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Discover Your Roots Spring 2011

By Family Tree Magazine

Format: Magazine


Discover Your Roots, a 132-page guide to getting started in genealogy from Family Tree Magazine, is the perfect introduction to doing genealogy. In the back, you'll find your own "starter kit" of genealogy worksheets plus a decorative fold-out family tree chart.

Words of Wisdom
By Lisa A. Alzo
Avoid rookie mistakes with these 27 things to know before you start climbing your family tree.

Basic Training
By Lisa A. Alzo
Follow our six-step research regimen to sharpen your research skills.

Quick Study
By David A. Fryxell
These 16 tasks deliver ancestor answers in under 20 minutes.

Oh, the Stories They'll Tell!
By Sunny McClellan Morton
Add these kin and acquaintances to your interview list, and you may discover surprising facts and anecdotes about your ancestors.

101 Best Free Websites
By David A. Fryxell
From state vital records and censuses to historical books and immigration data, discover the best places on the web to trace your family tree -- without busting your budget.

Search and Rescue
By Nancy Hendrickson
Drowning in Google search results? Follow these seven steps to refine your surname searches and home in on your relatives.

Document Detective
By George G. Morgan
Follow your ancestors' paper trail -- we'll show you how to glean clues from four types of old records.

Enumeration Nation
By David A. Fryxell
Start uncovering those family facts with our beginner's guide to census research.

The Great-Grandmother Lode
By Diane Haddad and Tami Osmer Glatz
Discover the world's largest storehouse of family history -- and how it can help you trace your family tree.

Catalog Shopping
By Rick Crume
Follow these five steps to find the family history resources you need in library catalogs.

A House Divided
By David A. Fryxell
Whether your Civil War ancestor served in blue or gray, you can reveal his part in our nation's epic struggle.

Royal Roots
By Susan Wenner Jackson
Does royal blood run through your veins? Find out with these six steps to discovering the kings and queens in your family tree.

Maiden Voyage
By LaVonda Krout
We'll show you 10 places to lay anchor and find your female forebears.

Victory in Europe
By Lisa A. Alzo
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of tracing your ancestors in the Old Country. Follow our top 10 tips for roots research in Europe, and success will be yours.

121 Fill-in Charts and Worksheets
A collection of forms for keeping track of your family history, including:

  • five-generation ancestor chart
  • adoptive family tree
  • stepfamily tree
  • family group sheet
  • biographical outline
  • relationship chart
  • oral history interview record
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Awesome!!! Review by Nicole

This is a really good magazine. It gives a lot of good information for both the beginning genealogist and someone that has been doing it for a long time. Really enjoyed this magazine.

(Posted on 4/15/2011)

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