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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
Did you know my two latest books are coming out by May 8! Branching Out: Genealogy Lessons for Adults and Engaging the Next Generation: A Guide for Genealogy Societies and Libraries. In addition, there will be the option to purchase the full 30 lesson set for each age group in one paperback book!
You can now purchase the full 30 lesson sets of 1st-3rd, 4th-8th, and high school on the Kindle.
The titles are also available on the Nook.
To purchase any of my other books or check out my genealogy tip sheets, visit my Generations products page.
This weekend I participated in the Fountaindale Public Library’s Author Fair. Sitting next to me was a very nice man, dressed to the nine’s, named Joseph.
The event was held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and many people came through to chat with the roughly 20 authors in attendance. I had the pleasure of speaking with several interested in genealogy, who said they would be attending the Fountaindale’s Genealogy Day next weekend, April 21.
My new Branching Out books were available for sale, as was my To Soar with the Tigers book. All books will be available for sale at Genealogy Day on Saturday.
It was a great day and I hope to attend again next year.
Here are some articles and reviews about my Branching Out books.
Generations publishes six new genealogy textbooks for kids. Parents, teachers, and genealogical societies looking for a how-to genealogy textbook for elementary through high school-aged students need to look no further. In Branching Out, a new series available from Generations, author and professional genealogist Jennifer Holik provides parents and educators with the tools they need to teach genealogical research skills to children and teens.
Through thirty fun and educational lessons, students will learn the foundations of genealogy and how to begin research on a level that they can understand and enjoy. Each lesson contains a clearly defined goal, all necessary vocabulary, additional reading assignments, and lesson and homework assignments to extend understanding of the concept.
The Branching Out series of books begins with six paperback textbooks which are also available as a PDF or PowerPoint download. The PowerPoint files, which were created with the visual and hands-on learner in mind, contain the same information as the textbooks with a few fun and interactive extras.
The Branching Out: Genealogy Lessons for Adults will be released in April with additional books for families, genealogical societies, and educators to be published later in 2012.
The books are available on CreateSpace in paperback form at the links provided. The PDF and PowerPoint files are available at the Generations Store at: http://www.e-junkie.com/generationsBranching Out: Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1-15 Book $24.95
Branching Out: Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 16-30 Book $29.95
Branching Out: Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 1-15 Book $26.95
Branching Out: Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 16-30 Book $32.95
If you live in the Chicagoland area, you can meet Jennifer and purchase books at the Fountaindale Public Library’s Author Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2012. For more information visit the Ge