Family Tree Magazine will help point the way toward the best research tools and practices to trace your family's history. Each issue includes tips on locating, collecting, and preserving photos, letters, diaries, church and government records, and other documentation, plus fun articles about creating scrapbooks, organizing family reunions, and vacation ideas that combine history with leisure!
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TREE TALK • We asked what you’d do if you had a whole day of uninterrupted research time. Here’s how you responded.
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FamilySearch Tops 5 Billion Historical Images
NEW Y HAPLOGROUP REPORTS
SHARED MATCH SORTING AT MYHERITAGE
Donated: Louisville News Photos
Dialing Up History
Breaking News • A newspaper article about his orphaned grandmother leads one researcher to a familiar source.
All in a Day’s Work • If all you’ve got is a Saturday to organize your genealogy, make it count with these tips for a successful one-day organization project.
14 Organization Projects You Can DO IN A DAY
YOUR ORGANIZATION DAY: Two Sample Schedules • To do your best work, you’ll need to take breaks. This article describes two different models for how to do so. Here’s what each might look like in practice during an 8-to-5 session.
Personal Records Inventory
Witness Testimony • Take your research down new paths by studying the witnesses and bondsmen in the “background” of records.
WITNESSES in ACTION
HISTORY in REVERSE • Learn how to care for and scan photo negatives—and why they deserve a place in your collection.
SCANNING AND REVERSING NEGATIVES
Organizing Digital Photos
Find Your U.S. Ancestors
Black Roots ONLINE • Tap into these 12 premier websites for finding African American ancestors.
Key Records for Black Genealogy Research
DATA ENTRY • Genealogy software programs are robust tools for building your family tree. Here’s how to best add key facts to them: names, dates and places.
Finding Collections with the Ancestry.com Card Catalog
Saving Heirloom Kitchenware
2023 Genealogy Conferences
A Thorny Mystery • A distinctive cactus and puffy dress sleeves give clues to time and place.
Genealogy Source List
SOURCE CITATIONS • EDITORS OF FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE
THE GENEALOGY SOURCE CITATION PROCESS
SOURCE CITATION EXAMPLES
Citing Sources in Genealogy Software
5 Essential Elements of a Source Citation