Each year the fifth grade students gather information on their ancestors. Students compile stories about different ancestors using various sources and present those stories to the class. The information gathered is added to a database that can be used by others in future years. We can trace most families from this area back to the 1700s and many even further back. Using this information, students are then able to identify all the other students to whom they are related. The information is also added to our ever-expanding database.
I love that they research stories for a presentation and I hope those are also being preserved for future generations.
Their tree at Rootsweb does not provide sources but it certainly has giving me a great start, especially since all I had was the state of Wisconsin.