In January 2009, I noted how many articles had been written in 2008 for ancestors of mine in three national journals. There were five articles that had "free research" in them. A quick update:
1. The American Genealogist: This journal which had been behind in their publication schedule has somewhat caught up, so for the years 2008 and 2009, there were no articles on my direct ancestors, other than the two I contributed myself. There were, however, four on ancestral uncles or aunts, which I found interesting.
2. The Genealogist: For 2009, also none, except for the ongoing ancestry of Charles II. However, for those not in the know of this journal, the English origins of Cuthbert Phelps of North Carolina, Michael Towsley of Massachusetts, the Parmiter Family of Pennsylvania and Edward Riggs of Roxbury, Mass. were all given last year.
3. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register: For 2009, also none, but one ancestral uncle.
In addition to these national (and yes, I consider the Register national, because it is the oldest such journal in the U.S.), I subscribe to two state journals which have been doing a great job as well:
4. The New Hampshire Genealogical Record: In 2009, the English origins of two of my ancestors (who were siblings) was given: the Alcocks of Maine (which also included Katherine Alcock, wife of Gregory Belcher of Massachusetts). I also contributed one article last year.
5. The Maine Genealogist: In 2009, nothing, however, the ongoing series of Portland, Maine marriage intentions is invaluable as are the articles by Priscilla Eaton on early York Co. families, all of which are interrelated to my own.
Of course, in addition to providing new and exciting ancestors, I read all the articles to see how other genealogists prove relationships and read the footnotes to see what sources they use in their citations. [Yes I know the difference] I hope all people will subscribe to some of these journals. If not, insist that your local library do so!