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 the strangest item in your family archive. Here’s how you responded.
Paying Respects • A father-daughter team fixes up an off-the-beaten-path family tomb
RootsTech 2022: Free & Virtual
NEW SCOTLAND BMD RECORDS
ISRAELI SITE REACHES 2M RECORDS
MyHeritage, Ancestry Acquire French Sites
FAMILY TREE DNA UPDATES
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A More Perfect Union • Study US history—and how your ancestors fit in with it—using our annual list of the 75 best state-focused genealogy websites.
Tips for Using State Websites
GROUP THINK • These DNA tools pin your ancestry to a specific historical group of people. Here’s what they can (and can’t!) tell you about your family history.
STORIES IN DNA
TIES that BIND • Organize your research for easy travel and sharing by creating family history binders. Here’s how to get started.
Sample Binder Organization • Say you want to create a binder that tracks five generations of John Smith’s family, from him to his great-great-grandparents. Here’s how you might outline that binder:
FIVE TRIBES • These tips will help you find your ancestors who belonged to one of the United States’ five largest indigenous tribes today: Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, Chippewa and Choctaw.
Respectful Cultural Engagement • If you’re not indigenous yourself but are researching suspected ancestral connections to a specific tribal group, here are some considerations to help you with your outreach:
SHOP AND SAVE • Preserve your family treasures with these archiving tips and tools every genealogist should have.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF ARCHIVING
TOP ARCHIVAL SUPPLIES
GENEALOGY GIFT GUIDE
Tools for Finding Living Relatives
Background Check • It’s not the people in this image that pop out—it’s the wall hangings in the background.
Preserving Military Uniforms
DNA and Health Insurance
TIMELINE OF JEWISH HISTORY IN EUROPE
RESEARCHING YOUR ANCESTORS’ HOME TOWN
RECORDS QUICK GUIDE
LANGUAGES AND NAMES