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Family Tree Magazine February 2006 Digital Edition


Featuring 365 Ways to Discover Your Roots, Exit Strategies, State Research Guides, and more!

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365 Ways to Discover Your Roots
A tip a day keeps the brick walls away—and we’ve compiled a year’s worth of advice in our 2006 genealogy planner. By Lisa A. Alzo

Exit Strategies
Haven’t searched for your immigrant ancestors at their ports of departure? You may be missing the boat on valuable genealogical records. By James M. Beidler

State Research Guides
Trace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:

  • California
  • Arkansas

Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, advice and resources you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.

Gold Digging
Don’t be fooled by shoddy online family trees. Heed these five tips to sort the gold from the garbage in online pedigree databases. By David A. Fryxell

Deep Roots
Liberate your Colonial-era lineage with our primer on pre-independence records and resources. By David A. Fryxell


Out on a Limb
Kicking off 2006 with new content. By Allison Stacy

Making Connections
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

Branching Out
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • An underground African-American genealogy project • Conservation in the wake of hurricane devastation • Updates at • A new tool Mountaineers will cheer. By Diane Haddad

Living History
The season’s best heritage events, including: A true tribute to Honest Abe in California • Texas history on stage • Old-fashioned fun in Maryland. By Dana Schmidt

Everything’s Relative
Tales from the lighter side of family history, plus a brand-new showcase for clever and comical contributions from our readers.

Photo Detective
Who wears the pants in your family? By Maureen A. Taylor

Now What?
Sisterly advice, killer techniques and more from our genealogy gurus.

Preserving Memories
Keys to protecting precious keepsakes for years to come. By Anne Wilbur

Get with the program-we give you the lowdown on upgrades to Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree software. Plus: • PDF pointers • Castle Garden Web search secrets • Five great books for Black History Month. Edited by Dana Schmidt

Time Capsule
A TV journalist broadcasts her parents’ dramatic love story. By Ann Curry

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