FTM Educator Resource Site

Family Tree Maker Pilot Program

If you are interested in teaching family history in the classroom and using FTM 2017 as a low or no-cost desktop software tool for your students to create their family trees, click here to fill out our Pilot Program sign-up form.

Educator Resources

Here are some resources that can help you to get started teaching family history in the classroom:

Book: Family History in the Classroom

Family History in the Classroom

Educators from the University of North Carolina literally wrote the book on using family history in the classroom, an iBook designed to help teachers create their own family history classroom experience with interactive presentations and downloadable handouts. Learn more...

Teacher Lesson Plans

Lesson plans provide an easy and engaging way to get started teaching genealogy in the classroom, introducing students to key concepts in family history research which they can then apply to their own projects. These lesson plans were created by teachers at Pine Hollow Middle School in North Carolina, who contributed to the Ancestry-sponsored iBook "Family History in the Classroom". Learn more...

Family Tree Maker®

Family Tree Maker can be a core resource for educators interested in incorporating family history in the classroom. In addition to exploring their own family histories, students can chart the dynasty of the pharaohs, make a family tree for the characters in a novel, or track migrations to the New World.
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AncestryK12 Grant Program

Accredited schools in the United States are eligible to apply for an AncestryK12 grant which provides free access to Ancestry databases including Ancestry's U.S. Collection, Fold3 military records and Newspapers.com for use in their curriculum. Learn more...


Education Licenses and Discounts

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