Going In-Depth

Going In-Depth

Going In-Depth is the digital genealogy magazine presented by The In-Depth Genealogist. In each monthly issue, you'll find guest articles, regular columns, and free resources such as Ask Ephraim and MIAA to help you along your family history journey. As with all IDG products, we strive to create a resource for every genealogist, no matter the age, stage, or focus of your research. Our subscribers get a new issue in the middle of each month.

Some tips to those who have subscribed...

  1. You must be logged in to access the latest issue.
  2. Click on the cover photo of the magazine to access the latest issue.
  3. If you want to download, scroll to the bottom of that page and click the link.
  4. Our issues are stored on Google Drive.  Click the down arrow to save to your Downloads folder on your computer.  Then you can print or read at your leisure!

Or watch our video demonstration on YouTube.

Looking for past issues of Going In-Depth? View them here.

Going In-Depth: August 2016




  1. Lisa Megna
    Lisa Megna February 15, 2013 at 12:06 am .

    Congrats on your newest venture! Can’t wait to read it each month.

  2. dDr. Bill (William L.) Smith
    dDr. Bill (William L.) Smith February 15, 2013 at 1:07 am .

    Magnificent, professional, simply outstanding first issue! I will be a privilege to promote it! 😉

  3. Julie Goucher
    Julie Goucher February 15, 2013 at 4:23 am .

    A fabulous first issue. Congratulations everyone for a great issue.

  4. Rorey Cathcart
    Rorey Cathcart February 15, 2013 at 7:04 am .

    Gorgeous! Congrats to all involved.

  5. MariannSRegan
    MariannSRegan February 15, 2013 at 9:34 am .

    Congratulations, everyone! You are a wonderful team. I am looking forward to reading great articles by your writers. So exciting!

  6. Barbara Poole
    Barbara Poole February 15, 2013 at 9:58 am .

    Congratulations on producing a beautiful publication. A couple of things I really liked besides the articles, were the ease of turning the pages, enlarging the pages, and seeing the links in blue, so easy to spot. You all should give yourselves a pat on the back. Thanks everybody.

  7. Janine Edmée Hakim
    Janine Edmée Hakim February 15, 2013 at 9:59 am .

    Cogratulations on this great new genealogy publication, and to a A fabulous first issue…..

  8. Larry Sanburg
    Larry Sanburg February 15, 2013 at 11:08 am .

    Congrats to the IDG team! Great job on the inaugural issue! I skimmed the whole issue and read a couple of the articles completely. Everything I read gave me ideas and insights and made me want to jump into more research immediately! I’m really looking forward to reading your magazine each month. Keep up the good work and keep ’em coming!!

    GRANT DAVIS February 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm .

    I’m very interested in this publication, but still a little confused on how to access.


    GRANT DAVIS February 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm .

    I have Nook not Kindle

  11. Smadar Belkind Gerson
    Smadar Belkind Gerson February 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm .

    Fantastic First Issue! Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it In-Depth!

  12. Jenna
    Jenna February 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm .

    Congratulations on your first issue. Very nicely done! I’m looking forward to reading all of the articles.

  13. LeAnn Knifer Atkin
    LeAnn Knifer Atkin February 15, 2013 at 11:49 pm .

    Reading this issue gave me a lot of information that I knew nothing about and I have been working on Family History for the past 30+ years. Wonderful, informative, and just plain fun to read. I am looking forward to the next issue. It was well put together and understandable to every level of research. Keep up the fantastic work. Thank you for making it available to all! p.s. I have posted the link on the FB page I administer. I hope you get lots of readers!

  14. Barry Sheldon
    Barry Sheldon February 17, 2013 at 8:20 am .

    Wonderful job and congratulations. I look forward to the 15th of each month.
    Take care and God Bless
    Barry Sheldon

  15. DebbieF.
    DebbieF. February 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm .

    Congrats to you all for putting out a superb ezine. I have just read cover to cover and have found each and every page an enjoyable education. Haven’t really seen that since my days of the Genealogical Helper magazine. Look forward to so many future magazines. ~debbie

    1. Terri O'Connell
      Terri O'Connell February 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm .


      Thank you so much, that is the ultimate compliment. The Genealogical Helper was my favorite magazine.

  16. Earl
    Earl February 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm .

    Great publication !! Thank you for doing this.

    In the article “Timeless Territories Deeds: How to get a copy”, page 24, by Michelle Goodman.
    It refers to “last October’s “Timeless Territories”” about deed indexes, how or where can I access that article? Thanks

  17. Harold
    Harold February 18, 2013 at 9:29 am .

    Your instructions for downloading a PDF version don’t work for me. On step 2 I don’t see a box with an arrow that shows ‘“download” if you hover over it with your mouse’. I have registered with the website but then what? Can anyone tell me what is going wrong? Thank you.

  18. MissPeggy55
    MissPeggy55 February 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm .

    I am astounded! This is much more than I ever though I would be receiving. I will definitely pass the word along about it.

    Great job! Magnificently prepared.

  19. MariannSRegan
    MariannSRegan February 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm .

    Hi. I’d like to comment on each article as I read through. Is there a way to do that? Or is there an icon that I should click on?

  20. Kathy Meyer
    Kathy Meyer February 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm .

    Now I just need to figure out how to get it on my Kindle and/or Iphone…..do you recommend a source for that part of the process?

  21. Lora
    Lora March 17, 2013 at 11:32 am .

    Wonderful new magazine!!

    However, I am having a hard time finding where I sign up for the reminders on the 15th of the month. Do I have to set an account with Issuu in order to get them?


  22. chieffmo
    chieffmo April 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm .

    Love your magazine. But I have one problem with it. It is very difficult to read in PDF format with double columns. It would be easier to read if everything was one column. That way I would not have to scroll down one side then back up the page to continue on the other side. Thanks.

    1. jenalford
      jenalford May 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm .

      Thank you for your comment regarding our magazine. Though we want to do our best to make it as easy to read as possible there are some limitations to the digital format. We want Going In-Depth to look and feel like a real magazine and be aesthetically pleasing in addition to providing great content. You might try reading it through the online reader at Issuu. Or you could print a copy (I’d print black & white for best readability). I’m sorry that we can’t accommodate your request, but at this time we’re going to continue to provide a magazine with a mix of single and two column articles. I hope you understand and continue to read.

      Thank you!
      Jen Alford

    TYGRCAT October 15, 2013 at 10:15 am .

    Obviously a lot of thought, planning, and hard work went into what appears to be a prime publication. Thank you for the blood, sweat and tears that you endured to put this together so that we could all benefit. Fabulous!

  24. Jon Bayless
    Jon Bayless October 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm .

    Thank you so much for including the PDF option. I had about given up reading your excellent publication on ISSUU, it makes me chase it all over the screen and changes sizes anytime I try to click on a link. The PDF is perfectly well behaved.

    1. Terri O'Connell
      Terri O'Connell October 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm .

      Jon, we are so glad that it is working for you!
      Thanks for reading!

  25. Peggy Lauritzen
    Peggy Lauritzen October 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm .

    I just absolutely love this magazine. You have a team of excellent writers that always bring something new to think about. Thank you so much!

    1. Terri O'Connell
      Terri O'Connell October 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm .


      Thank you so much, it truly means a lot to know that the genealogy community appreciates what we are doing here.


  26. John Browne Ayes
    John Browne Ayes November 2, 2013 at 8:17 am .

    Great magazine. Informative too.

  27. LeAnn Knifer Atkin
    LeAnn Knifer Atkin December 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm .

    My readers, including me, LOVE “Going In-Depth”! Keep up the good work and have you thought of doing some articles from the west. Seems like you mostly concentrate on the east and mid-west.

    1. Jennifer Alford
      Jennifer Alford December 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm .

      Thanks LeAnn! I’d love to get a western US point of view in the magazine. Please consider submitting something for our blog or the magazine. Email us at editor@theindepthgenealogist.com and maybe we can work together!

      Jen A

  28. Robin D. Shimpa
    Robin D. Shimpa January 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm .

    I like the magazine and especially the easy way to download and save the issue to my laptop for later reading. Keep up the great work you are doing.

  29. Carol Ellis-Jones
    Carol Ellis-Jones March 22, 2014 at 10:41 am .

    Congratulations on producing a beautiful publication. I really liked the articles, the ease of turning and enlarging the pages, and seeing the easy to spot links. I give you a silent applause. Thanks everybody.

  30. Dorothy A. Heinle
    Dorothy A. Heinle March 29, 2014 at 10:23 am .

    Thanks for your informative, instructive words. I usually wait to read the IDG letter until I have time to savor every article I choose to read. Then I take notes, and start checking out new ways to find those relatives who are still hiding their lives from me. I hate to think of some future descendant of mine searching for information about me, and I’ll admit, I don’t make it any easier for them. They should have to search as I have. What a pleasure it has been and still is , as I write and compile a very thoroughly referenced family history. They will find me there in the stories I’ve shared with them as Author’s Notes, etc.. Families should be shared! Thanks for making it easier for me.

  31. Peggy Lauritzen
    Peggy Lauritzen June 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm .

    You always do such a nice job!!! I’m really proud of all of you and your fantastic articles.

  32. Jennifer Alford
    Jennifer Alford June 19, 2014 at 7:35 am .

    Thank you so much Peggy! I enjoy putting it all together each month and hope that readers are getting a lot out of it. I know I have learned a lot from each of our writers. Thanks for the support!

  33. Peggy Lauritzen
    Peggy Lauritzen August 7, 2014 at 12:13 am .

    Each issue just keeps getting better and better!

    1. Jennifer Alford
      Jennifer Alford August 12, 2014 at 7:43 am .

      Thank you Peggy! I enjoy putting it all together. I learn so much from each of our writers.

  34. Delores Martin
    Delores Martin November 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm .

    Even after renewing yesterday I still can’t read the November issue.

    1. Jennifer Alford
      Jennifer Alford November 17, 2015 at 7:42 am .

      Delores, I don’t believe your paypal payment went through. I logged in to our account and there is no payment showing for you. Can you try again?

      Thanks for your persistence!

    2. Terri O'Connell
      Terri O'Connell November 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm .

      Delores, I think I fixed the problem. If you could try one more time for me. I appreciate it.

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