Family Tree Magazine February 2005 Digital Edition

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Now you can download this issue from The Family Tree Magazine.FEATURESTimeless TipsThey say the classics never go out of style. Return to the basics—and to your roots—with our ageless advice for finding your family. By Emily Anne CroomBack to the FutureFrom the 1930 census sensation to the Internet boom (and bust), these 22 developments of the past five years have transformed your family search. By David A. FryxellPictures of SuccessPiece together your picture puzzles: These eight success stories illustrate how to identify the mystery faces in family photos. By Maureen A. TaylorNEW! State Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for Oregon and Delaware. 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.The Web’s Greatest HitsOur readers sing the praises of these 25 digital destinations. Discover why they topped the charts in our best Web sites poll. By Nancy HendricksonDemystifying DNAIs genetic genealogy an essential tool or a shoddy shortcut? Our layperson’s guide shows how the science works and what the tests can tell you about your family tree. By Megan Smolenyak SmolenyakBig BreakthroughsIf they did it, so can you: Your fellow readers share how they’ve circumvented research dead ends.COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSOut on a LimbEighty thousand readers can’t be wrong. By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsWeb wisdom and more reader feedback.Branching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • New museum honors American Indian heritage • Texas serves up digitized military records • Freedom Center meets Family History Center • The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Web site achieves a victory By Diane HaddadLiving HistoryWinter’s coolest history and heritage events, including: Replaying America’s pastime in Missouri … Waltzing through the Civil War era in Virginia … Serving up South Carolina’s culinary legacy. By Lauren EisenstodtPreserving MemoriesThe right type of archival advice, plus the latest tools for saving and sharing your past. By Anne WilburThe ToolkitFamily Tree Maker gets an extreme makeover—here’s what you need to know before you upgrade. Plus: • Ancestry.com’s Family and Local Histories Collection reviewed • Family Tree for Dummies: A smart buy? • Booking it back to the old country. Edited by Lauren EisenstodtNow What?Expert answers to your questions on conducting railroad research and sharing family databases.Everything’s RelativeYour best tales from the lighter side of family history.Time CapsuleThe former editor-in-chief of Essence.com comes to terms with her father’s minority political view. By Stephanie Stokes OliverBONUS SECTION! Five-Year IndexWe’ve put all of Family Tree Magazine‘s expert advice at your fingertips! Find past articles in a flash with this complete clip-and-save guide.

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