Family Tree Magazine January 2011 Digital Edition

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Now you can download this issue of Family Tree Magazine. It's in an easy-to-search PDF format that works on almost all computers equipped with the free Acrobat Reader program. The issue is compatible with PCs, Macs and many other computers.For a complete explanation of the process of downloading a digital product from our web site, please read our FAQ.PLEASE NOTE: This is a large file that is best downloaded with a broadband connection, such as DSL or a cable modem.This issue deviates from our regular format (your favorite columns and departments will return next issue). We've prepared a 2011 Family History Planner, a calendar for every month with reminders for genealogical tasks, events and holidays. You can add notes from your research to-do list, too.Each accompanying article is hands-on, delivering the practical information you need to do something genealogical -- whether it's formulate a research plan to tackle brick walls, edit tears and spots out of family photos, solve geographic research problems with Google Earth or another activity.FEATURESRoad Map to Your RootsWant to make some ancestral breakthroughs? Bust some brick walls? A research plan can guide you to your past.By Lisa A. AlzoPicture PerfectAre your pictures faded and creased? Undo the damage with our guide to fixing four common photo flaws.By Diane Haddad and Christy MillerFamily History CentralAccess the world's genealogical records right in your own backyard at Family History Centers.By Tami Osmer GlatzMake a Connection Social media and technology have changed the way we communicate. Use these seven methods to tap into the genealogy community.By Thomas MacEntee Heir Apparent You just inherited boxes upon boxes of family heirlooms and papers from your late great-aunt. Don't panic! We'll help you sort the trash from the family treasures.By Denise LevenickFast Track descriptionBy Sunny McClellan Morton TITLEPlanning a last-minute family reunion? Follow our tips to make your get-together a success.By NAMETreasure Tales Keep your heirlooms' legacies from getting lost by writing the stories of their pasts.By Denise LevenickOcean of RecordsSeeking your ancestors' US arrival documents? Here's how to find them in's collection of immigration records.By David A. FryxellSolutions From SpaceHome in on answers to ancestral place puzzles with our genealogist's guide to Google Earth.By Lisa Louise Cooke Loan SharpYour guide to borrowing books and microfilms from faraway repositories with interlibrary loan.By Irene MartinStart Spreading the NewsReconnect with your family and friends by sending an informative, engaging family newsletter -- these tips will show you how.By Connie Pidelo-OnaRecipes for SuccessUse these tips to preserve and pass on precious family recipes.By Karen Edwards 
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