Out on a Limb: Year One
12/1/2000
Family Tree Magazine is a hit — because you deserved it.

This issue marks the first year of publication for Family Tree Magazine. I want to thank you, our readers, for making Family Tree Magazine far and away America's most popular family history magazine.

As we developed this new magazine, we became convinced that genealogists deserved a magazine as good as any other "special interest" publication. Why should skin divers, teddy-bear collectors and hot rodders all have handsome, four-color magazines with photos and illustrations by the best in the business — but not genealogists? The family history field had many fine research-oriented journals, but no magazine with how-to information written and edited to the standards of, say, National Geographic or American Heritage.