Thursday, January 8, 2009

Table of contents for Family Tree Magazine - March 2009 issue

The March 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine (Volume 10, Number 2) arrived recently. The theme this month was "Find Your Family Without Going Broke". Here is the Table of Contents:


page 16 - Cheap Thrills (Don't let the stumbling economy curb your research. Our special budget genealogy section will help you find family without breaking the bank)
* 11 family tree essentials you can get for free, by David A. Fryxell and Diane Haddad
* research trips on a shoestring, by Maureen A. Taylor
* economic crises your ancestors witnessed, by Fern Glazer

page 42 - Catalog Shopping, by Rick Crume (Having a hard time finding genealogy answers in libraries? Our five-point plan helps you use library catalogs to home in on the resources you need).

page 48 - Tale spin, by Sunny McClellan Morton (Weave your memories into unforgettable anecdotes with these six secrets of successful storytelling)

page 52 - Great Danes, by David A. Fryxell (does your heritage speak of fairy tales, Hamlet and hygge? Let us guide you to the best resources for discovering your Danish family tree)


page 4 - Out on a Limb, by Allison Stacy (honoring WWII vets)

page 5 - Making connections (readers letters)

page 6 - Branching Out, by Diane Haddad
* how the economy affects your research
* growth of family networking sites
* Live Roots
* genealogy news roundup

page 10 - History Matters, by David A. Fryxell (roller skates)

page 14 - Now What? - expert answers on genealogy sans computer and surname origins.

page 33 - State Research Guides
* New Hampshire, by Dana Schmidt
* Idaho, by Leslie Stroope

page 60 - Preserving Memories, by Grace Dobush (caring for Grandma's jewelry, saving rolled-up photos, and more)

page 62 - Photo Detective, by Maureen A. Taylor (looking beyond the obvious in a family portrait)

page 64 - Everything's Relative (tales from the lighter side)

page 66 - The Toolkit, edited by Allison Stacy
* crash course in genealogy wikis, by Nancy Hendrickson
* Family Tree Maker 2009 review, by Rick Crume
* free online photo editors, by Rick Crume
* four transcription guidelines, by Sunny McClellan Morton
* The Book Report, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

page 72 - Uprooted, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (test your genealogy IQ on Bill Cosby's family tree).

I was surprised to see a fairly negative review of FTM 2009. The Denmark research article is a keeper - good maps!

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