Family Tree Magazine December 2009 Digital Edition

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FEATURESMedical AttentionLearning about your ancestors’ maladies can help revive your research—and even improve your own health. We’ll show you how medical history can become your genealogical antidote.By Maureen A. TaylorDNA Fact or Science Fiction?Discover the truth behind six common genetic genealogy misconceptions—and figure out how DNA testing really fits into your family tree search.By Lauren GamberCalling in the ProsSome genealogy jobs are best left to the professionals. When you need a hand, consult our don’t-do-it-yourself guide.By Sunny McClellan MortonDeutsch LandsTrace your ancestry in Prussia, Bavaria and more with our guide to research in Germany’s historical regions.By James M. BeidlerPreservation RXKeep your clan’s keepsakes healthy for future generations. Our preservation doctor writes prescriptions for treating 10 types of heirlooms.By Grace DobushCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• how genealogy sites protect their data• meet our Difference Maker of the Year• NUCMC turns 50By Diane HaddadWeb GuidesLearn to master family history Web sites: Whether you’re a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.In this issue: GenealogyBankThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• DNA test results databases at a glance• documenting online sources• genealogy apps on Facebook• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbExploring the gene pull.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersA shot of vaccine history.By David A. FryxellEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Now What?Answers to your questions on free African-Americans and vital-records restrictions.Preserving MemoriesProjects to express your ancestral pride.By Sunny McClellan MortonPhoto DetectiveSpotlight on theatrical photos.By Maureen TaylorUprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Charles Darwin’s family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack2009 Magazine IndexFind the Family Tree Magazine articles you need.

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