After Chapman visited the school and talked to them earlier this year, they knew they wanted to help find Katz.It is wonderful to see kids so excited about research. I hope to see many more stories of kids taking an interest in genealogical research. They have grown up with technology, and if they become interested in genealogy early, then they will be able to use this technology to find their roots (and find lost friends and relatives) in ways that we probably can't imagine yet.
“Different people looked her up in different search engines,” said Mishal Sherwani, 14. “We found a little community newspaper item about her and her husband’s anniversary.”[...]Finding Katz didn’t prove all that difficult for the social network-savvy teens.“I love how the kids didn’t believe they couldn’t find her,” said Susan Rice, communications director for District 203. “They just didn’t think that was possible.”
Read the full story by Susan Frick Carlman of the Chicago Sun-Times here.