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As we continue in the #MyForeverFamily challenge this month, let's talk about some of the fun ways to get your family into family history- through games! Games help your family really get to know the faces and stories behind your ancestors plus reward you for all your hard work. Discover 7 fabulous games waiting to be played by your family below.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
How Did I Become Me? This fun family history activity for children or youth helps them celebrate their unique DNA pie chart—without taking a DNA test.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
At DNA Testing Guides, our experts have been reviewing the best DNA tests on the market for years. Our team watched sales of genetic genealogy tests double to over 20 million people in 2017-2018. We’ve watched dozens of new companies enter to try to make a quick buck in the consumer DNA space. Unfortunately, a lot of these newer kits do not come from reputable companies, and the number of unsatisfied customers has grown as well. To combat this problem, we’ve consulted the best genetics experts and PhDs around to create an unbiased, informational review of all the DNA tests on the market. Each review contains background information on the DNA test, as well as an in-depth look into the product and its pros/cons. We’ve done the hard work…these are the best DNA tests in 2018.
Last Updated: 15 June 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Children love to learn about the world they live in as well as the family they belong to. The following links, charts, and exercises will provide some helpful ways to help teach your children all about their current and extended family.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Welcome to the Family History Library’s “Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) program. This online summer program will teach you and your family how family history can be fun, informative, and rewarding. With a series of weekly challenges, you and your family can participate in activities that will help you to learn more about yourselves and your ancestors. Take time this summer to discover the roots of your family tree and explore the branches. These activities can give your family a connection to the past, an identity for the present, and a foundation for future success. We encourage you and your family to help each other complete the Summer of Sleuthing challenges. The challenges are tailored for age groups.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Luke Morrison, a 16-year-old from Long Beach, California, doesn’t exactly fit the stereotype of a family history fanatic. But when asked what he does for fun, family history is at the top of his list. In fact, Luke said he spends about 20-25 hours a week on family history-related activities. Over the last few years, Luke has indexed more than 5,300 records and created more than 4,400 people in FamilySearch’s Family Tree.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Are you and your kids ready to dig down to your family's roots? Start off by looking into your family name history, and then continue with these great genealogy activities for kids!
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
A collection of over 270 articles and blog posts with ideas for teaching, doing, and sharing family history with children and teens. To contribute more ideas to this list or guest post on Family Locket about your ideas, please contact Nicole Dyer at nicole@familylocket.com. Please let me know if you find broken links. Updated 16 April 2021.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Genealogy can be fun not only for adults but also for our youth. Family history can help the youth gain an understanding and appreciation for the ancestors and the trials they went through. It can give them a sense of who they are and where they come from. In today’s world with so much bad influences, learning to do genealogy can give teenagers something to do with their time and at the same time give them satisfaction in doing something the whole family can benefit from.
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Whose Genes are You Wearing? Your ancestors might have been pioneers, soldiers in the Revolutionary War, Native Americans, or bank robbers. Your ancestors might have traveled right beside Daniel Boone, as he headed west. Your ancestors might have been famous, infamous, or just down-to-earth folks homesteading on government land. How will you know unless you ask and do a little research?
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Curiosity is part of human nature regardless of age. While learning about one's environment and history is accomplished through traditional schooling, discovering one's family heritage can be a fantastic, fun-filled journey made together over time. The following links, charts and exercises can make this journey even more interesting!
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Family tree lesson plans help teachers and students bring history to life, through the important steps and principles of family history research. These genealogy lesson plans help teachers and students trace their family tree, understand immigrant origins, explore history in the cemetery, discover world geography and investigate genetics.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
When you are looking to educate your child about his or her ancestors, a family tree chart is the most useful. At times, the schools too conduct activity projects where the students need to come up with their family tree. Creating a family tree, especially the one spanning many generations, would be really cumbersome for kids. Thus, it’s best to help him with a psd family tree template for kids available online. You may also like Family Tree Book Templates
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Parents, even though most of our site is here to support schools and teachers in their use of the Finding Your Roots Genetics & Genealogy curriculum, here are eight activities you can do right away to light the fire of learning in your own seedlings! Future Genealogists, explore the activities below to learn more about yourself and your family, and begin to document your own family history for posterity. These activities are designed to get you started on your own quest to find your roots.
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
This website has several free, easy-to-do activities that will keep kids entertained and get them thinking about their family history. These exercises are designed to teach critical skills while encouraging kids to explore their personal connection to the past. Studies show that young people who know facts about their heritage have a stronger sense of self, which can help them perform better in school and life. Have fun!
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Looking for fun ways to engage kids in finding family history? We have downloadable family trees and activity sheets for kids of all ages.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Like so many families ours is spread across many miles and keeping my kids close to their aunts, uncles, cousins and grand parents takes lots of work. We look at a lot of pictures talk on the phone and visit when we can. My daughter loves lift the flap books and I thought I could use that love to keep her close to people who love her too. Active activities like this that lets little hands touch and grab are perfect for toddlers who play to learn.
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Welcome! My name is Emily Kowalski Schroeder and I am the creator and author of the Growing Little Leaves blog. After working as a scientist, I made the decision to suspend my career and stay at home with my children on a full-time basis. I soon became an avid genealogical researcher, and began looking for age-appropriate ways in which to engage my young children in learning their family's history. Somewhat dismayed by the lack of family history education options for younger children (toddlers through elementary age), I decided to develop my own genealogy education activities for my children and share them with others via my blog, Growing Little Leaves. Since 2014, I have designed and presented beginner genealogy and heritage classes for both adults and children. I've also had the privilege of speaking at the Federation of Genealogical Societies National Conference and at RootsTech. I am currently employed as a reference staff member for the Cuyahoga County Public Library system in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
socialmediagenealogy.com Katherine R. Willson of Dexter, Michigan is an engaging & dynamic genealogy lecturer at local, regional and national conferences; an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001; the author of The Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan (published in 2018 by The In-Depth Genealogist), and a professional researcher for private clients. Her genealogy interests began as an 8-year-old Junior Girl Scout working towards a “My Heritage” badge, and her passion was fueled when, after college, both her mother’s and father’s relatives gave her binders containing generations’ worth of family information.
Last Updated: 2 September 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Visit our basic youth genealogy how-to webpages to get started. Check our Links section for safe websites children can visit to assist them in their family research. 1. What is Genealogy? 2. Getting Started 3. How do I get Started? 4. Research 5. Questions to Ask 6. Definitions 7. Bibliography
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Elevenses with Lisa. Free Weekly Genealogy Webinar Show. Join Lisa Louise Cooke for Elevenses with Lisa, the online video series where we grab a cuppa with friends and learn about genealogy and family history. Join us for the live show and participate in the live Chat where you can talk to other genealogists about the show and ask Lisa questions.
Last Updated: 22 March 2021   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Scrapbook Your Family Tree
Last Updated: 19 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
When people start searching for information about their ancestors, they often begin by looking for vital records and filling in their family tree. Not all genealogists take the time to also become family historians. There are many reasons why knowing your family history is important.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
The familysearch wiki lists all of the requirements to complete the Scouting Merit Badge. These Merit Badge requirements are a mini-course for any Genealogist and will provide a beginner with everything needed to start a family tree.
Last Updated: 14 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Family history activities are a way to get to know those who have gone before, write about their lives, and to learn from and be inspired by their experiences. Family history activities are also a way to connect with living family members, create and write your own family history, and make fun memories.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
The world is full of fascinating people, places, and cultures. The Family History Guide makes it even easier to discover the history, geography, and cultures of your fellow planet-dwellers, including your own ancestors.
Last Updated: 18 May 2021   [Located in Category: Children Genealogy Resources]
Sponsored by a "FOR PROFIT" online background checking company!! Genealogy is defined by Merriam-Webster as the study of family ancestral lines. Today people search for their ancestors in a variety of ways, including online, through documentation and records and via other forms of research. Tracing one's ancestry can be a way to uncover unknown family members for adopted people, reunite family members who have been separated, and find information to build a family tree. A website that finds living people may be a strange place for a beginner, but it does seem to be a good beginner's guide.
Last Updated: 20 January 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Note: the best way to absorb these lessons is to read them one at a time and follow the suggested links--not only will this help with "beginner's head spinning syndrome"-- it will allow you to absorb the material more fully. If you are an advanced beginner or intermediate you might find the terminology and background in Lesson 5 invaluable no matter which lessons are of interest. Also have a look at Lesson 11 which has a list of resources to help you including a new "Cheat Sheet File" category.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
Online genealogy records, where they exist, are usually scattered across several internet locations. If you do find a record, the website itself can be confusing at best. If you’re just starting out researching your family history, start at these 25 best genealogy websites for beginners. We’ve included icons so you can see at a glance whether access to core content is FREE or not ($) or some of each FREE/($), and what services are offered: H ?=how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Website: The Hub Post. Searching genealogy has become very common, with many people investing in different methods. People have different reasons for wanting to find out who their ancestors are; sometimes it’s just curiosity while other times there is a medical necessity. Whatever your reason may be, you need to be sure you know how to approach the process.
Last Updated: 20 January 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Registered guest accounts provide access to the free features of Ancestry. You need only a registered guest account to activate a DNA test. Create one for free or see our subscription options page for details about available memberships.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
The Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc. was formed in 1969 in Orlando with thirty-two Charter members. Until 1993, we were known as the Central Florida Genealogical & Historical Society. The definition of Central Florida varies; however, it includes the following counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia Counties.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Legacy Family Tree 9 is a FamilySearch-certified genealogy software program that can integrate with online databases and genealogy services. Its outdated interface is reminiscent of Microsoft Word 2004, but it’s very easy to navigate and efficient for data entry, making it ideal for genealogists who spend hours at a time indexing. While its charts are average at best, its charting capabilities are comprehensive, and it offers some charting options other programs don’t. When you consider its ability to achieve perfect GEDCOM accuracy without the high cost of the best genealogy software, it’s clear why Legacy Family Tree is the value pick.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
Lessons and information on Ancestry Trees, searching ancestry data bases, search tips, DNA, and more
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
Family Historian 6 is the latest version of the powerful, award-winning genealogy program with comprehensive features designed to meet the needs of the beginner and expert alike. See What's New in Version 6 for the latest new features and enhancements. To learn more about Family Historian 6, take The Tour, see the Feature List or view Reviews & Awards. For purchase options, please visit the Store.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
The Genealogy Center is a remarkable family history destination and continues to build on its tradition of excellence in serving genealogists, historians and other interested hobbyists and scholars. An experienced staff provides services to a full range of patrons, from children to senior citizens and from beginners to experienced researchers. To support these efforts, the Center has gathered an extensive collection of 350,000 printed volumes and more than 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. These resources grow daily through library purchases and donations from appreciative genealogists and historians.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
When you attach a record directly from Ancestry into your online family tree, the source citation is created for you. But, what about those records that you upload yourself? Join Crista Cowan as she reviews the basics of crafting a genealogy source citation in your online tree or in Family Tree
Last Updated: 1 July 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
Sponsored by Consumersadvocate.org, a research organization. Direct-to-consumer DNA testing can offer a starting point for customers interested in researching their family history or gaining some insight into their genetic makeup. At the same time, during our research, it quickly became evident that many companies employ marketing tools and hyperbolic language that could lead to confusion or misunderstanding of what genomic research can and cannot tell us. We will attempt to illuminate some of these areas of confusion, while also providing objective reviews of our top picks ahead.
Last Updated: 30 April 2020   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Building your family tree is easy when you have all the right tools! Family Tree Heritage brings you powerful yet easy-to-use features to help you tell your family story. Searching for ancestors and creating your tree is just clicks away! Find records and important documents by searching the world's largest genealogy database.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Applications]
KINSEEKERS was formed in 1978 by a small group dedicated to genealogy. That dedication continues today. We are located in Leesburg, Florida We are genealogy adventurers, family history hunters, determined archive searchers. We present free education programs and provide opportunities to discuss genealogical findings, challenges, and best practices. Whether a beginner, hobbyist, or seasoned researcher, check us out and see what we have to offer.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Dick Eastman has been writing this genealogy newsletter for 22 years. He has been involved in genealogy for more than 35 years. He has worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. By the early 1970s, Dick was already using a mainframe computer to enter his family data on punch cards. He built his first home computer in 1980.
Last Updated: 6 November 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
This is a long list of places to go to find beginners help.
Last Updated: 2 June 2018   [Located in Category: Info for Beginners]
Roberta Estes has been a professional scientist and business owner for 25+ years, (BS Computer Science, MBA, graduate work in Geographic Information Systems), as well as an obsessed genealogist since 1978. I post lots of free papers to my website at www.dnaexplain.com under the Publications tab, but I’ve often felt the need to be able to talk to and with people who have questions. I learned long ago that if one person has a question about something, many others probably have that same question. Blogging is an interactive, personal way to communicate. Genetic genealogy is a world full of promise, but it changes rapidly and can be confusing. People need to understand how to use the numerous tools available to us to unravel our ancestral history.
Last Updated: 20 June 2018   [Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
Welcome! I am a professional genealogist specializing in Irish research along with U.S. research, methodology and technology including Macs, iPhones and iPads. I provide research, consultations and training and can be reached through the Contact Form. This site contains information about my lectures, a blog, and information on my personal research.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
This 18 minute video will help you navigate Findmypast.com and become familiar with all the great collections available there.
Last Updated: 1 July 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
This is a community of enthusiastic people in an atmosphere of support, assistance and guidance to anyone with roots in Marion County or a desire to find and share their own family history. Our monthly meetings are an opportunity to share in each other's triumphs and help break down our brick walls, as well as learn of resources and tricks from inspiring visiting speakers. We look forward to meeting you!
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
Genealogy Explained is an educational site designed to help weekend-warrior genealogists learn how to climb their family trees. Not sure where to start? Genealogy Explained is divided into different sections based on how most weekend warrior genealogists should progress in this hobby: Basics, Research Techniques, Managing a Family Tree, and DNA Testing. If you are new to the hobby, start with the basics and go from there. Marc McDermott (it's his website) recommends his Genealogical Proof Standard link found in the basics menu item, but I like the entire website, so enjoy. You should consider signing up for his newletter.
Last Updated: 9 April 2019   [Located in Category: Genealogy Resources]
thoughtco.com / ancestry.com / afrigeneas / atlas of historical county boundaries / billiongraves.com / chronicling america / familysearch.org / familytreemagazine.com / findagrave.com / US GenWeb Project
Last Updated: 1 July 2019   [Located in Category: Video Tutorials]
The primary purpose of the Brevard Genealogical Society is education of our membership and the public through training courses, workshops, and seminars on methods and standards of genealogical and historical research. We try to stimulate interest in, and encourage the recording of family history, especially among young people. We encourage the collection of genealogical and historical books and other materials by the Society, through donation and purchase, so they may be properly cataloged, cared for, and made available for all to use.
Last Updated: 3 June 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]