Family Tree Magazine
When you start a new hobby it is always useful to find a magazine that covers the topic. The problem is that when you want a specialist magazine, like a family tree magazine, you won't always find it on the shelves. However, there actually is a magazine called Family Tree Magazine that you can subscribe to. While a lot of the information in this publication is generic, it is published in the USA, and so will probably be more useful to Americans that to people from other countries. Then there is another magazine called Family Tree Magazine & Practical Family History that is published in the UK, and another that is published in Australia. So take your pick.
Choices for a Family Tree Magazine
Amazingly, the British publication has been published for a quarter of a century (yes, for 25 years). For this reason it is said to be one of the largest collections of family history related products. But of course then it probably won't be much use to Americans, other than those whose ancestors emigrated from the UK and made their way to the new country. Like the USA publication which was founded in 1999, it is available on line as well as in print.
The value of finding a publication that deals with your particular hobby is that it will have been designed to give you loads of information on that topic. Also, it should give you access to other people with the same interests as you, even if you only read about them and never get to meet them.
Having access to a publication - either in its hard copy form or on the Internet - about genealogy will help you learn more about searching for your ancestors. It may also give you some good ideas about how to present your genealogy chart, and if you want to use computer software to do this, which programs are best and exactly what they offer and what they cost. Most are updated from time to time and these specialist publications offer reviews so you can find out about content, price and ease of use.
You might even find some information about your own ancestors on the web sites of one or other family tree magazine.