19 August 2011

Scaling the family tree: Genealogy is a fun way for kids to discover the past

Julie Miller, vice president of the National Genealogical Society, is quoted in this article published 27 July 2011 in the Chicago Tribune.

“Like a power outage brought on by a summer storm, genealogy unites families, instantly transporting them to a distant, pre-electricity past — only without the worry of what will happen to the perishables in the refrigerator.

For kids growing up in the well-lighted information age, what better way to broaden their myopic view than by pointing to the past?

"Genealogy makes history personal by helping children better understand their place in it," said Julie Miller, vice president of the National Genealogical Society (ngsgenealogy.org).” …

Read the full article.

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