Family Tree Magazine September 2013 Digital Edition


Family Tree Magazine September 2013

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History Matters: Traffic Signals
By David A. Fryxell
You’ve been greenlighted to learn the history of traffic signals.


101 Best Websites 2013
By David A. Fryxell
Our 2013 roundup of the 101 Best Websites for genealogy offers rays of research hope with new sites plus perennial favorites sporting new features and records.

6 Local Genealogy Resources
By Sunny Jane Morton
The authentic zing and zest that local sources bring to your research makes consuming them worth the effort. Work up your own appetite for local research fare with these six succulent resources, including:
•    Local histories
•    Neighborhood newspapers
•    Directories
•    Weather data
•    And more

10 Ways to Digitize Family Photos
By Sunny Jane Morton
Digitize your family history photos and documents with these top 10 genealogy scanning tips from experts, including:
•    File formatting
•    Proper scanning tools
•    How to optimize your scanning time
•    And more

7 Strategies for Planning a Family Reunion
By Lisa A. Alzo
Whether your family is gathering for the first time or the 50th, follow these seven strategies to raise the roof and hold a memorable reunion, including:
•    How to collaboratively plan online
•    Budgeting
•    Theme ideas
•    And more

Discovering Scandinavian Roots
By Diana Crisman Smith
Use these five techniques to puzzle out patronymics, conquer church records and find your ancestors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Family Archivist: Disaster Management
By Sunny Jane Morton
How would your family archive fare in a fire, flood or other home disaster? Make a plan with these tips from Eric Pourchot, Institutional Advancement Director for the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Now What?
By David A. Fryxell
Our experts help you hurdle brick walls by answering reader questions.
In this edition, we teach you:
•    Where to find early New Orleans passenger lists
•    Where to locate information in Chicago Lutheran churches
•    How to access 1950 census district maps

Document Detective: Petition for Naturalization
By George G. Morgan
Uncover family history clues in naturalization records with the help of our document detective.

Resource Roundup: Best Sites For Digital Storytelling
By Maureen A. Taylor
Every family photo represents a story, and sharing them has never been easier. We compare digital storytelling websites, so you can best share your pictographic history with the world.

Quick Guide: Password Managers
By Dana McCollough
With a password manager tool, you create one master password, and in return the manager remembers passwords for all the websites you visit. Our experts recommend five popular password managers to protect your data.

Tutorial: How to Search BillionGraves
By David A. Fryxell
Maximum your headstone hunt by searching BillionGraves GPS-encoded photos.

Time Capsule: Summoning Mr. Lincoln
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Spiritualism took hold during the 1840s among a diversity of believers, including President Lincoln. Revive your family history by exploring your spiritualist roots.

10 First Steps in Genealogy Research
By Desmond Walls Allen
These 10 steps from Allen’s book Family History Detective will help beginners start putting together your ancestors’ stories and solving your family history mysteries.

7 Go-To Records
By Diane Haddad
Some genealogy sources are more likely than others to name your relatives—so step toward these seven go-to records as you search for ancestor answers.

6 Key Online Genealogy Sources
By Rick Crume
You’ll get the most bang for your buck (and your time) when you start your online genealogy research with six key sources. Walk through this checklist for every ancestor.

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