Current: January/February 2015
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Music in the Family
David A. Norris examines how you can discover the music that played
a role in your ancestors’ lives
Strategies for Finding African American
Stuart Doyle looks at ways to overcome the problems you may encounter
when trying to locate your African American ancestors in the usual places
Historical Records Survey
Carol Richey looks at the efforts of the Works Progress Administration
to inventory and survey historical records and the lasting contribution
made to genealogical researchers
Hudson Fortune: Truth or Fiction?
Robbie Gorr examines the kernels of truth in those family stories
Russian Language and Names: A Primer
Matthew Bielawa offers some basics on understanding the Russian
language and naming conventions
What's an Heirloom, and Where Can I Get One?
Bill Leslie offers some insight into what constitutes a family “heirloom”, and
what to do if you don’t have one
My Ancestor Was a Blacksmith!
Claire Gebben relates how learning about an ancestor’s profession firsthand
goes a long way toward gaining an understanding of that ancestor’s life so
Your DNA Autobiography
Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD gives us a primer on how DNA can assist you in
your genealogy research
Black Sheep, Loose Nuts, and Family Secrets
Bill Leslie offers advice on how to handle sensitive family information
The Back Page
What do genealogical research and book indexes have in common?