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 • MARCH/APRIL 2021 / VOLUME 22, ISSUE 2
out on a limb
TREE TALK • We asked what genealogy societies you’re a part of, and your favorite thing about being a member. Here’s how you responded.
FamilySearch in 30 Languages
ANCESTRY.COM ADDS MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS
DAR MAKES IT EASIER
Geni Tops 150 Million Profiles
STORIES OF WWII FALLEN
Wheels of Fortune
Preserving Musical Instruments
Going the Distance • One researcher looks backward (and forward) in time to find living relatives.
Photo Inventory Form • Keep track of important family photographs.
Luck of the Irish • Fortunately, reports of Irish record loss are greatly exaggerated. Check out this guide to researching ancestors from the Emerald Isle.
Irish Church Records
The Best Irish Genealogy Websites
HIGH SOCIETY • Two national genealogy societies have combined forces. The “new NGS” offers five reasons for you to join it and your local societies.
The Perks of Being a Society Member: One Reader’s Story
Damage Control • These expert tips from the Photo Detective will help you save even damaged family photos for future generations.
THE TRUE NORTH • Trace your family history across “the Great White North” with these 14 Canadian genealogy websites.
Home Sweet Homeland • Plan a trip to the old country that’s both fun and informational with these seven steps for successful heritage travel.
How to Virtually Travel
Cheaper by the Dozen • Who is the family of 12 in this photo, found in an abandoned home?
Navigating USGenWeb Sites • The USGenWeb Project has been a valuable online genealogy community for nearly 25 years. USGenWeb is a website of national scope and a portal to websites for all 50 states, which in turn are gateways to countylevel websites. All of these sites are run by volunteers who have interest in those places and are dedicated to putting as much free local genealogy research and resources online as possible. Today, USGenWeb sites number in the thousands, all interconnected and free to use. Here's a quick tour of the site. Before long, you'll get a sense for why it's been one of Family Tree Magazine's Best 101 Websites many times over the years.
Historical Map Websites
Retaking a Test
the rest is history • The Sun’s rays seemed to be destitute of heat throughout the summer; all nature was clad in a sable hue.
7 Tips to Find Your Birth Family • TAMAR WEINBERG AND ANDREW KOCH
HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO DNA MATCHES?
TYPES OF DNA TESTS
ADOPTION REGISTRIES AND RESOURCES BY STATE
REQUESTING BIRTH CERTIFICATES
DNA Detectives: Search Angels Among Us