Genealogy for Children and Teens – Links

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For the Younger Genealogist

The Victoria Genealogical Society of British Columbia, Canada has a new book for young genealogists and a section on its website for youth, including ‘Genealogy in the
Classroom’: http://www.victoriags.org/programs.php#youth

CanadaGenWeb For Kids Project: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangwkid

Youth Corner, Canadian Genealogy Centre – revised, January 2009: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-400-e.html

WorldGenWeb For Kids: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wgwkids

Family Tree Kids, “Family Tree Magazine” and Tamagochi: http://kids.familytreemagazine.com/kids/welcome.asp

Grow A Tree on-line or download, Family Ties, PBSKids: http://pbskids.org/wayback/family/tree/tree_tips.html

Heraldry for Kids, Royal Heraldry Society of Canada: http://www.heraldry.ca/main.php?pg=l7

Generations, by Jennifer Holik-Urban. Books and ideas on teaching genealogy to Grades 1-3, Grades 4-8 and High School. http://generationsbiz.com  Generations blog: http://blog.generationsbiz.com

Legacy Project, ‘Across Generations’, activity guides & ideas for family history related projects (and more): http://www.legacyproject.org

Kids & Teens, Links from Cyndi’s List: http://www.cyndislist.com/kids.htm

Printable family trees for younger genealogists

La Société de Généalogie des Cantons de L’Est, Free charts, some in French, including one for maternal/paternal lines and several good for children. All 8 1/2×11, pdf format (From the home page, go to the’Tutoriels’ page, then click ‘Tableaux à télécharger’): http://www.genealogie.org/club/sgce/Tableaux/index.htm

Misbach Free Genealogy Charts, including a few for children: http://www.misbach.org/pdfcharts

Your Family Tree or Family Orchard (for parents’ & step parents’ families) – based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, ClassBrain.com also has international flags and other images for children to use on charts or other creations. ClassBrain.com: http://www.classbrain.com/artmovies/publish/article_106.shtml

Genealogy for Kids, Kids’ Turn Central. Free teddy bear trees: http://www.kidsturncentral.com/topics/hobbies/genforms.htm

Free family tree charts from Kimberly Powell; two are interactive – type the information right into the chart. About.com: http://genealogy.about.com/od/free_charts/ig/genealogy_charts

Free printable family trees with birds, picture frames, etc. Includes a family tree for adoptees. (Download and print for free; customizable pay versions and CDs available): http://www.familytreetemplates.net

Free family tree charts and other forms. Includes charts for adoptive and step families. “Family Tree Magazine”: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/basicforms

‘Tigger’ family trees, especially for children, based on The Tigger Movie: Family Tree, Disney.com: http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/tiggermovie/familytree.html

Fiction for Children and Young Adults

Genealogical Fiction List, including books for Children and Young Adults, Historical Fiction, Mysteries and Non-fiction, Julian W. Lowenstein Genealogy Department, Archive Center of Florida and Local History (.pdf format): http://www.irclibrary.org/genealogy/genealogybooks.pdf  

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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