Family Tree Magazine August 2006 Digital Edition

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FEATURESIn Record TimeAccelerate your ancestor search: We’ll show you five ways the Web can help you pick up your genealogical pace. By Rick CrumeCyber ChampsNeed another online success strategy? Don’t waste time with subpar sites-surf straight to our 2006 picks of the 101 Best Web Sites. By David A. FryxellHebrew HeritageMazel tov! Experience the joy of discovering your Jewish roots. We’ll steer you through the steps and unique challenges. By Etan HarmelechState Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:

  • Massachusetts
  • Alaska

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.Tell It Like It WasDon’t write a family history snoozer. A pro shares seven secrets for telling a tale your relatives won’t want to put down. By David A. FryxellGood DeedsFeel like you’re on shaky ground when it comes to patents, grants and headrights? Learn the lay of the land with our research primer. Plus: A cheat sheet for dissecting old deeds. By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS Out on a LimbGetting fired up about the past. By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine .Branching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • 12 top stops for history buffs • An online haven for Helvetian heritage seekers • Colorado and South Dakota public records watch • New Web tools for Wisconsin and Pennsylvania research. By Diane HaddadLiving HistorySizzling summer heritage events, including: • Wisconsin’s double-duty birthday bash • Pomp and circumstance in Montana • A heated competition in South Dakota. By Dana SchmidtNow What?Indian scouts and immigrant sponsors-you’ve got questions; we’ve got answers.Preserving MemoriesDigital-photography news flash: Learn tips for taking better shots of historical documents. By Anne WilburEverything’s RelativeClever captions and more from the lighter side of family history.Photo DetectiveYour blueprint for identifying images of old family homes. By Maureen A. TaylorThe ToolkitGetting ready to meet the relatives? Don’t leave home without consulting our reunion-gear guide. Plus: • Ancestry.ca and Heredis software reviews • High-tech heritage-album tools • Our new computer Q&A • Old-school genealogy books. Edited by Dana SchmidtTime CapsuleA “M*A*S*H” star finds his identity in his Italian roots. By Alan Alda

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