In this April 2016 issue, you’ll find the best family history resources online, from mining the top genealogy websites to newspapers, books, digitizing your photos, and more!
This issue of Family Tree Magazine has everything you need to expand your family tree with online sources. Our experts offer strategies for furthering German research, backing up digital family history, and uncovering new family history facts. Plus, we offer in-depth guides for using Ancestry.com, Findmypast, MyHeritage and FamilySearch.
Who Should Buy this Issue:
You’ll Love this If…
- you are searching foreign newspapers
- you’re looking for the best family history apps
- you’re interested in setting up a family website
- you have trouble with language barriers in German research
Highlights from this issue include:
- 50 free family history databases
- German Heritage Guide: Online tools for overcoming language barriers
- Searching newspapers from the “Old Country”
- Insider Tips for Ancestry.com, Findmypast and MyHeritage
- Best family history apps
- 5 easy ways to back up your digital research
- 23 Not-Just-For-Genealogy Websites
- FamilySearch Tutorial: Digitized Books
- 6 steps to set up a family websites
50 Free Family History Databases
By Dana McCullough
Just like the grocery store tempts you with those yummy free tastes, genealogy websites offer tantalizing freebies to whet your research appetite. Try these 50 delicious databases for free!
German Heritage Guide: Online Tools for Overcoming Language Barriers
By James M. Beidler
The language barrier can really put a crimp in your German genealogy research. Get help tracing your Deutsch ancestors’ names and places with these online tools.
Tutorial: Searching Newspapers from the Old Country
By Rick Crume
Old newspapers’ genealogical bounty isn’t limited to US kin. We show you how to research ancestors in online papers of your family’s homeland.
Insider Tips for Ancestry.com, Findmypast and MyHeritage
By Sunny Jane Morton
How do the “big three” genealogy sites measure up to each other–and to your research needs? We compare the sites’ records, search features and more.
5 Easy Ways to Back up Your Digital Research
By Denise May Levenick
Create a custom, comprehensive “insurance plan” to back up your valuable family photos and genealogy research files.
Best Family History Apps
By Lisa Louise Cooke
Choosing family history apps can be like watching a three-ring circus–but not when you let our apps ringmaster direct you to the best genealogy tools for your mobile device.
23 Not-Just-For-Genealogy Websites
By Lisa A.Alzo
Reap the rewards of expanding your online family history research to these 23 not-just-for-genealogy websites.
FamilySearch Tutorial: Digitized Books
By Dana McCullough and Diane Haddad
Learn how to mine the record, indexes, local histories and more in FamilySearch.org’s free, digitized collection of family history books.
6 Steps to set up a Family Website
By David A. Fryxell
It’s easy and inexpensive to set up a family history website that’ll put you in charge of your clan’s online dream home, and our expert walks you through step by step.
- Out on a Limb
- Tree Talk
- Photo Finish: Tech Talk