Family Tree Magazine October/November 2018 Digital Edition

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If you or a family member are having trouble picking which DNA test you should purchase, this is the issue for you! We're also sharing tips and a handy guide for making sense of state vital records. Plus, get ready to make a dent in your German research using the free website!

What's Inside!

Highlights from this issue include:
  • 5 DNA services compared
  • How to access 2.7 million genealogy records
  • State-by-state vital records chart
  • FREE Scandinavian genealogy cheat sheet


Local ExpertsBy James M. BeidlerOn the free website, local genealogists serve up a wealth of German records and research know-how. We'll show you around the site.The Race is On!By Sunny Jane Morton/p>Go behind the scenes of a thrilling genealogy show that sends competitors racing across the country to discover unknown, long-lost family.Through the MazeBy David a. FryxellWildly varying access rules and availability make a tangled maze of your ancestors' state-level vital records. Let us guide you through.Take FiveBy Shannon Combs BennettDiscover what's notable and new about the top five DNA testing services—and how you can test with several of them for the price of one.Picture PuzzlesFind out how clues in antique-store photo finds, plus research in old records, add up to family stories.By Maureen A. Taylor and the editors of Family Tree Magazine


  • State Research Guides: Virginia and Nevada
  • Lisa's Picks
  • Timeline
  • Family History Home
  • Stories to Tell
  • Your Turn
  • Photo Detective
  • Now What
  • Tech Toolkit
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