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Sharing Your Family History with Your Kids

Family trees can tell us so much about how our history shapes our life today. The recent NBC show Who Do You Think You Are follows celebrities as they go on their personal journeys of self discovery.  In each episode the celebrities uncover stories of heroism and tragedy, love and betrayal, secrets and intrigue, that lie at the heart of their family history.

We love the aspect of history that Who Do You Think You Are highlights for the viewers and it got us thinking about looking into our own family history with our kids.  We found the site Family Tree Kids really helpful to help kids play detective and learn about family history. There are free, fun activities such as scavenger hunts in Grandma’s attic, interviewing a relative, etc. for kids and adults that help you build your family tree! We give the site 2 thumbs up and had to share it with you.

Enjoy learning and sharing your family history with your children!

Posted March 9, 2011

by MichelleH

7 Comments

7 Responses

  1. Kathryn says:

    I love the idea of getting kids involved in learning about their family heritage!

  2. Sarah J says:

    Thank you! I filled out & printed 2 family trees from the site- 1 for each of my boys!

  3. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I love sharing my family tree with my son. We have a similar photo tree display in our home.

  4. Tabathia B says:

    I wish that I had more to give my kids in regards to my maternal family tree, because my grandmother died and she had such a rich and mixed heritage

  5. MichelleH says:

    Tabathia,
    Sounds like your grandma was a great lady. Is there someone else in your family who might be able to connect you to that history?

  6. MichelleH says:

    Nicole,
    That is wonderful that you share your family heritage with your son.
    Applause!

  7. Ray says:

    So many problems in society today are because people have lost their sense of identity and belonging. Sharing your family heritage helps resolve this for your family and their future. What a better place this would be if every child had this input as a matter of course.

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