On August 8, 2021, for the first time at the federal level, an interactive online course for schoolchildren on the study of family history and family tree was launched. This is a project of the Family History non-profit foundation, implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation and the expert community in the field of genealogy and family history. The course is designed for schoolchildren from 12 years old and includes video lectures, practical tasks and case studies.
The project was implemented on the basis of the Famiri IT service platform. To participate, you must register for free on the site. Each student at the end of the course will receive a personal certificate.
The project consists of two parts - an interactive online course and a creative competition. During the course, schoolchildren will learn to independently conduct research and understand family ties, compose their own tree, learn their involvement in local history, learn tools for the primary search for information and documents about ancestors. And also those who wish can take part in the creative competition, for this you need to upload your research work (family tree, video about the family, essay) to your personal account. The works will be judged in different nominations and in several age categories. The competition runs from September to November 2021. Based on the results, an open base of works on the family history of schoolchildren will appear.
Teachers, lecturers from educational institutions in history and social studies and anyone interested in genealogy are also invited to participate in the project in order to become an expert on the course.
According to a survey by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM), the majority of Russians (93%) are interested in the history of their family, including every second (51%) tries to find out information about their ancestors, another 42% of respondents are interested in family history, but do not specifically study it …
“There is no single standardized technology for private genealogical research in the world. There are no universities in Russia that train specialists in genealogy and family history. There is no specialized literature on this topic. We hope that this course will help teachers in teaching family history, and schoolchildren will learn the history of their family,”says Artem Maratkanov, founder of the Famiri IT service, president of the Family History Foundation.