Ancestral Origins Map

Audience: Children, youth, and adults

Objective: Family history center patrons will feel a connection to the places their ancestors came from and to one another as they visualize ancestral origins on a map.

Display a map in your center and invite patrons to mark where their ancestors came from. You could suggest that they do so for only their first three or four generations. Depending on the ancestral origins of your patrons, you may want to include a world map, a map of your country, and even a map of your local state or region.