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Magazine poll results

Here are the results of our third Unlock the Past poll. 210 people cast 701 votes in all. This indicates an average of more than 3 magazines per person.

What Genealogy Magazines do you read regularly or occasionally?. Check all that apply.

Note: we have changed the percentage given to the more meaningful percent of voters, not percent of votes.

  • A society magazine (one or more) – 66.2%
  • Australian Family Tree Connections  – 65.2%
  • PC User (genealogy section)  – 9.0%
  • Ancestors magazine (UK) – 25.2%
  • Family History Monthly (UK) – 34.3%
  • Family Tree Magazine (UK) – 50.0%
  • Practical Family History (UK) – 28.6%
  • Who Do You Think You Are Magazine (UK) – 18.1%
  • Your Family Tree (UK) – 23.8%
  • Irish Roots Magazine – 5.2%
  • Other – 8.1%

‘Other’ votes that people have entered in the poll.

  • Your Family History (US)
  • Ancestry
  • US Ancestry Magazine
  • Kew UK monthly journal
  • Internet Genealogy Online
  • Ancestor Magazine Australia
  • East Surrey Family History, Tasmanian Ancestry,Port Phillip Pioneers, The Fig Tree,
  • Ancestor Magazine
  • Your Family History (UK)
  • mementos
  • Descent
  • Discover My Past Scotland
  • Any that takes may fancy
  • MPFHS Bi-Monthly Publication
  • none

Where the voters came from

  • Australia      197
  • New Zealand     7
  • Unknown     2
  • Singapore     1
  • China     1
  • Netherlands     1
  • United States     1

Not surprising to see AFTC magazine with 66% readership among those interested enough to use the Unlock the Past site. A little surprising was that a third of respondents did not read a society magazine. Perhaps most surprising was seeing the number reading the English magazines, especially 50% reading Family Tree Magazine, and another 29% its sister magazine, Practical Family History

We invite you to complete our new, slightly different poll – We need your Help This will run over two weeks concluding Friday 6 November.

Please let us know of any ideas for poll questions.