Highlights from this issue include:
- Guides to researching in two difficult historical eras: the Colonial United States, and 18th- and 19th-century French Canada
- A tutorial for finding ancestors who immigrated via Ellis Island
- Expert advice for avoiding distractions while researching
- Tips for using and visiting local libraries
- A FREE Google for Genealogy Cheat Sheet
Colonial Roots: By David A. Fryxell. Learn how to research your early American ancestors who arrived before the Revolutionary War.
Write to Know: By Melina Papadopoulos. If you want to write your family history but don’t know where to start, a good outline can help. Here’s how to build one.
Staying the Course: By Lisa A. Alzo. Avoid getting lost in a sea of research with these six tips for avoiding distractions.
Je Me Souviens: By Michael J. Leclerc, CG. Find your French Canadian ancestors in these five key records. Plus: a crash course in Quebec’s history and naming traditions.
Library Science: By Anna Rose Johnson. Hit the stacks of your (or your ancestor’s) local library with these tips, plus a roundup of what you can expect to find there.
- Research Guides: New Mexico and South Carolina
- Stories to Tell
- Tech News
- Lisa’s Picks
- Source Spotlight: Draft Records
- Website Tutorial: Ellis Island Passenger Search
- Resource Roundup: Sites for Finding Immigrant Ancestors
- Photo Detective
- Family History Home: Saving Home and Garden Tools
- Now What
- DNA Q&A: What is the Best Test for Native American Heritage?
- Your Turn: Ancestral Village Worksheet
Once you download the May/June 2023 issue of Family Tree Magazine, you’ll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.