Family Tree Magazine July/August 2019 Digital Edition

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Uncover your Revolutionary Roots! This issue of Family Tree Magazine will show you how to research your ancestors who contributed to the War for Independence. In addition, you’ll find key information on vital records, German history and DNA testing, plus other great how-to advice from expert genealogists.

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • detailed strategies for tracing your Revolutionary War ancestry
  • tips for finding more than a dozen facts hidden in vital records
  • 9 maps to help you unpuzzle German History
  • the science behind DNA testing
  • a FREE cheat sheet


Patriot GamesBy Shelley BishopWe hold this truth to be self-evident: that all ancestors are created equal. These expert tips will help you find those who served in the Revolutionary War.Surprise, SurpriseBy David A. FryxellIt’s your lucky day! If carefully reviewed, birth, marriage and death records can contain a wealth of information. Here are some unexpected details you may find in vital records.Karte BlauncheBy James M. BeidlerUnderstanding the twists and turns of German history is key to researching your German ancestry. These nine historical maps of Germany help tell the story.Blinding Me With ScienceBy Blaine T. BettingerDemystify your DNA by learning the basic science behind genetic genealogy.The Edge of the WorldBy Sunny Jane MortonNamibia to Papua New Guinea to Siberia: A pro-bono MyHeritage project attempts to document some of the world’s most remote family trees.


  • State Research Guides: Kansas and Massachusetts
  • Lisa's Picks
  • Timeline: Bandages
  • Family History Home: Rescuing Photos from Magnetic Albums
  • Stories to Tell
  • Your Turn: Records Checklist
  • Photo Detective
  • Now What
  • Tech Toolkit
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