Research Challenges: To become more familiar with the resources that
are available and the skills required in order to trace your family history.
Use traditional methods combined with online/new technology in order to
record family history.
- Family Tree
for Gold! Expand your research and try using resources that you have not
looked at before. Put your family tree information into an electronic
format using a computer based programme such as Legacy (or similar)
- Census Challenge
Use the census to locate your ancestors. Can you select a member of your
family and try to trace them through the various census returns in the
same manner as the Silver Census challenge?
- Powerpoint Challenge
Use Powerpoint (or a similar program) to create a presentation based on your
family history research. Or you may prefer to create a Digital scrapbook
of your family history research.
- History of your House (Part 1) (or that of
an Ancestor) Click here
Explore the history of your house. Look very
carefully at the build style of your house in order to look for clues.
Examine where it is located. Use your local studies library & archives to
find documents related to your chosen house, building or plot of land the
house was built on in order to find out about it’s past.
- History of your House (Part 2)
The people who previously lived in your house are an integral part of it’s
history. Can you find out more about who used to live in your house?
- Timeline of events
local events, national events & global events. How do your ancestor(s) fit
into the events they lived through? Create a timeline or mind map with
- Heraldry Challenge
Learn a bit
about heraldry and then create your own coat of arms.
- Oral History
Put together a
series of questions and interview either an older
member of your family or a subject of your choice.
- Create a “Glogster”
is an interactive poster loaded with text, graphics, music, videos, and
more. Can you create one based on your family history to date.
- Pinterest challenge Click here
a Pinterest file with interesting family history “pins”.
- Scavenger hunt
Can you devise a
scavenger hunt to do with one of your own relatives or a historical figure
As with all use of the Internet please
double check with your parent or guardian that they are happy for you post
information on the internet. Be sure to check your privacy settings when
posting information. NEVER post personal details about yourself or living
Resources for Gold Challenges: