Category: Family History Activities

Rootstech Mini-Class Schedule for The Family History Guide – Something For Everyone

Come join the fun! You are invited to attend Rootstech – the largest family history and technology conference in the world! This year it will be held February 28 to March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. See options for registration and note that Saturday is the free “Discovery Day,” but you will need tickets which are...

Making Family History Come Alive – give the free Kinmapper app a try

Google “where did my ancestors live” and there will be about 3,920,000 results (in 0.51 seconds no less!) with suggestions from where to find records to how to interpret plot maps. Can we say that this amount of information can be a tad overwhelming? The Family History Guide lists a link on the Youth Activities Page to a lesson plan produced by the National...

Make Family History with Home Videos – how to create, save and share

In a blog post entitled Creating Traditions That Make Family Memories Cora Foley writes that “Traditions are a set of customs or rituals passed down from one generation to the next. They help shape a family’s legacy, while also instilling family values in its newest members, whether they be a baby or a spouse. Family traditions can also help solidify the bond between...

Ideas and Help for Using Social Media – “The New Language of Family History”

Social media has been referred to as “the new language of family history,” and The Family History Guide is here to help anyone learn to speak it! In addition to suggestions found in Social Media Activities for Youth, Families, and Singles, more tools for learning and using social media for family history are listed in Project 7, Goal 3 (FamilySearch) or Project 6 Goal 3 for Ancestry, MyHeritage,...