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Family Tree Magazine October/November 2013 Digital Edition


Family Tree Magazine October/November 2013

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History Matters: Dental History
By David A. Fryxell
Brush up on oral history.


Tips for Tracing Migrant Ancestors
By Sunny Jane Morton
Early Americans lived on the go. Their moves made sense to them: away from failures or danger, or toward opportunities. But it can be maddening to track them. Follow our research strategies
to find your roving relatives.

Burned Out: 5 Steps to Survive Record Disasters
By Sunny Jane Morton
Courthouse fires and other record-destroying disasters can create big research brick walls. Use our five-step plan to rebuild your family tree from the archival ashes by utilizing:
•    Alternate records
•    Neighboring lines
•    Inventories
•    And more

17 Time-saving Tech Tools
By Lisa A. Alzo
Even the busiest genealogists can benefit from organizing their research materials and managing their time with these 17 apps, including:
•    Note takers
•    Task Managers
•    Remote accessors
•    And more

Workbook: Death Records
By David A. Fryxell
This workbook will show you what’s in a death record, how to find one, and what other records include the death information you seek. We’ll also provide a worksheet you can fill in to map out your death records search.

6 Strategies for Searching German Church Records
By Rick Crume
Religious records are key to tracing your German roots in Germany. We’ll guide you to your Deutsch ancestor’s church records in six steps or fewer, including tips for contacting German parishes and an in-depth case study.

5 Ways to Digitize Home Movies
By Rick Crume
Convert your old home movies to digital—before they deteriorate. Our experts recommend converting strategies, digitization services, storage options and more.

Family Archivist: College Keepsakes
By Sunny Jane Morton
Preserve a relative’s high school or college memories (or your own) with tips from Lindy M. Smith, research services archivist at The Ohio State University archives.

Now What?
By David A. Fryxell
Our experts help you hurdle brick walls by answering reader questions.
In this edition, we teach you:
•    Where to find coroners’ records
•    How to trace an illegitimate ancestor
•    How to overcome name misspellings in records

Photo Detective: Lumber Camp
By Maureen A. Taylor
Uncover family history clues in labor photos with the help of our photo detective.

Tutorial: Top Free Sites for Online Newspapers
By Rick Crume
Newspapers are terrific sources of family history information, many newspaper archives are now free online. Follow our guide to discover some of the best collections.

Quick Guide: Digital Yearbooks
By Dana McCollough
To find your ancestors who were students, teachers, school administrators or
staff, check an online yearbook. Our experts recommend seven popular sites for browsing and searching digitized yearbooks from as far back as the 1700s.

Tutorial: Map Your Ancestor’s Land Online
By Diana Crisman Smith
The Bureau of Land Management General Land Office record search blazes new trails by mapping properties for patents in Western states.

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