Family Tree Magazine October/November 2013 Digital Edition

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History Matters: Dental HistoryBy David A. FryxellBrush up on oral history.Tips for Tracing Migrant AncestorsBy Sunny Jane MortonEarly Americans lived on the go. Their moves made sense to them: away from failures or danger, or toward opportunities. But it can be maddening to track them. Follow our research strategiesto find your roving relatives.Burned Out: 5 Steps to Survive Record DisastersBy Sunny Jane MortonCourthouse fires and other record-destroying disasters can create big research brick walls. Use our five-step plan to rebuild your family tree from the archival ashes by utilizing:•Alternate records•Neighboring lines•Inventories•And more17 Time-saving Tech ToolsBy Lisa A. AlzoEven the busiest genealogists can benefit from organizing their research materials and managing their time with these 17 apps, including:•Note takers•Task Managers•Remote accessors•And moreWorkbook: Death RecordsBy David A. FryxellThis workbook will show you what’s in a death record, how to find one, and what other records include the death information you seek. We’ll also provide a worksheet you can fill in to map out your death records search.6 Strategies for Searching German Church RecordsBy Rick CrumeReligious records are key to tracing your German roots in Germany. We’ll guide you to your Deutsch ancestor’s church records in six steps or fewer, including tips for contacting German parishes and an in-depth case study.5 Ways to Digitize Home MoviesBy Rick CrumeConvert your old home movies to digital—before they deteriorate. Our experts recommend converting strategies, digitization services, storage options and more.Family Archivist: College KeepsakesBy Sunny Jane MortonPreserve a relative’s high school or college memories (or your own) with tips from Lindy M. Smith, research services archivist at The Ohio State University archives.Now What?By David A. FryxellOur experts help you hurdle brick walls by answering reader questions.In this edition, we teach you:•Where to find coroners’ records•How to trace an illegitimate ancestor•How to overcome name misspellings in recordsPhoto Detective: Lumber CampBy Maureen A. TaylorUncover family history clues in labor photos with the help of our photo detective.Tutorial: Top Free Sites for Online NewspapersBy Rick CrumeNewspapers are terrific sources of family history information, many newspaper archives are now free online. Follow our guide to discover some of the best collections.Quick Guide: Digital YearbooksBy Dana McColloughTo find your ancestors who were students, teachers, school administrators orstaff, check an online yearbook. Our experts recommend seven popular sites for browsing and searching digitized yearbooks from as far back as the 1700s.Tutorial: Map Your Ancestor’s Land OnlineBy Diana Crisman SmithThe Bureau of Land Management General Land Office record search blazes new trails by mapping properties for patents in Western states.

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