Thursday, May 15, 2008

Family Tree Magazine - July 2008 Table of Contents

The Table of Contents for the July 2008 issue of Family Tree Magazine (Volume 9, Issue 4) includes:


* Recharge Your Research - Try these 12 techniques to give your genealogy a jump start - and break through those brick walls, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack - page 16

* Your Ancestors Slept Here - Want to add a family history twist to your summer travels? From Colonial quarters t Civil War cabins, these historical lodgings let you rest your head where your forebears did, by Sunny McClellan Morton - page 22

* French Made - Follow our five-step research guide, and say bonjour to your French roots, by Nancy Hendrickson - page 26

* Charmed Life - Create your own genealogical serendipity by using these five methods to connect with distant cousins and find long-lost heirlooms, by Maureen A. Taylor - page 32

* Apple Picking - In the market for Mac genealogy software? Choose the best programs for you with our exclusive comparisons and ratings, by David A. Fryxell - page 46

* Dwelling on the Past - Three professional historians share their secrets for bringing bygone days to life and understanding your ancestors' world, by David A. Fryxell - page 54

* Top Shelves - Check out what you're missing at genealogical libraries large and small: Our Libby awards highlight the strengths of collections across the country, by Lauren Gamber - page 58


* Branching Out - What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history, including: special report on online etiquette; social networking applications for genealogy; endangered Civil War battlefields, by Diane Haddad - page 8

* State Research Guides - quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your family anywhere in the country. In this issue - Ohio and Florida -- page 37.

* The Toolkit - Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources: checkup on software for recording family health history; The Master Genealogist 7 review; quick guide to online passenger-list collections; Google Book Search; The Book Report, by Allison Stacy - page 74


The full table of contents is on the web site The Hendrickson and Morton articles are offered online. You can also download a PDF of the 7 page list of web links from this issue.

There is an excellent Genealogical Source Checklist on page 20, as part of the Carmack article. Perhaps FTMagazine will eventually put it on their web site for researchers to use. I've already scanned a copy for my own use.

As always, there are many excellent research tips in these articles, and a nice list of libraries to visit on your travels!

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