Free Online Access to SAGE Journals

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Once again, SAGE Journals Online allowing free access to their journals until October 31st.  One of my favorites is The Journal of Family History.

While some of the journals deal with very arcane subjects and on the surface there appears to be little related to genealogy, I do think a genalogist or family history author could use the SAGE site to:

  • do a surname search – you never know who might be mentioned or even an author of an article!
  • use the journals to get background information on customs, history and other aspects of how your ancestors lived
  • search for terms such as genealogy, family history, etc.

I also did a search using the keywords Dutch + Colonial and found many articles about the social customs and living conditions that my ancestors in colonial New York would have encountered.

So get creative on your searches! (Tip: use the Advanced Search function to limit your search results to articles from 1999 forward.)

You will need to create an account at SAGE (no charge to do that) and remember that this offer ends October 31, 2009 so make sure you grab the articles you need soon!

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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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.

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