Websites for Young Genealogists

By Allison Dolan Premium

Find it on the web

America’s Story

<>: The Library of Congress guides kids through American history with fun facts about people, places and pastimes.

“Ancestors” Teacher’s Guide

<>: Tips for teaching kids about the lessons in each of the PBS series’ 13 episodes.

Ask Jeeves Kids <>: Filtered search engine especially for kids.

Boy Scouts Genealogy Merit Badge Requirements


Canada GenWeb for Kids


Cyndi’s ListKids & Teens

<>: Nearly 100 links. Family History Package


Fun & Easy Family Projects


Genealogy for Kids


Genealogy Instruction Beginners, Teenagers and Kids


Genealogy Today — Junior Edition


Helping Your Child Learn History


Hometown History Program

<>: Teaching Girl Scouts about their community’s past.

INS Teacher and Student Resources

<>: Links to information about US immigration history. A kid’s corner is under construction.

Kids’ Castle

<>: Explore history, personality and the world at this Smithsonian magazine site for kids.


<>: Create a personalized 32-page children’s book that tells the story of an ancestor or relative; for more information, call 866-MYTALES.

My History Is America’s History Kids’ Corner


National Genealogical Society’s Rubincam Youth Award

< htm>: Annual award for 8th-through 12th-grade genealogists. The winner receives $500 and a one-year NGS membership.

What is Genealogy?

< Forest/5283/genekids.htm>: Instructions for getting started.

World GenWeb for Kids


 From the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine