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You’ll want everyone to see your heritage when you use one of our 19 simple, creative ideas for displaying your family tree. By Diane Haddad
Make cartography a key part of your research strategy with these nine essential maps. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Don’t get lost in a sea of bygdeboker and begravede—let our Norwegian genealogy guide come to your rescue. By David A. Fryxell
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.
States of Excellence
Which state-centered online genealogy tools rise above the rest? We honor 95 stellar sites from sea to shining sea. By Rick Crume
You can visit the National Archives without trekking to Washington, DC. Our regional facilities roundup clues you in to the archives’ 13 locations across the country—maybe even in your own backyard. By James W. Warren and Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Out on a Limb
Stuff a family historian’s stocking. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Surf’s up for Castle Garden immigration records • Family tree software updates times four • The National Archives gets an online makeover • Canada unveils its 1911 census. By Diane Haddad
The season’s best heritage events, including: • Speaking Franklin in Pennsylvania • Reliving Florida’s youth • Harvesting Massachusetts history. By Dana Schmidt
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Storage solutions and encapsulation cues. By Anne Wilbur
Flummoxed by female forebears? Bewildered by Belgian research? Our experts offer advice.
Heading up your photo investigations. By Maureen A. Taylor
Modernize your old home movies with our DVD-transfer tips and buying guide. Plus: • Reviews of Personal Historian software and the Family Tree Connection Web site • Five manuals on marital history. Edited by Dana Schmidt
A former senator and soldier musters up memories of his parents. By Bob Dole
2005 Magazine Index
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