One of my non-travel experiences for Family History Month was my extensive prep for a genealogy for kids class to presented at work. I spent a lot of time collecting great resources and coming up with funny family stories, neat resources, artifacts they could get their hands on. I put together a “treasure box” of neat stuff—my great-grandmother’s locket that they let my grandmother use when she was teething, a variety of pictures, postcards, documents, and more. I created a high-graphic slideshow, I had craft ideas, and even resources for parents. I even tested ideas out on my oldest nephew.
The only thing I didn’t get … were attendees.
I was more than a bit disappointed. But we’ll try floating the program one more time in the summer and see what happens. In the meantime though, I found a lot of great resources that I think people need to check out. Here are a few of the websites I found interesting and helpful.
- Family Tree Magazine’s Family Tree Kids! http://kids.familytreemagazine.com/kids/forms.asp
- Genealogy For Kids http://www.climbingmyfamilytree.com/genealogy-for-kids/
- Maureen Taylor’s Family History Kids http://www.familyhistorykids.com/why_genealogy_is_important_for_children.htm
- ACPL’s Genealogy for Kids http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/genealogy.html
Have you seen other sites you liked?