By Genealogy Pals
To inspire the youth to love genealogy and connect with family, make it fun.
Here are 5 of 11 ways to help the youth learn to love doing family history and genealogy - see the other 6 in the article.
Genealogy and family history teach us to think beyond ourselves. It teaches us to think of strangers.
And then, because we're thinking first of others, we become kinder, more compassionate, and more Christlike.
The next way to get youth excited about genealogy is to ask them why genealogy even matters - and why it matters to them.
Doing genealogy gives us an increased sense of connection, a sense that our families can cope with life, and a sense of resiliency via our family's narrative.
Help the youth connect to those who came before - so that they can find the answers they're looking for - even if they can't verbalize the entire question just yet.
We may have had to go back 8 or more generations to find the connection - but it was amazing to watch the youth's eyes light up as they looked at each other and realized that they had family in the room.
Get the final suggestoins in the article here