Programming a Perfect Reunion

By Melanie Rigney Premium

The relatives have all agreed it’s time for a reunion. But how are you going to pull it off without pulling out your hair? Here comes FormalSoft’s Family Reunion Organizer to the rescue.

This nifty little piece of software has a checklist for the entire process, from getting started with basic family information, through the nitty-gritty of planning activities and creating a budget, down to post-reunion activities, including evaluation forms and thank-you notes for your fellow committee members. Great tips on coming up with a theme for your reunion and ideas for locations are also available at <>.

The tips and ideas are worth the price of the software, even without the list-creation functions. In fact, if you’re planning to share work on list files, you’re probably better off to employ a widely used spreadsheet program such as Microsoft’s Excel, since Family Reunion list files can’t be saved as other formats.

Formal Soft is also the company behind Family Origins software. The PC-only reunion organizer requires a 486 processor or higher running Windows 95, 98 or NT, 8MB of RAM and a CD-ROM drive.

From the October 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine