Family Tree Magazine June 2006 Digital Edition

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FEATURES No Purchase NecessaryHungry for family history freebies? You'll eat up these 87 great genealogy giveaways. By David A. FryxellThat's So Last CenturyDating 20th-century photos is a snap when you keep these six strategies in focus. Plus: Put your photo detective skills to the test. By Maureen A. TaylorHomeward BoundDoes the prospect of planning an overseas research trip seem, well, foreign? Here's your ticket to a successful trek to the old country. Plus: Seven ways to curb your travel costs. By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackState Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue's special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
  • Illinois
  • South Carolina
Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, advice and resources you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.Secret QuestYou don't need to be Indiana Jones to dig up a Holy Grail of free family history records. We'll show you the secrets to mining HeritageQuest Online. By Rick CrumeTour de New FranceStop spinning your wheels•it's easy riding to your French Canadian roots with our roundup of resources and advice. By Maureen A. TaylorCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS Out on a LimbA tombstone-cleaning method gets creamed. By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.Branching OutWhat's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Reality TV meets genealogy • goes Canadian • Family History Library raises film fees • The nation's head archivist hits the pedigree podium. By Diane HaddadLiving HistoryThe best events for springing into the past, including: • A huge helping of heritage in California • Labor days in Washington, DC • Montana's historical gold mine. By Dana SchmidtNow What?Don't get caught off garde: Our gurus answer your inquiries about Prussian protectors and nursing-home records.Everything's RelativeHilarious headstones and more from the lighter side of family history.Photo DetectiveUnhitching clues in wedding pics. By Maureen A. TaylorPreserving MemoriesIntroducing our Creative Family Trees Contest winners. By Diane HaddadThe ToolkitWhat's the fastest way to sift through 250,000 family history links? Bet on these three Cyndi's List tricks. Plus: • A genealogist's guide to Wi-Fi • Swedish records Web site SVAR reviewed • The latest chapters in the Civil War. Edited by Dana SchmidtTime CapsuleRonald Reagan's daughter describes how innocence, optimism and the American dream shaped her dad's character. By Patti Davis
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