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 • JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2024/VOLUME 25, ISSUE 1
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TREE TALK • We asked about what discoveries you’ve made from DNA tests. Here’s how you responded.
5 QUESTIONS with: Diahan Southard -DNA Expert
23andMe Data Breach
2024 VIRTUAL GENEALOGY CONFERENCES
Major Genealogy Orgs Embrace AI • NARA, NGS ON USES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Living History • Building ancestral homes gives one woman a hands-on family history experience.
The Year Ahead The Year • These 366 genealogy tips will make 2024 your best research year yet.
FAQs • Go back to the basics with these answers to common genealogy questions.
What Kind of Cousins Are We?
Find Your U.S. Ancestors
DNA PROFILES • This buyer’s guide will show you what to consider in a DNA test—and a comparison of the four most-popular options.
TYPES of DNA TESTS
Family Tree DNA
GETTING THE PICTURE • Unlock the clues hiding in your family photos with advice from the Photo Detective.
Can’t-Miss Photo Clues
Handling Group Pictures
AI and Dating Photos: What It Can and Can’t Do
Dishing Out Clues • Kitchenware and a bold tie pattern help date this slice-of-life photo.
AT A GLANCE: Passenger Arrival List
Find French Ancestors with Filae • Filae , part of the MyHeritage family, is the largest online resource for French genealogical research. With millions of records and a base of family tree-building users from the region, Filae is a valuable destination for those seeking French ancestors. If you don’t parle français, make sure the language is set to English to get started.
TikTok for Genealogy
Small Ethnicity Estimates
DNA MatchTracker • Log promising matches across DNA companies.
CIVIL WAR GENEALOGY
The United States During the Civil War
CIVIL WAR RECORDS
Civil War Photo Clues
Researching US Colored Troops
CIVIL WAR TIMELINE