While researching, how many times have you asked yourself, "Why didn't I ask them that while I still had the chance?" 'That' being, of course, whatever genealogy stumbling block you're trying to eliminate from your research.
Me? I have lots of regrets. I regret no one ever took and saved a picture of me and my great-grandmother, Boo.
And I really, really regret not asking my Great Aunt Anne about her service in the U.S. Navy as a member of the history-making W.A.V.E.S. I also regret I don't have a photo of her.
And while I am of the opinion that both of my grandfathers were jerks, the fact remains I still never met them. For my mom's dad, I've only a microfilm copy of a photo of him from the back of his U.S. Passport. Until that discovery, I had never, ever seen him.
But now? Jennifer Holik has written Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students. What does this mean? It means there is now a wonderful resource with which to attract the younger generations to the joy of genealogy. Inside the high school editions, 30 lessons can be found that are guaranteed to not only instruct the student on best practices and strategies on genealogy, but get them addicted to genealogy in no time.
Why purchase Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30?
- Because it will introduce the concept and methodologies of genealogy in an easy-to-understand format to your high schooler.
- Because it's available in paperback, electronic, and PDF formats to meet your high schooler's learning style.
- Because the assignments are so well thought out that your high school student will love genealogy by the time they are done with the books.
- Because you will be helping your high school student to learn about their family's history giving them a lifelong hobby [and addiction].
- Because you will be helping your high school student lessen their regrets later on in life.
And that last one is really important. Could you imagine having started your genealogy journey with the correct guidance and instruction? When Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students is released in April, purchase it and give your high schooler the tools to build their family history without regrets. For purchasing information, please visit the Generations' Store.
Note: A PDF copy of Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30 was given to me to read and review. My review is an honest and unbiased response to my review of both volumes. For more information about my general disclosure policies please visit my Disclosure Page.