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    Lightbulb Need ideas to share family history at upcoming Reunion Dinner

    My family reunion dinner is approaching (late August) and I'd love some ideas about ways to share our family history - we have some of it back to 1860s) during the family dinner. So far this is the plan...

    (1) Developing a small booklet with history (doubt that many will read it)
    (2) Planning a powerpoint with music (ideas about songs), pictures, and close up of the family tree diagram
    (3) Thinking of asking family to add their information on a one-page document to update the tree for next year.
    (4) Taking a laptop and scanner to the events this weekend.

    Any feedback on items 1-4? Anyone tried this before? Other ideas?

    Thanks.

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    I am the family's historian for all four-sides of my parents heritage as well. Our family has had unions for many yrs 30 plus and we always use this song by the O Jays:


    You can display the words by computer or place in the program, we all stand hold hands and sing together along with the music. Also, if you have a family tree website (check out http://tribalpages.com/ it's free) you can display that on your computer.

    We always incorporate a theme for each reunion (example. fashion show, poetry, aloha, blast from the past & etc). We have been known to include a segment of "name this person" using photos. You can include a candle light vigil in remembrance of loved ones. Also, we have senior members of the family to tell the family stories.

    I hope I have been helpful...have a great reunion!
    Last edited by NiceNapLady; 07-31-2010 at 04:27 AM.
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    Thank you so much for all your ideas. I love them!

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