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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.
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Photo: Edward Larsson's rune cipher resembling that found on the Kensington Runestone. Also includes runically-unrelated blackletter writing style and pigpen cipher, 16 April 1885. Credit: Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research in Umea (Sweden); Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Genealogy Activities for Children: Fun Codes of Our Ancestors.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/genealogy-activities-for-children-fun-codes-of-our-ancestors.html

Genealogy Activities for Children: Fun Codes of Our Ancestors

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Newspaper front pages. Source: GenealogyBank.com. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Want to Involve the Grandkids in Family History? Tip #3” https://blog.genealogybank.com/want-to-involve-the-grandkids-in-family-history-tip-3.html

Want to Involve the Grandkids in Family History? Tip #3

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An article about a baking contest at a fair, published in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 12 October 1963, section 3, page 2. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “She Was the Bringer of Cake – Ways to Involve the Grandkids in Family History” https://blog.genealogybank.com/she-was-the-bringer-of-cake-ways-to-involve-the-grandkids-in-family-history.html

She Was the Bringer of Cake – Ways to Involve the Grandkids in Family History

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front page of the Rockford Register Star newspaper 1 December 2005

Want to Involve the Grandkids in Family History? Tip #3

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Family History for Kids

family history for kids teaching kids about their heritage

Family History for Kids - Teach Beside Me

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Photo of Duncan Kuehn and her three children, taken during a visit to FamilySearch’s Discovery Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “FamilySearch’s Discovery Center: My Family’s Fun with Family History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/familysearchs-discovery-center-my-familys-fun-with-family-history.html

FamilySearch’s Discovery Center: My Family’s Fun with Family History

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The painting “Boyhood of Raleigh,” 1871, by John Everett Millais (1829-1896). Source: Wikipedia. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Family Stories Are Important for Children’s Health & Happiness.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/family-stories-are-important-for-childrens-health-happiness.html

Family Stories Are Important for Children’s Health & Happiness

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What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

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What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

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A photo of two baby contest winners, published in the Baltimore American newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland), 28 December 1922. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “6 Genealogy Projects to Interest Kids & Teens in Family History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/6-genealogy-projects-to-interest-kids-teens-in-family-history.html

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