Family Tree Magazine July/August 2017 Digital Edition

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In this issue, explore the relationships between you and the people in your family tree. You’ll discover how to use triangulation with your DNA test results to determine common ancestry, and you’ll want to clip and save the handy relationship chart, which makes it easy to determine if someone is a second cousin once removed or a third cousin. Plus, you’ll love the quick guide to RootsMagic and learn plenty of useful tips for researching in our state guides for Mississippi and Hawaii.

Who Should Buy this Issue:

You'll Love this If…
  • you want to explore the records of your immigrant ancestors
  • finding your roots in a museum sounds like a great summer trip
  • you want to take advantage of all the tools available with DNA testing
  • you like the convenience of using your smartphone camera in your genealogy

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • How to use triangulation to determine how you fit with your DNA matches
  • 23 records for tracing your immigrant ancestors
  • A handy relationship chart that will help determine just how people are related in your family tree
  • 11 heritage museums that will help you research your roots and walk in your ancestors’ shoes


Becoming AmericanBy Sunny Jane MortonThese records reveal details about your just-off-the-boat immigrant ancestors when they were “aliens” in a new land.Triple PlaysBy Diahan SouthardWhere do you fit in with your DNA matches? Triangulating a known relationship with unknown matches can reveal the answers. We’ll show you how to do it.Counting CousinsBy Diane HaddadHow, exactly, are you related to the child of your great-great-grand-mother’s sister’s son? We’ll explain the steps to calculating cousinhood.Cultural ConnectionsBy Karen EdwardsSet your sights on these 11 must-visit heritage museums where you can research your roots and walk in your ancestors’ shoes.Caught on CameraBy Denise May LevenickLearn to use your smartphone to capture high-quality photos of genealogy records, relatives, gravestones and family homes.


  • Genealogy Insider: What’s new in discovering and preserving your family history! New Catholic records at FindMyPast,’s Genetic Communities, and Five Questions with Irish historian and genealogist Brian Donavan
  • The Toolkit: Reviews, round-ups, and tutorials on the latest family history resources, including cemetery apps, Legacy Family Tree 9.0, and creating a timeline
  • Tree Talk: Readers respond
  • History Matters: Learn all about the history of indoor plumbing
  • Family Archivist: How to care for heirloom furniture
  • Now What? Answers to your questions about railroad accidents and syncing software
  • Research Roundup: A close look at Mount Vernon
  • DNA Solutions: Help others help you by adding a family tree to your DNA test results
  • Photo Detective: Conflicting clues in a paper copy of a mid-1800s photograph
  • Photo Finish: Readers share photos of yesterday’s getaways
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