Monday, February 27, 2012

Family History for Youth

Children of all ages are curious about life and all it has to offer. This is the same as it always has been throughout time. Seeking out the future by learning of the past.

Today's children are just as curious about their heritage as in the past, only today's tools make it a fair bit easier to conduct research and to involve family members regardless of their ages.

There are many sites with a variety of activities for youth today to aid in compiling their family history. From simple visits with older relatives and conducting interviews to collecting artifacts that show the recording of various events in the lives of their ancestors.

'Google' being the preferred search engine, a simple entry of "Family History and Youth" brings up a number of interesting entries with the first being the new site recently put up by the The Church of Jesus Church of Latter-day Saints entitled "Youth and Family History". Here there are steps to begin along with many other aids to not only gain new experiences but to share them with others.

The second entry is by LDS Tech and it explores the new site listed above. It combines video with experiences and expains how to make connections.

The third entry comes from the FamilySearch Wiki and breaks it down into 4 groups: 1) Preschool Children, 2) Children, 3) Teenager, and 4) Adult. This is taken from a summer program entitled "Summer of Sleuthing". These activities involve the whole family.

Another two great sections are also available on the FamilySearch Wiki provide additional activies broken into two age groups: Family History Activities for Children 3-11 and 12-?.

All of these have many interesting and fun things for children and youth of all ages to become involved in and learn about their heritage.

In addition to these sites, there are many other available sites that provide more great ideas along with tools to interest anyone in your family! Who is the budding family historian in your family?

Comments and Suggestions are always welcomed!

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Claire (*)
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