At Home Activities
Find your roots at home!
Parents, even though most of our site is here to support schools and teachers in their use of the Finding Your Roots Genetics & Genealogy curriculum, here are eight activities you can do right away to light the fire of learning in your own seedlings!
Future Genealogists, explore the activities below to learn more about yourself and your family, and begin to document your own family history for posterity. These activities are designed to get you started on your own quest to find your roots.
The Family Tree
Trace Your Family's Migration
Observable Traits Survey
Test Your Family for the Ability to Taste Bitterness
Extract DNA from Strawberries
Research a Historical Person
Intro to DNA & Making a Twizzler DNA Model
Genealogy for Youth
American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. NEHGS assisted in the creation of the Finding Your Roots Genetics & Genealogy curriculum and provided genealogists as guest experts to assist the kids in all the research camps.