Family Tree Magazine November/December 2021 Digital Edition


Find your US ancestors! This issue includes our annual state-by-state list of the best US genealogy websites. You’ll also find a guide to researching Native American ancestors, as well as tips for preserving your family history: key tools for archiving heirlooms, and strategies for creating family history binders.

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What’s Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:

  • our annual list of the 75 best websites for US genealogy research, newly expanded to include US territories like Guam and American Samoa
  • a roundup of the most important tools for archiving family history documents and heirlooms
  • tips for building a family history binder so you can preserve and share your findings
  • strategies for researching Native American ancestors
  • a FREE Jewish Genealogy Cheat Sheet


A More Perfect Union

By Rick Crume

Study US history—and how your ancestors fit in with it—using our annual list of the 75 best state-focused genealogy websites.

Group Think

By Sunny Jane Morton

These DNA tools pin your ancestry to a specific historical group of people. Here’s what they can (and can’t!) tell you about your family history.

Ties That Bind

By the Editors of Family Tree Magazine

Organize your research for easy travel and sharing by creating family history binders. Here’s how to get started.

Five Tribes

By Judy Nimer Muhn

These tips will help you find your ancestors who belonged to one of the United States’ five largest indigenous tribes today: Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, Chipppewa and Choctaw

Shop and Save

By Denise May Levenick

Preserve your family treasures with these archiving tips and tools every genealogist should have.



  • Research Guides: Connecticut and South Dakota
  • Stories to Tell
  • Tech News
  • Lisa’s Picks
  • Source Spotlight: Birth Records
  • Website Tutorial: Using AccessGenealogy
  • Resource Roundup: Tools for Finding Living Relatives
  • Photo Detective
  • Family History Home: Preserving Military Uniforms
  • Now What
  • DNA Q&A: DNA and Health Insurance
  • Your Turn: Table of Contents for Research Binders
  • 2021 Article Index

Once you download the November/December 2021 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.