Sometimes a good opportunity arises, which is too good to pass up. For example, Family Roots Publishing had a chance to acquire a number of copies of Family Tree Magazine’s January/February 2013 edition. This was an exceptional release. There were a number of fantastic articles.
I enjoyed the 52 Week Genealogy Plan article by Lisa A. Alzo. The article offers 52 areas of focus for research during the year. For example, followers of this research plan will spend week 18 on letters and envelopes. Each idea comes with tips and suggestions for making the most of the week’s research. Of course, the researcher can use these ideas in any order, or come up with some of their own. The other articles I read are well organized, thoughtful, and helpful for readers of all skill and experience levels.
Here are some of the highlighted topics covered in this edition.
- 52 Ways to Discover Your Roots
- 13 Step-by-Step Genealogy Projects
- Find Relatives in the 1940 Census
- 6 Steps to Organize Your Ancestor Search
- Find Free Family Histories on Google
- Rescue Old Family Photos
- Preserve Newspaper Clippings
- Use Pinterest for Family History
- Digitize Photos & Records
Articles found in this issue include:
- Discover Your Ancestors
- Hitting the Books, by Rick Crume. Has someone already written a local or family history book relevant to your genealogy? Use Google to find out.
- Road Map to 1940 Census Success, by David A Fryxell. Find your ancestors in the online 1940 US census with this step-by-step guide.
- Construct a House History, by Chris Staats. Hammer out the history of your own home or an ancestral abode with these six DIY steps.
- Logging On, by Lisa A. Alzo. Does your genealogy search feel a bit scattered? Whip it into organized, efficient shape by using a research log. Our expert shows you how to get started.
- Preserve Your Past
- Dear Diaries, by Denise May Levenick. It’s easy to operate and share a family Heirloom diary, album or series of letters – while keeping the original safe and sound.
- Treasure Hunt, by Lisa A. Alzo. Unlock genealogy clues all year long. Each week, look for one of these 52 key family history sources that can turn up in most surprising spots.
- News Makers, by Denise May Levenick. Preserve those old, yellowed newspaper clippings and organize them into your own family news file.
- On Assignment, by Lisa Louise Cooke. Ready to channel your inner Diane Sawyer or Larry King? Interview your relatives to capture family history details and stories.
- Photo Intervention, by Sunny Jane Morton. Learn how to rescue and preserve your family photos for future generations.
- Yes, You Scan! by Rick Crume. You’ve been meaning to digitize all those family photos for years. Now’s the time – just follow our five steps.
- Celebrate Your Heritage
- Living in the Past, by Janet Hovorka. Bring your ancestors to life with a visit to a living history museum. Here’s your planning guide.
- In Memory, by Thomas MacEntee. Share your family’s legacy and honor a veteran ancestor online by creating a memorial Page.
- Put a Pin in It, by Thomas MacEntee. Pinterest, the latest internet addiction, has genealogists everywhere sharing photos, records and research inspiration via online bulletin boards. Here’s how you can get in the action.
Get your copy of Family Tree Magazine’s January/February 2013 while available from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $6.99 postage paid.