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 2020 / VOLUME 21, ISSUE 1
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History Coming to Life
WHAT’S NEW • Worldwide Record Releases
Genealogy Conference Calendar
Shades of History
Preserving Baby Treasures
What’s in a Name? • A shared surname uncovers new details—and a mystery.
Goal-Planning Worksheet • Accomplish more in 2020 with this planner that will break your big genealogy goals into small, achievable tasks
THE ROARING TWENTIES • Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Family Tree Magazine with our 20 best timeless genealogy tips.
The Genealogy Industry, 2000–2019 • Genealogy has changed a lot in the past 20 years—and Family Tree Magazine has been here for it all. Here are some of the most important events that have taken place since our first issue in 2000.
The Future of Genealogy
Stronger Roots • Make building your family tree one of your New Year’s resolutions. Our 31-day genealogy fitness plan will whip your research into shape.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving • Pass on your legacy by writing a guided autobiography. This article will show you how with 10 life-story themes.
COMING TOGETHER • Plan this year’s perfect family reunion with these top tech tools.
7 Steps to Reunion Success • In the September 2013 issue of Family Tree Magazine, Lisa A. Alzo shared these seven tips for planning a rocking family reunion :
UNSUNG HEROES • If discovering the superwomen in your family tree is among your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll love these underused resources for finding female ancestors.
NOW WHAT? • Q I think my Scottish ancestors belonged to a church other than the Church of Scotland. Where can I find records from other denominations?
WWI Service Records
HOW TO Create an AutoClusters Report
ROUNDUP Free Place-Finding Tools
WEBSITE British Newspaper Archive • The British Newspaper Archives is a collaboration between the British Library and genealogy website Findmypast . The site is digitizing up to 40 million newspaper pages from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Search the newspapers by subscribing to this site or to Findmypast.
Handling Sensitive Information • Q How do I handle sensitive information I find in a DNA test?
the rest is history • To little Annie Moore, a pink-cheeked, merry-faced Irish lassie from Cork, belongs the distinction of being the first immigrant to land in the new station.
9 Tips to Research Immigrant Ancestors
The Ellis Island Name-Change Myth
IMMIGRATION RECORDS QUICK GUIDE
CLUES IN IMMIGRATION RECORDS
RECORDS WITH IMMIGRATION CLUES • Wondering where your immigrant ancestor came from and when he arrived in the United States? These US resources are most likely to provide those details: