Highlights from this issue include:
- Expert tips for building Ancestry.com family trees—with screenshots and sample profiles
- 4 common errors in the US census
- A guide to researching middle names
- Top resources for backing up your genealogy files
- A FREE Findmypast Cheat Sheet
The Billion-Acre Wood: By Gena Philibert-Ortega. Join the millions of users who have planted their family tree at Ancestry.com with this guide.
Middle Management: By David A. Fryxell. Don’t stop at first and last names— your ancestor’s middle name (if they had one) can provide valuable clues. Learn what to look for.
Between the Lines: By Robyn N. Smith. Despite its importance, the US census can come riddled with genealogical errors. Here’s how to avoid them.
Reformation: By Rick Crume. Huge collections of German church records are now online and expanding. Find, interpret and use them in your research with these tips.
A Nation of Immigrants: By Rich Venezia. US immigration law has changed considerably over the centuries. This recap shares what (if any) legal restrictions your ancestors faced when coming to the United States.
- Research Guides: Hawaii and Massachusetts
- Stories to Tell
- Tech News
- Lisa’s Picks
- Source Spotlight: Church Records
- Website Tutorial: FamilySearch Historical Images
- Resource Roundup: Cloud Backup Services
- Photo Detective
- Family History Home: Saving Watches and Timepieces
- Now What
- DNA Q&A: What is a DNA Segment?
- Your Turn: Germanic Alphabet Chart
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