This section informs you of all the publications that I have written for over the years. By following the links you can find out what I wrote when and for whom. I started writing articles back in April 2000, not expecting to ever get the article published. I also used to frequent the local newsagency to find out what was happening with the different publications, only to one day find my article was actually published in the magazine I sent it to. The rest they say is history.
Herein you will see that I have mostly written reviews on how software has performed at each of its iterations in its own life cycle.
I have also written freelance articles that have both a genealogical and computer connection.
All up, I have written 89 articles - the breakdown is as follows:
The follow-up to this publication still in production is called The Legacy Handbook
Australian Family Tree Connections (AFTC) was the first publication that I had ever submitted an article to for publication. In all honesty, I never expected the article to ever see the light of day, but was I wrong.
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I started writing articles back in April 2000, not expecting to ever get the article published. Because I was also an avid fan of keeping track with what was happening in the family history and genealogical world, I also use to frequent the local newsagency to find out what was being offered with the different publications, only to one day find my article was actually published in the magazine I sent it to. The rest they say is history - well almost.
My first published work with AFTC was called Information Highway Referencing and Browser Management and I continued writing for the publication for 47 issues. Each link below takes you to the first article for each year. From there you can select each month's article.
Family Tree Magazine (UK) is a monthly English magazine published by ABM Publishing and distributed worldwide. I have had over 25 articles published in Family Tree Magazine from August 2006 issue.
Articles written range from software reviews and How-To's to general genealogical technology.
Articles on software reviews include but not limited to Legacy 6, RootsMagic 3, TMG 6, FTM 2006, GenBox 3.2, GenP and Relatively Yours 3.
Articles on How-To's have been Creating a Book using standard Genealogical programs, Merging GEDCOM Files and eBook Software.
Articles on genealogical technology include Basic Website Design and the Use of Spreadsheets in Genealogy.
website - Family Tree Magazine
Practical Family History (UK) is the sister publication to Family Tree Magazine (UK) also published monthly by ABM Publishing and distributed worldwide. I have had 2 articles published in Practical Family History.
PFH is designed for the new researcher to family history and therefore the articles are structured less technical yet giving them all the necessary information for the novice just starting out in their newfound adventure.
Topics that I have covered in PFH include a review on PAF 5.2 as well as a 4-page spread on a bumper software collection. In this collection I covered 16 separate programs - 12 of which were dedicated genealogical programs, and four were genealogical helper programs, programs that can assist you in your day-to-day activities of family history.
website - Practical Family History
Family History Monthly (UK) is a monthly English publication by Diamond Publishing and is distributed worldwide. I have had 6 articles published Family History Monthly.
The articles in Family HIstory Monthly included to broad reviews where the first covered Australian Software, and the second covered the products of the Canadian business MudCreek Software.
The four genealogical programs covered were Family Tree Legends, RootsMagic, The Master Genealogist 5 UK Edition and Second Site.
website - Family History Monthly
Genealogical Computing (GC) is an American quarterly magazine published by MyFamily.com. I have had 5 articles published by GC between 2004 and 2006
All the articles that I have written for GC have been software related and explore the new aspects of each new version. None of the articles have been reworked and contained up to date information relating to each new release.
In 2004, I appeared in 3 out of the 4 issues. The Jan-Mar 04 issue was about Legacy 5 (US), the Jul-Sep 04 issue was about Heredis 7 (FR), and the Oct-Dec 04 issue was about Relatively Yours 3 (AU). The 4th article was published Oct-Dec 05 and was about the GenP (AU) program while the last article published Apr-Jun 06 and was about Legacy 6 (US).
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN) is a weekly American newsletter published by Dick Eastman. I have had 5 articles published in the newsletter between January 2004 and July 2004.
All the articles written for EOGN were software reviews. None of the articles have been reworked and contained up to date information relating to each new release.
In EOGN 9.3 (19 Jan 2004), I reviewed Family Historian 2.2.
In EOGN 9.8 (23 Feb 2004), I reviewed GenMatcher 1.03.
In EOGN 9.25 (21 Jun 2004), I reviewed RootsMagic 2.
In EOGN 9.26 (28 Jun 2004) I reviewed World Place Advisor 1.2.
My last article was in EOGN 9.29 (19 Jul 2004) where I reviewed PathWiz 3.
website - EOGN