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Family Tree Magazine November 2009 Digital Edition


Featuring Express Shipping, Usual Suspects, Indian Territory, and more!

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Express Shipping
Save time and energy tracing immigrant ancestors. These four real-life examples show how to use online sources for smoother sailing in your search.
By Rick Crume


Usual Suspects
If your ancestor strayed to the wrong side of the law, we’ll help you conduct a genealogical investigation into a bounty of criminal records.
By David A. Fryxell

Indian Territory
Does your family lore tell of an American Indian ancestor? Use these essential resources to trace your family’s tribal ties.
By James W. Warren and Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Under Surveillance
Uncle Sam did his best to keep tabs on your ancestors. We reveal the secrets for tapping into genealogical records from federal agencies.
By David A. Fryxell

Estate Affairs
Securing heirlooms from relatives doesn’t have to start a family feud. Follow our suggestions to deal with five potentially stressful scenarios.
By Fern Glazer

Branching Out
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• best-selling author talks about his monumental genealogy search
• the 1911 census of England and Wales goes online
• newspaper digitization steps up
By Diane Haddad

Web Guides
Learn to master family history Web sites: Whether you’re a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.
In this issue: World Vital Records

The Toolkit
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• virtual tour of Familjeband
• online map sites at a glance
• tips for managing browser bookmarks
• using RSS feeds
• The Book Report
Edited by Allison Stacy

Out on a Limb
Genealogy class is in session.
By Allison Stacy

Making Connections
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

History Matters
Spilling the coffee beans.
By David A. Fryxell

Everything’s Relative
Tales from the lighter side of family history.

Now What?
Answers on census spellings and Pennsylvania birth records.

Preserving Memories
Caring for military uniforms.
By Grace Dobush

Photo Detective
Fraternal regalia in ancestral images.
By Maureen Taylor

Test your genealogy IQ on Louisa May Alcott’s family tree.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack


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