The Genealogist

The Genealogist is a bi-annual genealogical journal founded in 1980 by Neil D. Thompson, a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (ASG). Articles are published in full detail, including references. The journal allows shorter articles, but focuses on articles that are often too large or complex for other genealogical publishing forums. Each issue has a minimum of 128 pages.[1]

The Genealogist
Available inEnglish
OwnerAmerican Society of Genealogists
EditorsCharles M. Hansen
Gale Ion Harris
Launched1980; 42 years ago (1980)


The primary goals of the periodical are the same as the ASG:[2]

  • "To advance genealogical research standards and to encourage publication of the results"
  • "To secure recognition of genealogy as a serious subject of research in the historical and social fields of learning"


The Genealogist is currently edited by Charles M. Hansen, Colonel, US Army retired, FASG and Gale Ion Harris, Ph.D., FASG.[1]


From 1997 (vol. 11) to 2009 (vol. 23), the journal was published by Picton Press. Since Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 2010), it has been published and distributed directly by the American Society of Genealogists.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "The Genealogist". American Society of Genealogists. 1980. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Genealogist". About the ASG. American Society of Genealogists. 1980. Retrieved March 1, 2015.

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