Featuring Giving Trees, Born Yesterday, State Research Guides, and more!
Think your busy schedule prevents you from making research progress? Think again. We highlight 16 family tree feats you can achieve in just 20 minutes. By David A. Fryxell
Don’t assume an adopted or orphaned ancestor is a research dead end. These 11 tricks can help you break through the brick wall. By Clark Kidder with Allison Stacy
State Research Guides
Trace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
- North Dakota
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.
Our guide gets you started tracing Arabic ancestors in Syria, Lebanon and throughout the Middle East. By Brad Crawford
You’ve inherited the family archives—now what? We present practical solutions for sorting and storing inherited “heirlooms” (including what you can toss). By Fern Glazer
No index? No problem. These five hints help you quickly find your family in the news. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Thanks to Stephen P. Morse’s One-Step Web Pages, genealogists can bypass popular Web sites’ search limitations. Here’s how to make the most of this “back door” to Ellis Island and other online databases. By Rick Crume
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Out on a Limb
Coming together in 2007. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Special report on the genealogy industry • WorldVitalRecords.com • the premiere of RootsTelevision • PERSI improvements. By Diane Haddad
The innovation that elevated our ancestors’ ambitions. By David A. Fryxell
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Strategies for saving war letters. Edited by Diane Haddad
Our experts answer your questions on servicemen in the census and death-certificate details.
Does the new GenealogyBank Web site pay research dividends? Plus: • PedigreeSoft.com review • Point-and-click photo albums • Family Tree Maker 16 review • genealogy file-sharing etiquette • the Book Report. Edited by Dana Schmidt
Addressing immigrant photo mysteries.By Maureen A. Taylor
Test your genealogy IQ on Milton S. Hershey’s family tree. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack