Featuring Scientific Methods, Around the World in 51 Clicks, Get in the Game, and more!
Take a cue from the sleuths on “CSI.” Try these seven forensics-inspired techniques to advance your genealogical investigations. By Colleen Fitzpatrick With Andrew Yeiser
Around the World in 51 Clicks
You don’t have to hop a boat or plane to trace your clan in their native lands. These outstanding online databases are your ticket to foreign family tree discoveries. By Rick Crume
Get in the Game
Want to gain a competitive edge in your family history research? Add these 17 essential contacts to your team. By Lisa A. Alzo
State Research Guides
Trace your ancestors across the USA! This issue’s special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, advice and resources you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.
As tax time looms, take a break from your 1040 to audit your ancestors. We’ll show you how to glean maximum genealogical returns from financial records. By James M. Beidler
Top of the Charts
We put 11 family tree chart-printing services to the test-see how they stack up in our exclusive buyer’s guide. By Rick Crume
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Out on a Limb
UFOs and your family tree. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Six ways to celebrate your female forebears • Irish heritage by the numbers • Off-limits Swedish data • Certifiable changes in genealogy. By Diane Haddad
This season’s best historical events, including: • Unlocking the story of Georgia’s infamous Civil War prison • Getting hip to Hawaiian heritage • Stepping into slaves’ shoes in Indiana. By Dana Schmidt
Seeing the light, probing pH and other tips for protecting your past. By Anne Wilbur
Enclosed captioning, plus your tales from the lighter side of family history.
Mystified by merchant mariners? Jockeying for your Japanese genealogy? Our experts offer advice.
Uncovering hidden photo clues. By Maureen A. Taylor
A four-point orientation to the National Archives’ revamped Web site. Plus: • Reviews of RootsMagic and Family Tree Legends software • Interlibrary loan hints • New sourcebooks for surname meanings. Edited by Dana Schmidt
A celebrated vintner uncorks his parents’ legacy. By Robert Mondavi