A Modern Approach to Your Family's PastFrom 5 things you need to know about online records to 75 of the best websites for finding your US ancestors, this December 2016 Family Tree Magazine issue is bursting with resources and techniques for researching your family history.Features:America the Digitized by Rick CrumeFire up your mobile device or computer and find your ancestors with these 75 state-focused, free websites.The Story of Your Life by Sunny Jane MortonDon’t forget that you’re an important part of your family history. Start preserving your legacy with these writing prompts.The Swede Life by David A. FryxellNowadays, finding Swedish records online is practically as easy as, well, taking candy from a baby. Here’s where to search for the Swedes in your family tree.Tracing Orphaned Ancestors by Sunny Jane Morton and Judy G. RussellIf Great-grandpa lost his parents as a child, how can you research his birth family? These records can help you find your orphaned ancestor’s family.Getting to Know You by Karen EdwardsDon’t miss the chance to gather genealogy information this holiday season! Follow these 25 tips for asking relatives about family history.