Family Tree Magazine July/August 2021 Digital Edition


Take your genealogy research online! This issue covers some of the best web tools for finding your ancestors, organizing your research, and editing photos. Inside, you’ll find our annual list of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites, organized into categories such as Best Websites for UK Research and Best Cemetery Websites. Also included are guides to scanning photos and documents, plus a comparison of two popular digital photo-editing tools.

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What’s Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:

  • our annual list of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites
  • tips for scanning hard-to-scan items like slides, photo negatives and large documents
  • expert opinions on photo-editing tools like Vivid-Pix RESTORE and MyHeritage’s suite of programs
  • a guide to the top online resources for Italian genealogy
  • a FREE Cheat Sheet



By David A. Fryxell

This summer, hit the road—virtually, that is—with our annual list of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites.

Touching Up Your Roots

By Sunny Jane Morton

When old photos are showing their age, should you color-enhance them—or just embrace the gray? These expert opinions (plus a comparison of two top photo-colorization tools) can help you decide.

Scan-Do Attitude

By Rick Crume

Though scanning tech has improved, some things still require special consideration. Here’s how to scan oddball items, such as photo negatives and oversized documents.

Roman Holiday

By Rich Venezia

Say Ciao to your Italian roots with these 10 online destinations.

Hello, Trello!

By Lisa A. Alzo

Create a research plan, take notes, and organize your genealogy life with the free Trello app. Here’s how to get started.



  • Research Guides: Arizona and Pennsylvania
  • Stories to Tell
  • Tech News
  • Lisa’s Picks
  • Source Spotlight: Marriage Records
  • Website Tutorial: Editing Photos with MyHeritage
  • Resource Roundup: Online Surname Studies
  • Photo Detective
  • Family History Home: Preserving Heirloom Flags
  • Now What
  • DNA Q&A: DNA and Identity
  • Your Turn: Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

Once you download the July/August 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.