Friday, July 13, 2007

Family Tree Magazine - September 2007 issue

The September 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine came the other day, and I have been reading the articles and the advertisements. The Table of Contents is here. Note that there are a few "web extras" available on this page - information that is not in the print magazine. One of the nice things about the web site is that they provide a PDF of the links found in the print magazine.

The articles that I particularly enjoyed included:

* Top of the World Wide Web by David A. Fryxell - 101 web resources that are the pinnacle of online genealogy. It includes 4 blogs - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, Family Matters, The Genealogue and The Practical Archivist.

* Tools of the Trade by Allison Stacy - 21 essential resources for building your family tree. This is a list of things you need - charts, binders, storage, computer, Internet, library card, books, atlas, camera, society membership, and more.

* Record Highs (and Lows) by David A. Fryxell - he ranks the give most- and least-researchable European ancestries, with advice for pursuing research in Europe.

The advertisements always intrigue me - there are full page ads for,, RootsMagic software,, the book "You Don't Have to be Famous, How to Write Your Life Story" by Steve Zousmer (F+W Publications), Personal Historian, and

I always enjoy this magazine, and appreciate the Family Tree Magazine Forum at

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