The Genealogist is one of the most prestigious independent journals in the field of genealogy. It publishes high-quality genealogical articles including single-family studies, compiled genealogies, and articles that solve specific problems. It provides a forum for scholarly articles which, for reasons such as length, do not fit in other publications. Shorter articles are also welcome.
Following the transfer of ownership from Dr. Neil D. Thompson, its founder in 1980 and editor for almost two decades, The Genealogist, under its new owners, The American Society of Genealogists, continues its publication schedule of two issues per year, in the spring and fall, with each issue containing a minimum of 128 pages. The Society assumed publication with Vol. 11, No. 1, in the spring of 1997, published and distributed by Picton Press, continuing through Vol. 23, No. 2 (Fall 2009). Starting with Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 2010), The Genealogist will be published directly by The American Society of Genealogists.
Sample articles in their entirety may be read by clicking on the links below:
Eleanor Mayfarth, Clarence Lee, Ann Veazey Davis, and Seth Warner, "The Umstead Descendants of William1 Evans of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania," The Genealogist 18(2004):131-58.
Leslie Mahler, "Samuel1 Levis, Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania: His Descent from Edward III," The Genealogist 13(1999):30-36.
David L. Greene, "James2 and Hannah (Brewster) (Starr) Morgan of New London and Groton, Connecticut," The Genealogist 14(2000):118-28.
"Historic Ancestors," The Genealogist 14(2000):159-63.
How to Subscribe
Subscription rates are as follows: For U.S., Canada, and Mexico, $25.00 per calendar year (two issues with index); $45.00 for two years. Elsewhere, $43.00 per year; $81.00 for two years.
Back issues of The Genealogist may be ordered at $15.00 for a single issue, $25.00 for any two issues. Full sets (vols. 1 to current) may be ordered for $400.00, postage included. (A SPECIAL REDUCED RATE, $40.00, is now available for a set of volumes 1—10 with tributes to John Insley Coddington and Charles Evans.) Checks payable to American Society of Genealogists.
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Submitting an Article for Publication
The editors are particularly interested in single family studies and compiled family genealogies, single-line descents, and articles that solve a specific problem while demonstrating a technique for solution of similar problems. The editors will not draw arbitrary geographic or chronological limits for articles but will continue to exclude queries, which have a proper place in many other publications.
Articles for publication should be submitted to the editorial address: