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Family Tree Magazine September 2017 Digital Edition


Discover the 101 FREE genealogy websites that make finding your ancestors a lot easier, along with cemetery records, tips for overcoming DNA dead ends, 7 family history projects to do with your kids, and more.


So many resources for searching your family history, right at your fingertips! This issue is filled with handy information for finding your ancestors, from the 101 Best Websites of 2017 to researching our relatives who served in the Vietnam War. You’ll get plenty of tools to research cemetery records and resources to uncover the “why” behind your ancestor’s emigration, along with great ideas to get your kids involved in the process.


What’s Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:

    101 Best Genealogy Websites

  • 7 Cemetery Records to Find Right Now
  • 6 Tips for Dead-End DNA Matches
  • 7 Fun Family History Projects for Kids


Free Trade

By David A. Fryxell

Discover 101 of the best free genealogy websites to find vital records, censuses, maps and other tools of the family history trade.

Think of the Children

By Sunny Jane Morton with Cheryl Felix McClellan

These seven tried-and-true family history activities let kids explore their heritage and build lasting memories.

Researching Vietnam War Veterans

By Diane Haddad

As Ken Burns’ gripping new documentary provides a personal look at the Vietnam War, here’s how you can start learning more about the experiences of your relatives who served.

Setting Sail

By Melody Amsel-Arieli

When and where your European ancestors arrived in North America is only half the story. Now it’s time to learn why and how they left.

No Stone Unturned

By Joy Neighbors

Tombstones aren’t the only records available in the graveyard. Bring your ancestors’ deaths (and lives) to light with these seven cemetery resources.

Quick Guide: Italian Ancestry Research

This Italian Genealogy pull out cheat sheet keeps handy research tips and resources within easy reach.



  • Genealogy Insider
  • State Research Guides: Pennsylvania and Arizona
  • The Toolkit
  • History Matters: Board Games
  • Now What? Answers to your genealogy questions
  • DNA Solutions
  • Document Detective
  • Family Archivist

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