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Websites for Young Genealogists

By Allison Dolan Premium

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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.

“Ancestors” Teacher’s Guide

<www.pbs.org/kbyu/ancestors/teachersguide/>: Tips for teaching kids about the lessons in each of the PBS series’ 13 episodes.

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

Boy Scouts Genealogy Merit Badge Requirements

<www.meritbadge.com/bsa/mb/056.htm>

Canada GenWeb for Kids

<www.rootsweb.com/˜cangwkid/>

Cyndi’s ListKids & Teens

<www.cyndislist.com/kids.htm>: Nearly 100 links.

FamilyEducation.com Family History Package

<familyeducation.com/topic/front/o%2C1156%2C35%2Di0913%2Coo.html>

Fun & Easy Family Projects

<www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/famproj.html>

Genealogy for Kids

<countingcousins.tripod.com/genealogy_for_kids.htm>

Genealogy Instruction Beginners, Teenagers and Kids

<home.earthlink.net/˜howardorjeff/instruct.htm>

Genealogy Today — Junior Edition

<www.genealogytoday.com/junior/>

Helping Your Child Learn History

<www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/History/>

Hometown History Program

<www.historychannel.com/classroom/>: Teaching Girl Scouts about their community’s past.

INS Teacher and Student Resources

<www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/teacher/>: Links to information about US immigration history. A kid’s corner is under construction.

Kids’ Castle

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

Myfamilytales

<www.myfamilytales.com>: 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

<www.myhistory.org/kids/>

National Genealogical Society’s Rubincam Youth Award

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

What is Genealogy?

<www.geocities.com/Enchanted Forest/5283/genekids.htm>: Instructions for getting started.

World GenWeb for Kids

<www.rootsweb.com/˜wgwkids/>

 From the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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