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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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