04 August 2010

Camp helps kids connect with ancestry

The Summer Genealogy History Camp at the Alexandria Genealogical Library has attracted participants from ages 10 to 16. Now in its second year, the program has campers documenting family group sheets for themselves, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. They also learn about proper record keeping and the role of the Internet in research and are treated to guest speakers and a tour of the Alexandria Historical Museum.

"We're going to encourage them to ask their parents and grandparents about their family, and we are going to teach them how to do basic genealogy research," camp organizer David Manning said.

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