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Family Tree January - February 2020

Family Tree Magazine will help point the way toward the best research tools and practices to trace your family's history. Each issue includes tips on locating, collecting, and preserving photos, letters, diaries, church and government records, and other documentation, plus fun articles about creating scrapbooks, organizing family reunions, and vacation ideas that combine history with leisure!

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Yankee Publishing Inc.
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1 min.
everything’s relative

“I HOPE THAT IN THIS YEAR TO COME, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” Author Neil Gaiman shared this New Year’s wish on his blog to commemorate New Year’s Day 2012. Our genealogy goal-setting worksheet (page 15) will help you “Do Something” with your genealogy in 2020. Gaiman’s body of work includes the novel American Gods, in which the Old World gods that immigrants brought with them to North America live and breathe as long as they’re believed in.…

3 min.
history coming to life

Historic Hot Spot As family historians, who among us hasn’t wished our pioneer ancestors wrote up accounts of their lives? Thankfully, Laura Ingalls Wilder penned hers, and through them she gives us a glimpse into the days of homesteading and one-room schoolhouses. You can visit the original schoolhouse where Laura notoriously rocked the school desk on behalf of her little sister, Carrie, in The Long Winter. The First School of De Smet, South Dakota, is located on the corner of First Street and Olivet Avenue. During my recent visit, we were even invited to rock the desks ourselves! Digital Collections You may have searched old city directories and address books in the United States, but have you searched internationally? Ancestry.com has been digitizing and adding old German address books to its “Germany and…

3 min.
what’s new

UNITED STATES: WWII DRAFT RECORDS US DRAFT REGISTRATION RECORDS for 1942 have long been available on major genealogy websites. But these are only from the fourth of several registrations held between 1940 and 1945. Additional registrations from the other series are coming online gradually (state by state) for males who were between the ages of 18 and 45 during this time period. FamilySearch is posting state-level collections of indexed images, and subscription site Ancestry.com < www.ancestry.com> is adding to an index-only multistate collection, “U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947” (linking to images on its partner site, Fold3 <www.fold3.com>). SCANDINAVIA: CENSUSES AND VITAL RECORDS MyHeritage <www.myheritage.com> continues to publish more records for Denmark, Norway and Sweden—and is the only major genealogy site to offer full support in all three languages (meaning that your cousins…

1 min.
genealogy conference calendar

2020 • RootsTech (Salt Lake City): February 26–29, Salt Lake City, Utah <www.rootstech.org/salt-lake>• National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference: May 20–23, Salt Lake City, Utah <conference.ngsgenealogy.org>• Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Family History Conference: September 2–5, Kansas City, Mo. <www.fgs.org/conferences>• MyHeritage LIVE: Israel (city and date to be announced 2021 • New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference: April 14–17, Springfield, Mass. < www.nergc.org/2021-conference-2>• NGS 2021: May, Richmond, Virginia (first conference after NGS-FGS merger)• Midwestern Roots Family history and Genealogy Conference: July 30–31, Indianapolis, Ind. < www.indianahistory.org/research/family-history/midwestern-roots>• Southern California Genealogy Jamboree (date and place to be announced)…

3 min.
shades of history

THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE of makeup—considered by the archeologists who found it to be one of the hallmarks of “modern life”—was found in a South African cave. The nearly 60 pieces of reddish, powdery rock were used to adorn faces some 164,000 years ago. Makeup is even mentioned in the Old Testament, where the Book of Kings describes Jezebel painting her eyelids. And the Roman philosopher Plautus is said to have opined, “A woman without paint is like food without salt.” During its long history, makeup has seen many ups and downs—from literally poisoning its wearers to being condemned as vulgar to becoming the foundation (pun intended) of multi-million-dollar empires. 3000 B.C. Chinese men and women begin staining fingernails with gum arabic, gelatin, beeswax and egg white. The colors reflected the wearer’s social class:…

2 min.
preserving baby treasures

1 Carefully store infant gowns and special occasion outfits. Parents have always treasured these childhood keepsakes, so take extra care when storing them. Wash and dry before storing, since traces of food or skin oils will attract pests. Gently fold garments in clean white acid-free tissue, which you should also use to pad sleeves and cushion folds. Store inside a tissue-lined drawer or acid-free box, away from light, dusts and pests and in a place that has relatively constant temperature and humidity. 2 Photograph stuffed animals and other treasured toys. A child’s favorite toy might come and go, but the most meaningful themes or characters (be it superheroes or uniforms) will remain from year to year. Capture these items in photos, potentially in a “photo shoot” with your child front and…