Family Tree Magazine May 2011 Digital Edition


Featuring Battle Sites, Windows on War, Answers in African-American Newspapers, and more!

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Battle Sites
Explore Civil War genealogy records and history at these top 10 online destinations.
By David A. Fryxell


Windows on War
See the Civil War as your ancestors did — through the lenses of the era’s photographers.
By Maureen A. Taylor

Answers in African-American Newspapers
The black press created a repository of experiences, hopes and dreams for your African-American ancestors. Discover 11 ways these publications can give you the scoop on your family.
By Timothy Pinnick

Blue and Gray Days
Step back into the 1860s and discover what daily life was like for your Civil War ancestors.
By Michael O. Varhola

Grave Honor
Ensure your Civil War veteran is properly recognized for his service — follow these seven steps to order an official military grave marker.
By Jean Wilcox-Hibben

Genealogy Insider
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• discovering the Civil War with the National Archives
• commemorating the sesquicentennial of emancipation
• FamilySearch flips the switch
• 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:
St. Louis by James M. Beidler
Richmond, Va. by David A. Fryxell

The Toolkit
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• best online tools for exploring the Civil War
• Irish genealogy websites
• Family Tree Maker for Mac review
• Flip-Pal mobile scanner 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
The dirt on vacuum cleaners.
By David A. Fryxell

Family Archivist
Preserving military uniforms and serving up silver.
By Sunny McClellan Morton

Now What?
Answers to your questions on Civil War POWs, battlefield burials and ironworks employees.
By David A. Fryxell

Everything’s Relative
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Photo Detective
Investigating an ambrotype of an unknown soldier.
By Maureen A. Taylor

Time Capsule
A female Civil War soldier, in her own words.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack


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