Ancestry: Making Connections Between the Past & Present

Ancestry® has a long-term commitment to education, and proud to assist educators and parents with their focus on finding new and unique curriculum topics and to foster more personal connections to important moments in history and their own family story. After all, research shows that family history research is a powerful tool for building resilience, connection and understanding for all ages.

Family History Starter Kit

The following materials, lesson plans and resources are designed to help you teach Family History in class. When used chronologically, these foundational materials will help your students learn the basics of family history research, gain lifelong interpersonal and interview skills, learn how to use and cite primary sources to understand their family story and/or the stories of history makers before them.