These web sites offer a useful starting point, providing links to genealogy-related databases and step-by-step guides to genealogical research.
OBJECTIVES: After completing this lesson, students will be able to:
- Weigh the relative influence of family upbringing, community values, genetic inheritance, and individual choice in an individual’s sense of identity.
- Theorize on why genealogy is more important to some individuals than others.
- Discuss the significance of narrative in family history and suggest why it is so subject to embellishment and/or romanticization.
- Explain why certain family ancestry is more easily traced—either by traditional or technological methods—than others.
- Discuss how traditions are created, how they evolve, and how they sometimes come to be rejected.