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Wide Open Spaces
Feeling crowded by genealogy papers, books, photos and other stuff? Save space with these 10 ideas to get your clutter under control.
By Rick Crume
Getting Up to Date
How your old photos were taken is the first clue to when they were taken. Use our timeline of photographic methods to date and preserve images from your family’s past.
By Maureen A. Taylor
Were your ancestors here, there and everywhere? Consult this clip-and-save guide to explain their confounding peripatetic ways.
By the editors
Do you have what it takes to succeed as a genealogist? Follow our six-step research regimen to transform your ancestor searches.
By Lisa A. Alzo
Back to Baltics
Follow these eight steps to trace your Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian roots.
By Lisa A. Alzo
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• five up-and-coming family historians under age 26
• genealogy: not just for humans
• images of New York City’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum
• worthwhile roots reads
Edited by Diane Haddad
Learn to master family history Web sites: Whether you’re a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.
In this issue: OneGreatFamily
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• roundup of databases you can access free at Family History Centers
• quick guide to translation tools
• seven steps to create a family group on Facebook
• surname searching tutorial
Edited by Allison Stacy
Out on a Limb
A letter from our editor.
By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
A sticky story: the history of adhesives.
By David A. Fryxell
Learn the benefits of blogging your family history.
By Sunny McClellan Morton
Answers to your questions on documenting online family tree data and early births.
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Clues in the 1900 census.
By George G. Morgan
An immigrant woman’s childbirth experience.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack