Features18 Adventures in Genetic Genealogy What can you really learn about your family history from a few cheek cells? We sent a professional genealogist on a quest to discover the truth behind the developing science of DNA. By Maureen A. Taylor26 Keep It ReelTake action today so you—and your descendants—can always enjoy your family’s audio and video memories. By Fern GlazerPlus: An award-winning documentary filmmaker shares his secrets for capturing memories now.33 State Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
- Rhode Island
Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, resources and advice you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.42 Good SportsHit a genealogy home run with our guide to researching athletic ancestors. By Nick D’Alto48 Swede SuccessWith our seven winning strategies for tracing Swedish roots, you’re sure to achieve family tree triumphs. By David A. FryxellColumns and Departments5 Out on a LimbMembership has one less privilege.By Allison Stacy6 Making ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.10 Branching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including:
- Special report: graveyard neglect
- 411 for Ancestry.com databases
- Wisconsin vitalrecords online
- Less at-home access to HeritageQuest Online.
By Diane Haddad14 Living HistorySizzling summer heritage events, including: Riding into Iowa history … Feeding cultural consciousness in Wisconsin… Flagging West Virginia’s Civil War past. By Amy Gorin56 Preserving MemoriesCedar chest safety, tips for antique tomes and more ways to save and share your family’s past. By Anne Wilbur58 Everything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.62 Now What?Mulling over Masons and immigrant names: Our experts conquer your quandaries.64 Photo DetectiveA primer on class portraits. By Maureen A. Taylor66 The ToolkitPerplexed by the plethora of Web sites with British civil-registration indexes? Read our head-to-head comparison. Plus:
- Hispanic roots Web roundup
- Virus antidotes
- GEDCOM guidance
- Books for junior genealogists.
Edited by Dana Schmidt72 Time CapsuleThe father of Riverdance gets a kick out of his roots. By Michael Flatley