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

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

You can create a project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working on your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase.

Exhibit Guidelines

Score Cards

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