Family Tree Magazine July/August 2018 Digital Edition

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If you love real-life success stories, you’ll love this issue! We’re sharing a case study of a man’s search for his sperm-donor father, as well as tales of how 3 researchers solved their own mysteries. PLUS we still have all of your favorite columns!

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • 38 Records You Won’t Find Online
  • 6 Secrets for Eastern European Research
  • 12 Top Tips for Staying Organized


Open CasesBy Pat WilliamsWhen someone dies alone, county coroners must track down next of kin to notify—and they’re increasingly asking genealogists for help. See how three determined researchers cracked a tough familyfinding case.Going EastBy Lisa A. AlzoOur expert shares six common obstacles for Eastern European genealogy—and how to overcome them.Top SecretsBy Janine AdamsProfessional genealogists share their 12 top tips for staying organized, catching every clue, and making the most of your research minutes.Off the GridBy Shelley K. BishopSome of the best genealogy sources won’t be found online. You can make these 38 exciting family history discoveries only in person.Finding ConnectionsBy Sunny Jane MortonProfessional genealogist John Vanek’s successful search for his sperm-donor father—and the men’s thoughtful navigation through their new relation-ship—offer inspiration to birth family searchers.


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