Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ancestry's loss is our PDF gain

DearREADERS,

Ol' Myrt was shocked to find that Ancestry.com is discontinuing one of its
Magazines,GENEALOGICAL COMPUTING, just as computers have become an essential component in genealogical research. Fortunately GC's former editor is going out on her own. See the following posting:


-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG, CGL liz@ancestordetective.com
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 1:18 PM
To: Clooz-L@rootsweb.com
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


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So, DearREADERS, it seems we need a score-card to keep up with the changes
in the genealogical magazine publishing world. My best to Liz with this
project!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
227 Bellevue Way NE #544
Bellevue, WA 98004
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com

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