March, 2023, will mark the change from a quarterly paper and .pdf journal to a monthly email version of Generations. This change has been discussed for over a year within the MGS Council and Executive and there are many reasons for the change. The two most overwhelming issues are: 1) the cost of printing and mailing the journals that are still being sent out to various Archives as well as to Life Members of MGS who don’t have a computer; and 2) the fact that no volunteers have stepped forward to keep creating the journal.
NEW Generations Digital Journal
Since MGS does have a Newsletter sent out on the months that the journal is not published, it was decided that the newsletter would expand to monthly and to cover both the newsletter items and submitted journal articles which are a member benefit. As a result, the journal articles will be accessible by member’s through logging in to the member’s area to view the article.
In the MGS Member’s Area, the Generations Journal section will still have all the old journals (since 1976) available for viewing, as well as a digital copy of the new Generations Digital Journal going forward.
Submissions to the Generations Digital Journal will now take place monthly instead of quarterly. As always, both members and non-members are welcome to submit articles about their ancestor’s, as well as anything relevant to genealogical research that they would like to share. All MGS standing committees are welcome to submit updates on their activities at MGS. Submissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.