In Record Time
Accelerate your ancestor search: We'll show you five ways the Web can help you pick up your genealogical pace. By Rick Crume
Need another online success strategy? Don't waste time with subpar sites-surf straight to our 2006 picks of the 101 Best Web Sites. By David A. Fryxell
Mazel tov! Experience the joy of discovering your Jewish roots. We'll steer you through the steps and unique challenges. By Etan Harmelech
State Research Guides
Trace your ancestors across the USA! This issue's special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, advice and resources you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.
Tell It Like It Was
Don't write a family history snoozer. A pro shares seven secrets for telling a tale your relatives won't want to put down. By David A. Fryxell
Feel like you're on shaky ground when it comes to patents, grants and headrights? Learn the lay of the land with our research primer. Plus: A cheat sheet for dissecting old deeds. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Out on a Limb
Getting fired up about the past. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine .
What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • 12 top stops for history buffs • An online haven for Helvetian heritage seekers • Colorado and South Dakota public records watch • New Web tools for Wisconsin and Pennsylvania research. By Diane Haddad
Sizzling summer heritage events, including: • Wisconsin's double-duty birthday bash • Pomp and circumstance in Montana • A heated competition in South Dakota. By Dana Schmidt
Indian scouts and immigrant sponsors-you've got questions; we've got answers.
Digital-photography news flash: Learn tips for taking better shots of historical documents. By Anne Wilbur
Clever captions and more from the lighter side of family history.
Your blueprint for identifying images of old family homes. By Maureen A. Taylor
Getting ready to meet the relatives? Don't leave home without consulting our reunion-gear guide. Plus: • Ancestry.ca and Heredis software reviews • High-tech heritage-album tools • Our new computer Q&A • Old-school genealogy books. Edited by Dana Schmidt
A "M*A*S*H" star finds his identity in his Italian roots. By Alan Alda