Genealogy: The study on a family's ancestry
Ancestry: lineage, or family who came before you
Maternal: related to the mother
Paternal: related to the father
-Create your family tree, going back to at least your grandparents. There is free, downloadable family history software through My Heritage. I have used it and really like it. You can also find blank, printable family trees, going back to great grandparents and with a variety of backgrounds to choose from, here.
-Gather stories from the lives of several family members, either as video clips, audio clips, or written. Compile them into something that can be shared with other family members.
-Learn about the (or one of) country of your family's origin. Make a meal or learn a dance/song/craft that is traditional to that country.