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Genealogy Family History Ministry

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Proposal for Church/Parish/Diocese Genealogy Family History Ministry

Compelling Genealogy Family History Benefits:

  • Improve family relationships
  • Get to know older family relatives
  • Build self-confidence in learning/knowing family history
  • Learn active listening
  • Learn of family stories
  • Find and preserve old family photos
  • Establish/strengthen Patriot Roots
  • Learn German Geography
  • Learn and connect with German History
  • Find and connect with living cousins still living in Germany
  • Appreciation for family values
  • A healthy, challenging puzzle, an alternative to electronic games and television


  • New subjects
  • New teaching methods
  • Integrated learning with Church sacraments, history, & traditions

German Ancestry & Genealogy - Youth workshop classes

  • family tree wall
  • German Ancestry vocabulary & terms (careers, names traditions, censuses)
  • US & Europe push-pin map for Ancestors
  • Ancestor paper dolls & refrigerator magnet dolls w/ period clothing to color
  • Family recipe potluck day

German Ancestry & Genealogy - Young Adults & Adults workshop classes

  • Electronic interactive family trees
  • German Ancestry vocabulary & terms (naming traditions, censuses)
  • German migration history
  • Research resources assistance
  • Family recipe potluck day


Ancestor Timeline w/ layovers:

  • Family events
  • Church history events
  • Local history events
  • US (incl. presidents) & Europe history events (incl. kings, queens, etc.)

Ancestors and Church (christenings/baptisms, communions, confirmations, marriages, funerals, burials) Civil & Church records sources research for church names & locations

German History for American Children

  • Gabbey lesson materials or ?

German History for Americans - Young Adults & Adults classes

  • Gabbey lesson materials

Military service, war heroes

Family Recipies, ethnic dish books

Guest speakers program (open to school, church, & community):

  • Church officials & historians
  • SAR, DAR, Civil War society officers
  • Historical Society professionals
  • History Museum professionals
  • Boy Scout merit badge counselors
  • Girl Scout merit badge counselors
  • Role play characters (from German history)
  • Library research professionals

Who are you? 20 Questions to Reveal a Person's True Self & to Make Meaningful Connections!

  1. What's your life motto or philosophy?
  2. What's your favorite thing about yourself?
  3. Why do you follow your religion?
  4. What was the best day of your life so far?
  5. What was the worst thing to ever happen to you?
  6. What's your biggest dream?
  7. What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
  8. What is your biggest accomplishment?
  9. Why do you think we are all here?
  10. What is your favorite song?
  11. What was your best relationship?
  12. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  13. If you could change your job, what would you most like to do instead?
  14. What are your favorite hobbies?
  15. If money was no object, what would you do in life?
  16. What is your favorite hobby?
  17. What are you most thankful for?
  18. What do you wish people understood better about you?
  19. If you could turn back time, what one thing would you do differently?
  20. What's the craziest, most exciting thing you've ever done?
  21. What's the furthest back memory that you have?
  22. What do you think about most often?
  23. Have you written down your bucket list?
  24. What do you do when you relax?
  25. What is the most valuable thing that you own?
  26. If you wrote a book, what would the title be?
  27. If you could be any age for a whole week, what age would you choose?
  28. Who was the most influential person in your life?
  29. What is your biggest fear?
  30. If you could have one superpower, what would that be?
  31. What are you most passionate about?
  32. What would you like to create in the world that doesn't exist?
  33. What is the best question you have ever been asked?


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