Parents Sites

Genealogy Web Sites for Parents and Teachers

 

These Web sites offer genealogy-related school project ideas; help for parents, teachers and scout leaders working on family history projects with kids; and youth-oriented genealogy how-to advice.

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.

“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

Canada GenWeb for Kids

www.rootsweb.com/~cangwkid

Cyndi’s List: Kids & Teens

www.cyndislist.com/kids.htm

Ellis Island Passenger Records

www.ellisisland.org: Database of passengers entering through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924

Family History in the Classroom

genealogy.about.com/library/weekly/aa072102b.htm

Family History Kids

www.familyhistorykids.com

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

Family Tree Magazine‘s MySpace Page

www.myspace.com/familytreemagazine

FamilyEducation.com Family History Package

familyeducation.com/topic/front/0%2C1156%2C35%2D10913%2C00.html

FamilySearch

www.familysearch.org: The Web site of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

Fun & Easy Family Projects

www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/famproj.html

Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Future Genealogists

www.fgs.org/youth/index.php

Genealogy for Kids

countingcousins.tripod.com/genealogy_for_kids.htm

Genealogy Today: Junior Edition

www.genealogytoday.com/junior

Genealogy.com: Celebrity Family Trees

www.genealogy.com/famousfolks

Helping Your Child Learn History

www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/History

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: More resources for parents and teachers of young family detectives.

The Tigger Movie Family Tree Charts

disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/tiggermovie/familytree.html

USGenWebKidz

www.rootsweb.com/~usgwkidz: A kid’s companion to the USGenWeb sites popular with grown-up genealogists.

World GenWeb for Kids

www.rootsweb.com/~wgwkids