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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Top 8 Websites For Family Reunions

Family reunions are a great time to explore your family's heritage together. Whether your family reunion is large or small, the key to a successful event is in the planning. Once you have selected the date and location, the beauty is in the details.  How do you inform family members about the family reunion?  What about meals, sleeping arrangements, and transportation?  What activities will bring the family members together for a meaningful event?

Take a look at our favorite 8 websites to help you plan your upcoming family reunion:
Wonderful website with all sorts of ideas from the people at RootsMagic. Also check
out their family reunion planner software at
Laura Phelps has written a beautiful website to accompany her book. Ideas
for activities, food, locations and much more.
Popular magazine website gives resources for exciting places to hold your
reunion. Lots of amazing ideas.
Extensive planning website that includes e-books and e-courses with lots of
ideas. She gets the heritage piece.
Reunion theme ideas with lots of great quotes on family.
By Kimberly Powell, also a great starting place for learning about your
family’s genealogy.
The world's largest family social network. Share your favorite photos, create a profile with your family reunion announcement and add a homepage with up-to-date information about your event. Members keep the dialog going by leaving comments, questions, photos, ideas and encouragement on each others' posts!
Search Pinterest for great ideas for reunion planning.

As you gather ideas for your family reunion, consider the interactions between family members to be one of the most important purposes of gathering together. Have you ever been to a family gathering where the kids go off to play together, the teens all sit around and look at their screens and the adults talk in the other room? Or have you ever been to a large family reunion where people didn’t know each other well and they were too shy to get to know their distant cousins?

Our newest book, "My Ancestor Family Reunion Edition" will show you how to change all that. Included are many ideas that will have Grandma playing games with her grandchild, aunts and uncles interacting with distant cousins and Grandpa sharing stories with the whole family. A real family reunion has cross-generational activities where everyone gets a chance to interact with their relatives, old and young. Order now and let the planning begin!


  1. Have you seen-

  2. I hadn't seen but it looks like it has some fun ideas. Thanks for pointing that one out!