Looking for something meaningful for your kids to do during the winter break? Join us at the Chandler Library for Explore Your Roots: Genealogy for Kids. Participants will complete various activities and take home a journal to record family memories. Attendees may bring a family photograph or family story with them to add to their journal. This special program by the Chandler Museum will be held at all four Chandler Libraries:
Basha Library - Friday, 12/18 at 10:00 am
Sunset Library - Monday, 12/21 at 1:30 pm
Hamilton Library - Tuesday, 12/22 at 1:00 pm
Downtown Library - Wednesday, 12/30 at 3:00 pm
Best for ages 6 - 11. No registration is required.
SanTan Sun News says that "[g]enealogy is a great activity for kids because it is a way they can study the past by looking at people they are closely connected with - their family members. Rather than just studying history through historical figures in the textbooks, genealogy gives youth a chance to study people that they personally know or are related to. Doing genealogy research is like being a detective, so youth really enjoy this aspect of it as well."
Doing your own genealogical research? You can find a wealth of resources at our Genealogy page. Access historical records and genealogical guides with HeritageQuest and Gale Genealogy Connect (available from home with your library card & PIN), or come in to the library to use Ancestry Library Edition. Learn how to find obituaries in Arizona newspapers. Find a collection of other genealogy resources on the internet, conveniently gathered in one place.