The American Genealogist
|Discipline||Genealogy, American history|
|Edited by||Nathaniel Lane Taylor, Joseph C. Anderson II, Roger D. Joslyn|
New Haven Genealogical Magazine, The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine
The American Genealogist (United States)
|ISO 4||Am. Geneal.|
The American Genealogist is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on genealogy and family history. 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.
The following persons have been editors-in-chief:
- Donald Lines Jacobus, 1922-1965
- George E. McCracken, 1966–1983
- Robert Moody Sherman, 1984, and Ruth Wilder Sherman, 1984-1992
- David L. Greene, 1993–2014
- Nathaniel Lane Taylor, 2015–present
Abstracting and indexing
- Francois Weil, Family Trees: A History of Genealogy in America (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013), 167—168
- 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
- David L. Greene, "Donald Line Jacobus, Scholarly Genealogy, and The American Genealogist," The American Genealogist 72, 3-4 (July–October 1997): 159—180.
- Official website
- The American Genealogist at AmericanAncestors; complete text of all back issues 1922-2007.