My 8th grade son must complete a family heritage album for his history class by May 2013. I love genealogy but it makes his eyes glaze over (as well as many of my extended family). My mission is to find ways to make this a fun assignment. Rather than just names and dates in a family tree, I want to make his ancestors come alive. Please comment with any ideas you have!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
We've got a 4 hour trip to my husband's family reunion, so I'm ready to use the drive time wisely. I bought this book for my husband a decade ago and he hasn't touched it once. So now I'm thinking I'll let my sons take turns picking a question and I'll digitally tape his answer. Then once we get to the reunion, I have my Descendant Chart ready to tape to the wall in our gathering room. One added bonus from Ancestry was that they had yearbook pictures from several of the relatives from the 60s to the 80s. That should stimulate some chuckles and hopefully some entertaining stories. Looking forward to it!