Family Tree Magazine July 2011 Digital Edition


Featuring, State Secrets, Post Masters, Research Trip Survival Kit, and more!

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State Secrets
Don’t count on federal enumerations alone for tracking your clan — follow our guide to find the clues hiding in state censuses.
By Rick Crume

Post Masters
The bloggers behind this year’s Family Tree 40 deliver great genealogy advice, ideas and conversation.
By Sunny Jane Morton


Research Trip Survival Kit
Hitting the road in search of your roots? Don’t leave home without these 21 essentials.
By Lisa A. Alzo

Croatian Ties
Unravel shifting borders, changing rulers and other research binds with our guide to tracing Croatian roots.
By James M. Beidler

Taking Care
Got boxes of photos here, folders of documents there and heirlooms somewhere else? Follow these four steps to preserve your treasures in a manageable, organized family archive.
By Denise Levenick

Hazards of Histories
Keep your family story from veering off course — watch out for these nine pitfalls when researching or writing about your roots.
By John Philip Colletta

Genealogy Insider
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• “Who Do You Think You Are?” season 2 review
• fun-to-follow history Twitter feeds
• altered Lincoln document
• great roots reads
Edited by Diane Haddad

City Guides
Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library.
In this issue:
Detroit by Sunny Jane Morton
Charleston, SC by David A. Fryxell

The Toolkit
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• Live Roots tutorial
• quick guide to family history Facebook apps
• Family Tree Builder 5.0 review
Edited by Allison Stacy

Out on a Limb
A letter from our editor.
By Allison Stacy

Making Connections
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

History Matters
Milestones in mail delivery.
By David A. Fryxell

Family Archivist
Tips for choosing archival supplies and storing old letters.
By Sunny McClellan Morton


Everything’s Relative
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Now What?
Answers to your questions on the American Bible Union and prison records.
By David A. Fryxell

Document Detective
Clues in Civil War muster cards.
By George G. Morgan

Time Capsule
A 20th-century family’s road trips — in their own words.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack


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