Family Tree Magazine (Jul/Aug 2016)

Family Tree Magazine 17:4 (Jul/Aug 2016) includes a number of articles of likely interest to our genealogists.

The End of the Paper Trail (pp. 21-26) provides 12 strategies for reducing your paper clutter and sharpening your genealogical focus.

Getting There from Here (pp. 27-32) shows you how to efficiently tackle research problems by determining your destination and mapping out a route to get there.

Workbook: Local Histories (pp. 33-42) demonstrates how to locate and make the most of county and local histories in your family research endeavors.

Ancestry Boutique (pp. 42-47) looks beyond the big collections on (like census records and the public trees) to highlight nine lesser-known “specialty” databases. Included are tips on using the Card Catalog, and tips on doing effective keyword searches.

On the Right Track (pp. 54-61) provides research tips and useful websites for tracking down elusive South American ancestors.

Genealogical vs. Genetic Family Trees (pp. 62-63) explains the differences between these types of trees, and dispels some of the more common misconceptions about genetic trees.

Export Your Tree from Family Tree Maker (pp. 70-71) demonstrates step-by-step how to export a family tree file from Family Tree Maker 2012 or Family Tree Maker 2014.

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