Family Tree Magazine August 2005 Digital Edition

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FEATURESSites UnseenRefresh your online research! This year, our annual 101 Best Web Sites roundup identifies the Net’s new and lesser-known genealogical gems. By David A. FryxellThe Secret GardenBefore Ellis Island opened its “golden door” to America, Castle Garden served as New York City’s immigrant gateway. That overlooked landing pad emerges from its successor’s shadow in our four-step guide to researching its records. By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackState Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:

  • Montana
  • Kansas

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.Sharp ShootersYou’ve studied the captions, costumes and props in your unidentified family photos—but those mysterious old pictures still have you stumped. What now? Try looking behind the camera to discover additional clues. By Maureen A. TaylorDestination: YesterdayWhere can you witness your ancestors’ real-life experiences? Our special section about historical re-enactments explains how to keep your family history open to interpretation. PLUS: Plan a trip into the past with our handy events calendar. By Nancy HendricksonCenter of AttentionDon’t let your research get stuck in the middle of Europe. We share strategies for tracing your Czech and Slovak roots. By Lisa A. AlzoCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSOut on a LimbRefresher Course By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.Branching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Bicentennial events honor the legacy of Lewis and Clark • A genetic genealogy resource expands • Roots seekers step up records requests • An online gateway to St. Louis naturalizations debuts. By Diane HaddadPreserving MemoriesSuper scrapbooking sites, photo-safety standards and more archival advice. By Anne WilburNow What?Our experts solve your place-name problems and Colonial quandaries.Everything’s RelativeLight-saber lineages, plus your humorous and heartwarming family tree tales.The ToolkitImporting and exporting and merging, oh my! End GEDCOM confusion with our step-by-step guide to creating family tree files. Plus: • Three new tools for preserving and sharing your family saga • MacFamilyTree review • Manuals for molecular genealogy. Edited by Allison Stacy and Dana SchmidtPhoto DetectiveDon’t get duped by doctored family photos. By Maureen A. TaylorTime CapsuleAn NBC anchor reports on a surprising family history discovery. By Jane Pauley

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