Friday, April 15, 2011

Youth Genealogy Workshop

I am pleased to announce that I will be conducting a Youth Genealogy Workshop entitled "Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future" on May 21, 2011 at the Newsome House, 2803 Oak Avenue in Newport News, VA at 11:00 a.m. For more information on the Newsome House, visit their website at

Young people often search for relevancy in school subjects such as social studies or history. Many often fail to recognize that their families and ancestors are part of history. Genealogy offers young people a unique way of studying history and linking to the past. Further genealogy provides a bridge to the future for young people as they discover their ancestors, their lives and times.

The goal of this three-hour workshop is to introduce young people to methods to get started in tracing their family history in hopes that they may begin the discovery process to find a link to their past and a bridge to their future.


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

This sounds like a wonderful event. Thank you for giving your time, Dru. These kids are lucky to have you as an instructor.

Mavis said...

Wish something like this had been around when I was a kid. I hated history but loved hearing the old family stories. If I had known then that I could bridge the two, history class would have definitely been more interesting.

Professor Dru said...

I also hated history as well, Mavis. It would have make some much more sense if I had known about my ancestors.

MainTour said...

Hi Professor Dru, I am creating a genealogy game at my website called GenGame. I hope that this project my spark a new level of interest of youth in their family history.