Genealogist is the quarterly educational journal of the Minnesota Genealogical
H. Fonkert, CG|
and Layout Editor:
| ||Conrad deFiebre|
| ||Sandy Stadtherr|
invites members and readers to submit articles for publication. Submit articles
Please read Writers' Guidelines below before submitting your article.
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The Minnesota Genealogical
Society invites submissions of several kinds of articles:
research articles reporting findings from research into ancestral or descendant
lines of families with Minnesota or Upper Midwest connections; research articles
should use footnotes or endnotes to document sources; preferred length: 1,500
to 3,000 words.
history research stories describing a researcher's path of discovery,
including what the researcher knew at the outset, how one piece of information
led to another, and how a particular problem was solved; articles should clearly
identify sources in the narrative, or in footnotes or endnotes; preferred length:
1,000 to 2,500 words.
history heritage travel stories describing trips to ancestral sites;
stories should include advice on planning a trip, how to find ancestral sites,
and how to use travel to advance genealogical research; preferred length: 500
to 1,500 words.
source guides describing how to find new or under-utilized genealogical
sources; preferred length: 500 to 1,500 words.
and software reviews describing software programs for research, writing,
image management and other genealogical activities; preferred length: 500 to 1,500
reviews summarizing and evaluating books of interest to genealogists
and family historians; preferred length: 300 to 750 words.
articles, research stories and heritage travel stories should have some connection
to Minnesota or the Upper Midwest. Preference is given to MGS members, but non-member
submissions are welcome.
articles digitally in file formats readable in Microsoft Word, preferably Word
2003 (.doc files). Place tables or charts at the end of your file. Photographs
and images are invited, but please do not embed in your text file; send each image
as a separate file. Clearly identify each image. Unless asked, do not send paper
copies of articles or photographs. Use a descriptive file name such as: yourname
yourtopic draft 21Jun2010.doc, using your name, topic and date of submission
to identify your file. Submit digital files via email to:
include the following information in your submission email:
List of photos or other images, with proposed captions
Short biographical statement (max: 75 words)
your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign a writer's
agreement giving MGS exclusive one-year right to publish your article. You will
retain copyright ownership.
articles will be edited for style and length. The editing process includes several
The Managing Editor will acknowledge your submission.
2) The Managing Editor
will inform you of a decision to use or not use your article, and send you a Writers
Agreement if your article is accepted for publication; the Managing Editor may
ask you to make changes in length or organization of the article.
3) The Managing
Editor will send your article to a Minnesota Genealogist copy editor
4) The Managing Editor will review the copy editors suggestions
and return the edited version to you for review; this is your last chance to make
any substantive changes to the article.
5) You will return the article to
the Managing Editor, with any requests for changes.
6) The Managing Editor
will send your article to the Layout Editor, who will place your article (and
any images) into a final page layout; space limitations may require minor adjustments
to your article at this point.
7) The Layout Editor will send a proof of your
article to you and Minnesota Genealogist proofreaders for final review.
Substantive changes are not permitted at this point; only spelling, grammar or
serious errors will be corrected.
8) You will notify the Managing Editor and
Layout Editor of any problems by the date requested.
9) The Layout Editor
will send the final product to the printer.
10) MGS will send you two complimentary
copies of the published journal.
do not expect our authors to be professional writers; our editors are here to
help, with the goal of making you look good to your readers. We do not expect
you to have a style manual or Evidence Explained at your finger tips,
but we do urge you to keep a dictionary handy. Do not let fear of making a mistake
keep you from writing; if you have a good story, we will help you fix the grammar
Spell-check your document; consult a recent dictionary when in doubt.
Refer to Chicago Manual of Style , 15th Edition or later.
Refer to Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained. Citations are an
art, not a science - variations in format are permissible, but use consistent
form within your document. Provide enough information that readers can evaluate
the source and find the source if they wish to view it for themselves. Endnotes,
rather than footnotes, are preferred. Remember: anything that is not general knowledge
should have a source citation.
Please do not include special formatting in your file. Use bold-face type only
for section headlines. Use italics only when essential. Extra formatting makes
it more difficult for others to work with your file.
Make sure verbs match your subjects in tense, person, and number. Avoid passive
Spell-out numbers under 10. Consult the Chicago Manual of Style for details.
Unless you are using a direct quote from another document, use the standard genealogical
form: "21 June 2010."
Avoid abbreviations. Do not use postal state abbreviations (MN), except in postal
addresses. Rather, use standard abbreviations: e.g., Minn., Ia., Mich., Wisc.
to Back Issues||Purchasing
Index - Vol. 37, 2006|
- Vol. 36, 2005
Index - Vol.
Index - Vol.
34, Number 4, Winter 2003
- Vol. 34, Number 3, Autumn 2003
- Vol. 34, Number 2, Summer 2003
- Vol. 34, Number 1, Spring 2003
Index - Vol. 1, 1969 - Vol. 25, 1994
to Book Reviews - Vol. 1, 1969 - Vol. 25, 1994
Copies of many back issues of the Minnesota
Genealogist are still available at $5 each.
Reprints of township (plat) maps with every name
indexes. $15.00 each.
- Cottonwood County
- 1896 Plat Book
- Dakota County - 1874
and 1879 Wall Maps. These are indexes of the maps and a reprint (42" by 42") of
the 1879 map is included.
County - 1886 Plat Book
- Hennepin County
- First and Early Settlers. (from Hennepin Co., first book of abstracts and files
of West Hennepin Co. Pioneer Association: maps illustrate entries).
County - 1887 Plat Book
- Lyon County
- 1902 Plat Book
- Nobles County - 1888
Plat Book (includes patron index)
County - 1896 Plat Book (includes patron index)
Lake (Pennington) County - Standard County Atlas - 1910
County - 1900 Plat Book
- Rock County
- 1886 Plat Book
- Scott County - 1898
Cemetery (St Paul) Records
Cemetery Vol 1: Zion Lutheran Church Section, 43 pages - $10.00
Cemetery Vol 2: 1853-31 May 1871, 104 pages - $15.00
Cemetery Vol 3: 1 June 1871-31 May 1878, 97 pages - $15.00
Cemetery, Stillwater (Washington County), 29 pages, approximately 4,000 entries
- Brown Cemetery, Henderson,
Sibley County, 57 pages, approximately 3,500 entries - $15.00