Why Share Family History with Children?
Hosted by Nicole Dyer at FamilyLocket.com
Welcome to the very first “Family History for Children” blog link up, where each month I will host a collection of your blog articles about this subject. I loved the genealogy blog party by Elizabeth O’Neal at Little Bytes of Life and this is partly inspired by her. Thank you Elizabeth!
Rather than focusing on genealogy in general, I am inviting you to share about the important topic of Family History for Children (ages 0-18). My hope is to add inspirational stories and practical tips to the growing amount of content online about this subject to help families, schools, genealogy societies, and communities make teaching family history to children a priority. Each month I will choose a theme within this topic. For this month, I thought it would be fitting to start with the “why.”
Why do you think it’s important to share family history with children? Why do you do it?
How did knowing family history at a young age help you? What has motivated you to begin sharing family history with children? What do you hope to accomplish by telling family stories to your kids? What does the research say about how family history helps kids (some research articles listed here)? Bloggers have answered these questions and more in the following posts.
How to Join
To join the link up, create a post on your website or blog to be published on March 21. If you don’t have one, you can submit a guest post at Family Locket by emailing me – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, go to this google photo album and add the following two things by March 19:
1. Featured image from your article/post
2. Link your article will be published at when live (put this in the photo description).
3. Title of your article (also put this in the photo description).
Then go ahead and set your article to publish on March 21 in the early morning and link back to this page. I will add all the photos and article links. Share this link up with your followers and be sure to visit the other blogs to comment and discuss the ideas that are shared. Please share with your followers using #FHforChildren.
Thanks for joining. Stay tuned for more information about April’s blog link up: Family History Research for Busy Parents.