It is with sadness that I read the Editor's Desktop column in the latest issue of Digital Genealogist. Owner/Editor Liz Kerstens wrote:
"Well, I gave it my best shot. This is the last issue of Digital Genealogist. I would like to thank all of the faithful readers over the past nearly three years of this publication. You allowed me to keep trying, even when it didn’t look like the magazine should go on. Unfortunately, there are many other people who either found out about the magazine too late, or who never came to read."
Liz went on to explain the factors that led to her decision, then wrote:
"While I would love to continue Digital Genealogist because of the quality of writing and the importance of the articles presented here, I am physically and financially unable to go on. Stress and life have taken their toll and I need to move on."
It is always sad to see any genealogy publication come to an end. In this case, I am especially sensitive to the closure of a subscription-based e-publication. There aren't many of us around!
As to Liz Kerstens, she is a talented lady, and I am sure she will survive and prosper. I have known Liz for a number of years and have always been impressed by the high quality and the high volume of work she turns out. Her Digital Genealogist e-magazine always reflected her high standards, the same as her editing of several other print magazines in the past.
I'd like to join Liz's many readers in wishing her the best of luck in her future endeavors.