Are you subscribed to genealogical and cultural newsletters? With so many genealogy sites, more digitization and more information everywhere, genealogy newsletters are a great way to stay current and learn what’s new. Here are some that I have found useful.
Just like genealogy sites, newsletters range the gambit from specific region historical items to country specific to cultural related. I imagine if we looked hard enough, we could find a newsletter for almost any topic. What I like most about newsletters is that they present an easy way to find out about a new set of documents or database updates that can help us in our quest for more information about our ancestors.
Here are some of the newsletters that I’ve enjoyed.
Our Ontario Ancestors Part way down the page, you fill out the form to subscribe to their eweekly newsletter without being a member of the society. They cover topics regarding research and new resources within Ontario, Canada, including updates on the work of various local branches. You also have the option to view past issues.
Lion’s Roar If you have Luxembourg roots, you may find the newsletter from the Luxembourg American Cultural Society useful for discovering cultural tidbits. You do need to be a member of the society to receive this newsletter.
Genealogy Gems “News from the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne”. I’ve highlighted this library in a past blog. I enjoy their newsletter because it contains an eclectic information about a wide variety of historical and genealogical topic.
Ancestry.com As a member of Ancestry.com, I receive monthly updates in a newsletter format. It looks like this is a service for members. However, much of this information is available on Ancestry’s blog so I’ve directed the link to the blog area which you also can follow.
FamilySearch FamilySearch has a blog site which you can subscribe to and receive the latest information. The FamilySearch site does ask you to register but the site is free.
FindMyPast Find My Past Fridays blog brings you the latest information about what is new on the FindMyPast site as well as context about the records, tidbits from past record releases and articles. I have signed up to receive this via email.
Legacy I featured the Legacy site in an earlier blog. (How did you do with the quiz they featured?) I received their news via email, but you could go to this link if you want to check out past articles.
Who Do You Think You Are Newsletter I have just signed up for this newsletter but am a regular reader of the Who Do You Think You Are magazine which is published in the UK. I find that learning more about research in other parts of the world has been useful. They often provide new listings for Canada too.
You have many options including signing up to follow organizations via Twitter, Facebook, or blogs. I find that I’m most likely to read newsletters in my mailbox. You may find one of the other options more to your liking. Hopefully some of these newsletters will give you that extra tidbit of knowledge to jumpstart a brick wall or help you plan for your next research project. Happy reading!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.