A House Divided
Tracing your Civil War ancestor—Union or Confederate—won't be a struggle if you march through these nine research steps. By David A. Fryxell
Don't miss the boat on early American immigrants: These eight passenger-list substitutes will help you find their foreign origins. By Maureen A. Taylor
Journey to Jamestown
This year, America celebrates the quadricentennial of its first permanent English settlement. We'll show you how to uncover your clan's connection to the colony. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Our guide to divorce records reveals how ancestors' breakups could become your research blessing. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Roots on the Road
Get en route to family history discovery this summer! Our special travel guide features genealogy-related reunion ideas, America's best historic trails, old-time travel guidebooks and a packing list of essential research supplies.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history: • the state of genealogical societies • Ancestry.com in Deutsch • Family Roots Radio • a new way to connect with cousins. By Diane Haddad
State Research Guides
Trace your roots across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library—quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your family anywhere in the country. In this issue:
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources: • online translation services • iFamily for Tiger • Web site contest winners • the Book Report. Edited by Allison Stacy
Out on a Limb
A double take on the National Archives. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
Just one word: plastics. By David A. Fryxell
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Sound advice for saving records (the vinyl variety, that is). By Grace Dobush
Our experts answer your questions about storm-ravaged cemeteries and pioneer trails.
Vehicles for pinpointing picture dates.By Maureen A. Taylor
Test your genealogy IQ on James Joyce's family tree. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack