Family Tree Magazine May 2011 Digital Edition

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FEATURESBattle Sites Explore Civil War genealogy records and history at these top 10 online destinations.By David A. Fryxell Windows on War See the Civil War as your ancestors did -- through the lenses of the era's photographers.By Maureen A. Taylor Answers in African-American NewspapersThe black press created a repository of experiences, hopes and dreams for your African-American ancestors. Discover 11 ways these publications can give you the scoop on your family.By Timothy Pinnick Blue and Gray DaysStep back into the 1860s and discover what daily life was like for your Civil War ancestors.By Michael O. VarholaGrave Honor Ensure your Civil War veteran is properly recognized for his service -- follow these seven steps to order an official military grave marker.By Jean Wilcox-HibbenCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSGenealogy InsiderWhat's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• discovering the Civil War with the National Archives• commemorating the sesquicentennial of emancipation• FamilySearch flips the switch• great roots readsEdited by Diane HaddadCity GuidesQuickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library.In this issue:St. Louis by James M. BeidlerRichmond, Va. by David A. FryxellThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• best online tools for exploring the Civil War• Irish genealogy websites• Family Tree Maker for Mac review• Flip-Pal mobile scanner reviewEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbA letter from our editor.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersThe dirt on vacuum cleaners.By David A. FryxellFamily ArchivistPreserving military uniforms and serving up silver.By Sunny McClellan MortonNow What?Answers to your questions on Civil War POWs, battlefield burials and ironworks employees.By David A. FryxellEverything's RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Photo DetectiveInvestigating an ambrotype of an unknown soldier.By Maureen A. TaylorTime CapsuleA female Civil War soldier, in her own words.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 
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