Family Tree Magazine November 2008 Digital Edition


Featuring Make No Mistake, Scot Free, Skeletons in the Closet, and more!

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Make No Mistake
Save time, money and your sanity with our advice for avoiding 10 common genealogy research errors.
By Lisa A. Alzo


Scot Free
Trace your Scottish ancestry with our beginner’s guide to genealogy in the land of kilts and clans.
By Nancy Hendrickson

Skeletons in the Closet
Follow these five tips for bringing old family secrets to light without rattling your relatives.
By Sunny McClellan Morton

Operation Online Records
Join the march to find military records on the Web.
By Rick Crume

Group Efforts
Gang up on your research brick walls and watch them crumble with our eight partnership pointers
By Maureen A. Taylor

Branching Out
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• Ellis Island’s “”forgotten”” past
• free online census indexes
• the National Archives’ digital vault
• a new source for the 1860 census
By Diane Haddad

State Research Guides
Trace your roots across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library—quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your family anywhere in the country. In this issue:
• New Jersey • Mississippi

The Toolkit
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• genealogy podcast primer
• review of Legacy Family Tree 7 for Windows
• quick guide to tombstone transcription databases
• Veterans History Project
• The Book Report
Edited by Allison Stacy

Out on a Limb
Unveiling our new Web site.
By Allison Stacy

Making Connections
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

History Matters
That’s the ticket! A history of voting.
By David A. Fryxell

Now What?
Our experts answer your questions about Soundex, Australian roots and source citations.

Preserving Memories
Extra! How to safely store news clippings.
Edited by Grace Dobush

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

Photo Detective
A campaign trail of picture-dating clues.
By Maureen A. Taylor

Test your genealogy IQ on Mary Shelley’s family tree.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack


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