Need educational alternatives for children cooped up during the Covid-19 crisis? Here are some AMAZING free Genealogy for Kids resources!
I don’t have children and in normal times I just don’t know how parents do it. I’m constantly amazed at what it takes to raise kids and now it must be even harder during these crazy times. Take advantage of these resources to 1) keep children busy; 2) show kids how fun family history can be; and 3) get ideas on genealogy activities for children.
Family History Fanatics
“We’re passionate about helping enjoy family history with videos from beginning to intermediate genealogy research skills, how to write a non-boring family history, which DNA test to take and whether ethnicity results are accurate.” VIEW for FREE
Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer, mother-daughter professional genealogists, are the co-authors of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast. Their amazing website – Family Locket – is filled with fun resources for kids who want to learn about their family history.
- Family History Ideas for Children and Teens: “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 email@example.com.” VIEW for FREE
Family Tree Magazine
- Check out the resources at the Genealogy Activities and Resources for Kids page at Family Tree Magazine Kids! “Working on a school project about your family history? Maybe you’ve heard a story about a Civil War soldier in your family, or you have the same last name as someone famous and want to find out if you’re related. You’ve come to the right place! You can learn how to become a “family detective” and dig up clues about your ancestry. Parents and educators: Find advice for getting your kids involved in family history to help with homework and resources for lesson planning here, too! Also, be sure to check out all the fun activities over at The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids.” VIEW for FREE
Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
Curious about your family tree? Save time and have quick genealogical success with Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Lisa sifts through all the new technology and genealogy resources to bring you the best family history resources — the “genealogy gems!” With Lisa, you’ll have fun taking your place in history!
Growing Little Leaves: Genealogy for Children
“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.” Click below for Activities
Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Legacy Family Tree Webinars are often FREE and once the live, online event is over, the recording is available for a 7-day period. Click HERE to register for a webinar and to check the current schedule.
- Family History for Kids presented by Devin Ashby of FamilySearch. “Are you trying to figure out how to get kids involved and engaged in their family history? Come learn about new products and initiatives that are making a difference for younger audiences. We’ll discuss how you can create a life map, build a story book, tag and index photos and documents online, make a family video, and much more.” VIEW for FREE
Indiana State Library
Indiana State Library Genealogy Librarian, Alice Winslow, talks to kids about how to create their own family tree and learn about their family history.
The Genealogy Kids
“We are the Greenhalgh family, and genealogy is a big part of our lives. We branded ourselves “The Genealogy Kids” several years ago when the kids decided to start a blog and create homemade videos about genealogy research. Mom (Jana) is a professional genealogist accredited in English research, and she finds great joy in teaching her children to appreciate family history.” VIEW ALL VIDEOS
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