FEATURES>Your Roots Are ShowingYou’ll want everyone to see your heritage when you use one of our 19 simple, creative ideas for displaying your family tree. By Diane HaddadMaster PlansMake cartography a key part of your research strategy with these nine essential maps. By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackNorse CodeDon’t get lost in a sea of bygdeboker and begravede—let our Norwegian genealogy guide come to your rescue. By David A. FryxellState Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
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.States of ExcellenceWhich state-centered online genealogy tools rise above the rest? We honor 95 stellar sites from sea to shining sea. By Rick CrumeRegional StudiesYou can visit the National Archives without trekking to Washington, DC. Our regional facilities roundup clues you in to the archives’ 13 locations across the country—maybe even in your own backyard. By James W. Warren and Sharon DeBartolo CarmackCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSOut on a LimbStuff a family historian’s stocking. By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.Branching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Surf’s up for Castle Garden immigration records • Family tree software updates times four • The National Archives gets an online makeover • Canada unveils its 1911 census. By Diane HaddadLiving HistoryThe season’s best heritage events, including: • Speaking Franklin in Pennsylvania • Reliving Florida’s youth • Harvesting Massachusetts history. By Dana SchmidtEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Preserving MemoriesStorage solutions and encapsulation cues. By Anne WilburNow What?Flummoxed by female forebears? Bewildered by Belgian research? Our experts offer advice.Photo DetectiveHeading up your photo investigations. By Maureen A. TaylorToolkitModernize your old home movies with our DVD-transfer tips and buying guide. Plus: • Reviews of Personal Historian software and the Family Tree Connection Web site • Five manuals on marital history. Edited by Dana SchmidtTime CapsuleA former senator and soldier musters up memories of his parents. By Bob Dole2005 Magazine IndexFind Family Tree Magazine articles with the expert advice you need.