Thursday, March 19, 2009

Table of Contents - Family Tree Magazine - May 2009

The Table of Contents for the May 2009 issue (Volume 10, Issue 3) of Family Tree Magazine includes:


page 18 - Trouble Makers: Are problem ancestors stalling your search? Try our strategies for tracing five kinds of elusive kin. By Lisa A. Alzo

page 24 - States of Mind: Did your ancestors live in a records-rich or paperwork-poor state? Whichever way your genealogical fortunes fall, you'll find advice in our list of the best and worst states for family tree research. By David A. Fryxell

page 42 - Canada Calling: The charms of Canada have wooed millions of immigrants. Were your ancestors among them? We'll help you find out. By Lisa A. Alzo

page 48 - Mars and Venus in the DNA Lab: Men and women may not come from different planets, but we do have different DNA. Find out how gender (yours and your ancestors') affects your genetic genealogy options. By Lauren Gamber

page 54 - Hair Apparent: The coiffures your ancestors sported in photographs are clues to their identities and personalities. Brush up on historical hairdos (and don'ts) with our visual guide to popular styles through the decades. By Maureen A. Taylor


page 4 - Out on a Limb: Out with the old, in with the new. By Allison Stacy.

page 5 - Making Connections: Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

page 6 - Branching Out: What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including:
* DNA tests under the microscope
* a new online source for slave ship history
* the Web's biggest WW II collection
* genealogy news roundup
By Diane Haddad

page 10: History Matters: A lesson on chalkboards. By David A. Fryxell

page 14 - Now What? Our experts answer your questions about oaths of abjuration and a presidential honor.

page 16 - Preserving Memories: Caring for old documents. By Grace Dobush

page 33 - Web Guides: Learn to master family history Web sites: Whether you're a beginner or a power user, our pullout guides show you how to make the most of popular online destinations, with how-to advice, navigation hints, screen-by-screen search techniques and cheat sheets of quick links and shortcuts.
In this issue:

page 62 - Everything's Relative: Tales from the lighter side of family history.

Page 64 - Brick Wall Busters: Kicking a reader's genealogy research into high gear. By Lisa A. Alzo

page 66 - The Toolkit: Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources:
* your family tree on a flash drive
* quick guide to obituary Web sites
* five family history book projects
* review of Family Historian software for windows
* The Book Report
Edited by Allison Stacy

page 72 - Uprooted: Test your genealogy IQ on Florence Nightingale's family tree. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.

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