Ready to learn about Family History?
Here are some resources to help get you started with your research. This list is by no means comprehensive. Make sure you check with your local library. Many libraries provide free access to newspapers, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, HeritageQuest, and other databases. Explore some of these resources with your favorite adult!
*Please note: At the time of selection these links were active and kid-friendly. The In-Depth Genealogist is not responsible for any changes that these sites may make to content. Please preview these links before you allow your children to explore them alone.
IDG Resources for Kids, Parents, & Teachers
Our Kids’ Korner board on Pinterest is a great place to find activities, crafts, research ideas, and more!
Kids’ Korner on the IDG Forum
In addition to many other discussion areas, the IDG Forum hosts a Kids’ Korner board. This is a great family-friendly place to ask questions about research or to find ideas on how to share your love of genealogy with your kids.
Don’t forget to look at the websites and resources listed on our Teacher and Parent page. Many of these websites are great for kids to explore with their favorite adult.
Don’t forget that The In-Depth Genealogist also shares ideas, tips, and resources for sharing genealogy with kids in our monthly issue and on our blog. Just search for the key words “Genealogy for Kids” in the search box on top of any IDG webpage.
Books for Kids
Websites for Kids
Website full of links to genealogy and history resources around the world.
Scholastic’s Immigration site is loaded with great information for kids to explore. Make history come to life!
The mission of the Genealogy for Kids Facebook page is to introduce kids to the study of genealogy and to help them have a greater appreciation for their family histories. I am also helping genealogy societies, teachers, and libraries introduce genealogy to kids.
Research Products Useful for Kids
This is a genealogy software program that helps you organize your photos and documents with notes and source citations. This is a great product for all levels of researchers but kids will definitely benefit from the ease of use.
This is a family tree website where you can upload a tree or create a tree, add photos, connect and share with family and more.
This is a free site that helps you share your family history with your family or the world. There are several ways to create privacy within 1000memories.com. You can create a family tree here, upload pictures, videos, stories and more. Just create a free account and get started. Then tell family about it and let them follow you on 1000memories.com to see what new information you have been working on.