• Three Steps to a Genealogy Family Renunion

    Ever thought of throwing a Genealogy Family Reunion?  We talk about how to organize and initiate such a reunion in The Step-by-Step Genealogy Guide. It isn’t that hard when you have a few basic tips.

    First of all, plan the “reunion” around a pre-arranged family gathering (weddings are great.) This way you’ll have folks in town anyway. Ask the relative getting married if they’d mind if you had an informal gathering the afternoon after the wedding (maybe at a meeting room in the hotel.) I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.

    Second, don’t do it all yourself.  Get a committee organized to do the work, (we have a suggested agenda for the committee in The Guide.)

    Third, plan out fun activities that will get people talking and organized around genealogy. For example, ask them to bring old pictures, photo albums, or copies of the three key documents we talked about yesterday.

    Family reunions are a great opportunity to complete some solid research. Go with some key questions in mind and you’re bound to make progress.


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