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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!
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.