06 July 2010 ~ 2 Comments

It’s 10:00 PM – Do You Know Where Your Genealogy Data Is?

I’ve updated the Articles section of High-Definition Genealogy and as you can see I’ve been churning out quite a few pieces of writing lately! I also have some writing deadlines coming up including articles for national genealogical society newsletters, a nationally-known genealogy magazine as well as a chapter in a new edition of a popular genealogy book!

My latest article entitled “It’s 10 PM – Do You Know Where Your Genealogy Data Is?” has been posted at Archives.com.  I really enjoy writing these “how to” articles with practical advice and links to sites and resources – most, if not all are free.

[Disclaimer: this was an assignment for Archives.com in which I was paid to produce a 1800 word article on the subject of digital preservation.  In February 2010, I wrote a similar article for Archives.com with similar payment terms.  In addition to payment, I also received a complimentary membership to Archives.com.]

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04 May 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Family Tree Magazine 2010 Media Kit

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For an eye-opening look at the genealogy and family history industry, check out the 2010 Media Kit for Family Tree Magazine (warning – the download is a 4MB pdf!)

While the kit is meant to help sell advertising at Family Tree Magazine, I find it is good for analyzing recent information on the genealogy industry, the target market, etc.  In addition, you can see the proposed topics for upcoming 2010 editions.

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23 March 2010 ~ Comments Off

Ancestry.com Transitions Publishing Assets

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Ancestry.com has announced an alliance with Turner Publishing to  transfer its publishing assets to Turner over the next few months.  Read more at the official press release here.

Given the recent shuttering of Ancestry magazine (see 15 January 2010 announcement on Ancestry Magazine’s website), it seems this is a smart move on Ancestry’s part.  Not only do the titles previously published by Ancestry become a part of Turner’s portfolio, but both companies will team up to produce and publish new titles for the genealogy industry.

I consider this more of an “outsourcing” than a “partnership” similar to what Ancestry has already done with its DNA testing division and working with 23andMe.   Prediction: the next step is for Ancestry.com to outsource its MyCanvas division.

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