Hi there. You are on the right track by wanting to include home schooled kids. My son is home schooled. He is a freshman in high school. We are also in the LDS church, and his calling is head of the Family Research for the youth of our ward. We are descendants of Anne Marbury Hutchinson who is the ansector of a few Presidents! Franklin D. Roosevelt, George H. W. Bush and of course- his son, and a couple who tried to win the place, Mitt Romney and Stephen Arnold Douglas who ran against Abraham Lincoln in 1860. (Lincoln lost the race for Senator to Douglas two years earlier, but his debating skills won him the hearts of many for the precidentcy to come)
I learned all of this in a combination genealogy-history of the civil war-era effort that has swept our whole family up in a whirl wind of learning about our family and their lives during an American era that was like no other. It has been a gas!
Since you guys brought it up, can we make my son a part of this group? He would be thrilled!