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How To Get Kids Interested In Genealogy

Perhaps it is because of my age, but people always assume that I am an expert in the feild of getting kids interested in genealogy. But truthfully, I am just as clueless as everyone else.

Since my 7 year old little cousin moved in to my apartment building, I've been trying to get her interested in genealogy. I want her to someday have the same passion for genealogy as I do. Many of the things that I originally tried only confused her or made her incredibly bored.

I started brainstorming strategies on getting her interested in genealogy and here is what I came up with:

If you think about it, one of these things is probably how all of us got interested in genealogy. None of us got interested in genealogy because we loved dates. We all have to show the kids in our family why we are so passionate about our family trees.

Elyse Doerflinger is a friend and fellow geneablogger. You can find more articles from Elyse on her blogs, The Graveyard Rabbit Student and Elyse's Genealogy Blog. Her email is GenealogistElyse@gmail.com

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