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Tennessee K-12 Students Get Free Classroom Access to Ancestry.com

According to an AP article posted on October 8 at the ksl.com website, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has further collaborated with Ancestry.com, offering all K-12 classrooms in the state free access to Ancestry.com. Hmmm… smart move on Ancestry’s part. Get ‘em hooked early-on and they just may be hooked for life… Read the […]

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Casper and Catherine Move to America: An Immigrant Family’s Adventures, 1849-1850

The holidays are upon us and gift giving presents an opportunity for parents and grandparents to give the gift of family history to the next generation. Finding ways to interest youngsters in genealogy is not always easy. Family Roots Publishing has many guides and manuals and lesson books to help with an introduction. But, sometimes […]

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Zap the Grandma Gap, Book and Workbook

The Book Zap the Grandma Gap: Connecting with Your  Family by Connecting Them to Their Family History takes an old idea and breathes new life into sharing family history. I don’t know many genealogists who haven’t complained about how difficult it is to get the next generation interested and involved in their family history. Some […]

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Zap the Grandma Gap: Power Up Workbook

About 2 months ago I had the opportunity to review Zap The Grandma Gap, by Janet Hovorka. Here is the opening paragraph from that review: Zap the Grandma Gap: Connecting with Your  Family by Connecting Them to Their Family History takes an old idea and breathes new life into sharing family history. I don’t know […]

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Genealogy Primer for Kids — An Excellent Gift Idea for the Budding Genealogist

It’s that time of year when parents and grandparents struggle to find the perfect gift of the children in their lives. Finding the balance between personal and thoughtful gifts balanced with the pressures to find the “popular” but short-lived gift of the moment. Well good news, genealogy’s popularity has never been higher. Around the world, […]

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