Column: Genealogy For Kids

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Genealogy For Kids

Snippet: A long time ago I discovered children can be just as fascinated with genealogy as adults. All that was necessary were the right words, the right format and the proper amount of enthusiasm. Basic facts might amuse some children, but the majority need to be entertained in some way. This may be as simple as stopping at the ice cream shop on the way to the cemetery to visit the graves of long lost relatives.

Many times I’ve used stories based on facts to entice kids in my family to perk up an ear when I talk to them about their ancestors. My DNA has been walking in this country for at least 268 years. Many major events—explosions, tidal waves and blizzards—that happened in Atlantic Canada influenced my family in one way or another. Connecting your own history with that of others or a community can encourage young people to learn.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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