Friday, July 3, 2009

Confessions of an Ex-Scrapbooker #36 - Summer of Sleuthing

Now that I've got extra time on my hands I've become addicted to Family History...It's one of the most exciting things I've EVER done! And I've done some exciting things...Anyway, I had to share this with you guys because there is a great program from the Family History Library has sponsored call "Summer of Sleuthing".

Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children occupied this summer? Would you like to learn more about your family? Do you need a kick start to organize your family records?

Welcome to the Family History Library’s “Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) program. This online summer program will teach you and your family how family history can be fun, informative, and rewarding. With a series of weekly challenges, you and your family can participate in activities that will help you to learn more about yourselves and your ancestors. Take time this summer to discover the roots of your family tree and explore the branches. These activities can give your family a connection to the past, an identity for the present, and a foundation for future success. We encourage you and your family to help each other complete the Summer of Sleuthing challenges. The challenges are tailored for age groups.

Click here to go to the website. They have an entire list of activities for all ages so everyone in the family can take part in this exciting summer challenge.

The program says, "As part of the challenges, you are encouraged to keep a journal of your experiences and create memories together as a family. You are welcome to share this activity with other families as well. We hope that this experience will bring your family closer together and that you will gain an appreciation for the lasting treasures to be found in family history work."

This is a great activity the entire family can enjoy and it's so rewarding. Take the time to go check it out and learn how to connect with your family.

Enjoy and PLEASE keep me posted on your experience and success!!


Being an Ex-Scrapbooker has freed up so much of my time...and money...I love all of my new hobbies and crafts and I love sharing them with I'm excited to announce the winner of last week's CoaExS giveaway!! Here's what the winner is getting...

And the winner is JESSIE!! Over at Muthering Heights!! I'll be dropping you an email to get your address and mail you out your prize!!

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Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Whoo hoo!!!! Thank you!! :)

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

Oh how fun! I took a family history class in college and loved it. I haven't done anything since. This would be perfect for getting my husband interested.

Together We Save said...

Thanks for stopping by.

heather said...

THanks for posting about this, and reminding me that I want to get the ball rolling on my family history.

Debi said...

Hey Tara,
It's Debi from Spirit FM! Can you call me at the station when you get a chance. I need to make an appointment with you somehow!
Our station number is 813-289-8040! Or if your too busy you can email me at!

Be Blessed!

Robynn's Ravings said...

I truly enjoy family history and look forward to having more time when the kids are gone to develop it. Right now I'm intent on capturing OUR family history through the benefit of the blog. It has been such an incredible tool for that. If you blog I would think creating books would be a breeze. You've already done much of your work!

Cheffie-Mom said...

I believe the key to the future is understanding the past. Great post!