Family Tree Magazine September 2009 Digital Edition

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FEATURESPerfect TensCount on us to point you to genealogy’s top digital destinations: 10 standouts in 10 areas (plus one!) add up to the 10th edition of our 101 Best Web Sites.By David A. FryxellNever Say NeverHit a brick wall in your search for immigrant and overseas ancestors? Don’t throw in the proverbial towel—look to these 13 ancestral adages for valuable genealogical advice.By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackLibrary of KnowledgeYou’re missing out if you haven’t done genealogy at a good old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar library. Let our planning guide get you going.By Sunny McClellan MortonGetting to Know YouYou’ve learned when they were born and where they lived during censuses, but what were they like? These seven records can help you profile your ancestors’ unique personalities.By Mary PennerTies That BindDon’t let the challenges of Jewish genealogy unravel your roots research. Use these seven strategies to strengthen your connection to your family’s past.By Schelly Talalay DardashtiCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• new home for the National Archives’ Kansas City facility• a talk with a library legend• online portal to the world’s digital historyEdited by 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: National Archives and Records AdministrationThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• tutorial on fine-tuning tombstone photos• Ancestral Atlas• free tool for organizing online information• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbOur new online workshops.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersHere’s to the beverage can!By David A. FryxellNow What?Expert advice on finding South African ancestors and converting photo negatives to digital.Preserving MemoriesSafeguarding the family Bible.Edited by Grace DobushEverything’s RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Brick Wall BustersSorting through sanitarium records.By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackUprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Johnny Appleseed’s family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 

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