Family Tree Magazine October 2005 Digital Edition

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FEATURESBe An Organization WizardClutter, be gone! Zap your piles of printouts, mountains of documents and boxes of photographs into order—these 31 tricks will work magic on your family history filing catastrophe. By Diane HaddadAt Your ServiceDon't struggle to trace your soldier ancestors. Let us be your research wingman: Our guide to military records provides all the basic training you need. By David A. FryxellState Research GuidesTrace your ancestors across the USA! This issue's special pullout section features how-to articles and resource sheets for:
  • Michigan
  • Utah
Stash these guides in your research binder or tote them to the library—and quickly find the essential facts, advice and resources you need to trace your family tree anywhere in the country.Heavy HittingOur power-user's guide shows how to get the most bang for your buck from this Herculean family history Web site. By Lauren EisenstodtOld SchoolGet high marks for finding your forebears' school records—it's elementary when you follow these six steps. By Nick D'AltoTaking It From the TopIf you're planning a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, don't leave home without this essential advice from a first-time visitor. By Allison StacyCOLUMNS & DEPARTMENTSOut on a LimbPromoting higher education. By Allison StacyMaking ConnectionsReaders respond to Family Tree Magazine.Branching OutWhat's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: • Genealogy meets anthropology • Classes give history buffs a hand • A new tool reforms Social Security searching n A revolutionary resource widens its Net. By Diane HaddadLiving HistoryHeritage events you'll fall for, including: • Celebrating Scandinavian heritage in Washington state • Saluting African-American soldiers in Virginia • Going Deutsch in Oklahoma. By Dana SchmidtPreserving MemoriesAdhering to photo-rescue recommendations and patching together an heirloom. By Anne WilburEverything's RelativeGunning for the past, plus more tales from the lighter side of family history.Now What?You've got questions about voting records and Canadian migrants; our experts have answers.Photo DetectiveFirst-class clues to old pictures' origins. By Maureen A. TaylorToolkitTurn the page in your hunt for rare and out-of-print books. Plus: • Photo-editing software reviewed • Tour of an online public-records portal • Five chronicles of Western history. Edited by Dana SchmidtTime CapsuleAn activist actress reflects fondly on her family's heritage. By Jane Fonda
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