Family Tree Magazine October/November 2015 Digital Edition

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Features:Making MatchesBy Diahan SouthardCan’t puzzle out how you’re related to your autosomal DNA matches? Learn two approaches to analyze your match list and fi nd where those genetic pieces fit.More Than Meets the EyeBy Claire SantryGenealogy research in Ireland has its challenges, but more and more websites are helping you overcome them. These 12 are the web’s best bets for tracing your Irish ancestors.Analyze This!By Michael HaitConflicting records? Common names? A dozen versions of a surname? See how analyzing your genealogical sources can help you conquer these family history conundrums.Welcome to Welsh RootsBy Rick CrumeDiscover the best resources for researching your Cymreig ancestors.Genealogy InsiderBy Sunny Jane MortonWhat’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history:
  • Protecting historic places in danger
  • Five questions with Tabitha
  • Almquist of the National Trust
  • Historic houses, by the numbers
Workbook: Marriage RecordsBy Amanda EppersonOur Genealogy Workbook series shows you what you need to know to research your ancestors in essential family history sources.The ToolkitEdited by Tyler MossReviews and roundups of the latest and greatest family history resources:
  • Tutorial: Searching for old newspapers
  • Quick Guide:’s key record collections
  • Software Review: Reunion 11
  • Tutorial: Finding photos and maps on the Library of Congress website
Columns:History Matters: Fire ExtinguishersBy David A. FryxellDrinking in the history of soda.Family Archivist: PostcardsBy Denise May LevenickPreserving the fabric of our ancestors’ lives.Now What?By David A. FryxellAnswers to your questions on Panama Canal ancestors and European records.Research Roadmap: Irish Potato FamineBy Andrew KochTopographical maps for genealogy.Photo Detective: Brothers and SistersBy Maureen A. TaylorClues to long-lost kin in a group shot.Photo Detective: Brothers and SistersEdited by Andrew KochReaders’ hair-raising pictures of bearded and mustachioed ancestors.
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