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Genealogical Periodicals in LH&G : A Guide for Research


The major genealogical periodicals available in LH&G are described on the pages which follow. In addition to general bibliographic descriptions each periodical entry contains information on the dates of publication, other titles under which a periodical has appeared, whether it has its own cumulative index, and most importantly, which indexes provide the most extensive coverage. The indexes are noted in abbreviated form; see Key to Indexes (pp. 2-4) for full titles and bibliographic information. Bound volumes of the periodicals cited are available in the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room. Unbound issues should be requested in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (LM133). Latest issues of a few genealogical periodicals are displayed in binders in LH&G. There are numerous periodicals not mentioned in this guide which contain genealogical information and which are cited in genealogical periodical indexes. Many of these periodicals are in the Library's collections and can be obtained in the same manner as other periodicals. An alphabetical list by title of many genealogical and U.S. local history periodicals is kept in a binder at the LH&G Reference Desk. Ask a reference librarian for assistance if a specific periodical is not found in this list or in the computer catalog. An uncataloged collection of family name newsletters is also available for examination in LH&G. Ask a reference librarian for information about this collection.

A useful tool for identifying genealogical periodicals is Michael Barren Clegg's Bibliography of Genealogy and Local History Periodicals with Union List of Major U.S. Collections (Fort Wayne, Ind : Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1990. viii, 528 pp. Z5311.C54 1990 LH&G Consulting Table. 91-108566 r91).

1.	Acadian genealogy exchange.  {Covington, Ky. : J. Jehn}  v. 1-  
	Feb. 1972-
							F380.A2A27 LH&G
	Quarterly (irregular).
	Variant title: Acadian newsletter, 1972.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	80-645357

2.	Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (Washington,
	D.C.).
	Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical
	Society.  {Washington, D.C.}  The Society.  v. 1- summer 1980-
							E185.96.A46a LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	80-648801

3.	Alabama Genealogical Society.
	Magazine of the Alabama Genealogical Society.  Birmingham, Ala.,
	The Society.  v. 1-  Jan. 1967-  
							CS42.A483 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Variant titles: Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc. magazine.
	Alabama Genealogical Society magazine.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	sn86-10732

4.	American-Canadian genealogist : official journal of the
	American-Canadian Genealogical Society.  {Manchester,  N.H. : The
	Society.  v. 17, no. 3-  summer 1991-  
							E184.F85G46 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Continues:  The Genealogist (Manchester, N.H.)
	Indexed in PERSI.
	93-641690

5.	The American genealogist.  Des Moines, Iowa : G. McCracken.  v. 1- 
	July 1922- 
							F104.N6A6 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Variant titles: Families of ancient New Haven.
	The American genealogist and New Haven genealogical magazine.
	The American genealogist : index to subjects in volumes 1-60,
	by Jean D. Worden. (Franklin, Ohio : J.
	D. Worden, c1985. 71 pp.). F104.N6A6 Suppl. LH&G.
	Indexed in GPAI; Jacobus; PERSI; Sperry. 
	86-643019

6.	Arkansas family historian.  Conway {etc.} Arkansas Genealogical
	Society.   v. 1-   Mar. 1962-
							F410.A7 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Consolidated index: 1981-1988.  1 v.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	68-1333

7.	Avotaynu.  Teaneck, N.J. : Avotaynu, Inc.   v. 1-  Jan. 1985-
							DS101 .A87 LH&G
	Quarterly, 1990-
	Indexed in PERSI.
	91-642147

8.	The Backtracker.  {Rogers, Ark.} Northwest Arkansas Genealogical
	Society.   v. 1-  Jan. 1972-                     
							F410 .B3 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	74-646645

9.	Canadian genealogist.  Agincourt, Ont. : Generation Press.   v.
	1-10, 1979-1988.
							CS80.C36 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Ceased publication.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	84-649224

10.	The Coat of arms.   {East Knoyle, Eng.} Heraldry Society.  v. 1- 
	Jan.1951-                                            
							CR1.C6 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index to v. 1-12, 1950/51-1971.  1 v.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	61-37627

11.	The Colorado genealogist.  Denver, Colorado Genealogical Society. 
	v. 1-  Oct. 1939-
							F771.C4 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Cumulative indexes:v. 1-10, 1939-1949.  1 v.
		v. 11-20, 1950-1959.  1 v.
	    v. 21-40, 1960-1979.  1 v.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	46-44887

12.	Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C.  Records.  Washington
	: The Society.  v. 1-52, 1895-1989. 
							F191.C72 LH&G
	Irregular.
	Continued by: Washington history: magazine of the Historical
	Society of Washington, D.C.
	Cumulative author indexes: v. 1-33, 1895-1932.  1 v.           
		v. 1-42/43, 1895-1942 (illustrations only) in v. 44/45.      
		v. 1-48/49, 1895-1949.  1 v.
	Cumulative analytical indexes: v. 1-10, 1895-1907.  1 v.       
		v. 11-20, 1907-1917.  1 v.
		v. 31/32-57/59, 1930/31-1957/59.  1 v.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	01-17677

13.	The Connecticut nutmegger.  {Glastonbury} Connecticut Society of
	Genealogists.  v. 1-  June 1970-
							F93.C64 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Continues: Nutmegger (West Hartford).
	Indexed in PERSI.
	sf79-10364
	
14.	Connections.  {Pointe Claire} Quebec Family History Society.  v. 1- 
	Sept. 1978-
							CS88.Q4C64 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	80-642240

15.	Copper state bulletin.  {Tucson, Ariz.} Arizona State Genealogical
	Society.  v. 7-   fall 1971-
							F810.C64 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Continues: Bulletin (Southern Arizona Genealogical Society).
	Indexed in PERSI.
	75-642935

16.	Delaware Genealogical Society journal.  Wilmington, Del. : The
	Society.  v. 1-   Oct. 1980-
							F163.D35 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	82-640920

17.	Florida Genealogical Society journal.  Tampa, Fla. : The Society. 
	v. 14, no. 2-  1978- 
							F310.J68 LH&G
	Semiannual.
	Continues: Florida genealogist's journal
	Florida genealogical journal.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	82-646499

18.	The Genealogical helper.  Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers.  v. 1- 
	Sept. 1947-
							CS1.G38 LH&G
	Bimonthly.
	Variant title: Everton's genealogical helper.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI; SPERRY. 
	56-46837

19.	Genealogical journal.  {Salt Lake City, Utah} : Utah Genealogical
	Association.  v. 1-   Mar. 1972-
							CS1.G382 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	81-649836

20.	The Genealogical magazine of New Jersey.  {New Brunswick, etc.,
	Genealogical Society of New Jersey}  v. 1-  
	July 1925-
							F131.G32 LH&G
	3 no. a year < Jan. 1975->.
	Given name index to The Genealogical magazine of New Jersey, by
	Kenn Stryker-Rodda.  (Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House,
	1982.  4 v.). F131.G32 Suppl. LH&G.  An index to v. 1-50,
	1925-1975.
	Indexed in GPAI; Jacobus; PERSI.
	28-12503                                                     

21.	The Genealogist (New York).  {New York, Association for the
	Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy}  v. 1-   spring 1980-      
							CS1.G393 LH&G
	Biennial.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	80-644500

22.	The Genealogists' magazine; official organ of the Society of
	Genealogists.  {London}  v. 1-  Apr. 1925-   
							CS410.S61 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index of persons and places in volumes I to IV, April 1925 to
	December 1928, bound with v. 1-4.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	29-11817

23.	Georgia genealogical magazine.  {Homerville, Ga., F. Huxford}  v.
	1-  July 1961-                                     
							F281.G2967 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index to numbers 1-46, 1961-1972.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	65-50223

24.	The Georgia Genealogical Society quarterly.  Atlanta, Ga. : The
	Society.  v. 1-  Sept. 1964-                         
							CS42.G75 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Subject index: 1964-1989. 
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	68-6268

25.	Hawkeye heritage.  Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Genealogical Society.  v.
	1-  winter 1966-                               
							F620.H39 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Topical index: Vols. 1-12, 1966-Oct. 1977.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	80-647951 r87

26.	The Hoosier genealogist.  Indianapolis,Ind.: Genealogical Section
	of the Indiana Historical Society.  no. 1-  Jan.- Feb. 1961-
							F525.H6 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index, Hoosier genealogist, 1961-1983, by Barbara Schull Wolfe. 
	(Indianapolis, Ind. : Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, c1984. 18
	l.). F525.H63W65 1984 LH&G.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	sn90-5874

27.	Idaho Genealogical Society quarterly.  {Boise, Idaho} : The
	Society.  v. 1-  Dec. 1958-                               
							F745.I273 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	82-645923

28.	Kentucky ancestors.  {Frankfort, Kentucky Historical Society, etc.} 
	v. 1-  July 1965-                                 
							F450.K4 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in Kentucky; PERSI.
	sf80-606

29.	The Kentucky genealogist.  Louisville, Ky. {etc.} J. R. Bentley
	{etc.}  v. 1- 28, 1959-1986.                         
							F450.K43 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Ceased publication.
	Indexed in GPAI; Kentucky; PERSI.
	63-54832

30.	Kinfolks.  Lake Charles, La. : Southwest Louisiana Genealogical
	Society.  v. 1-  Apr. 1977-
							F368.K56 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	84-641259

31.	The Louisiana genealogical register.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana
	Genealogical and Historical Society.  v. 1-  Feb. 1954-           
							F366.L55 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Continues: Genealogical register.
	Subject index: vols. 1-22, Feb. 1954-Dec. 1975.  F366.B76 LH&G
	(Includes index to the register under its earlier title and to
	the Proceedings of the annual genealogical institutes).  
	Indexed in PERSI.
	77-646808

32.	The Maine historical and genealogical recorder.  Edited by S. M.
	Watson.  Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973.  9 v. in 3.
							F16.M182 LH&G
	Reprint of a periodical published quarterly, 1884-95; monthly,
	1898, in Portland; and suspended during 1890-92, 1894, 1896-97.   
	Indexed in Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI.
	72-010614

33.	The Maryland and Delaware genealogist.  St. Michaels, Md.  R. B.
	Clark, Jr.  v. 1-29, 1959-1988.
							CS42.M35 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Ceased publication.
	Index to v. 1-5, Sept. 1959-Oct. 1964.  1 v.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	65-29421

34.	Maryland Genealogical Society bulletin.  Baltimore, The Society. 
	v. 1-  1960-                                          
							CS42.M3615 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index to v. 1-5, 1960-1964.
	Indexed in GPAI;, PERSI.
	sv86-13057

35.	Maryland historical magazine.*  Baltimore, Maryland Historical
	Society.  v. 1-  Mar. 1906-
							F176.M18 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Absorbed the Maryland magazine of genealogy in 1983.
	Unpublished cumulative index at the Society, 201 West Monument
	Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
	Indexed in Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI.
	07-23387

36.	The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim
	genealogy and history.  Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower
	Descendants.  v. 1-   Jan. 1899-                                  
							F68.M46 LH&G
	Semiannual, 1985-
	Quarterly, 1899-1937.
	Suspended 1926-1929, 1936, 1938-1984.
	Indexes of persons, v. 1 (1899)-34 (1937) in 2 v.
	Indexed in Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI.
	05-32185

37.	Midwest historical and genealogical register.  Wichita, Kan.
	{Midwest Genealogical Society}  v. 1-  June 1966- 
							CS42.M53 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Variant title:  Midwest genealogical register, v. 1-14, June
	1966-Mar. 1980.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	80-645099
	
38.	Missouri State Genealogical Association journal.  Columbia, Mo. :
	The Association.  v. 1-  winter 1981- 
							F465.M575 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	84-644136
	
39.	National Genealogical Society quarterly.  Arlington, Va., The
	Society.   v. 1-  Apr. 1912-
							CS42.N4 LH&G
	Quarterly, June 1978-
	Subject index to v. 1-50, 1912-62.  CS42.N43 no. 29 LH&G (Issued
	as Special publication no. 29 of the National Genealogical
	Society).   
	Indexed in GPAI; Jacobus; PERSI; Sperry.
	17-12813
	
40.	Nebraska ancestree.  {Omaha} Nebraska Genealogical Society.   v.1- 
	summer 1978-                                  
							F665.N43 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	80-644062

41.	The New England historical and genealogical register.*  Boston :
	New-England Historic Genealogical Society.  v. 1-  Jan. 1847- 
							F1.N56 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Variant title:  Historical and genealogical register, 1874-1891.
	Absorbed the New Hampshire Repository in 1847.
	Index of persons, subjects, places in v. 1-50.  2 v.  F1.N56
	Suppl. LH&G
	Index to names in the New England Historical and Genealogical
	Register, v. 51-148.  4 v.  In process.
	Indexed in GPAI; Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI; Sperry.
	05-16188

42.	New Mexico genealogist.  Albuquerque : New Mexico Genealogical
	Society.  v. 1-   Oct. 1962-
							F795.N49 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	68-130144

43.	The New York genealogical and biographical record.*  New York, New
	York Genealogical and Biographical Society.  v.1-  Jan. 1870-
							F116.N28 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Continues: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 
	Bulletin.                                                
	The New York genealogical and biographical record : master
	index, 113 years, 1870-1982, by Jean D. Worden.
	(Franklin, Ohio : J.D. Worden, c1983.  239 pp.).  F116 .N28
	Suppl. LH&G
	Indexed in GPAI; Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI; Sperry.
	05-37675

44.	The North Carolina Genealogical Society journal.  Raleigh, The
	Society.   v. 1-   Jan. 1975-
							F253.N882a LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	75-649304

45.	Ohio records and pioneer families.  Mansfield, Ohio {etc.} Ohio
	Genealogical Society.   v. 1-  Jan./Mar. 1960-
							F490.O39 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Variant title: Ohio, the cross road of our nation, records and
	pioneer families.
	Surname index, v. 1 (1960)-v. 25 (1984), published as v. 27
	(1986).
	Indexed in GPAI; PERSI.
	65-29409

46.	Pennsylvania genealogical magazine.  Philadelphia : Genealogical
	Society of Pennsylvania.  v. 16-  Oct. 1948-
							F146.G32 LH&G
	Semiannual.
	Continues: Publications of the Genealogical Society of
	Pennsylvania, 1895-1947.
	Indexed in GPAI; Jacobus; PERSI; Sperry.
	12-32503
	
47.	Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography.  {Philadelphia}
	Historical Society of Pennsylvania.   v. 1-   1877-
							F146.P65 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Volumes 1-58, 1877-1934 in LH&G.
	Index to v. 1-75, 1877-1951, at LH&G Reference Desk.
	Indexed in Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI.   
	05-35750

48.	The Scottish genealogist.  {Edinburgh} Scottish Genealogy Society. 
	 v. 1-   Jan. 1954-
							CS460.S35 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Variant title: Journal of the Scottish Genealogy Society.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	60-35931

49.	Seattle Genealogical Society.  Bulletin.  {Seattle, Washington, The
	Society}  v. 2-  Nov. 1952-  
							CS42.S412 LH&G
	Quarterly, Sept. 1963-
	Indexed in PERSI.
	76-649828

50.	The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research.  {Columbia,
	S.C., B. H. Holcomb}   v. 1-  winter 1973-
							CS42.S64 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index to the South Carolina magazine of ancestral research,
	volumes I-X, 1973-1982, by Margaret H. Cannon. 
	(Spartanburg, SC : Reprint Co., 1985.  388 p.)  CS42.S64
	Suppl. LH&G
	Indexed in PERSI.
	79-640439

51.	Southern Indiana Genealogical Society quarterly.  New Albany, Ind.
	: The Society.  v. 1-  Jan. 1980-              
							F525.S66 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	84-644433

52.	Stirpes.  {Houston, Tex.} Texas State Genealogical Society.  v.1- 
	Mar. 1961-
							CS1.S74 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI; Sperry.
	sf81-6021
	
53.	Swedish American genealogist.  Winter Park, FL : Swedish American
	Genealogist.  v. 1-  Mar. 1981-             
							E184.S23S88 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	81-645687
	
54.	Tyler's quarterly historical and genealogical magazine.* 
	{Richmond, Va. : Whittet & Shepperson, Printers}  v. 1-33,
	1919-1952.
							F221.T95 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Superseded by: Tyler's quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI; Swem, 1919-1929.
	23-16212

55.	The Virginia genealogist.  {Washington, J. F. Dorman}   v. 1-  
	Jan./Mar. 1957-
							F221.V79 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Index to v. 1-20, 1957-1976. 1 v.
	Indexed in GPAI;, PERSI.
	60-17179

56.	The Virginia historical register.*  Edited by William Maxwell. 
	Spartanburg, S.C., The Reprint Co. {1973}  6 v. in 3. 
							F221.V812 1973 LH&G
	Reprint of the 1848-1853 edition.
	Indexed in Swem.
	73-763

57.	The Virginia magazine of history and biography.*  Richmond, Va.,
	Virginia Historical Society.  v. 1-   July 1893-
							F221.V912 (v. 1-25, 1893-1917) LH&G
							F221.V91 (v. 26-  1918- ) LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Volumes 1-25, 1893-1917, published by Kraus Reprint Co.
	Indexed in Jacobus; Munsell; PERSI; Swem, 1894-1930.
	80-640221

58.	West Virginia history.  Charleston, W. Va., State Dept. of Archives
	and History.  v. 1-  Oct. 1939-               
							F236.W52 LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Indexed in PERSI.
	42-50005
	
59.	The William and Mary quarterly.*  Williamsburg, Va. {etc.}
	Institute of Early American History and Culture.  v. 1-27, July
	1892-Apr. 1919; 2d ser., v. l-23, Jan. 1921-Oct. 1943; 3d ser., v
	1-  Jan. 1944-  
							F221.W68a (Series 1) LH&G 
							F221.W71 (Series 2) LH&G
							F221.W71 (Series 3) LH&G
	Quarterly.
	Volumes in Series 1 published by Kraus Reprint Co.
	Variant title: William and Mary College quarterly historical
	magazine.
	Series 3 is in the closed stacks.                              
	Index of genealogical data in v. 1-16, no. 1, July 1892-July   
	1908.  1 v.                                                
	Indexed by Jacobus; Munsell; Swem, 1892-1930. 
	79-644578

These periodicals are not in the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room Reference Collection while the reading room is temporarily located in Room G20 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Ask a reference librarian for information about obtaining them.

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