365 Ways to Discover Your Roots
A tip a day keeps the brick walls away—and we've compiled a year's worth of advice in our 2006 genealogy planner. By Lisa A. Alzo
Haven't searched for your immigrant ancestors at their ports of departure? You may be missing the boat on valuable genealogical records. By James M. Beidler
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.
Don't be fooled by shoddy online family trees. Heed these five tips to sort the gold from the garbage in online pedigree databases. By David A. Fryxell
Liberate your Colonial-era lineage with our primer on pre-independence records and resources. By David A. Fryxell
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Out on a Limb
Kicking off 2006 with new content. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • An underground African-American genealogy project • Conservation in the wake of hurricane devastation • Updates at Ancestry.com • A new tool Mountaineers will cheer. By Diane Haddad
The season's best heritage events, including: A true tribute to Honest Abe in California • Texas history on stage • Old-fashioned fun in Maryland. By Dana Schmidt
Tales from the lighter side of family history, plus a brand-new showcase for clever and comical contributions from our readers.
Who wears the pants in your family? By Maureen A. Taylor
Sisterly advice, killer techniques and more from our genealogy gurus.
Keys to protecting precious keepsakes for years to come. By Anne Wilbur
Get with the program-we give you the lowdown on upgrades to Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree software. Plus: • PDF pointers • Castle Garden Web search secrets • Five great books for Black History Month. Edited by Dana Schmidt
A TV journalist broadcasts her parents' dramatic love story. By Ann Curry