July/August/September 2006 issue that is currently in the mail. I still believe there's a need for a magazine devoted to genealogy and technology. To that end, I am starting my own magazine later this year. It will be called Digital Genealogist and will be delivered to subscribers as a PDF. It will be similar in format and content to Genealogical Computing. In fact, a lot of the authors and columnists will continue to write for me in the new publication, including Drew Smith, popular Cybrarian columnist. The first issue of Digital Genealogist will be send out via PDF attachment to subscribers in November 2006.
If you are interested in subscribing, the annual rate is $20. You can subscribe at www.digitalgenealogist.com. Payments are being taken through PayPal by clicking on the PayPal button on the Digital Genealogist website. Subscriptions will begin with the first issue.
One of the advantages to subscribers of a PDF is that the URLs in both articles and ads will be live links, allowing you to immediately explore ideas suggested by authors and websites of advertisers. I am hoping that the format will be agreeable to subscribers.
Liz Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL
Editor, Digital Genealogist
I've written for Genealogical Computing, so I wish Liz all the best in her new venture!