Family Tree Magazine December 2011 Digital Edition

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FEATURESWell-StatedTrace your US ancestors from sea to shining sea with these 75 great state websites.By Rick CrumeMore Power to YouTraditional genetic genealogy tests limit you to male-only or female-only family lines—but autosomal DNA tests offer the potential to research the rest of your tree.By Blaine BettingerBlue-Collar BreakthroughsYour ancestors’ work in the railroad, mining, automotive and other industries produced heavy-duty paperwork. Discover how to mine the genealogical fruits of their labors.By Sunny Jane MortonIberian InvasionFollow our four-point plan of attack to trace your roots in Spain, Portugal and the Basque region.By Sunny Jane MortonCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSGenealogy InsiderWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:

  • Restoring dignity to those buried at a historic state hospital
  • The truth about Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s ancestry
  • Getting up close and personal with an historic daguerreotype
  • Recommended reading

Edited by Diane HaddadCity GuidesQuickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library.In this issue:Pittsburgh by Lisa A. AlzoNashville by David A. FryxellThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest and greatest family history resources:

    • Favorite Flickr collections
    • Quick Guide to yearbook websites
    • </ul WikiTree tutorial

Out on a LimbA letter from our editor.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree MagazineHistory MattersToasting the story of breakfast.By David A. FryxellFamily ArchivistTips on transferring your video- and audiotapes.By Sunny Jane MortonNow What? Answers to your questions on tracing a hard-to-find immigrant, verifying relatives’ research and more.By David A. FryxellEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Photo DetectivePinpointing the location of a New York street scene.By Maureen A. TaylorTime CapsuleThe Spiritualist movement, in one woman’s own words.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack2011 IndexLook up articles published in the past year.This is a digital download issue of Family Tree Magazine. It’s in an easy-to-search PDF format that works on almost all computers equipped with the free Acrobat Reader program. The issue is compatible with PCs, Macs and many other computers.For a complete explanation of the process of downloading a digital product from our web site, please read our FAQ.PLEASE NOTE: This is a large file that is best downloaded with a broadband connection, such as DSL or a cable modem.

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