As announced last July by Liz Kelley Kerstens:
"Ancestry has discontinued its magazine Genealogical Computing, effective with the July/August/September 2006 issue that is currently in the mail. As editor of GC for the past nearly seven years, I still believe there's a need for a magazine devoted to genealogy and technology. To that end, I am starting my own magazine later this year. It will be called Digital Genealogist and will be delivered to subscribers as a PDF. It will be similar in format and content to Genealogical Computing. In fact, a lot of the authors and columnists will continue to write for me in the new publication, including Drew Smith, popular Cybrarian columnist. The first issue of Digital Genealogist will be sent out via PDF attachment to subscribers in November 2006"
The first issue of Digital Genealogist has appeared on time, as promised. Liz has produced a visually appealing magazine that is available as a PDF file. She has a number of well-known genealogy authors who have contributed articles to the first edition, including: Gordon Gray, Bill Mumford, Elissa Scalise Powell, Laura Prescott, Geoffrey Rasmussen, David Rencher, Drew Smith, Gary and Diana Smith, Juliana Smith, Joshua Taylor, Susan Zacharias, and, of course, Liz Kerstens.
One of the advantages to subscribers of a magazine published as a PDF file is that the URLs in both the articles and the ads will be live links, allowing you to immediately explore ideas suggested by authors as well as the websites of advertisers.
Digital Genealogist will be published bimonthly. The first issue is free and is available now at http://www.digitalgenealogist.com. Starting with the second issue, subscriptions are $20 a year.