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    • Ms. Katie Vance
    • What is genealogy?  a record or account of the ancestry and descendant of a person, family, group, etc. In other words, genealogy is research into your family history! Where your family originated from!
    • Why should we know our genealogy?  Curiosity Deeper appreciation of history Interest in geography
    • Why should we know our genealogy?  Curiosity  According to genealogy.com, 60% of all Americans are interested in tracing their roots  One day you may just want to know where your family came from!
    • Why should we know our genealogy?  Deeper appreciation of history  Discovering a family member who was involved in historical event  Will create more interest in subject  Make you want to learn more about event and also family
    • Why should we know our genealogy?  To have more knowledge about geography
    • Genealogy/geography project  Today’s assignment:  Next class:  Talk to parents about  We will go to the genealogy computer center and  Get any information log in to genealogical about your family history that they have research website  Record any names  You MUST have related to your family names to look up  Talk with relatives  Visit local genealogical research center
    • Genealogy and geography Geography of student genealogy France Ireland Scotland other
    • Geography of student genealogy graph  What does it mean?The majority of students inour class come from a Geography of student genealogydifferent origin thanEngland, Ireland, and
    • Smiley facesrepresenteachstudent’sgenealogicalgeography
    • Geography presentations  Now it’s time to learn about the land that you are from! For presentation:  Give background of the country of origin in which your family history resides  Historical events  Food  Culture  Currency  Geographic details (cold and wet, dry and humid, etc.)  Random facts
    • Works Cited Page  http://www.societies.cam.ac.uk/cuhags/info/what is_g.htm http://www.smgf.org/pages/genealogy.jspx http://www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Bunting.html http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyReso urces/Articles/why_genealogy_is_important_page1. html http://www.squidoo.com/whyisgenealogyimporta nt