I've always said that the best way to connect your family with their family history is to take their interests, and apply them to your family history. So if your daughter is interested in fashion, she might be interested in the beautiful pictures of your great-grandmother and her fantastic hats (see also Maureen Taylor's resources on the fashions of our ancestors.) Or if your child is interested in trains or animals, find out how those intersect with your family history. Well Virginia Kysh took my suggestion to heart and came up with an idea for her Star Wars fans.
Since we had Star Wars on our minds, this fun Star Wars Family Tree caught my eye on my Pedigree Charts Pinterest board. Wouldn't that make a fun family movie marathon? Pop lots of popcorn and settle in to connect the relations between the Empire and the Alliance.
"Connect with your family by connecting them to their family history." Zap the Grandma Gap is all about getting your family involved and engaged in family history by incorporating the child's interests. Sometimes it doesn't hurt to take a piece of pop culture to show how it's done. Family history even happens in Star Wars!
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