Family Tree Magazine October/November 2017 Digital Edition

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Step up your family tree game, as we explore the differences between online family trees and genealogy software, and which is right for you. In this issue, you’ll learn the 9 best photo backup services for preserving your family memories. You’ll also learn 3 easy ideas for gifting a family history book. Plus, say Ciao to Your Italian Roots, because in this issue we’re discussing how to trace your Italian roots using church records.

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • 8 Keys to Finding Early American Ancestors
  • 3 Easy Ideas to Gift a Family History Book
  • 9 Best Photo Backup Services
  • Software vs. Online: Storage Solutions for Your Genealogy


Church KeysBy Melanie D. HoltzReligion and family—two central elements to your Italian ancestors’ lives— come together in church records. Learn how to trace your roots in Italia with this essential resource.Go With the ProBy Lisa A. AlzoWhen you’ve taken your family history research as far as you can on your own, it may be time for expert help. Follow our fi ve strategies for working with a professional genealogist.Tree-KeepingBy Rick CrumeShould you store your family history research in genealogy software, an online family tree or some combo of the two? We’ll run down the best options and help you choose.An Open BookBy Shelley E. BishopShare your family’s legacy and create gifts of glad genealogy tidings with these do-it-yourself family history book projects./p> Digging DeeperBy Shelley E. BishopAncestors are hard to find before 1850 - records get scarcer and censuses don’t name everyone. But you can do it! Follow these 8 strategies for discovering your distant roots.


  • State Research Guides: Missouri and South Dakota
  • The Toolkit
  • Now What? Answers to your genealogy questions
  • Genealogy Insider
  • DNA Solutions
  • Document Detective
  • Family Archivist
  • History Matters: Astrology
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