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 favorite online record collection. Here’s how you responded.
Class Act • A woman turns her grandmother’s school archive into a celebration of local Black history.
WHAT’S NEW FamilySearch Opens New Portal for Volunteer Indexing
NEW PHOTO AND STORYTELLING TOOLS AT ANCESTRY.COM
CONGREGATIONAL ARCHIVES ONLINE
MyHeritage Launches LiveStory
Heirlooms on Display
WALK OF FAME • These blockbuster 101 Best Genealogy Websites will leave you on the edge of your seat.
75 Best State Websites • Each year, we also publish a list of the best websites for each US state and territory. All of the sites listed here are free unless otherwise noted, making them first-rate research destinations. See the full list (include short snippets about each honoree) at .
Birthday Wishes • No need to blow out the candles—you can resolve conflicting birthdates in records. Here’s how.
Find Your U.S. Ancestors • Each state-by-state guide includes:
SAVING FACE(BOOK) • Archive the photos, memories and genealogical details you and others have shared on social media.
Eastward Bound • Go beyond vital records with these 13 often-over-looked resources for Eastern European genealogy.
SHOW AND TELL • Share treasured family photos and videos online with these top tools.
Fun for the Whole Family • What’s the story behind this photo of a large family gathering?
Finding Maps at the David Rumsey Map Collection • The David Rumsey Map Collection is a free online portal that will help you put your family history on the map—on lots of maps, potentially. Housed at the Stanford University Library, the collection has 150,000 maps, more than 75% of which are now online. The collection has a global scope but is strongest for maps of the United States, with holdings including property maps (which may show boundaries, land use, and landowners’ names), insurance maps (which detail neighborhoods, roads and buildings), railroad maps, military maps, topographical maps and more.
Preserving Old Luggage
Websites for Learning Social History
GET ORGANIZED Quick Guide: Free Online Records • Find these key usually-for-subscription records on free websites.
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