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!
Family Tree • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER2023/VOLUME24, ISSUE 6
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Ancestry.com Updates: Fans, Dogs and DNA
NEW PROJECT: 10 MILLION NAMES
DNA and Privacy • GEDmatch breach renews concerns about DNA and law enforcement
Fine Print • Celebrate and share your ancestors by printing a family tree. Here’s how to prep research for display, and how to work with tree-printing services.
Types of Family Trees • During the course of your research, you’ve probably encountered a few different styles of family trees. Here are some of the most common; see Rick Crume’s article for more .
GALLERY: Family Tree Displays
Stories Worth Telling • Learn how to adapt family letters, journals and other documents into easy-to-read narratives that relatives will love.
Making Text More Approachable
The Ethics of Editing Family Narratives
Editing Example: A Travel Journal
Stronger Together • These four steps will help you find and meaningfully help genealogy groups in our post-pandemic world.
Find Your U.S. Ancestors
SMART PHOTOS • MyHeritage has made headlines for its library of AI-assisted photo tools. Here’s a guide to them, from In Color to PhotoDater.
season’s readings • Add these new genealogy book releases to your Christmas list. Plus: a gift guide for the historians in your family.
The Tin Age • Age, photo format, and clothing are just the starting points for identifying a subject.
Accessibility Tools on Popular Platforms • Your favorite connection platforms offer options to make it easier to see, hear, communicate and navigate the world around you—including your genealogy world.
Evaluating Matches with DNA Painter • DNA Painter is a powerful resource for helping you better understand your DNA matches and relationships. Through various tools and reports, DNA Painter can take your genetic genealogy to a deeper level—largely for free (though additional tools are available for paying subscribers). Create an account to get started, and you’ll see three categories: Ancestral Trees, Tools and WATO, and Chromosome Maps.
Saving Family Papers
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DNA Q&A Ancestry SideView
Genealogy Book Wish List • Track the books you want to read for fun or use in research.