This weekend was a bit of a rough one for me emotionally. For a few months now I have been struggling with a difficult situation that ultimately means the end of The In-Depth Genealogist. After 6.5 years of publishing the magazine, we came to the decision that we could no longer keep our business in operation.
I’m sad about it.
It was a source of a lot of joy in the early years. I enjoyed meeting readers who came up to me at conferences and shared their own genealogy research stories. I met many very talented writers and educators who were willing to share their knowledge with the genealogical community through our website and magazine. I spent many hours working on our publications and for the first few years the joy of working on it was enough. But we ended up having more and more expenses and we were in too deep. It became less joyful and more of a source of stress and worry.
So we decided to call it quits.
And I feel really sad about it. While I know that ultimately it will be a relief that it’s ended… I also feel like I have given up on a great thing. I feel like I have let people down and that I am not sure where I go from here. I know that I will bounce back and find my genealogy joy again, but for now.. I just feel really sad about the turn of events. And so I will be taking a bit of a break online as I deal with the end of The In-Depth Genealogist.
So long and thanks for all the fish…