Family Tree Magazine January 2008 Digital Edition

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FEATURESLadies FirstUse these eight research strategies and nine key sources to trace your female ancestors.By Lisa A. AlzoSoftware Test KitchenOur test panel’s reviews reveal how popular family tree programs rate with genealogists like you. Plus: the pros and cons of 10 other programs.By Allison StacyThat’s Entertainment!Did your ancestor star in theater, vaudeville or even the circus? Follow these six steps to spotlight performers in your pedigree.By Lisa A. AlzoSocial ClimbingSocial networking Web sites are the hottest new trend in online genealogy. Learn what they can do for you—and pick a service that meets your needs—in our guide.By Rick CrumeAncestors of the CaribbeanBring your island heritage ashore with this collection of tips and resources.By David A. FryxellCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history: • a teenager who defies genealogical stereotypes• the FamilySearch Genesis Project• price hike on National Archives record ordersBy Diane HaddadState Research GuidesTrace your roots across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library—quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your family anywhere in the country. In this issue:• Alabama • NevadaThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• five great photo gifts under $25• scanning tips and services• MacFamilyTree review• chart printing pointers• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbCalling all our genealogy friends.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersThe smelly truth about our ancestors’ world.By David A. FryxellNow What?Our experts answer your questions about riverboat records and cousins’ shared genes.Preserving MemoriesHow to make Christmas last forever (the ornaments, that is).By Grace Dobush Brick Wall BustersPiecing together answers about an ancestor’s parents.By Emily Anne CroomEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.UprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Victoria Woodhull’s family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

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