The American Genealogist

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The American Genealogist
DisciplineGenealogy, American history
Edited byNathaniel Lane Taylor, Joseph C. Anderson II, Roger D. Joslyn
Publication details
Former name(s)
New Haven Genealogical Magazine, The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine
The American Genealogist (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. Geneal.
OCLC no.15561960

The American Genealogist is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on genealogy and family history.[1][2] It was established by Donald Lines Jacobus in 1922 as the New Haven Genealogical Magazine. In July 1932 it was renamed The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine and the last part of the title was dropped in 1937, giving the journal its current title. All editors have been fellows of the American Society of Genealogists.[3]


The following persons have been editors-in-chief:

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is indexed in the Periodical Source Index and Book Review Index Online Plus.


  1. ^ Francois Weil, Family Trees: A History of Genealogy in America (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013), 167—168
  2. ^ Robert M. Taylor Jr. and Ralph J. Crandall, "Historians and Genealogists: An Emerging Community of Interest", in Generations and Change: Genealogical Perspectives in Social History, ed. Robert M. Taylor Jr. and Ralph J. Crandall (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 1986), 12—13n27
  3. ^ David L. Greene, "Donald Line Jacobus, Scholarly Genealogy, and The American Genealogist," The American Genealogist 72, 3-4 (July–October 1997): 159—180.

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