Genealogical Resources for Young People
This youth resource page came at the suggestion of a local Broomfield Boy Scout, Carter, who was working on his Genealogy Merit Badge in 2022. He asked if we could add a resource which he found useful when working on his badge to our genealogical resource page. Therefore, this section of resources is devoted to genealogical links for youth and children, thanks to Carter.
NOTE: Carter’s resource link (the first) that he found useful is here along with others that may be of interest to young people and kids.
How to start your genealogy or family history quest...
As a young person starting out on their genealogy or family history journey, you are probably wondering where to start? The following is a list of suggested starting places:
- Genealogy For Kids: Building A Family Tree – A page with many links and activities for kids to help with creating and researching family history.
- 5 Cool Apps & Websites to Research Family History with Your Kids – The title says it all.
- Family History Activities for Children: 3-11 – FamilySearch resource page by provide by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for kids.
- Family History Activities for Youth – Another FamilySearch resource page by provide by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for youth.
- Family History Ideas for Children and Teens – A collection of more than 270 articles and blog posts with ideas to teach, do and share family history with children and teens.
- Family History Activities for Kids – Includes a list of free, easy-to-do activities that will keep children entertained and inspired to think about their family history.
- 21 Activities to Get Your Kids Excited About Family History – Another title that says it all provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Family Tree Projects and Genealogy for Kids – Advice page for getting your kids involved in family history and to help with homework for those studying family history.
In addition to the list above,another great place to start is by checking out the Getting Started resources at the National Genealogical Society’s (NGS) Getting Started page.