Archive for May, 2012
Have you heard about the new digi-mag called The In-Depth Genealogist? If not, you should definitely check it out. There is a blog, newsletter, chat forum with every topic a genealogist could think of discussing, and coming soon – Resource Pages!
This new magazine was started last month by two colleagues, Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Terri O’Connell, and myself. Our plan for The In-Depth Genealogist includes creating a huge resource section for parents, teachers, homeschool parents, kids, genealogy societies, and libraries. With this goal in mind, by the end of summer, this blog, Genealogy for Kids will disappear and the resources will be moved to The In-Depth Genealogist.
You will still be able to visit my business site, Generations and the Generations Blog for updates on new teacher and youth genealogy books. There will be a teacher book out by the fall and some short individual lessons available as PDFs and Ebooks. Information will be posted as the release dates approach.
Please check out The In-Depth Genealogist today! Let us know what you think.
The paperback version in in proof stage and will be released by NGS on May 9. You will be able to purchase it on CreateSpace when it is released. At this time I am not sure if there will be copies for sale at NGS.
Stay tuned for more information on this book and the Engaging the Next Generation: A Guide for Genealogy Societies and Libraries which helps societies and libraries create youth genealogy programs. That book also contains the entire 30 lessons for the 4th-8th grade student books. I am hoping to have these available for sale at NGS.
What’s in this book?
Lesson 1: What is Genealogy and Why Should I Care?
Lesson 2: Where Do I Start? What Do I Need?
Lesson 3: Genealogy Databases
Lesson 4: Timelines
Lesson 5: Sources and Citations
Lesson 6: Direct and Indirect Evidence
Lesson 7: Interviewing Family
Lesson 8: Write a Story
Lesson 9: Research Plans and Logs
Lesson 10: Research Agendas for Libraries and Archives
Lesson 11: Home Sources
Lesson 12: Hidden Sources
Lesson 13: Vital Records
Lesson 14: Census Records
Lesson 15: Social Media
Lesson 16: Health and the Causes of Death
Lesson 17: Occupations
Lesson 18: Probate Records
Lesson 19: Land Records and Maps
Lesson 20: Military Records
Lesson 21: Religious and Cemetery Records
Lesson 22: Immigration
Lesson 23: Naturalization Records
Lesson 24: Newspapers
Lesson 25: Ephemera
Lesson 26: Examine it Once, Twice, and Again
Lesson 27: Travel and your Family History
Lesson 28: Storing and Organizing Paper and Digital Files
Lesson 29: Putting it all Together
Lesson 30: Where to Go From Here