Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday's Tip - Subscribe to Family Tree Magazine

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  For up-to-date information about genealogy methodology, software, websites and resources, subscribe to Family Tree Magazine.


Family Tree Magazine is published seven times per year by F+W Media on a yearly subscription basis.  The magazine has a U.S.A. orientation.  You can subscribe to receive a paper mailed version or download a digital version, or both.   I have subscribed for at least ten years and have a stack of paper to prove it!

In the March/April 2014 issue, the magazine published Genealogy Web Guides, with the best search strategies, insider tips and need-to-know facts for finding ancestors, for:

*  Ancestry.com
*  Archives.com
*  Archives.gov
*  FamilySearch.org
*  FindMyPast.com
*  Fold3.com
*  Library of Congress
*  MyHeritage.com
*  Online Books
*  Online Newspapers
*  Online Libraries

There were also articles about Social Media Mavericks and Searching Smarter.

The May/June 2014 issue has articles about:

*  Making It Work, by Denise Levenick (organizing your research)
*  Warming Up a Cold Case, by Lisa Louise Cooke (strategies to crack brick wall cases)
*  The Way Home, by James M. Beidler (sources for finding a German immigrant's home village)
*  Their Loss, Our Gain, by Sunny Jane Morton (five sources for poor ancestors)
*  Catch the Wave, by David A. Fryxell (57 European genealogy websites)
*  Birth Records, by Shelley Bishop (Genealogy Workbook series article)

In addition, each issue has one or more standard columns, including:

*   Genealogy Insider (news and tips)
*  The Toolkit (reviews of family history resources)
*  History Matters (on an interesting historical topic)
*  Family Archivist ( archiving and preserving)
*  Now What? (answers to reader questions)
*  Photo Detective (with Maureen Taylor)

All in all, each issue is chock full of interesting, helpful and timely genealogy and family history news and information.

Family Tree Magazine also offers extensive learning opportunities with their Family Tree University (http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/?r=ftmnav), which costs additional money for each course.

I highly recommend this genealogy and family history magazine to keep you up to date on what is happening in genealogy and family history.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


1 comment:

Kristina Rees said...

I have a paper subscription and was wondering do you know what the advantage to buying the online subscription is. I enjoy your musings. Thank you Kristina