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
- 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
- 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