Family Tree Magazine July 2011 Digital Edition

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FEATURESState Secrets Don’t count on federal enumerations alone for tracking your clan — follow our guide to find the clues hiding in state censuses.By Rick CrumePost MastersThe bloggers behind this year’s Family Tree 40 deliver great genealogy advice, ideas and conversation.By Sunny Jane Morton Research Trip Survival Kit Hitting the road in search of your roots? Don’t leave home without these 21 essentials.By Lisa A. AlzoCroatian TiesUnravel shifting borders, changing rulers and other research binds with our guide to tracing Croatian roots.By James M. BeidlerTaking CareGot boxes of photos here, folders of documents there and heirlooms somewhere else? Follow these four steps to preserve your treasures in a manageable, organized family archive.By Denise LevenickHazards of HistoriesKeep your family story from veering off course — watch out for these nine pitfalls when researching or writing about your roots.By John Philip Colletta COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSGenealogy InsiderWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• “Who Do You Think You Are?” season 2 review• fun-to-follow history Twitter feeds• altered Lincoln document• great roots readsEdited 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:Detroit by Sunny Jane MortonCharleston, SC by David A. FryxellThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• Live Roots tutorial• quick guide to family history Facebook apps• Family Tree Builder 5.0 reviewEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbA letter from our editor.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersMilestones in mail delivery.By David A. FryxellFamily ArchivistTips for choosing archival supplies and storing old letters.By Sunny McClellan MortonEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Now What?Answers to your questions on the American Bible Union and prison records.By David A. FryxellDocument DetectiveClues in Civil War muster cards.By George G. MorganTime CapsuleA 20th-century family’s road trips — in their own words.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 

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