GENEALOGY FOR KIDS: BUILDING A FAMILY TREE
Genealogy is the study of family history. It includes details about how people are descended from an ancestor, how people are related to each other, where families are from, how they may have traveled from country to country, where they lived, what kind of work they did, and what sorts of lives they led. A family tree is a visual representation of a family’s lines of descent. Some family trees include photos and other vital information. Researching a family’s genealogy and making a family tree is a great way for kids and adults to learn more about who they are. It also brings history to life in a new way, making it possible to see how historical events impacted one family: the researcher’s own. Genealogy is also a great way to sharpen research skills.