Family Tree Magazine November 2009 Digital Edition

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FEATURESExpress ShippingSave time and energy tracing immigrant ancestors. These four real-life examples show how to use online sources for smoother sailing in your search.By Rick CrumeUsual SuspectsIf your ancestor strayed to the wrong side of the law, we'll help you conduct a genealogical investigation into a bounty of criminal records.By David A. FryxellIndian TerritoryDoes your family lore tell of an American Indian ancestor? Use these essential resources to trace your family's tribal ties.By James W. Warren and Sharon DeBartolo CarmackUnder SurveillanceUncle Sam did his best to keep tabs on your ancestors. We reveal the secrets for tapping into genealogical records from federal agencies.By David A. FryxellEstate AffairsSecuring heirlooms from relatives doesn't have to start a family feud. Follow our suggestions to deal with five potentially stressful scenarios.By Fern GlazerCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSBranching OutWhat's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:• best-selling author talks about his monumental genealogy search• the 1911 census of England and Wales goes online• newspaper digitization steps upBy Diane HaddadWeb GuidesLearn to master family history Web sites: Whether you're a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.In this issue: World Vital RecordsThe ToolkitReviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:• virtual tour of Familjeband• online map sites at a glance• tips for managing browser bookmarks• using RSS feeds• The Book ReportEdited by Allison StacyOut on a LimbGenealogy class is in session.By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.History MattersSpilling the coffee beans.By David A. FryxellEverything's RelativeTales from the lighter side of family history.Now What?Answers on census spellings and Pennsylvania birth records.Preserving MemoriesCaring for military uniforms.By Grace DobushPhoto DetectiveFraternal regalia in ancestral images.By Maureen TaylorUprootedTest your genealogy IQ on Louisa May Alcott's family tree.By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack 
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