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

Friday, July 19, 2013

Another even easier summer project--Family History Tablecloth

I've been keeping the kids quite busy this summer with family history projects.  They have been trying out activities that might work in your family and some of them have turned out really great.  This one was particularly easy and really useful--our family history tablecloth. 

It has given us lots to talk about when we have dinner together.  You could do all sorts of twists on this.  I have a collection of letters from my grandfather-in-law to my grandmother-in-law that I'm going to swap out in this tablecloth later.  The family dinner table is such a center to the home.  I find myself looking at it all day long.  What would work for a project like this in your home?  Let me know or send me a picture.  I can't wait to see how yours turns out. 

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  1. Janet, for a recent family reunion I created a descendancy chart for my parents. There are nine children in my family and I wanted all the cousins to be able to see how they fit into the family. It was a 4 generation chart about 11 sheets wide ( in a landscape layout.) I included pictures I grabbed from facebook so the kids could easily identify each other.

  2. Donna, you're certainly preaching to the choir here. That's why I spend so much time and energy in our company Family ChartMasters creating charts for families to be able to engage their youth with their family history. It is so important, and there is no better way to pull them in than with a chart. I totally agree!