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Genealogy for Kids

Want to introduce your kids or grandchildren to genealogy? These genealogy games and activities could get the youngest generation interested in their ancestry by providing them with fun ways to learn about their family history. From questions to ask the kids to passing down your family stories, get ideas and resources to help turn the newest leaves on the family tree less green about genealogy.

Why does knowing where your grandmother went to school help a child overcome something as minor as a skinned knee or as major as a terrorist attack? Find out how knowing your family's history can help a child's self-confidence in the NY Times article The Stories That Bind Us:

The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life

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Family History for Kids - Teach Beside Me

Get out a map and show your child the important landmarks of the Revolutionary War. How far away do you live from where the Declaration of Independence was signed?