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From: "MScheffler" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Popularity of genealogy
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 23:29:38 -0400
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I was looking through some some old Ancestry magazines this evening and
found the following excerpt from the March/April 1997 issue:
"Genealogy's rising popularity....is the subject of an article recently
featured in Newsweek magazine. The 24 February 1997 issue cites a study
done for American Demographics magazine which concludes that 'forty-two
million Americans have started to trace their heritage.'...."
For those looking for a formal study, it might be worth looking into the
article in the American Demographics magazine. Try the periodicals indexes
in your local public library.