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Inquiry-based Curriculum Teaches Family History Research

The Family History Curriculum was created by our experts to empower students to investigate their personal connections to history. Lessons are accessible to all students regardless of background, ethnicity, or family structure.

National History Day

Are you a student working on a National History Day project? Our expert staff is happy to help you apply genealogical research practices to enhance your project. We can answer questions about your research process and suggest areas of improvement for your project.

Youth Education Resources

Discover more resources and activities to engage young people with family history research.

Virtual Field Trips

Take a field trip without leaving your classroom! Introduce your students to the concepts, benefits, and joys of family history. Students will learn how to think like a genealogist and discover how to trace families back in time.

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Dustin Axe, Youth Genealogy Curriculum Coordinator

Dustin studied Social Studies education at Purdue University. He is a licensed teacher with more than 18 years of experience teaching a variety of subjects to students in informal settings.

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