Sunday, July 07, 2013

Who Are You? Who? Who?

A Different Kind of Tree
Summer can be a great time to introduce your kids to family history or to tackle a more adult version of a long-deferred genealogy project.

Building the Tree With Your Kids
Enjoy some great advice on how to incorporate easy-fun family history activities into your summer routine, offered by Maureen Taylor at How-to and fiction books for junior genealogists include:

Basic Genealogy for Kids by Bonnie Hinman
Design Your Family Tree by Amie Jane Leavitt
How to Research Your Ancestry by Tamra Orr
Using Technology to Find Your Family History by Tammy Gagne
Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom
Fancy Nancy : My Family History by Jane O'Connor
Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne

Jump-Start Services on the Web : Pick and Choose
Quick list and as is always the case with any web-based service, read before you click:

Geni : Free Family Tree builder.
Census Finder : A directory of free census records.
1940 Census Records : 1940 census records released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012 and brought online through a partnership with
Cyndi's List : A list of pointer links to genealogical research sites online.
Ellis Island Immigration : Electronic archive of passenger lists from Ellis Island's immigration records; free with registration.
Family Search : A free service from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Heritage Quest : Search U.S. federal censuses, family and local histories, and primary-source documents.
Roots Web : Self-described as the oldest and largest free genealogy site; supported by