Family Tree Magazine December 2015 Digital Edition

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In this issue of Family Tree Magazine, our experts offer tips for furthering Holocaust research and circumventing other brick walls, preserving family photos and vintage dolls and uncovering vital family history information in WPA records, special censuses and coroner's reports. Plus, get tons of new resources, from the top 75 state websites to the best new genealogy records in 2015. 

Who Should Buy this Issue:

You'll Love This If ...
  • you need help hurdling brick walls
  • you want to digitally restore old photos
  • you need tips for searching state websites
  • you research Holocaust records

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • 75 best state websites
  • Best new genealogy records of 2015
  • Find your family tree on
  • Bonus Pullout: Special Censuses


75 Best State WebsitesBy Rick CrumeAny way you slice it, these 75 top state-focused websites are must-visits for tracing your ancestors across the country.Digital Photo Restoration StrategiesBy Janet HorvorkaDon't get stuck with faded, spotted and torn family photos. Learn how to digitally fix these common old-photo flaws.Workbook: Special CensusesBy Sunny Jane MortonOur Genealogy Workbooks series shows you what you need to know to research your ancestors in essential family history sources.10 Ways to Circumvent Brick WallsBy David A. FryxellThat bothersome brick wall may be just a detour - not the end of your research road. We'll help you determine the difference and, if possible, navigate a new route to ancestor answers.Holocaust Records Research GuideBy Melody Amsel-ArieliMany Jewish families had loved ones vanish in the Holocaust. Surviving records can help you discover the fates of the missing.Best New Genealogy Records of 2015By Diane HaddadThis year saw online launches of some potentially brick wall-busting old records. These 2015 top releases are well worth a look-see for the names and places in your family tree.Tutorial: Family TreeBy Dana McCulloughThe not only provides free historical records, but it also hosts the FamilySearch Family Tree, a tool that lets you collaborate with other researchers to add source documentation and other information. You can start a tree on by uploading a GEDCOM, but if you're new to computerized tree-building, follow these steps to build your family tree manually.


  • Genealogy Insider: Volunteer Indexers
  • History Matters: Potatoes
  • Research Roadmap: Enumeration Districts
  • Family Archivist: Dolls
  • Document Detective: Coroner Reports
  • Now What?: Locating WPA Records
  • Software Review: Herds 2015
  • Photo Finish: Pets
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