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It’s All Fun and Games

Published on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:53am
family fun

My kids don’t have fond memories of trips to the genealogy library when they were young. They tried to figure out what they could do to have fun while I looked at rolls of microfilm in a dark room; and although we were never kicked out of a library, it wasn’t usually a fun experience for any of us. If they got a treat when we were done, at least it wasn’t a total loss.

Learning about your family history should be an enjoyable family event. If you want a way to get your whole family excited about genealogy, the Midwest Genealogy Center has a fun family event planned. Join us for Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. You can try your hand at some games your ancestors played. You can make all kinds of crafts including designing your own family crest, coloring a family tree, or creating a family chain.

In the computer lab at 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., there will be a class just for kids (ages 10 and up), so they can learn how to get started on their own genealogy. We did figure out a way to make spending some time in a microfilm room a little more exciting too. You can read the headlines from a newspaper on the day you were born, print out something you find, and take it home to put in your scrapbook!

A great way to remember your fun day at MGC is to stop by and have your “family portrait” drawn by a professional caricature artist. We even have treats! Stop by our customer lounge at 3:00 p.m. for some ice cream.

Moms, dads, kids, and grandparents—create some family memories together. Genealogy can be all fun and games! Register for Family Fun Day today.

Jolene C.
Midwest Genealogy Center

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