Genealogy Web Sites for Kids
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
The Library of Congress guides kids through American history with fun facts about people, places and pastimes.

Ask Jeeves Kids
Filtered search engine especially for kids.

Canada GenWeb for Kids

Cyndi's List—Kids & Teens
Nearly 100 links.

Family Tree Magazine free five-generation ancestor chart and family group sheet and
Use these forms to record your ancestors' and relatives' names for your school genealogy projects.

Family Tree Magazine's MySpace Page
Stop by and be our friend!

FGS Youth Blog
A blog by junior genealogists, for junior genealogists.

Genealogy for Kids

Genealogy Today—Junior Edition

The Tigger Movie Family Tree Charts


World GenWeb for Kids

For teachers, parents and grandparents

"Ancestors" Teacher's Guide
Tips for teaching kids about the lessons in each of the PBS series' 13 episodes.

Boy Scouts Genealogy Merit Badge Requirements

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

Family Tree Magazine's free five-generation ancestor chart and family group sheet and
Print these forms as handouts for students to record their ancestors' and relatives' names.

Family Tree Magazine: Genealogy Books for Kids and Their Parents

Family Tree Magazine: Getting Kids Started in Genealogy

Family Tree Magazine: Interviewing Grandparents Family History Package

Fun & Easy Family Projects

Federation of Genealogical Societies' Future Genealogists
Resources from the FGS Youth Committee, which also offers an annual youth award.

Helping Your Child Learn History Classroom

National Genealogical Society Rubincam Youth Award
Annual award for 8th- through 12th-grade genealogists.

National Genealogical Society Youth Resources Committee
Resources for parents and teachers.