Archive for September, 2011
At the FGS 2011 conference in Springfield, Illinois, I purchased several books. One was Teaching Genealogy to Young People by Bee Bartron Koons.
This book is amazing. The front section is a teacher’s manual divided into sections by age/grade level so you know exactly where to start with young people. The lessons are short and to the point and increase in complexity as the child grows. The back section is a large appendix full of charts and forms to use with the lessons.
My local genealogical society is look at ways to encourage the younger generation to be involved in family history research. This book has so many wonderful ideas I think it will be very helpful for this project.
- FGS2011 – Will Your Genealogy Sink Or Swim? (generationsbiz.com)
I just returned from the FGS2011 Conference in Springfield, IL. What is FGS? The Federation of Genealogical Societies. I was an Official Blogger at the conference.
You can read my blog posts from FGS and beyond on my Generations website. There I talk about the books I purchased, one of which was a Kids Genealogy book. As soon as I read through it I’ll post a review here. It looks fantastic so I need to find time this week to dive in!
You can also follow me on Twitter as @jencoffeelover. I posted many updates and you can find those by searching Twitter for the #FGS2011 tag.
Stay tuned for more Genealogy for Kids!