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Have you ever wanted to involve youth in Family History and Genealogical activites?  Here are some suggestions:  
 
Have you ever wanted to involve youth in Family History and Genealogical activites?  Here are some suggestions:  
  
Family History Library SUMMER of SLEUTHING<br>SOS! <br>• Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children occupied this summer? <br>• Would you like to learn more about your family? <br>• Do you need a kick start to organize your family records?<br>Welcome to the Family History Library’s “Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) program. This online summer program will teach you and your family how family history can be fun, informative, and rewarding. With a series of weekly challenges, you and your family can participate in activities that will help you to learn more about yourselves and your ancestors. <br>Take time this summer to discover the roots of your family tree and explore the branches. These activities can give your family a connection to the past, an identity for the present, and a foundation for future success. <br>We encourage you and your family to help each other complete the Summer of Sleuthing challenges. The challenges are tailored for age groups. Click the links below for the challenges.<br>• Preschool Children<br>• Children <br>• Teenager <br>• Adult
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'''Family History Library SUMMER of SLEUTHING<br>'''SOS! <br>• Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children occupied this summer? <br>• Would you like to learn more about your family? <br>• Do you need a kick start to organize your family records?<br>Welcome to the Family History Library’s “Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) program. This online summer program will teach you and your family how family history can be fun, informative, and rewarding. With a series of weekly challenges, you and your family can participate in activities that will help you to learn more about yourselves and your ancestors. <br>Take time this summer to discover the roots of your family tree and explore the branches. These activities can give your family a connection to the past, an identity for the present, and a foundation for future success. <br>We encourage you and your family to help each other complete the Summer of Sleuthing challenges. The challenges are tailored for age groups. Click the links below for the challenges.<br>• Preschool Children<br>• Children <br>• Teenager <br>• Adult  
  
 
Click the links below for activities and forms that will help you complete your challenges. <br>Activities:  
 
Click the links below for activities and forms that will help you complete your challenges. <br>Activities:  
  
*“Sleuthing Family Picture”
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*“Sleuthing Family Picture”  
*“Suggested Ideas for Interviewing Relatives”
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*“Suggested Ideas for Interviewing Relatives”  
*“Questions for a Life Story”
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*“Questions for a Life Story”  
*“Clothes Make the Ancestor “
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*“Clothes Make the Ancestor “  
*“My Journal—All About Me”
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*“My Journal—All About Me”  
 
*“Timelines”
 
*“Timelines”
  
Forms:
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Forms:  
  
*Pedigree Chart
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*Pedigree Chart  
 
*Picture Pedigree Charts  
 
*Picture Pedigree Charts  
 
*Family Group Record
 
*Family Group Record
  
 
As part of the challenges, you are encouraged to keep a journal of your experiences and create memories together as a family. You are welcome to share this activity with other families as well. We hope that this experience will bring your family closer together and that you will gain an appreciation for the lasting treasures to be found in family history work.<br>Please note: There are challenges offered to accomplish activities in youth programs such as Cub Scouts (click the Children challenge) and Girl Scouts (click the Teenage challenge).<br>There are also challenges for LDS families to accomplish activities in Achievement Days, Young Women, and Young Men.<br>
 
As part of the challenges, you are encouraged to keep a journal of your experiences and create memories together as a family. You are welcome to share this activity with other families as well. We hope that this experience will bring your family closer together and that you will gain an appreciation for the lasting treasures to be found in family history work.<br>Please note: There are challenges offered to accomplish activities in youth programs such as Cub Scouts (click the Children challenge) and Girl Scouts (click the Teenage challenge).<br>There are also challenges for LDS families to accomplish activities in Achievement Days, Young Women, and Young Men.<br>

Revision as of 15:37, 29 May 2009

Have you ever wanted to involve youth in Family History and Genealogical activites?  Here are some suggestions:

Family History Library SUMMER of SLEUTHING
SOS!
• Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children occupied this summer?
• Would you like to learn more about your family?
• Do you need a kick start to organize your family records?
Welcome to the Family History Library’s “Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) program. This online summer program will teach you and your family how family history can be fun, informative, and rewarding. With a series of weekly challenges, you and your family can participate in activities that will help you to learn more about yourselves and your ancestors.
Take time this summer to discover the roots of your family tree and explore the branches. These activities can give your family a connection to the past, an identity for the present, and a foundation for future success.
We encourage you and your family to help each other complete the Summer of Sleuthing challenges. The challenges are tailored for age groups. Click the links below for the challenges.
• Preschool Children
• Children
• Teenager
• Adult

Click the links below for activities and forms that will help you complete your challenges.
Activities:

  • “Sleuthing Family Picture”
  • “Suggested Ideas for Interviewing Relatives”
  • “Questions for a Life Story”
  • “Clothes Make the Ancestor “
  • “My Journal—All About Me”
  • “Timelines”

Forms:

  • Pedigree Chart
  • Picture Pedigree Charts
  • Family Group Record

As part of the challenges, you are encouraged to keep a journal of your experiences and create memories together as a family. You are welcome to share this activity with other families as well. We hope that this experience will bring your family closer together and that you will gain an appreciation for the lasting treasures to be found in family history work.
Please note: There are challenges offered to accomplish activities in youth programs such as Cub Scouts (click the Children challenge) and Girl Scouts (click the Teenage challenge).
There are also challenges for LDS families to accomplish activities in Achievement Days, Young Women, and Young Men.