The Kids' Family Tree Book

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Who are my ancestors? What nationalities were they? What work did they do? Kids are always bursting with questions about their family history; they want more stories, more details, more facts. With these research ideas and creative projects, young would-be genealogists can get the knowledge they crave. Find out how to interview family members, dig up information from libraries and the Internet, and check the National Archives for passenger lists of newly-arrived immigrants. Uncover clues in old photos or birth, ...
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Overview

Who are my ancestors? What nationalities were they? What work did they do? Kids are always bursting with questions about their family history; they want more stories, more details, more facts. With these research ideas and creative projects, young would-be genealogists can get the knowledge they crave. Find out how to interview family members, dig up information from libraries and the Internet, and check the National Archives for passenger lists of newly-arrived immigrants. Uncover clues in old photos or birth, marriage, and death records. Preserve the knowledge you’ve gathered in a crayon batik family tree or a homemade diary that features favorite family stories, recipes, and traditions. Keep the togetherness going by planning a family reunion, starting a family newsletter, and more.
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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This upbeat overview includes many ideas for crafts and other activities. Unfortunately, it's far too vague to be of much benefit to serious students. Leavitt emphasizes fun over straightforward, specific explanations and examples. She skims the surface of (or ignores) such basics as family group sheets, censuses, online genealogy resources, etc. Many words are undefined or poorly defined, and there are several errors (the Von Trapps emigrated from Austria, not Germany; Jacques is the equivalent of Jacob, not John). Leavitt has nothing on adopted, blended, or other nontraditional families. Finally, the childish color illustrations will turn off the intended audience. The best genealogy title for children (and also extremely helpful for adults) is Ira Wolfman's Climbing Your Family Tree (Workman 2002), which is thorough, clear, interesting, and exceptionally useful.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402747151
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 588,000
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.97 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4
Chapter 1 Genealogy is You! 5
Chapter 2 Getting Started 9
Chapter 3 Your Family Tree 12
Chapter 4 Digging for Your Roots 19
Chapter 5 Getting Organized 27
Chapter 6 Searching Online 35
Chapter 7 Tracking Your Ancestors 40
Chapter 8 Heraldry 47
Chapter 9 Making the Connections 52
Chapter 10 Windows on the Past 56
Chapter 11 The Geography of Genealogy 60
Chapter 12 Family History Stories 66
Chapter 13 The Way they Were 71
Chapter 14 Family Traditions 76
Chapter 15 A Family Reunion! 81
Chapter 16 Keeping in Touch 88
Chapter 17 Back to the Future 91
Afterword-Plant a Family Tree 95
Index 96
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    a whimsical project for parents and children alike

    Finally a fun way to track your family history. My fourth grader and I loved THE KIDS' FAMILY TREE BOOK, especially the 'Coat of Arms' project. What a great way to spend a rainy afternoon with your child. This book is also now our favorite birthday gift to give out to our fourth grade friends!

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