Family Tree Magazine May/June 2019 Digital Edition

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Discover your roots! This issue discusses how to learn about your ancestors in unexpected places, from massive government archive websites to old hospital records to long-ago Jewish communities. You’ll also find strategies for organizing your research, including easy tips for fact-checking your research.

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • in-depth guides to four free genealogy websites you may not have thought to search
  • practical tips for building a family health history
  • 4 quick steps for “rewinding” your research
  • the essential tools for creating a research log
  • a FREE cheat sheet


Diamonds in the RoughBy David A. FryxellDig deeper in your research to find hidden gems at these four free and underused genealogy websites.Family MedicineBy Rick CrumeYou don’t need an MD to keep careful records of your family’s health history. Document the diseases, conditions and other medical traits in your family tree with these nine resources.Tracing Your Ashkenazi RootsBy Dan RubyeAshkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe formed tight-knit communities to survive. Our guide to JewishGen and other Jewish genealogy resources will help you learn their stories.Be Kind, RewindBy Rick CrumeFollow these four steps to fact-check your research using family tree software and websites.Captain’s LogBy Kerry ScottMake sure your stellar research log includes these six key pieces of information.


  • State Research Guides: Colorado and Vermont
  • Lisa's Picks
  • Timeline: Hats
  • Family History Home: Saving Vacation Photos
  • Stories to Tell
  • Your Turn: Research Repository Worksheet
  • Document Detective: Obituaries
  • Now What
  • Tech Toolkit
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