Family Tree Magazine May 2008 Digital Edition

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FEATURESDesperately Seeking SurnamesOur complete guide to last names explains how to uncover their meanings, trace their origins and learn more through surname studies and societies. Plus: Don't fall for fake surname histories!By Nancy HendricksonCitizen GainFinding your ancestors' naturalization records can pay big research dividends. We explain how to retrace your relatives' path to citizenship.By Sharon DeBartolo CarmackThe Weather ReportWondering why your kin quit farming or moved away from the coast? Perhaps the answer lies in these 10 life-altering weather events.By Maureen A. TaylorClearly CanadianFrom Alberta to the Yukon, jump-start your genealogical quest with our Canadian research guide.By Lisa A. AlzoHometown AdvantageFollow these seven strategies for studying ancestral places to give yourself a genealogical edge.By Rick CrumeCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• One community's effort to save an endangered cemetery• Periodical Source Index update• Past passports on• World Vital Records' global expansionBy Diane HaddadState Research GuidesTrace your roots across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library—quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your family anywhere in the country. In this issue:• North Carolina • NebraskaThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• tips for tagging and searching digital photos• a genealogist's guide to print-on-demand publishing• GeneTree Web site review• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbState guides go digital.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersJarring developments.By David A. FryxellNow What?Our experts answer your questions about railroad records and ancestral incarcerations.Preserving MemoriesSecrets to saving dear diaries.By Grace DobushBrick Wall BustersIs this ancestor actually American Indian?By Maureen A. TaylorEverything's RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.UprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Robert Frost's family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 
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