Lesson 10: Genealogical Printers and Publishers
1)Friesen Printers of Altona, Manitoba.
2)Heritage Quest Press-Orting, WA; Oregon 3)Bookbinding Co.-Silverton,
4)Anundsen Publishing Co.-Decorah, IA
5)Desktop Publishing & Printing-Renton, WA. Books We Own...Lookup Site by
State by Subject http://www.compuology.com/bweown/
Journal of Online Genealogy
Higginson Book Co - Genealogy Books
148 Washington St.
P.O. Box 778
Salem MA 01970
ofc (508) 745-7170/fax (508)745-8025
A Guidebook of American Genealogy, from Ancestry Inc. in Salt Lake.
"United States Military Records, Pension Index File, 1861-1934."
Listing of all the FHL film #'s for veterans who have records kept at
the U.S. archives.
GENEALOGICAL HELPER, P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84321,est.$17/6 issues.
Every genealogist would find this usful, each issue is 200+ pages of
articles queries, ads and announcements. Helps you stay in the know.
APG QUARTERLY, Association of Professional Genealogists, P.O. Box 11601
Salt Lake City, UT 84147,est.$25/quarterly. Practical pro advice
GENEALOGICAL COMPUTING, Ancestry Pub., Box 476, Salt Lake City, UT
84110, est.$25/4. Articles on using your computer to advantage. A
regular feature is a listing of genealogy SIGs, and user groups.
PAF (Personal Ancestral File) available from the Family History Library;
50 East North Temple; Salt Lake City, UT 84150. est. Price $35.
The Genealogical Helper has added a regular section on computers. More
about PAF, Capital Personal Ancestral File User's Group, P.O. Box 177 Bowie,
MD 20715, $15/quarterly. See Genealogy Computer Programs Section Above.
NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY REGISTER, NEXUS
101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116,est.$50. Oldest genealogical
periodical (1847). For Serious genealogists. Includes subscriptions to
the "Register," quarterly since 1847, and "Nexus," a newsmagazine.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, 122 East 58th Street, New
York, NY 10022,est.$25/quarterly. In its 119th volume, this is a
THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST (TAG), 128 Massasoit Drive, Warwick, RI 02888
est.$15/4. Founded in 1922, TAG is a key genealogical journal. While
the geographic focus is usually New England or the East, the short
articles can be about families from all over the world.
NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, & Newsletter /Bi-monthly, 4527
Seventeenth Street North, Arlington, VA 2207-2363,est.$40/yr. Each issue
of the NGS Quarterly has a well written how to do it article. The Newsletter
always has items of interest. NGS has a Computer Interest Group and
its own BBS as well.
MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, Miss Mildred Ramos, Secretary General, 3800, Montrose
Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222,est.$10. For every researcher with Mayflower
roots, the Mayflower Society is a must. By joining and supporting them you
can have your genealogy researched by this extended family association.
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The above are the key genealogical periodicals available to researchers.
Beyond this there are a host of locally oriented periodicals, (Connecticut
Ancestry etc.); family association journals (Kemp Family Roots, etc.); and
historical society journals. There are also historical periodicals issued
by churches(Adventist Heritage etc.) or specialty groups (Southern Cemetery
or American Cemetery). Many archives issue newsletters or journals. The
National Archives issues Prologue ($12/Qrtrly).
How to approach this task?
(1) Check with your local library. Review the titles listed above and see if
they meet your needs.
(2) Write to the State Library of the state that you're interested in doing
genealogical research. Ask for a list of local interest genealogical,
historical and archival titles published in the State. Write for sample
issues of those or interest. To keep up with local sources read a local
journal. The same is true for specialty journals. If your genealogical
research is mostly Jewish, Adventist, Episcopal, or Quaker then
read their historical journals.
If you enjoy reading, then write to the following publishers and get on
their mailing lists:
1. Everton Publishers; P.O. Box 368; Logan, UT 84321. They issue the
2. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert Street; Baltimore, MD
21202. The major genealogical publisher in the country. GPC.
3. Ancestry, Pub., P.O. Box 476; Salt Lake City, UT 84110. The new kids
on the block. They have an excellent line of books and issue
Genealogical Computing and Ancestry Newsletter. Both are excellent.
4. American Genealogical Lending Library., P.O. Box 244, Bountiful, UT
84010. When you want to read census, military, naturalization etc.
(microfilm) you can borrow from this group. Fast and reliable.
5. Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is available from LDS Church Salt Lake
Distribution Center, 1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT
84104-4233.est.$35 plus $2 service charge 1-800-537-5950,
6. "SIGNAL" is a bi-monthly publication of USIGS of United States
Internet Genealogical Society - dedicated to free access to genealogy
data, membership is free http://www.usigs.org/signal/signal.htm
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