5 Genealogy Magazines Every Family History Researcher Needs To Check Out

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When it comes to genealogy education, there is, of course, no shortage of resources. From books to journals, online forums, podcasts, and videos, both seasoned and budding genealogists have tons  of valuable genealogy-related material at their disposal.

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However, with books and journals, and even videos, you need a lot of time on your hands to pore over them in detail to find what you’re looking for. And let’s be real, most of us are too busy to find that sort of time—so does our learning just stop?


Well, it doesn’t have to if you have some genealogy magazine subscriptions that you can turn to for entertaining and enlightening  reading now and then. Here are the ones we suggest you check out.


Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine is a must-have for all family researchers, especially those new to the hobby. It’s easy to comprehend and is designed to help genealogists of all skill levels.  It is especially valuable for those who are beginners or at an intermediate level in their skill decelopment..


The magazine covers quite a bit, including basic genealogy research methodologies, types of records (for the US and several other countries), information on how to research various ethnicities, and so on. The magazine is pretty popular mostly because of the interesting educational topicseas it covers, as well as related articles on things likehistorical travel, scrapbooking, and even family reunions.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

This is a magazine tied to the TV show “Who Do You Think You Are.” It was primarily a British show, but now also has an American adaptation.


The magazine, though, is very different from the show as it offers helpful tips and insights from genealogical experts. You’ll also find detailed articles about genealogy research methods and interesting accounts of real genealogy discoveries and adventures.




Your Family History

Your Family History is a monthly magazine that was primarily British but became popular with American and other international audiences as well. It offers incredible advice for genealogical research, including research methodology, information on various records and how to use them, and also guidance on the latest genealogical tools and ways to make the most of these innovations.


All the information in the magazine is highly accurate, and you can definitely rely on it as a beginner.


National Genealogical Society Quarterly

As the name suggests, this magazine is linked to the National Genealogical Society and is for its members. So, if you’re serious about genealogy, especially as a career, membership in the society is a must!.


As a member, you’ll receive this magazine every quarter and will benefit from it greatly since it has research articles from some very accomplished genealogical scholars. The articles are usually case studies focusing on a specific person or family; however, they hold immense value because they give you an in-depth idea of how some of the most experienced genealogists in the industry do their research and investigations.

Your Genealogy Today

Some time ago , this magazine was known as “Family Chronicle,” but it was rebranded and relaunched as “Your Genealogy Today” in 2015. It is published every 2 months and is a great resource for genealogists at any level of expertise.


It has some regular features, including “Genealogy Tourism” and “Advice from the Pros,” but it also covers exciting new topics related to genealogical research—another must-have for every family researcher.


These are a few magazines that’ll help you stay updated with the latest insights and innovations in the genealogical world. However, if you’d like to study genealogy in more depth, you can check out our curated genealogy bookshelf for reading recommendations.

And in case you need help with anything genealogy related, you can reach out to us at DavisDNA And Family Research for everything from expert online DNA detective to information on traditional genealogy services or for building your family tree.