How to make your family reunion last a lifetime Hear three different ways to save family stories. They include creating a book, a video and a story montage. And hey, if you do not feel like creating the final product yourself, I know of three people who would be happy to assist you. They presented in a workshop at the Family Reunion Conference in March 2007, at the Marriot Philadelphia Airport.
Often genealogy can become a tangled web of people and places, dates and documents. New web sites and databases are available every day. Sometimes we need to stop and re-evaluate our basic goal. Generally that goal is to trace direct ancestry back in time. The pedigree chart shows direct ancestry. How strong is your pedigree? A strong pedigree is not necessarily the deepest pedigree but the strongest in terms of evidence of vitals and proof of parentage. Learn the three step process.
How do you arrange your genealogical computer files? Are they arranged so that you can easily file and retrieve your digital documents? Learn how setting up your digital archives, using naming conventions and attaching your documents to your lineage software can enhance the analysis of your documents.
Creating a Better Research Workflow Life often gets in the way of our favorite pastime. We can not spend every waking moment researching our ancestors. How can you arrange your research so that we can easily pick up where we left off? How can you stop repeating the same steps over and over? Learn a few tips to help you to improve your research workflow.
A Way Forward (Genealogically): The Genealogy Study Group report was created by a mixed group of genealogical helping hands. They realize that our genealogical organization is not all that it can be. You are in a genealogical quagmire. Your ancestors are on the brink of a civil war. (If they have not already descended into Civil War.) You know that something must be done now. You can not stay the course. Learn tips to help you to gain control and maintain order.
A family reunion is the most natural place to share your DNA test results. How do you capitalize on the excitement generated from learning your ancestral origins? Learn a variety of ways to engage your family, share history and send them home with cool mementos.
Use Google to stay on top of what is happening in the world of genealogy, find ancestors and collaborate with other family history researchers. Google can also be very useful to family reunion planners. Learn the top four ways that Google can help you to have a better family reunion.
Pennsylvania genealogy expert and columnist James Beidler joins this genealogy podcast to discuss “How Researching German Ancestors is Different." Learn more than a few interesting facts about German research and colonial America. Tune in for this week's motivation, which will help you to create a plan for updating your lineage software. In the news, learn about great new search functionality on the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy foundation's website.
Which is best for genealogy? Are you planning to create a website or a blog for your family? Not sure which to choose? Take a few minutes to learn whether you should be a webmaster or a blogger. Also, receive a plan on how to begin putting your family history on the internet.
In a few minutes learn how to create a publication that your family will treasure. A family birthday calendar can be both a memento and family fundraiser all-in-one.
You and Your Ancestors On the Road: How can technology add to your ancestral journey? On the road, collection opportunities abound. Don’t miss out! Learn how to collect evidence using technology.
Do you have enough money to pay for your next reunion? Do you need ideas on family reunion fundraising? Take a few minutes and listen to a few proven ways to raise money for your family reunion. These ideas involve food, dancing and junk.
Sorting, filing and maintaining genealogy files.
Sharing family history research at family reunions. Genealogy at family reunions.
Part 2 - Organizing genealogy files