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 about military heirlooms in your family. Here’s how you responded.
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GEDMATCH TOS UPDATE
New Owners for DNA Companies
ANCESTRY DISCONTINUES HEALTH TEST
New MyHeritage Features
The Weight of History
Saving Keepsake Letters
A Newark Minute • One woman uncovers a forgotten tale of resistance.
Military Records Checklist • Identify which US conflict(s) your ancestor may have served in, then track your search for his or her service files.
These Honored Dead • Learn about your ancestors’ Civil War service with these 21 records and resources.
Civil War Timeline
From Our Archives: The Best Civil War Websites
Made From Scratch • Family recipes carry more than just flavors from times past. Here’s how to preserve and celebrate your family’s history of resilience through food.
DIME A DOZEN • Apparently that town is big enough for the two of them—or even more. These tips for researching common surnames will help you find your family in the crowd.
WANTED: EMILY BROWN’S ANCESTORS
FIND YOUR Jewish Roots Online • Utilize the latest tools in Jewish genealogy with these top websites and online resources.
Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism
Resources for Holocaust Research
Crunching Numbers • Keep track of the people in your family tree with these genealogical numbering systems, such as Ahnentafel and the Register System.
The Royal Family Tree • Throughout this article, we use the British royal family to demonstrate each genealogical numbering system. If you need a refresher on how that family is structured, we’ve put together this partial family tree of Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson William, Duke of Cambridge. (Note: For space, we’ve omitted some members of the royal family, such as spouses who are ancestors to William. You can find a full family tree at .)
Finding Records on Fold3
Voice-Recording Mobile Apps
Opting into Research Studies
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