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 • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 / VOLUME 23, ISSUE 6
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TREE TALK • We asked about your money-saving genealogy tips. Here’s how you responded.
Angels Among Us • One researcher reunites long-lost family photos with living relatives.
New Map at Chronicling America
AVOTAYNU CLOSES DOORS
GENETICISTS IDENTIFY NEW HAPLOGROUP
AncestryDNA Chromosome Painter
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
FREE AND CLEAR • Find your ancestors for FREE using these tips, websites and resources.
Typical Record Fees • Whether you need to pay to access records will vary by location and record type. But here, in general, are what records are free to access, and which generally require a fee or paid subscription to view.
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Free Genealogy Websites
Free Research at the Big Four
Free Features at Subscription Websites • Though you’ll need to pay for full access to subscription websites, you can still do certain things for free at the major subscription websites that round out the “Big Four.” This table shows what those free features are, and how they’re implemented across Ancestry.com, Findmypast and MyHeritage. The last row contains links to articles we’ve published about free research at each site.
DUAL PURPOSE • You might be able to claim dual citizenship in your immigrant ancestor’s country of origin. Here’s what to know.
Citizenship by Descent: Common Myths
Storytime • These automated tools at your favorite genealogy websites make it easy to share family stories.
Russlanddeutsche • Were your ancestors “Germans from Russia”? This history and resource guide will help you find out.
Record Highlight: EWZ
GENETIC ENGINEERING • Learn if (and how) new tools can build family trees using only DNA.
Estimating Relationships from Shared DNA • As discussed earlier, the amount of DNA that two matches share corresponds to their genealogical relationship. This chart indicates at a glance what relationship(s) you can expect to have with someone based on your reported shared DNA.
At a Glance: Passport Application
Rock-Solid Research • Face comparisons and a distinctive background help identify this family photo.
Searching the Internet Archive
Preserving Vinyl Records and CDs
Genealogy Groups to Join
Learning About African Heritage
Military Service Record • Document your ancestor who served in the armed forces with this form.
6 Keys to Scottish Genealogy Research
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