Family History: Lesson Ideas

Family History Service

Indexing

Friend May 2017 “For Older Kids” Try indexing! This means typing what old records say so people can search for their ancestors online. Have a parent help you download the program, or visit a family history center to do it.

Children Can Do Family History

Friend September 2017 “I Can Do Family History” A real life example and photos of children in a family that do family history and how they do it.

Learning About Ancestors

It gives me a good feeling to work on family history. I’m learning the names of lots of my ancestors and learning to upload their photos too. Someday when I meet them in heaven, I’ll already know them. Aidan A., age 10, Utah, USA

Friend September 2015

Friend September 2015 – Use technology to find names to take to the temple.

Have family members create skits about family history stories and act them out for family home evening. Ensign April 2017

Family Search.org

Friend September 2017 “For Older Children” Ask your parents for old family obituaries. These are usually newspaper clippings that announce a person’s death and tell about their life. What do you want people to remember about you? Make a list of 10 things. Then upload the obituaries to FamilySearch.org.

Saving Family History Items

Friend March 2017 “Family Night Fun” Each person collects an item to put in a treasure chest and tells why that item is a treasure to them.

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Friend March 2017 “For Older Kids” Make a time capsule, and what would your ancestors have put in a time capsule

Friend March 2017

Friend May 2017

Friend November 2017 Make a family recipe! Do you know which family member it came from? Upload pictures of the recipe to the memories page of that family member on FamilySearch.org.

Friend November 2017

 

 

 

Family History Stories Influences

Friend September 2017 “Following Faithful Examples” Elder Rasband keeps a painting in his office that reminds him of his ancestors stories of faith and sacrifice because it helps him remember their good examples.

Friend September 2017

Friend December 2016 “For Parents of Little Ones” Tell your child true stories of your childhood or about them when they were younger. Tell them the stories as you drive in the car or before bedtime, etc.

Friend July 2016 Link also includes a funny family story about ducks.

Friend July 2016 Link also includes a funny family history story about ducks.

 

 

 

 

 


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