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 • MAY/JUNE 2023 / VOLUME 24, ISSUE 3
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TREE TALK • We asked about the place or time period that’s most difficult to research. Here’s how you responded.
5 QUESTIONS with: • Sunny Jane Morton -Contributing Editor and Genealogy Expert
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!
RootsTech 2023 Roundup
NEW OWNERS FOR GEDMATCH
EBOOK SUBSCRIPTION AT GENEALOGICAL PUBLISHING
Ancestry.com Short Film Nominated
The Family Home • A cache of memorabilia about an orphan’s home sheds light on an unusual upbringing.
Colonial Roots • Learn how to research your early American ancestors who arrived before the Revolutionary War.
TIMELINE: Colonial US History
When Were the Thirteen Colonies Founded?
4 Tips for Colonial Research
WRITE to KNOW • If you want to write your family history but don’t know where to start, a good outline can help. Here’s how to build one.
Sample Writing Outlines: My Family’s Mythos
STAYING the COURSE • Avoid getting lost in a sea of research with these six tips for avoiding distractions.
Find Your U.S. Ancestors
Je Me Souviens • Find your French Canadian ancestors in these five key records. Plus: a crash course in Quebec’s history and naming traditions.
Who is a French Canadian?
Two Canadas, One History
French Canadian Names
LIBRARY SCIENCE • Hit the stacks of your (or your ancestor’s) local library with these tips, plus a roundup of what you can expect to find there.
Donating to Libraries
Group Dynamic • A family portrait shows many faces, but seemingly scant genealogical details.
At a Glance: Declaration of Intention
Finding Ellis Island Immigration Records
Saving Home and Garden Tools
Sites for Finding US Immigrant Ancestors
Native American Heritage and DNA
Ancestral Village Worksheet • Collect key information about the place your ancestors lived.
Google’s Main Search Page
GOOGLE SEARCH OPERATORS
GOOGLE SEARCH SYNTAXES
Case Study: Search Strategy for Genealogy
ALTERNATE GOOGLE SEARCHES
MORE GOOGLE TOOLS