Family Tree Magazine July 2008 Digital Edition

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FEATURESRecharge Your ResearchTry these 12 techniques to give your genealogy a jump-start—and break through those brick walls.By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackYour Ancestors Slept HereWant to add a family history twist to your summer travels? From Colonial quarters to Civil War cabins, these historical lodgings let you rest your head where your forebears did.By Sunny McClellan MortonFrench MadeFollow our five-step research guide, and say bonjour to your French roots.By Nancy HendricksonCharmed LifeCreate your own genealogical serendipity by using these five methods to connect with distant cousins and find long-lost heirlooms.By Maureen A. TaylorApple PickingIn the market for Mac genealogy software? Choose the best program for you with our exclusive comparisons and ratings.By David A. FryxellDwelling on the PastThree professional historians share their secrets for bringing bygone days to life and understanding your ancestors’ world.By David A. FryxellTop ShelvesCheck out what treasures you’re missing at genealogical libraries large and small: Our Libby awards highlight the strengths of collections across the country.By Lauren GamberCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• special report on online etiquette• 400 years of German-American heritage• social networking applications for genealogy• endangered Civil War battlefieldsBy 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:• Ohio • FloridaThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• checkup on software for recording family health history• The Master Genealogist 7 review• quick guide to online passenger-list collections• Google Book Search• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbKeeping your cool online.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersStarting our engines.By David A. FryxellNow What?Our experts answer your questions about burned counties and collateral relatives.Preserving MemoriesHow to keep old flags’ flying colors.By Grace DobushEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Photo DetectiveIdentifying clues in a group portraitBy Maureen A. TaylorUprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Sir Thomas J. Lipton’s family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 

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