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FHY 7 – Using Books to Hook Kids on Family History | Becky Villareal

An interview with Family History for Youth podcast.

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Becky Villareal is retired teacher, presenter, family genealogist, and author of three fictional children’s books and one young adult book dealing with genealogical research. She spends her time speaking at schools and genealogical societies, writing, and taking care of grandchildren.

Today
on Family History for Youth

  • Becky shares how she discovered a love of genealogy as searched for her maternal ancestors
  • Hear the reasons why Becky cares about sharing family history with her children and grandchildren
  • Discover the delightful tale of Gianna the Great
  • Gain insight on how to discuss difficult family history situations with kids
  • Learn Becky’s best tips from her teaching days about how to hook elementary age children on family history

Connect with Melissa
Website: Becky Villareal and Gianna the Great
Twitter: @bvillareal
Facebook: Genealogy for Children
Pinterest: beckyreadsbooks
Linkedin: Becky Villareal

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Getting Ready for RootsTech 2019

 

ab4e8-crazylady_mediumI once wrote an article about how difficult it was to write a book and wait for publication. In that article, I compared it to waiting for the birth of a child. Since that article, I have had several grandchildren and found that waiting on them was easier than writing a book, publishing said the book and preparing for RootsTech 2019.

Really, I am quite excited about the prospect of presenting with Youth + Family History = Magic with Rachel Trotter and Valerie Elkins in a new and innovative section called “Power Hour” in which attendees will get more bang for their buck. In other words, everyone will receive a lot of information in a short period of time. That will certainly be the case during our presentations as we share our expertise with you. 

The problem I am having is how to share a full meal of information with you in fifteen minutes and still leave you feeling full and happy.  Well, eureka! I have done it and am looking forward to sharing the joys and wonders of getting younger family members involved in family history. It is quite a journey but completely doable. 

See you at RootsTech on Saturday morning March 2nd at 8:00 in room 150 for Youth + Family History = Magic PH5439. Bring your coffee and curiosity with you!  

 

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