Treasure Chest Thursday: On-line Family History mags


Auckland Libraries’ has a fabulous new on-line magazine collection, Zinio, for those of us who just love our magazines. The mags are free to read on your laptop, tablet, phone or PC, there’s no waiting list, and while some of us might be just desperate to get our hands on the latest Runner’s World, Yoga for Beginners or Train like an Olympian (or – let’s be real here – Best Cookies Ever, Christmas Baking, and Woman’s Day Comfort Foods), there are a couple of publications that the family history enthusiast might like to take a look at.

First up is the very stylish Australian magazine, Inside History. As the blurb says, “Inside History is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage.” It’s published every two months, with “insightful, interesting and practical features… packed with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on our varied history.”


The second magazine you can borrow from Zinio is the UK magazine, Your Family Tree (not to be confused with Family Tree) with “… practical advice, written by experts, on all areas of family history research.”  Their aim is to make family history accessible to all.

You can read both of these on iPad, Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Win 8, PC/MAC and some back issues are available. You’ll need to be a library member to create accounts but then you’ll be away.

Here’s the link to Zinio – or if you prefer, the URL is:

http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/collections/eMagazines/ziniogettingstarted/Pages/ziniogettingstarted.aspx

… which is worth a browse just to see what else you can read – especially in the Food and Cooking section!

Joanne Graves
Central Auckland Research Centre

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One Response to “Treasure Chest Thursday: On-line Family History mags”

  1. Noel Brettoner17 July 2014 at 17:43

    I lived in Tauranga NZ for 20 years but when I returned 'home' to Oz in January 2008 I didn't make a note of (or continue) my library membership. I do however hold membership with my local Coffs Harbour, NSW State, & National Libraries.
    Is there any way I can gain access to NZ records etc via these?. I also have Ancestry dot com membership.

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