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Family Tree Magazine May 2009 Digital Edition


Featuring Trouble Makers, States of Mind, Canada Calling, and more!

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Trouble Makers
Are problem ancestors stalling your search? Try our strategies for tracing five kinds of elusive kin.
By Lisa A. Alzo


States of Mind
Did your ancestors live in a records-rich or paperwork-poor state? Whichever way your genealogical fortunes fall, you’ll find advice in our list of the best and worst states for family tree research.
By David A. Fryxell

Canada Calling
The charms of Canada have wooed millions of immigrants. Were your ancestors among them? We’ll help you find out.
By Lisa A. Alzo

Mars and Venus in the DNA Lab
Men and women may not come from different planets, but we do have different DNA. Find out how gender (yours and your ancestors’) affects your genetic genealogy options.
By Lauren Gamber

Hair Apparent
The coiffures your ancestors sported in photographs are clues to their identities and personalities. Brush up on historical hairdos (and don’ts) with our visual guide to popular styles through the decades.
By Maureen A. Taylor

Branching Out
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• DNA tests under the microscope
• a new online source for slave ship history
• the Web’s biggest WWII collection
• genealogy news roundup
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: The Toolkit
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• your family tree on a flash drive
• quick guide to obituary Web sites
• five family history book projects
• review of Family Historian software for Windows
• The Book Report
Edited by Allison Stacy

Out on a Limb
Out with the old, in with the new.
By Allison Stacy

Making Connections
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

History Matters
A lesson on chalkboards.
By David A. Fryxell

Now What?
Our experts answer your questions about oaths of abjuration and a presidential honor.

Preserving Memories
Caring for old documents.
Edited by Grace Dobush

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

Brick Wall Busters
Kicking a reader’s genealogy search into high gear.
By Lisa A. Alzo

Test your genealogy IQ on Florence Nightingale’s family tree.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

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