Making Connections: Clothing Styles, Arizona Records, Genealogy Software
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
Fashion Sense

Your article "Elements of Style" in the August 2004 issue had some good information on clothing styles. Dover Publications (31 E. Second St., Mineola, NY 11501, <>) has three other books of possible use for 20th-century photos: Everyday Fashions of the Forties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs by JoAnne Olian, Everyday Fashions of the Thirties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs by Stella Blum and Everyday Fashions of the Twenties as Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs edited by Stella Blum. At times, the publisher has reprints of old Sears, Montgomery Ward and other store catalogs that might be of use. Hope this helps. I enjoy your magazine.

John Cash
San Diego, Calif.
 Arizona Addendum

This is an addition to an article that appeared in the August 2004 Family Tree Magazine about the Arizona birth and death records Web site <>. As absolutely wonderful as this site is, for some reason 10 to 15 percent of the birth and death records don't show up in the online index, and therefore aren't accessible online. Any researchers who don't find their relatives there can e-mail the Arizona State Archives at, and we will search our microfilmed birth and death records for them. We do not charge for the first two requests per four-month period (two names per request).