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Module 1: Unit 2

Family tree

Creating a family tree is a dynamic way to capture your family’s structure and history. It’s a visual representation of generations rooted to a shared legacy.

In this Unit, you will find several examples of ways that families have used family tree activities to stimulate important conversations and shared learning about their family.

Read (15 minutes)
The family stories that bind us Read this New York Times article to gain some insight on the merits of creating a family tree and teaching your children the history of their family.
Tune-in (5 minutes)
Family history made simple Watch this video as an introduction to creating family trees and researching family history.
Do (90+ minutes)

granddad-grandkidsInterview your grandparents

Completing the Activity: Interview your grandparents (or great-grandparents!) or the family's resident historian. Check out the Legacy Project for a complete list of activities and guides and for questions and other tools for building closer relationships between generations in your family.

Do (60 minutes)

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Create a family tree

Completing the Activity: Create your own family tree using websites such as Family Echo and Geni, or have your family help you draw one!