American Ancestors Magazine: Volume 22 now available

Volume 22, Issue 4 Cover

Today we’ve added Volume 22 (2021) to our American Ancestors Magazine database. This update includes over 280 pages and 2,300 searchable names.

The themes for each of the new issues are listed below:

22.1: DNA Today: Sampling from the Tree of Knowledge
22.2: Health and Our Ancestors
22.3: New England Probate and Pilgrim Lore
22.4: Our Guide to Researching German Ancestors

The these records are indexed by full names, publication year (not the year of the record), article titles and authors.

American Ancestors features a wide range of article topics and styles including coverage of a particular region or group of people; case studies; descriptions of particular record sets; “how-to” articles; historic accounts that illuminate the past; research strategies and methodology; and accounts of migration and immigrant groups.

We update this database once a year, when the entire volume of the magazine is complete.  If you would like to view online issues of current Volume 23, be sure to visit our publications page where you can view the newest issue.

Interested researchers may also want to consult New England Ancestors, the publication that preceded American Ancestors magazine.

The entire run of American Ancestors is available in our research library, call number F1.N49.

This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteer David Anderson. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the database indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider Membership.