Family Tree Magazine April 2006 Digital Edition

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FEATURESScientific MethodsTake a cue from the sleuths on “CSI.” Try these seven forensics-inspired techniques to advance your genealogical investigations. By Colleen Fitzpatrick With Andrew YeiserAround the World in 51 ClicksYou don’t have to hop a boat or plane to trace your clan in their native lands. These outstanding online databases are your ticket to foreign family tree discoveries. By Rick CrumeGet in the GameWant to gain a competitive edge in your family history research? Add these 17 essential contacts to your team. By Lisa A. AlzoState Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:

  • Arizona
  • Minnesota

Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, advice and resources you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.Financial AidAs tax time looms, take a break from your 1040 to audit your ancestors. We’ll show you how to glean maximum genealogical returns from financial records. By James M. Beidler Top of the ChartsWe put 11 family tree chart-printing services to the test-see how they stack up in our exclusive buyer’s guide. By Rick CrumeCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS Out on a LimbUFOs and your family tree. By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.Branching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Six ways to celebrate your female forebears • Irish heritage by the numbers • Off-limits Swedish data • Certifiable changes in genealogy. By Diane HaddadLiving HistoryThis season’s best historical events, including: • Unlocking the story of Georgia’s infamous Civil War prison • Getting hip to Hawaiian heritage • Stepping into slaves’ shoes in Indiana. By Dana SchmidtPreserving MemoriesSeeing the light, probing pH and other tips for protecting your past. By Anne WilburEverything’s RelativeEnclosed captioning, plus your tales from the lighter side of family history.Now What?Mystified by merchant mariners? Jockeying for your Japanese genealogy? Our experts offer advice.Photo DetectiveUncovering hidden photo clues. By Maureen A. TaylorThe ToolkitA four-point orientation to the National Archives’ revamped Web site. Plus: • Reviews of RootsMagic and Family Tree Legends software • Interlibrary loan hints • New sourcebooks for surname meanings. Edited by Dana SchmidtTime CapsuleA celebrated vintner uncorks his parents’ legacy. By Robert Mondavi

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