Family Tree Magazine May 2009 Digital Edition

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FEATURESTrouble MakersAre problem ancestors stalling your search? Try our strategies for tracing five kinds of elusive kin.By Lisa A. AlzoStates of MindDid your ancestors live in a records-rich or paperwork-poor state? Whichever way your genealogical fortunes fall, you’ll find advice in our list of the best and worst states for family tree research.By David A. FryxellCanada CallingThe charms of Canada have wooed millions of immigrants. Were your ancestors among them? We’ll help you find out.By Lisa A. AlzoMars and Venus in the DNA LabMen and women may not come from different planets, but we do have different DNA. Find out how gender (yours and your ancestors’) affects your genetic genealogy options.By Lauren GamberHair ApparentThe coiffures your ancestors sported in photographs are clues to their identities and personalities. Brush up on historical hairdos (and don’ts) with our visual guide to popular styles through the decades.By Maureen A. TaylorCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• DNA tests under the microscope• a new online source for slave ship history• the Web’s biggest WWII collection• genealogy news roundupBy 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: Ancestry.com The ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• your family tree on a flash drive• quick guide to obituary Web sites• five family history book projects• review of Family Historian software for Windows• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbOut with the old, in with the new.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersA lesson on chalkboards.By David A. FryxellNow What?Our experts answer your questions about oaths of abjuration and a presidential honor.Preserving MemoriesCaring for old documents.Edited by Grace DobushEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Brick Wall BustersKicking a reader’s genealogy search into high gear.By Lisa A. AlzoUprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Florence Nightingale’s family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackPLEASE NOTE: This is a large file that is best downloaded with a broadband connection, such as DSL or a cable modem. 

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