Ancestry Magazine Ceases Publication

Ancestry Magazine

Ancestry Magazine has announced that it has ceased publication after 25 years.  The final issue will be the March/April 2010 issue.

It appears as if the demise of the print magazine industry has crept into the genealogy industry as well.  This is no surprise since the latest Nielsen Wire report states that magazine ad revenues continue to dive with a 21.4% drop in the first three quarters of 2009.

And as stated here yesterday, certain segments of the genealogy biz are consolidating and will continue to do so including genealogy magazines and publications.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.