Brooklyn Connections connects schools throughout the borough of Brooklyn to the resources of the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library's local history room. The program is designed to teach research skills through interaction and exploration with primary source materials, to foster an interest in history by encouraging engagement with original documents and artifacts, and to bring students into a comfortable relationship with their public library's local history collection.
The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.
Learn more about Civil War Trust and their involvement with AncestryK12.
Genealogy Explained is an educational site designed to help weekend-warrior genealogists learn how to climb their family trees. Their goal is to break down complicated topics related to family history to help fellow hobbyists discover their family histories. Learning the fundamentals of genealogy is critical, but it should also be fun. Whenever possible, this website uses illustrations, diagrams, videos, and other visual learning techniques to help make complicated topics more digestible.
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG) and Ancestry are working together with school systems and teachers nationwide to have students research each of the 750,000 Civil War fallen. They are doing this by studying who from their communities fought and died; then using this research to create memorial pages in their honor as well as dedicating one tree for each soldier, to be planted along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway as part of the Living Legacy Tree Planting Project.
The National Museum of the Pacific War and the Sons and Daughters of WWII Genealogical Society and Ancestry.com are associated in order to help schools, teachers and families explore the lives of soldiers and others who served in WWII. Education is a key piece to our associateship. Teaching materials and Ancestry resources will be available through ancestryk12.com, as well as www.pacificwarmuseum.org where our mission is to “inspire our youth by honoring our heroes”.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Ancestry.com have associated to provide resources to schools, teachers and families to explore the lives of soldiers and others who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Since its founding in 1890, the DAR has amassed a renowned collection of family history records, which are available online through the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The DAR is also passionate about educating youth and supports a variety of different programs, contests, awards and scholarships to help further this goal, along with providing online resources pertaining to the American Revolutionary War, family history/genealogy, the colonial period and early America.
The National World War I Museum and Ancestry have joined together with schools and teachers to have students explore the lives of the soldiers and others who were touched by the impact of the first World War. They are then sharing their stories by creating a memorial page in their honor.
Too often, the stories of service and sacrifice of our Veterans are never told and when they finally leave us, some faded photos, a few medals, and perhaps an old uniform are all that are left to remember what they did serving our country. Together We Served's mission
is to provide the opportunity for every family member, friend or student to sit down with their Veteran and record their military service and memories, in their own words and photographs, so that their story may live on for their children, grandchildren, and future generations.
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