The January 2019 Issue is Here to Brighten Your Day 2

Time for another great issue of Going In-Depth Magazine! If you are a subscriber, be sure to sign in at Kajabi.  If you are not a subscriber, you could subscribe for just $35.

With over 5 years of issues available to our subscribers, this monthly genealogy magazine is a fantastic value. Each issue is a PDF that you can download and read on your computer, tablet, or phone.  Here’s a little bit of what you can expect in the magazine…

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!

Earlier this month, we took a step to move the magazine to a new website at which is hosted on the Kajabi platform. This new website hosts a collection of the magazines and even has some bonus material for our subscribers. If you have not taken the first step to login, we have a handy video available to show you how it’s done and what you will find there. Check it out at For those who have logged in, be sure to check out the bonus content that we have added for subscribers. We hope you like what you find!

Something else that is coming soon is that we will be offering our e-books and in-brief guides on a subscription basis too! When new books or in-briefs come out, subscribers will automatically have access to them. Not to mention that there is bonus content there too. Jen has included copies of webinars that she has presented over the past year. If you have an interest in Jewish Genealogy there will also be a short course with two webinars and handouts available for you to purchase. We hope that you’ll find the Kajabi website easier to use than our previous set up!

In other news, writer and educator, Elissa Scalise Powell has been working hard behind the scenes to compile a new book for us. Elissa has a lot of knowledge of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas and so she has created “A Genealogist’s Guide to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” which will be available for sale next month. Keep an eye out for an announcement on the blog and on social media!

Finally we want to say a big “Thank You” to contributor, Ute Brandenburg. This issue’s article will be her last one with us and while we are always sad to see a writer go, we also understand that sometimes you have to do what’s right for you. Priorities change and you have to focus your time on what’s important. Thank you Ute for all your wonderful articles. We know many readers have benefited from your expertise in German genealogy. We are sad to see you go!

We hope that you find a few gems in this issue of the magazine! We have wonderful articles from Cheri, George, Melissa, Shauna, and Ute that we are sure you will enjoy.

In This Issue:

  • MODUS OPERANDI: “Telling Their Story with a Family History Blog” By Cheri Hudson Passey. Looking for a fun way to share the stories you uncover about your family? A family history blog may be what you need. Your family’s story, your way, one post at a time.
  • HEIMATBOTE: “Traveling to Poland for German Research” By Ute Brandenburg. Polish archives hold an amazing variety of German record collections, most of which cannot be found online.
  • FROM THE STACKS: “Get Copies of Everything! You Will Be Glad You Did!” By Melissa Barker. When Melissa heard about a stash of records found in a box at the Stewart County, Tennessee Archives that had to do with Jesse Glasgow, she immediately asked for copies of those records. The archivist asked “Do you want copies of everything? A lot of this stuff is just old receipts.” In this article, she shares why she now requests copies of everything.
  • GENEALOGY DOWNUNDER: “Australia A-Z – Convicts” By Shauna Hicks. We continue our exploration of 26 different aspects of Australian family history research in our Australia A-Z. This month it is C for Convicts. The British settled Australia as a penal settlement, first in New South Wales, then Norfolk Island, Van Diemen’s Land (later known as Tasmania) and finally in Western Australia. South Australia was the only state not to have convicts sent directly to it.
  • GENEALOGY, BY GEORGE!: “Analysis of Your Family Bibles” By George G. Morgan.  We dream of locating and working with the Bibles owned by our ancestral family members and to access the entries written in the hands of our forebears. Don’t be too quick to accept what you see without carefully examining the Bible itself and scrutinize each entry with a critical eye. And don’t overlook things tucked inside.

About Jennifer Alford

Jennifer Alford is a writer, artist, and genealogy professional specializing in research in Jewish genealogy and the Midwest. As the owner of Jenealogy ( she creates engaging family history treasures to enhance the bond between generations. The love of photography, storytelling, and history combine in her blog and unique products. As part of The In-Depth Genealogist's Leadership Team, Jen is Publisher of IDG's monthly magazine, Going In-Depth.

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