Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

New MGS Journal Editor Appointed

MGS is pleased to announce that Jackie Fox has been appointed by the Executive Board to be the new Editor of the MGS Journal, succeeding Malissa Ruffner, who is ending her 2-year term.

Jackie has had a long career in journal publishing, having worked as a copyeditor and proofreader, managing editor, and publications director for several nonprofit professional associations in the Washington, DC, area. She was director of the US journals program for Oxford University Press for seven years. In her current position, she is publications director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and has served as managing editor of their journal for the past 17 years.

In addition to her publications experience, Jackie has for several decades researched her own family in the Baltimore area and in New England.

Many thanks to Malissa for her years of service to the Journal! Her excellence as Editor ensured that the Journal continued as a high quality publication devoted to informative and well-reasoned articles on Maryland families and sources.
If you have an interest in writing for the Journal or serving as a peer reviewer, contact Jackie at