Family Tree Magazine July 2009 Digital Edition

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FEATURESSpecial HelpThere’s more to the census than those every-10-years counts. These “extra” censuses of select populations may have just the ancestor answers you need.By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackSwitching GearsThink tracing your tree back in time is the only way to go? Think again. We got some unconventional researchers to share their reverse genealogy secrets.By Maureen A. TaylorMeeting Your MatchLonging for the perfect mate to help you record, organize and share your genealogy findings? Don’t make a blind date—our beginner’s guide to genealogy software explains how to find the right program for you.By Lauren GamberTracing Slave AncestorsDon’t stop your family history search at the Emancipation Proclamation. Use these techniques to discover African-American roots obscured by slavery.By Kenyatta D. BerryReunion RichesGold-digging at a family get-together is generally frowned upon. But mining for genealogical treasures can build a priceless family legacy.By Sunny McClellan MortonCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• the Norway Project• genealogy news roundup• the Cologne, Germany, city archive’s collapseBy 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: Footnote.comThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• Web site building tips• quick guide to online family and local history books• Irish Family History Foundation Web site• review of RootsMagic 4 software for Windows• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbHere today, gone tomorrow?By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersSwimming pools of the past.By David A. FryxellNow What?Our experts answer your questions about Italian vital records, the 1890 census and subscription Web sites.Preserving MemoriesTips for saving vintage toys.Edited by Grace DobushEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Photo DetectivePinpointing places in pictures.By Maureen A. TaylorUprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Walt Disney’s family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 

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