Connect To The Youth In Your Family By Connecting Them To Their Family History

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Genealogy and Family History Coaches

If you would love to print a genealogy chart from Family ChartMasters to teach  your family about their family history, but have hit a brick wall in your research, we have the solution for you! We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new company to help you find your ancestors, GenealogyDOTcoach! We offer specialists (coaches) in over 45 different areas to coach you in a one-on-one online sessions to help you find answers to your genealogy questions.  You book online, pay online and then meet with your coach online through a simple weblink.  Visit to book a session or sign up for the newsletter today!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Sharing Family History Through Food: Apple Crisp Recipe

Food can be a great way to bring the past back to life.  You can literally smell and taste what your ancestors experienced when you cook using the same recipes they cooked with.  When you cook for your children and grandchildren, make sure they know the history of your family's recipes; who made the dish in the past and some details about that person's life.  And if there are any entertaining stories about how or when the food was used before, or who ate it, be sure to share those.  Food is always a great incentive to spend time together.

We thought it would be fun to share some family recipes from our staff over the next few months as we approach fall and the holiday season. The brisk cool evenings signal that the fall season is in the air.  Thoughts of baking, yummy smells, and cozy nights are on our  minds. 

Christine, our marketing specialist, shares this favorite recipe for her mother's apple crisp.  She remembers having it many times during her childhood, sometimes even for breakfast! Yum. She says if you want to make it extra delicious, double the recipe for the oatmeal topping so there's plenty of crisp on top.  The recipe comes from her mother, who got the recipe from Christine's Great Aunt Millie from Nebraska.
Comment below with your thoughts on this recipe or tell us about a favorite family recipe of yours!

For more fun ideas on how to share your family history with your children and grandchildren, visit the Zap The Grandma Gap Blog or purchase the Zap The Grandma Gap books.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Genealogy and Family History Game Zap the Grandma Gap Pedigree Challenge

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Our newest genealogy and family history game, the Zap the Grandma Gap Pedigree Challenge, is a fun educational game that is great for all ages and any number of people.  It helps players understand how to read a pedigree chart by asking questions about age, relationships, and locations of births, deaths, and marriages. 

Cards marked with a yellow star indicate easier questions. The Pedigree challenge includes the chart and 52 question cards.
Sample questions include:
·         In what month were Scott and his siblings born?
·         Who is June’s husband?
·         How old was Emily when she died?
·         Where was Linda married?
·         How many generation of descendants does Thomas have?

Enjoy our Zap the Grandma Gap family members as they teach concepts such as using the chart information to calculate age, determining how many cousins they have, and how a pedigree chart diagrams relationships.  Make it extra fun by letting players earn a prize with each correct answer. 

Available in 3 different versions:

  • Vinyl Large Size : Perfect for family reunions, family history conferences, and family history centers.  Printed on vinyl in an extra large size for durability and visibility. $59.95
  • Laminated:  Perfect size and laminated for durable use in the classroom, scouting and the genealogy merit badge, and repeated home use. $29.95
  • Paper:  Value edition printed on paper for home use.  Fun for home use, family game night, and homeschooling units on genealogy. $19.95
Click here to order the game for your family!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Family History Projects for the Next Generation

Rather than giving more stuff, the gift of an experience has become all the rage.  And what better experience can you give than working together as a family to learn about your family history?  This year you can give the gift of a family history experience by choosing Zap The Grandma Gap books for the youth in your family.  These books put the young person in the driver's seat and will have them asking you the questions about your family history.  With fun projects to do together, our activity books will ensure many hours of fun exploration.  Order by  December 16th for Christmas delivery. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Our Biggest Sale Ever: 50% off eBooks on Cyber Monday

Our biggest sale ever will happen on Cyber Monday this year.

All e-books will be 50% off.  No coupon necessary.  

Just check out the website on Monday for great ideas to help you connect with your family.