Monday, 26 April 2010

News of family history magazines

Late news from Ed Zapletal of Toronto-based Moorshead Magazines is that the decision has been made to end publication of Discovering Family History with the March/April 2010 issue. The announcement is that while Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy remain strong and popular publications the increase in the value of the US dollar has hit the largely US-base of subscriptions. The company announces they will incorporate DFH "beginner" content into the other two magazines.

It will be a neat juggling act not to alienate the non-beginner subscribers in the process.

This announcement falls hard on the heels of the closure of Ancestry magazine in the US and Ancestors in the UK.

A new entry in the UK market, with the May issue now on newsstands, is Your Family History www.your-familyhistory.com/. From the stable of Wharncliffe Publishing, who were the publishers of Ancestors, it is produced without The National Archives as a partner.

There could be confusion in North America. Your Family History is the cover title here of another British publication, Your Family Tree, a change required here owing to a name conflict.

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