Summer 2017 Discover Your Roots Digital Edition

In the Summer 2017 Discover Your Roots digital edition, Family Tree Magazine's genealogy experts help you find the best old records, genealogy websites and DNA tests for starting your ancestry and family history research.

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The 2017 Discover Your Roots digital download is your essential handbook for getting started in genealogy and family history research. The editors of Family Tree Magazine have selected 100 pages of expert guides, designed to guide you through basic genealogical records, best family history websites, and research steps for discovering your family tree.

We've organized Discover Your Roots to walk you through four important aspects of genealogy research: 

Learn how to access and understand old records such as censuses, vital records, immigrant passenger records and more:
  • 10 go-to genealogy records for finding ancestor details
  • How to find your ancestors' birth, marriage and death records
  • Locating hard-to-find ancestors in US census records
  • How to find your ancestor on immigration passenger lists
  • Searching old newspapers online and in libraries
Get help searching for ancestors in top websites for genealogy, including free websites:
  • 80 best genealogy websites for family tree research
  • Website guides to and FamilySearch
  • How to use automated record matching in MyHeritage
  • Five ways to use online maps for genealogy
  • Where to find old family photos on websites
DNA and Genetic Genealogy
This special section explains autosomal, Y-DNA and mtDNA test options, how to understand ethnicity percentages, how to analyze your DNA matches, and more:
  • Genetic genealogy glossary of terms
  • Understanding autosomal DNA ethnicity results
  • How to use your autosomal DNA matches to find family
  • Top free tools to analyze DNA results
  • Genetic genealogy Q&A
  • Cousins chart with statistics on shared DNA with different relatives
Forms Starter Kit
These charts and forms help you organize your information:
  • Five-Generation Pedigree Chart
  • Family Group Sheet
  • Decorative Family Tree Chart
  • Relationship Chart to help you figure out what kind of cousins you are and determine amounts of shared DNA
  • DNA Matches Worksheet
Summer 2017 Discover Your Roots includes an online toolkit with a free Family Tree University beginner class, Family Tree Plus trial membership, GenSmarts software trial and more!
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Author/Speaker/Editor Editors of Family Tree Magazine
File Type PDF
Product Type Magazine Download
Skill Level Beginner
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