Bringing the Family History to the Reunion

Bringing the Family History to the Reunion

This weekend we drove out to southeastern Indiana for my dad’s mom’s family reunion on the dairy farm my grand-uncle and -aunt started in 1934. With so many new faces showing up at this every-other-year affair, it gets hard to keep track of who’s who. I loved my grand-aunt's generationally...

This weekend we drove out to southeastern Indiana for my dad’s mom’s family reunion on the dairy farm my grand-uncle and -aunt started in 1934.

With so many new faces showing up at this every-other-year affair, it gets hard to keep track of who’s who. I loved my grand-aunt’s generationally color-coded system for creating name tags:

Above is my husband’s name tag, with my grandma’s name in green (her brother and his wife owned the farm), my dad in black, and my own and my husband’s names in blue.

I also got to add Greg to one of the genealogy charts she hung up around the room.

She also brought old family photos and snapshots from past reunions.

Activities included catching up …

getting to know the local residents …

and playing basketball by the barn, at least for awhile.

If you’ve got a reunion coming up, check out these tips on bringing your family history into the picture and these recommended resources.