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Follow Friday – October 19, 2012 Family History Month

October is Family History Month. What are you doing with your kids or students to encourage them to study their family history? Many resources are available to you both in the U.S. and around the world. Let’s look at a few.

New Zealand’s Family History Fair

About.com’s Family History Month Resources and Kids’ Craft Page

Cyndi’s List of Family History Month Websites

Homeschool Mosaic’s family history articles by Stephanie Pitcher-Fishman

Teacher Resource: Family History lesson plan

Are there other resources you have found to help create Family History Month programs or lesson plans? Please share with us in the comments.

 

© 2012 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413

5 Reasons Kids Should Use Sort Your Story

There are many great things about the Sort Your Story software and many adults are using it to organize their genealogical research. Did you know it is an excellent program for kids? Here are 10 reasons why your child should be using Sort Your Story.

  1. Easy to use. Kids can create a profile on themselves or an ancestor in just a few clicks. This is a great first step using software as a child enters the world of genealogy.
  2. It is colorful. Sort Your Story is very visually appealing. Lots of colorful icons are available for all record types.
  3. It is printable. Once a profile is created and records and information have been added, you can print the information and share it.
  4. It will keep you organized. Sort Your Story has a folder for every record type you need. Images can be stored in these folders for easy retrieval.
  5. You can use it for school. Sort Your Story allows you to write notes to accompany each record you enter for an individual. You can transcribe records or write a story. All of this information can be copied from Sort Your Story and pasted into a Word document to write a report for school.

What do you think? Are you ready to share Sort Your Story with your child?

© 2012 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413

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