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*A Fun [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/09/New-children%27s-fgr-1.pdf '''Childrens' fill-in Family Group Record'''] that can be printed for personal Book of Remembrance.  
*A Fun [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/09/New-children%27s-fgr-1.pdf '''Childrens' fill-in Family Group Record'''] that can be printed for personal Book of Remembrance.  
*Learn what your '''[http://www.last-names.net/ family surname] '''means.  
*Learn what your '''[http://www.last-names.net/ family surname] '''means.  
*Locate an ancestor in the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1417683 '''1880 US Census'''], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1325221 '''1900 US Census'''], or the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1488411 '''1920 US Census'''].
*Locate an ancestor in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 '''1880 US Census'''],[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 '''1890 US Census'''], [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 '''1900 US Census'''],
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1727033 '''1910 US Census'''] or the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1488411 '''1920 US Census''']. or
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1810731'''1930 US Census''']

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Children love to learn about the world they live in as well as the family they belong to. The following links, charts, and exercises will provide some helpful ways to help teach your children all about their current and extended family.

Your Place in History     

Create fun and interesting timelines:

  • Important dates in your life or your ancestor's life!
  • Discover interesting facts and events that happened during your own lifetime or in an ancestors' lifetime.
  • Visit and learn about the places where you and your ancestors lived.
  • Create a timeline either for you or an ancestor. This can be done either online or print one to fill in and put in your memory book.

Your Genealogy  

Gather together family information and record it on the following forms:

1910 US Census or the 1920 US Census. or 1930 US Census

  Memories and Completing Youth Projects

Family History provides the opportunity to learn about family members who are living and those who have passed away. Photos, letters, awards and newspaper articles are often items left behind that tell the story of your ancestor. Sharing and organizing this information can be a lot of fun!

Fun and Games     

There are many different interesting and unique activities to help with learning about your ancestors.

  • Print out this Fun Activity Book and explore the library while learning about your ancestors.
  • Design your own CrossWord Puzzle with the names and places of where your ancestors lived
  • Create a puzzle with a scanned photo of your ancestors with Jigsaw Lite. Download and install this software to your computer, then upload a photo and watch it break it into pieces you can put together! Note the link brings you to a number of downloads, look for Jigsaw Lite. It is about the 10th item.
  • Ever wonder what day you were born on or what day your ancestors were born on? Using this perpetual calendar you can find it!
  • Learn interesting facts about the 50 states in the United States
  • Print out a map of the United States and color in the various states

  Online Games and Websites

Additional Activities in this Wiki: