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 your most interesting immigration stories. Here’s how you responded.
Family Business • A Ford factory tour employee discovers his great-grandfather worked there, too — before Ford even made cars.
FamilySearch Completes Microfilm Digitization
FAMILY TREE DNA CHROMOSOME PAINTING
NOW AVAILABLE: FREEDMEN’S BUREAU RECORDS
Key New UK Collections at Findmypast
MAJOR GENEALOGY EVENTS OF 2022
On the Road Again
First Generation • Make these three kinds of records your first stop when researching immigrant ancestors.
SITES FOR SETTING SAIL
WAVES OF IMMIGRATION
FINDING A PLACE OF ORIGIN
ON HER MAJESTY’S CENSUS SERVICE • Dive into the soon-to-be-released 1921 census of England and Wales with this guide.
SCOTTISH Census Records
TIPS FOR SEARCHING CENSUS RECORDS
IRISH Census Records
LOST IN THE WOODS • Stay on course with these 7 tips for fact-checking information you find in online family trees.
Tree Tall Tales
Taking a Hint
ANCESTORS at WORK • DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTOR’S OCCUPATION USING THESE 12 SOURCES.
Being of Sound Mind… • Create a “genealogy will” that outlines for your heirs what you’d like for your research after you’ve passed on.
AT A GLANCE: Physical and Digital Genealogy Assets
A Genealogical Codicil to the Last Will and Testament of
Picture Day • Clothing clues and good ole-fashioned research help date this school class photo.
Tracing Borders with the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Saving Handmade Garments
Professional Research Services
Using Ethnicity Estimates
Immigrant Ancestor Worksheet • Track known information about the immigrants in your family.
Historical Counties of England, c. 1851
TIMELINE OF ENGLISH HISTORY
TIPS FOR ENGLISH RESEARCH
RECORDS QUICK GUIDE