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Branching Out: Genealogy for 1st - 3rd Grade Students Lessons 1 - 15: Lessons 1-15 (Volume 1) Paperback – March 21, 2012

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Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional and the owner of Generations. She has a BA in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Jennifer has over sixteen years of research and writing experience and writes several blogs including Kids’ Genealogy, Chicago Family History and Family History Research. She has authored articles for local and national genealogical publications. She is a freelance writer for Examiner.com’s Chicago Genealogy column. Her book, To Soar with the Tigers, originally written for adults, will be released in juvenile form by early 2013. Jennifer also lectures in the Chicagoland area on using technology with genealogy and finishing the stories of your military ancestors.

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  • Paperback: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Generations (March 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938226003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938226007
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,260,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jennifer Holik has more than 20 years of research and writing experience, has published 11 books, numerous articles, and educational courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Jennifer offers expert World War II, genealogical, and historical research services. She provides clients with detailed and fully cited reports with documents, record analysis, and suggestions for further research. She has the rare expertise to locate, analyze, and interpret World War II records across all branches, reconstruct service history, document where a soldier was throughout service, provide details on combat experience, and when necessary, document the death and burial of a soldier. Connecting the dots and piecing together multiple puzzle pieces of a soldier's story is Jennifer's specialty. Jennifer can write and publish a book about your family or soldier.

In addition to research and writing, Jennifer speaks across the Chicagoland area at genealogy societies, libraries, Rotary groups, corporations, and other venues. Her current program topics include beginning genealogy, youth genealogy, and World War II.

Jennifer's passion is writing the stories of families, particularly men and women of World War II. She has published several books and guides on these topics.

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Earlier this year, Jennifer Holik published several series of books for homeschoolers and other educators. Her books entitled, "Branching Out" are based on her original blog writings and were fleshed out for several age groups: 1st - 3rd, 4th-8th, and High School Students. Though I am not a teacher or homeschooling parent I thought these could be an excellent resources for anyone looking to involve their children or grandchildren in learning about genealogy.

I started with the 1st-3rd grade books and then compared each set of increasing age groups. These books are focused on helping the teacher/ parent to learn the basics for themselves and then using readings and activities to educate and involve the child. The lessons include such topics as "What is Genealogy and Why should I care?", Genealogy Databases, Timelines, Sources and Citations, Direct and Indirect Evidence, Interviewing Family, Research Plans and Logs, Vital Records, Census Records, Social Media, Health and the Causes of Death, Occupations, Probate Records, Land Records and Maps, Military Records, Religious and Cemetery Records, Immigration, Naturalization Records, Newspapers, Examine it Once, Twice, and Again, Travel and your Family History, and Storing and Organizing Paper and Digital Files. I thought some of the vocabulary used was probably a bit beyond a 1st grader, in particular the definition of citation seemed pretty advanced. Jennifer did identify those lessons that were considered advanced and I would imagine the teacher would be able to adjust the lessons as needed. Reference materials that are required are kept to a minimum and are typically available at your local library.

There were a few points that I really liked, such as, using stepparents in the family tree if the child feels closer to them.
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