"FEATURES Shaping Up
We'll help you find a training plan to firm up your family history know-how, reduce your genealogy stress and shave time from your research tasks. By Sunny McClellan Morton
Flirting With Disaster
Could an untimely demise explain your ancestor's absence from records? Uncovering a family tragedy just might bring your genealogical research back from the brink.
By Lisa A. Alzo
Trace your ancestry in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean's Isle of Enchantment.
By Lauren Gamber
Photography's evolution from shades of gray to a rainbow of color isn't without a few dark clouds. Use this historical guide to understand the developments in your family albums.
By Maureen A. Taylor
We Deliver for You
You know when your ancestors were born—but do you know how they were born?
By Fern Glazer
Go Go Gadgets
Your mission is to find your ancestors. Employ these seven essential tools to ensure that you accomplish the task—before the records self-destruct.
By Dana Schmidt McCullough
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
• overcoming obstacles to African-American research
• Footnote's census plans
• how Ancestry.com's IPO stacks up
• recommended genealogy reading
Edited by Diane Haddad
Learn to master family history Web sites: Whether you're a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.
In this issue: MyHeritage.com
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
• genealogy browser toolbars
• Canadian censuses online
• Family Tree Maker 2010 review
• Twitter for genealogists
Edited by Allison Stacy
Out on a Limb
A letter from our editor.
By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
Spotlighting the history of sugar.
By David A. Fryxell
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
Answers to your questions on census accuracy, Danish military records and railroad accidents.
Making your relatives' stories live on.
By Sunny McClellan Morton
Gathering clues from a graduation portrait.
By Maureen A. Taylor
The last wish of a 19th-century diarist, in her own words.
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack