Family Tree Magazine Ends Publication
EB Lapointe

Family Tree finally ends publication after being published since 1990 at the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library in Moultrie, Georgia.

It started as a newsletter highlighting the valuable genealogy and local history resources housed at the library under the editorship of Beth Gay. The newsletter went from a 10-page "in-house" publication to a 52-page "magazine", and finally into an Internet publication. It grew into one of the largest genealogy publications in the world.

Beth Gay moved to South Carolina because of changes in her personal life, and the library has decided that the change in the focus of the newsletter and Beth's move were not compatible.

The library has taken the opportunity to shut down the magazine and reassess it's purpose as it "wishes to broaden the scope of the Family Tree to highlight the events and activities of the local libraries and become more responsive to the needs of the ever-growing number of researchers who contact us for help," said Melody Jenkins, Director of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library.

The publication ends with the June/July 2006 edition. The last Internet issue can be read online at <>.

03 September, 2006

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