Produced by The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Ancestors is a monthly magazine full of tips and guidance for family and other historians. Now the publishers are offering selected past articles for a modest fee. Most articles are four to five pages in length, and have been scanned in colour from the original magazine. Downloads are supplied in PDF format.
The National Archives’ Documents Online service has a selection available from recent issues, with more to be added shortly. Subjects covered include parish magazines, convicts in Bermuda and an introduction to the Archives and its work.
You can download individual articles for £0.75 or a compilation of up to five articles for £1.50 (about $2.19 US). To find out more, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/featuresonline.asp.
I wish that more magazines would do this. First of all, it is financially impossible to subscribe to every magazine. This is a good method for a magazine to add a bit more revenue from non-subscribers. Second, as I have written recently, I prefer articles in electronic format instead of on paper. Electronic articles are easier to store and to search later.