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Family Tree Magazine October/November 2016 Digital Edition


In this October 2016 issue of Family Tree Magazine, get expert tips for discovering your Native American heritage, recreating your ancestors’ homes, and creating fun photo projects from your family history.


Peer into the past with this October/November 2016 digital issue of Family Tree Magazine and read our expert genealogy research tips for finding your roots. Discover the 41 strategies for finding your family history online, explore your Native American heritage, and learn how to use old maps, photos, and records to recreate the places your family called home. Speaking of old photos, we’ll show you ways of managing your image collection for easier sharing, along with four fun photo projects that feature your family history. Plus, you’ll get access to the latest tools and techniques for understanding your DNA results, tap into cemeteries in our workbook column, and get inside tips from our Genealogy Insider column.

Who Should Buy this Issue:

You’ll Love This If …


  • you want to learn about the places your ancestors lived
  • you want to find new ways of using old photos in your family history
  • you want to find new online resources and search strategies
  • you have Native American ancestry

What’s Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:

  • First Families: Researching Your American Indian heritage
  • 41 Strategies for finding your family history online
  • Pixel-Perfect Photo Projects
  • Bonus Pullout: Digitize Your Genealogy cheat sheet


Search and Recover

By David A Fryxell

Think your ancestors are a lost cause? Our 41 strategies for finding your family history online will have you thinking again.

Here Comes the Neighborhood

By Sunny Jane Morton

Learn how to use old maps, photos and records to recreate your ancestor’s home and open a window into their lives

First Families

By Nancy Shively

Start researching your Native American heritage with these resources and records

Pixel-Perfect Photo Projects

By Denise May Levenick

Don’t keep your family photos to yourself; share them with your loved ones with the four fun projects using old photos in a new way.

DNA Toolbox

By Blaine T. Bettinger

Solve genealogy mysteries with these indispensable, free online tools to analyze your DNA test results.

Genealogy Insider

By Sunny Jane Morton

Learn what’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, from the must-know five genealogy website updates to how many or the world’s books are online. Plus, meet Mike Mansfield, MyHeritage director of content operations.

Workbook: Cemetery Records

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

There’s no need to get spooked by cemetery records; learn what you need to know to research your family history in this essential resource.



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  • Research Roadmap: Point your research in the right direction
  • Family Archivist: Rescuing old photos from the horrors of magnetic albums
  • Photo Detective: Clues in a German family photo
  • Now What?: Spanish surnames and New Sweden
  • Photo Finish: Ancestors in costume

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