Genealogy for Kids

Climbing Your Family Tree: Online and Offline Genealogy for Kids: The Official Ellis Island Handbook

By Ira Wolfman; foreword by Alex Haley

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"...the comprehensive, kid-friendly genealogical primer for the 21st century, and a dramatic story of how and why our ancestors undertook the arduous voyages of immigration to this nation. It teaches kids to track down important family documents, including ships' manifests, naturalization papers, and birth, marriage, and death certificates; create oral histories; make scrapbooks of photos, sayings, and legends; and compile a family tree. A full chapter is devoted to the online search, and relevant Internet information has been incorporated into all the other chapters."

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Do people grow on Family Trees? Genealogy for Kids & Other Beginners

By Ira Wolfman

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A guide to finding out one's own family history and how to formally record it. Suggested for ages 10 and up.
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Homeplace

By Ann Shelby

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A grandmother and her grandchild trace their family history. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Me and my Family tree

By Joan Sweeny

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Using a family tree, a child explains how her brother, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are related to her. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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My Backyard History Book

By David Weitzmann

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Activities and projects, such as making time capsules and rubbings and tracing genealogy, demonstrate that learning about the past begins at home. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Rosy Cole Discovers America

By Sheila Greenwald

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Disappointed in the poor European immigrant family she discovered while doing a class project to research family roots, Rosy cooks up a clan of royal relatives. Suggested for grades 3-5.
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Strudel Stories

By Joanne Rocklin

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Seven generations of a Jewish family hear stories of their family history, all told while making apple strudel. Suggested for ages 10-13.
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The Family Tree Detective : cracking the case of your family's story

By Ann Douglas

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Describes how to trace one's family history by interviewing relatives, collecting family memorabilia, and using published and electronic sources, and suggests ways of recording, organizing, and presenting the data. Suggested for ages 8-13.
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the Great Ancestor Hunt : the fun of finding who you are

By Lila Perl

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A guide for tracing one's ancestors via various means. An appendix describes how to use a number of available government resources. Suggested for ages 9-15.
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Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors

By Maureen Alice Taylor

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Discusses genealogy, the study of one's family, examining how such an interest develops, how to get started, how to use family stories and keepsakes, where to get help, and the positive effects of such study. Suggested for ages 9-13.
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