I’m not sure I should admit this, but when I started doing my family history, I didn’t know much about history. History was just not a favorite subject when I was growing up. In school, I took the course and memorized the dates, and that’s as far as it went.
That changed when I started doing genealogy. As I learned more, I discovered the things that were going on in my ancestor’s world and the world, in general. It was only then that I took a real interest.
Below is a video that I created about various members of my family that were involved in WWI. (Just for your information I created this in Animoto)
Studies show that children who are engaged in learning about their family history are more healthy emotionally. Perhaps they’d be more interested in history like I’ve become.
What have you learned about your family in a historical context? More importantly, what are you teaching your children about their ancestors in history?