Family Ancestry Challenge

The Counting on Chicago Coalition’s (COCC) push to get more south and west side Chicagoans to complete the 2020 Census, the group of 30 organizations is launching a project with students at two Chicago Public Schools and their families to research their family histories. The Family Ancestry Challenge is an intergenerational virtual learning project that provides worksheets, research indexes and expert guidance from historians and genealogists through live virtual meetings. Industry-leading genealogy research company Ancestry is partnering with the COCC and supporting the initiative by providing complimentary access to their popular web-based research index, Ancestry.com.

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