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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.
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
Michael Katchen on using 1000memories.com
Have you ever wondered what your parents looked like when they were your age? Wouldn’t it be cool to see photos from your grandparents wedding? That’s what 1000memories is all about. Helping you save those amazing old photos forever and share them with your family.
While all of your photos are probably already on Facebook, it’s only been around for 7 years! The first photograph was produced in 1826 – that means there are tons of photos that haven’t made their way online… yet.
Why is that a problem? Well, paper photos are fragile. They decay over time, they can be destroyed in floods and fires, or lost in moves. Most importantly, there is usually only 1 copy that gets split between family members.
ShoeBox, 1000memories free iPhone app, is changing that. ShoeBox turns your iPhone into a social photo scanner that let’s you quickly digitize old photos, tag the people in them, and share them with your entire family. You can use ShoeBox to help your parents and grandparents save and share their old photos and all the amazing stories behind them forever.
Thank you Michael for your post!
- Treasure Chest Thursday – 1000memories.com (kidsgenealogy.generationsofstories.net)
- Creative Writing at 1000memories.com (examiner.com)
- Holiday Time at the Museum of Science and Industry (examiner.com)
Hey Kids! Want something fun to do on Saturday, September 10, 2011? You can attend the Free Family History Camp for Kids at FGS 2011 Conference!
The Federation of Genealogical Societies is holding its annual conference in Springfield between September 7th and 10th. There will be four full days of education for the adults and now a day for you! I am one of the FGS2011 Official Bloggers so you can watch my Generations site for updates throughout the conference.
Here are the day’s details:
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Cost: Free admission; registration is required
Place: Hilton Hotel in downtown Springfield, Illinois
Ages: 10 to 14 years old
Want to know more? Check it out here or at the link above.