Family Tree Magazine September 2009 Digital Edition


Featuring Perfect Tens, Never Say Never, Library of Knowledge, and more!

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Perfect Tens
Count on us to point you to genealogy’s top digital destinations: 10 standouts in 10 areas (plus one!) add up to the 10th edition of our 101 Best Web Sites.
By David A. Fryxell

Never Say Never
Hit a brick wall in your search for immigrant and overseas ancestors? Don’t throw in the proverbial towel—look to these 13 ancestral adages for valuable genealogical advice.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack


Library of Knowledge
You’re missing out if you haven’t done genealogy at a good old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar library. Let our planning guide get you going.
By Sunny McClellan Morton

Getting to Know You
You’ve learned when they were born and where they lived during censuses, but what were they like? These seven records can help you profile your ancestors’ unique personalities.
By Mary Penner

Ties That Bind
Don’t let the challenges of Jewish genealogy unravel your roots research. Use these seven strategies to strengthen your connection to your family’s past.
By Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Branching Out
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• new home for the National Archives’ Kansas City facility
• a talk with a library legend
• online portal to the world’s digital history
Edited by Diane Haddad

Web Guides
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: National Archives and Records Administration

The Toolkit
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• tutorial on fine-tuning tombstone photos
• Ancestral Atlas
• free tool for organizing online information
• The Book Report
Edited by Allison Stacy

Out on a Limb
Our new online workshops.
By Allison Stacy

Making Connections
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

History Matters
Here’s to the beverage can!
By David A. Fryxell

Now What?
Expert advice on finding South African ancestors and converting photo negatives to digital.

Preserving Memories
Safeguarding the family Bible.
Edited by Grace Dobush


Everything’s Relative
Tales from the lighter side of family history.

Brick Wall Busters
Sorting through sanitarium records.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Test your genealogy IQ on Johnny Appleseed’s family tree.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack


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