History-Genealogy Magazines Poll

Here are the results of our 19th Unlock the Past poll - What do you generally read in history/genealogy magazines? One hundred and sixty-eight people voted casting a total of 1605 votes.

Most of the article categories listed are read by more than 50 percent of readers (just a few exceptions). The most popular articles are those focussing on overseas research closely followed by specialised or advanced articles, computing news, social history, research in Australia / New Zealand, and questions answered by experts.

 

 Response                                          # votes     % voters

  • Beginners articles                                  74             44.05
  • Specialised or advanced articles              126             75.00
  • Computing or internet advice/news        126             75.00
  • Social history (how people lived)             131            77.98
  • Heritage buildings/towns/gardens            68              40.48
  • Biographies or research case studies        115             68.45     
  • Researching in Australia/NZ                    125             74.40
  • Researching overseas                            140             83.33
  • Military interest                                      77             45.83
  • Photos/video - scanning & editing             72             42.86
  • Book reviews                                         92             54.76
  • Software reviews                                   84             50.00
  • New product notices                              95             56.55
  • Extras on CD with magazine                     76             45.24
  • Questions answered by experts              132             78.57
  • Advertising                                            46             27.38
  • I don't read magazines                              8              4.76
  • Other                                                   18             10.71

Other comments

  • I read everything. I particularly like unusal sources and problem solving.
  • Lists of FH Societies and Groups
  • Letters to the editor
  • Just enjoy learning as much as I can
  • I read AFTC cover to cover
  • Notices
  • I read everything in every magazine!
  • Anything to do with prisons/workhouses
  • The info on CDs (now web links instead) which were provided by Family Tree Mag UK never coincided with my many research interests there - useless!
  • Name interest lists, family reunion notices
  • I have never read a history/genealogy magazine
  • Cover to cover ....honestly
  • I read everything about history/genealogy that I can get my hands on.
  • Readers research interests/requests
  • New internet sites available. Can I help you forums.
  • Coming Events
  • If I buy a magazine I'll generally read everything in it however the items I've ticked are the ones that appeal to me most.
  • Anything relevant to my family searches

Where the voters came from

  • Australia - 149
  • Belgium - 1
  • Ireland - 1
  • New Zealand - 8
  • United Kingdom - 1
  • Unknown - 8
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