The Genealogy Book Links website is intended to simplify your search for your ancestors and linking to free digital American biographies, genealogies, and history books. On the homepage, you can easily search through general biographies or biographies of men or women. Users can search by alphabetical order, by state or by material. I searched under the state of Georgia for my maiden name, Duncan and found some very interesting documents including a family register from 1832.
Teachers can have students fill out a family tree based on what their parents and family members already know and then also work to complete research on their family history using this resource. Teaching students using genealogy is an engaging way for students to learn how to complete research for a specific goal. Students will learn how to analyze sources and gain knowledge from multiple sources. This is a useful resource to encourage students to learn about the world around them while making their learning relevant to their own lives. Upper grades can use this source to learn about their own ethnic and cultural heritage while studying biographies of people in their past. This genealogy study will have students learning about the world around them, their own culture, reference skills, computer skills and organization while being engaged.
Grades: 6 and up. Subject(s): History. Overall rating: 7.
Duncan, R. S. (1905). The Duncan family register of Lewis Duncan and Harriet Kinnaird. Columbia, Mo., The author. Retrieved from http://archive.org/details/duncanfamilyregi00dunc
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