Journal of Multidisciplinary Research -- Special Issue on Genealogy and Family History
The current issue of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, an international peer-reviewed open access journal, focuses on Genealogy.
“This special genealogy issue of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is unique – bringing our readers what Dr. Hershkovitz calls a “rigorous, multifaceted research” in a growing but underrepresented field of academic research.”
It’s great to see that the academic research world is paying more attention to genealogy and family history. We all know how rigorous our discipline can be and the research challenges we explore on a regular basis.
The contents of this issue are ….
· Critical Family History: Situating Family within Contexts of Power Relationships by Christine E. Sleeter
· Memory and Belonging: The Social Construction of a Collective Memory during the Intercultural Transition of Immigrants from Argentina in Israel by Yaakov M. Bayer
· Recuperating Ethnic Identity through Critical Genealogy by Christine Scodari
· 200 Years of Scottish Jewry: A Demographic and Genealogical Profile by Kenneth Collins, Neville Lamdan, and Michael Tobias
· The Genealogist’s Information World: Creating Information in the Pursuit of a Hobby by Crystal Fulton
· Review of Genealogía Cubana: San Isidoro de Holguín: Padrón de las casas y familias de este Pueblo de San Isidoro de Holguín hecho en el mes de Febrero del año del Señor del 1735, by W. Navarrete and M. D. Espino by Lourdes Del Pino
Most of these articles aren’t how we typically view our field (they are broader (not individual family case studies) and yet narrower (deep empirical perspectives on a specific experience or place) and if we seek to have genealogy viewed as academically rigorous, peer-reviewed publication in an academic research journal is important recognition that genealogy and family history research involves academic rigor -- something we all know and experience regularly.
You can access the complete archive of the journal here.
Are you aware of any other peer-reviewed academic journals which have published genealogy-related content?
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Dick Eastman for bringing this to our attention
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