About the 4-H Genealogy Project
Learn how to research your family history! Genealogy is the "how to" on documenting your heritage through ancestral listing. Discover where your ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some of your family traditions.
Contact the Marion County 4-H office:
Genealogy Project Resources
- 4-H Genealogy: Tracing My Family Tree. Learn how to research your genealogy by completing activities in this Indiana 4-H genealogy resource guide.
- The project can be done as an individual, but we encourage you to ask your family members for help.
- Keep track of what you learn using a genealogy record sheet.
- Charts and worksheets are available to download from the Indiana 4-H genealogy project page (scroll down to “Forms”).
Showcasing What You’ve Learned
You can create a project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County Showcase.
- Genealogy exhibit guidelines for 4-H members grades 3-12
- Marion County 4-H poster exhibit guidelines and tips
- A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
Advancing to the State Fair
- Yes! Genealogy projects exhibits from 4-H members grades 3-12 are eligible to advance to the State Fair.
Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)
- Research your family history. Possible activities to exhibit include:
- A basic family tree in words, pictures, or drawings.
- Information about a relative you have researched.
- A map showing where you have family living in the United States or the world.
- A poster or notebook explaining a family tradition. A reference list must be included with your poster.
- Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.
More Genealogy Project Resources
- See Indiana 4-H’s genealogy project page for more resources, including those suggested by the Indiana Historical Society.