Family Tree Magazine July/August 2014 Digital Edition

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The July/August 2014 issue of Family Tree Magazine includes:Features:Genealogy Road Trip GuideBy Dana McCulloughCross one—or more—of America’s top genealogy research and history destinations off your bucket list with our genealogy road trip guide. We map out:Popular repositories to visitHow to prepare for your tripResearch planning worksheetDNA Success Stories: Bust Brick Walls With DNA TestingBy Blaine T. BettingerGot an adopted ancestor, conflicting records or other family history mystery on your hands? We’ll show you how four genealogists are breaking through brick walls with DNA testing, including:A breakdown of types of DNA testingGenetic testing strategies for different types of brick wallsInterpreting your test resultsOver There: World War I TimelineBy WWI’s official end in 1920, more than 70 million military personnel worldwide had been mobilized— including 4 million from the United States. Civilians were swept up, too, serving as nurses and ambulance drivers. Our timeline helps you make sense of the “forgotten war.”Gold Stars: Guide to Researching World War I Service RecordsBy David A. FryxellFind your ancestors’ Great War service records, casualty records and more with the help of these top 10 websites for WWI research.Researching Women’s Service in World War IBy Lisa A. AlzoDiscover the experiences of your female ancestors who nursed soldiers and served on the home front during World War I. Our guide explains:
  • Where to find women’s military records
  • Women on the job
  • Widows and war brides
Trace Your Bulgarian and Romanian RootsBy Lisa A. AlzoLet our guide get you started discovering your roots in Bulgaria and Romania. We help you with:Understanding historical influences on record keepingFinding records resourcesOvercoming language barriersWorkbook: US CensusBy Sunny Jane MortonThis workbook will show you what family history data is in US Census records, how to find them, and what other records include the information you seek. We’ll also provide a worksheet you can fill in to map out your census search.ColumnsHistory Matters: Dog TagsBy David A. FryxellRead up on the history of identifying soldiers.Family Archivist: Baseball MemorabiliaBy Denise LevenickDon’t strike out when it comes to caring for sports collectibles; our experts consult Sue MacKay, director of collections at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, for home-run techniques to preserve your own baseball memorabilia.Now What?By David A. FryxellOur experts help you hurdle brick walls by answering reader questions.In this edition, we teach you:
  • About the Canadian equivalent of Ellis Island
  • Where to find Korean service records
Research Roadmap: Over The BorderlineBy Tyler MossA look at Europe before and after World War I.Document Detective: Marriage LicensesBy George G. MorganUncover family history clues in the marriage licenses with the help of our document detective.Resource Roundup: Online Calendar ToolsBy Gena Philibert-OrtegaGenealogy can get especially confusing when you try to wrap your mind around the “real” birth date of your sixth-great-grandfather or what 29 Vendmiaire I means in a French baptismal record. Don’t despair: Online calendar tools can help you convert dates and learn more about calendar changes throughout history.Quick Guide: Internet Phone ServicesBy Dana McColloughIf you have multiple phone lines or want to connect with relatives or archives abroad, an internet phone service can offer an affordable way to do it. Our guide explains different services, features and costs.Software Review: Legacy Family Tree 8.0By Rick CrumeOur experts weigh in on Legacy Family Tree 8.0, highlighting special features, potential drawbacks, ease of use and more.Tutorial: Finding Relatives in’s Unindexed RecordsBy Rick has millions of digitized birth, marriage, death, census and probate records from around the world. But if you only search the indexed collections on, you’ll miss out on valuable genealogy information. Follow our steps to find your ancestors’ records.
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