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Plan A Family Reunion?




Reunion Planning Checklist

You've no doubt seen wedding checklists that begin with a list of things to take care of 6 months to a year ahead of time. This link is patterned after this idea and the time frame is approximate.




Online Help For Your Family Reunion

Recently updated, this list of internet sites may help you in your reunion planning. They are listed by category, but not in any special order of preference. Please note that some of them also are pertinent to military reunions, high school and college reunions, and even adoption-related reunions. (The Golden Gates Genealogy Forum does not necessarily agree with or endorse the methods and products mentioned on these sites.) Finally, scroll down to the bottom for a handy list of "people-search engines."

MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ONLINE

From Better Homes and Gardens Magazine:
Planning a Successful Family Reunion

Reunions Magazine
http://www.reunionsmag.com/

Using the Internet to Plan a Family Reunion
http://www.mindspring.net/community/featurepgs/familyplan/

Disney's Family Fun Magazine - The Ultimate Family Reunion Guide
http://familyfun.go.com/parties/kids-games/feature/famf59reunions/

Genealogy.com Family Reunion How-to's
http://www.genealogy.com/sharing_research.html#reunion

Jeannie Rogers - Harness the Internet for Reunion Planning
http://www.jcrogers.com/reunions/reunion.htm

The Virginian Pilot: Getting Together: Summer is the Time for Generations of Families
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1994/vp940731/07300097.htm

Reunion Queries, Searches, and Registration Sites

An internet site for announcements, registration, bulletin boards and more:
FamilyReunion.com | Is your family gathering?

Misc. Reunion-Oriented Sites

Reunion Tips
http://www.reuniontips.com/

ReunionNet
http://www.reunited.com/

The Reunion Network
http://www.reunionfriendly.com/


ONLINE DIRECTORIES (White & Yellow Pages)

AnyWho
http://www.anywho.com/

BigBook
http://www.bigbook.com/

Big Yellow
http://www1.bigyellow.com/

Yahoo People Search
http://people.yahoo.com/

Infospace
http://infospace.com/

Switchboard
http://www.switchboard.com/

WhoWhere? (Lycos)
http://www.whowhere.com/



Share your Experiences

Your tips, your trials and tribulations, your success stories, are all welcome and we'll make them available for others to read, enjoy, and benefit by. :)

Read stories of other people's experiences and submit your own


Other Helpful Weblinks:

How-To's




Books on Family Reunions


While by no means a complete listing, these sources should help you get started planning your Family Reunion.




CELEBRATING THE FAMILY--Steps to Planning A Family Reunion; by Vandella Brown

FAMILY REUNION HANDBOOK--A Guide for Reunion Planners; by Barbara E. Brown & Thomas Ninkovich

THE FAMILY REUNION PLANNER; by Donna Beasley

FAMILY REUNIONS AND CLAN GATHERINGS; by Shari L. Fiock

FANTASTIC FAMILY GATHERINGS--Tried and True Ideas for Large and Small Family Reunions; by Kathy S. Anthenat

FUN & GAMES FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS--With a Focus on Family Reunions; by Adrienne E. Anderson

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY REUNION; by Elsie G. Holloman

THE FAMILY REUNION SOURCEBOOK: by Edith Wagner



Book Sources


Genealogical Publishing Company & Clearfield Publishing
http://www.genealogical.com

Heritage Books
http://www.heritagebooks.com/

Heritage Quest Bookstore
http://www.heritagequest.com/genealogy/books/

Higginson Books
http://www.higginsonbooks.com/

Picton Press
http://www.pictonpress.com/

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com

Barnes and Noble
http://www.genealogyforum.com/store/bandn.htm

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