Family Tree Magazine May/June 2020 Digital Edition

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Highlights from this issue include:
  • 12 key websites for German genealogy research
  • Tips for naming and managing your digital photos and records
  • Guides to finding and using two key kinds of ancestral documents: obituaries and signatures
  • A behind-the-scenes look at how FamilySearch finds and digitizes records
  • a FREE MyHeritage cheat sheet


Sturm und DrangBy James M. BeidlerBrave the stormy depths of your ancestry with these 12 German genealogy websites.Your-Digital-Files.jpgBy Rick CrumeClean up your computer with this guide to managing and labeling digital files.In MemoriamBy Monica Schirmer Eshelman and Stephen L. W. GreeneLearn about your ancestor’s life and legacy with this guide to finding and using obituaries and death notices.Signed, Sealed, DeliveredBy Anna Rose JohnsonMore than just ink strokes on a page, your ancestor’s signature and other handwritten notes can be valuable research tools. Learn why (and how) you should look for them in records.To the RescueBy Sunny Jane MortonA friend in need is a friend indeed. Here’s how FamilySearch identifies and digitizes at-risk record collections.


  • State Research Guides: Illinois and West Virginia
  • Lisa's Picks
  • Timeline: Professional Sports
  • Family History Home: Safekeeping Yearbooks
  • Stories to Tell
  • Your Turn: Marriage Index Worksheet
  • Document Detective: City Directories
  • Now What
  • Tech Toolkit
  • DNA Q&A: Reliability of DNA Tests
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