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Beginning Genealogy Lessons
by Don B. Dale

Lessons To Help You Get Started & Sometimes To Keep Going

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.

  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.

York, NY 10022,est.$25/quarterly. In its 119th volume, this is a 
distinguished journal.

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.

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
   Genealogical Helper.
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

To read faded ink - use a "black light"

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Originally posted: 08-May-97. Update: 05 August 2005.