Family Tree Magazine January/February 2022 Digital Edition


Learn about your ancestor’s life through records! This issue covers how to research your ancestor’s immigration using documents such as passenger lists, as well as his occupation and the records it created. Other guides discuss researching English ancestors and evaluating information you find in online family trees.

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What’s Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:

  • Can’t-miss US immigration records
  • Tips for learning about your ancestor’s occupation
  • Simple steps for fact-checking online family trees
  • A “genealogy will” template that outlines what will happen to your research after you pass away
  • A guide to the 1921 census of England and Wales and a FREE English Genealogy Cheat Sheet


First Generation

By Rich Venezia

Make these three kinds of records your first stop when researching immigrant ancestors.

On Her Majesty’s Census Service

By Rick Crume

Dive into the soon-to-be-released 1921 census of England and Wales with this guide.

Lost in the Woods

By Andrew Koch

Stay on course with these 7 tips for fact-checking information you find in online family trees.

Ancestors at Work

By Lindsey Harner

Discover your ancestor’s occupation using these 12 sources.

Being of Sound Mind…

By Denise May Levenick

Create a “genealogy will” that outlines for your heirs what you’d like for your research after you’ve passed on.



  • Research Guides: Florida and Missouri
  • Stories to Tell
  • Tech News
  • Lisa’s Picks
  • Source Spotlight: Occupational Records
  • Website Tutorial: Tracing Borders with the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
  • Resource Roundup: Professional Research Services
  • Photo Detective
  • Family History Home: Saving Handmade Garments
  • Now What
  • DNA Q&A: What Can I Do with Ethnicity Estimates?
  • Your Turn: Immigrant Ancestor Worksheet

Once you download the January/February 2022 issue of Family Tree Magazine, you’ll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.