Category Archives: Genealogy for Young People

Young and savvy bloggers find genealogy heaven in Canada

“Doing genealogy for Halifax, Nova Scotia has been like a frolic through a genealogical sunny meadow.” That is the opening line in the Young & Savvy Genealogists blog post, Sweet Spots: Halifax, Nova Scotia. I had to keep reading. Two sentences … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — SCGS Jamboree workshops offer thought-provoking ideas for societies

When I read about the three genealogy society development workshops that will take place at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s (SCGS) upcoming Jamboree, I thought the themes of these workshops could easily serve as inspiration for our local societies and could be … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO family history writing competitions for youth and members

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) has posted more information about their two 2014 Family History Writing Competitions: one for BIFHSGO members only and one for youth under 22 years of age. BIFHSGO members are encouraged … Continue reading

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Family history essay contest for young people

Here is another good idea from the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) to engage young people in their family history and the history of Montreal. QAHN has teamed up with the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations to create An … Continue reading

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QAHN’s contests aim to generate interest in heritage among young people

If they are not already doing so, genealogy societies — and genealogists — should explore ways to engage young people in family history, but it can be a challenge. At my dinner table, for example, eyes often roll at the mere mention of … Continue reading

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