Genealogy Web Sites for Kids
9/27/2009
These history and genealogy Web sites are for and about the younger generation.
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So you're a young person interested in genealogy, but all the Web sites and books you find seem geared to adults. Or you're a grown-up who's trying to foster a healthy appreciation for family history in your child, grandchild or students. Start with the Web sites listed here, then explore the links at the bottom of this page for our book recommendations, family history activities for young people, grandparent-interviewing tips and more advice.

Just for kids and teens

America's Story
www.americaslibrary.com/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb
The Library of Congress guides kids through American history with fun facts about people, places and pastimes.

Ask Jeeves Kids
www.ajkids.com
Filtered search engine especially for kids.

Canada GenWeb for Kids
www.rootsweb.com/~cangwkid

Cyndi's List—Kids & Teens
www.cyndislist.com/kids.htm
Nearly 100 links.

Family Tree Magazine free five-generation ancestor chart and family group sheet
www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/research/ancestor.pdf and www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/people/familygroup.pdf
Use these forms to record your ancestors' and relatives' names for your school genealogy projects.

Family Tree Magazine's MySpace Page
www.myspace.com/familytreemagazine
Stop by and be our friend!

FGS Youth Blog
www.fgs.org/youth/?p=7
A blog by junior genealogists, for junior genealogists.

Genealogy for Kids
countingcousins.tripod.com/genealogy_for_kids.htm

Genealogy Today—Junior Edition
www.genealogytoday.com/junior

The Tigger Movie Family Tree Charts
disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/tiggermovie/familytree.html

USGenWebKidz
www.rootsweb.com/~usgwkidz

World GenWeb for Kids
www.rootsweb.com/~wgwkids


For teachers, parents and grandparents

"Ancestors" Teacher's Guide
www.byubroadcasting.org/ancestors/teachersguide
Tips for teaching kids about the lessons in each of the PBS series' 13 episodes.

Boy Scouts Genealogy Merit Badge Requirements
www.meritbadge.com/mb/056.htm

Family History Kids
www.familyhistorykids.com
Ideas and how-tos for helping children learn about family history.

Family Tree Magazine's free five-generation ancestor chart and family group sheet
www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/research/ancestor.pdf and www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/people/familygroup.pdf
Print these forms as handouts for students to record their ancestors' and relatives' names.

Family Tree Magazine: Genealogy Books for Kids and Their Parents
www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/nov07/kidsbooks.asp

Family Tree Magazine: Getting Kids Started in Genealogy
www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/oct01/kids.html

Family Tree Magazine: Interviewing Grandparents
www.familytreemagazine.com/nowwhat/Kids+School+Projects+Interviewing+A+Grandparent+.aspx

FamilyEducation.com Family History Package
familyeducation.com/topic/front/0%2C1156%2C35%2D10913%2C00.html

Fun & Easy Family Projects
www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/famproj.html

Federation of Genealogical Societies' Future Genealogists
www.fgs.org/youth/index.php
Resources from the FGS Youth Committee, which also offers an annual youth award.

Helping Your Child Learn History
www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/History

History.com Classroom
www.historychannel.com/classroom

National Genealogical Society Rubincam Youth Award
www.ngsgenealogy.org/comrubincam.cfm
Annual award for 8th- through 12th-grade genealogists.

National Genealogical Society Youth Resources Committee
www.ngsgenealogy.org/youth.cfm
Resources for parents and teachers.

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