Visiting with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Family Friends is a perfect time to start (or continue) family history fact finding. Make a game out of it and get everyone involved.
On one particular year, scrapbooking had become the rage. The book given to each child was to be added to over the Christmas holiday as part of the planned treasure hunt. The theme for the treasure hunt, you guessed it, Family History.
Each received a letter and print out of several questions they needed to find answers for. Some questions were easy. Some questions required talking to family members to get the answers. What better time to have them contacting friends and loved ones?
Incorporating known genealogy information into the questions is a bonus. It allows those participating to delve deeper into already confirmed facts.
Some of our fun facts included: Who was the member of the family involved with the North West Mounted Police (the good side of the law)? Who worked on the construction, and was offered passage on the Titanic (he declined)? Who was born in the Dakota Territory? Who received the Governor General’s Award for Bravery at the age of 15?
This journey will have family members, young and old, taking the first steps of spending some quiet, memorable, quality moments together.
What are some of your fun family facts?
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