Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Involve Children and Youth in Family History

"Many people desire to know where they come from, but a sense of belonging is especially important for children and youth. A knowledge about their family history gives children of all ages a sense of their place in the world. It can also give young people something to live up to—a legacy to respect. Family history also provides an opportunity for children and teenagers to make a meaningful contribution to something bigger than themselves. This lesson provides ideas about how to involve children and youth in family history activities. Children and youth who develop an interest in family history are more likely to participate in family history throughout their lives."
This is the Introduction on this Family Search Wiki page about how we can get children and youth interested and involved in family history. The page has excellent specific ideas for us to follow. Check it out!

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  1. I love finding ways to interest my children in family history. My 4th grader was given the assignment to do a school report on Louise of Savoy and dress up like her on Friday. I told her that I bet we're related somehow. It took me a couple of hours, but I managed to find the connection. My daughter will enjoy her assignment even more now that she knows that Louise of Savoy is her 7th cousin 17 times removed!

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