Monday, July 3, 2006

Family Tree Magazine (August 2006)

I subscribe to the Family Tree Magazine because I find it offers the best blend of traditional resources and Internet resources for genealogy research. For instance, this issue has:

* "In Record Time" - ways to pick up the genealogical research pace

* "Cyber Champs" - 2006 list of 101 best web sites

* "State Research Guides" - for Massachusetts and Alaska

* "Hebrew Heritage" - Steps and challenges in researching Jewish roots

* "Tell it Like It Was" - secrets for writing an interesting family history book

* "Good Deeds" - Research primer on land records, including patents, grants and headrights.

One of the highlights of each issue of FTM for me is to discover new history or genealogy web sites to peruse and hopefully use. I go page by page and write down my "finds" on a form, then go search the sites and see if they are helpful.

The 101 Best Web Sites for 2006 are divided into a number of categories, including foreign databases, state databases, census and VR databases, history sites, map sites, photo sites, and reader favorites.

I'll review some of the web sites found in the next few weeks here on this blog.

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