Family Tree Magazine September 2015 Digital Edition


This issue marks the 16th anniversary of the “101 Best Websites” series, contains tips for finding American Indian ancestry and offers tips for digging deeper into FamilySearch.

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Sweet 16

By David A. Fryxell

Discover the 101 genealogy websites that take the cake in 2015.

French Connections

By Kimberly Powell

From the vineyards of Burgundy to the lights of Paris, say “bonjour” to your roots.

Break It Down

By Dana McCullough

Going around in circles after ancestors on the free Let’s break down the site’s search form and filter options so you can build up your family tree.

DIY Your Family History Book

By Maureen A. Taylor

Stop putting off your dream to get your family’s story into print. See how you can self-publish a professional looking, affordable family history book.

Modern Families

By Lisa A. Alzo

Unsure how to include an open adoption, surrogate child or same-sex marriage in your software or online tree? Our guide to charting today’s families will show you how.

Genealogy Insider

Edited by Diane Haddad

What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:

  • Family history freelancing takes off
  • Five uestions with Aleta Rozanski of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”
  • Genealogy’s biggest databases, libraries and more

Workbook: Naturalization Records

By Lisa A. Alzo

Our Genealogy Workbooks series shows you what you need to know to research your ancestors in essential family history sources.

The Toolkit

Edited by Tyler Moss

Reviews and roundups of the latest and greatest family history resources:

  • Tech Tips: Eight family history projects for Evernote
  • Tutorial: Find American Indian records on
  • Quick Guide: Genetic genealogy apps
  • Review: RootsMagic mobile app


History Matters: Forever in Blue Jeans

By David A. Fryxell

Stitching up the story of blue jeans.

Family Archivist: Letterman Jackets

By Denise May Levenick

Giving new life to Dad’s old letterman jacket.

Now What?

By David A. Fryxell

Answers to your questions on old genealogy software, hospital records and ancestral name changes.

Research Roadmap: Panoramic Maps

By Tyler Moss

Panoramic maps in your genealogy.

Document Detective: Passenger Arrival Lists

By George G. Morgan

Clues in ship’s passenger lists.

Photo Finish

Readers’ photos of their ancestors enjoying the great outdoors.

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