Family History Research

Motivation Monday – Prepare to Teach Kids About Genealogy

I am pleased to report my Branching Out Kids’ Textbooks are on track and will be released March 28, 2012.  On this day you will be able to purchase the textbook in paperback form, PDF, or PowerPoint. The PowerPoint version has the same content as the book but with a few extras. It was designed for the visual, hands-on learner in mind.

The paperback will be available on CreateSpace. The PowerPoint and PDF versions will be available on my website through my E-Junkie store. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch with what’s going on with Generations. This is only the beginning of a major kids’ series. Also sign up for my editor, Stephanie Pitcher Fishman’s newsletter at Corn and Cotton. Together this year we will be collaborating on more educational resources. You will want to know what she is working on as well!

The following will be released March 28 and the links will be live on all my blogs and my Generations website.

1st-3rd Grade Students

Books

  • Branching Out Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 16-30

PowerPoint

  • Branching Out Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 16-30

PDF Version

  • Branching Out Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for 1st – 3rd Grade Students Lessons 16-30

 

4th-8th Grade Students

Books

  • Branching Out Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 16-30

PowerPoint

  • Branching Out Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 16-30

PDF Version

  • Branching Out Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for 4th – 8th Grade Students Lessons 16-30

 

High School Students

Books

  • Branching Out Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 16-30

PowerPoint

  • Branching Out Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 16-30

PDF Version

  • Branching Out Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15
  • Branching Out Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 16-30
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ProGen Study Group December 2011 Update

Time flies when you are having fun! This fall has been a whirlwind of activity on all fronts. Business has picked up a lot with some exciting Chicago genealogy clients.  The boys have been busy in school and activities. I’m writing a new book to be released by April on Kids Genealogy. And I’m still finishing the NGS Home Study Course and ProGen.

ProGen has been very challenging this fall. We have delved into Research. This means conducting research, writing a plan and report. The members of my group all presented differing research reports. I learned so much from their layout and information included. There is not just one way to write a research report.

January focuses on proof summaries. I need to figure out what I’ll write mine on. I’ll let you know how that goes. April concludes the ProGen Study Group for me. Seems like the time flew by!

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Thankful Thursday – Going to Missouri Again – Twice!

This has been a great year for me for travel. Have I gone any place exotic? Well we did take the boys on a cruise over spring break. We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. That was fun. The rest of the year though I have gone to Gary, IN for a client, twice; Springfield, MO to house sit for my parents and hang out with my baby niece; Jefferson City, MO for a client; Rolla, MO to see my best friend; and Springfield, IL – repeatedly for research and the FGS conference. In fact I just came back from a two day research trip in Springfield, IL last night.

I get to go back to Springfield, MO very soon for a short visit for my niece’s 1st birthday. On that trip I hope to meet up with a woman named Sharon who is a cousin of a close friend. We are going to talk about the genealogy research I have done for my friend, specifically about Civil War Pension Files. I am hoping to also meet a friend from Twitter who lives there.

Then in December I get to spend 10 days down there house sitting for my parents and babysitting my niece. If you know I have a house full of boys you understand that spending a week with my 1 year old niece will be heaven, even if I have to change diapers, which I will. LOL!

In December I hope to use the Ozarks Genealogical Society Library to do more research for my friend and visit the main branch of the Springfield library. They have a nice collection too.

It will be great! I am very excited to go. I’ll post about my research while I’m there. Maybe I’ll learn something new or find something great on my visit.

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Follow Friday -How Does She And He Do It?

Are you following the How She Does it – Secretes of a Geneamommyblogger and Geneadaddyblogger series at Scrappy Gen’s site? If not, here are all the people Jennifer has featured in the last week.

How do they do it? How do YOU do it? Balance parenting, your job, your friends and social commitments, volunteer work, your genealogy, your blog and Twitter and other social media? Please post your comments below or visit each post above and comment there. I bet you will find something about everyone that is very similar to the way you handle or feel about things.

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