Recently, my good friend Joe Hardesty, who is a Genealogical Librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library in Louisville, Kentucky, sent me a copy of a flyer for a kids’ genealogy program given by Anna Ruppert, the Youth Services Supervisor at the Middletown branch. Now, I’ll say right off the bat that this is one of my favorite subjects – […]
My name is Deborah A. Carder Mayes, but I’m just Debbie to people who know me. I hope you will get to know me through my new column for The In-Depth Genealogist. I’m a baby-boomer who got a chronic condition about 1998. It’s highly contagious and extremely addictive. If you’re reading this, you probably have it, too. It’s called genealogy.
Genealogy is becoming more and more popular with young and old alike. Many companies offer services for discovering the records that show the relationships and events in your family’s history, however few focus solely on the part of our hobby that most people are drawn to: family stories. Saving Memories Forever is a new and exciting resource that helps us record these stories for our family. Their easy-to-use system helps us discover, preserve, and share these stories.
Chicago, Illinois – January 4, 2013: Jennifer Holik of Generations collaborates with staff at Casa Italia Chicago to create a new genealogy department. The mission of the Genealogy Department is to collect, catalogue and preserve vital records, documents, published materials, artifacts, and stories pertaining to the family history of Italian Americans in Chicago.
Are you looking for a way to get your kids excited about family history? Would you love to do it in a way that it makes history (and other subjects!) come alive? Now’s your chance to do both for FREE!
Looking for another great book for kids about family history? Check out Grandpa Baxter and the Photographs by Caroline Castle and Peter Bowman.