Saturday, I will be going with my father and aunt to a family reunion on my paternal grandmother's side. These are folks that I've never met, for the most part. The older part of the family that I did know have passed on, and I haven't seen any of the few older 3rd cousins in 20+ years.
Since my Dad doesn't even know most of the people we'll be seeing, stories of his youth are going to be pretty slim. But I thought I would try to go with a check list just to get lineage information, and whatever else I can get.
Help with me with a checklist of the things that I might want to try to get by the time we leave. I will be taking my camera and notes.
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Thread: Family Reunions
05-24-2012, 07:44 AM #1
05-24-2012, 08:28 AM #2
I do a lot of family history and I find drawing a rough family tree, then Using it to get people to give you more details works well. Also I ask people for stories about the people concerned and write notes from that.
05-24-2012, 10:32 AM #3
Take some kind of recorder to record those stories...
I've gone with my dh to his family's reunions, so I just snap photos and share those for fun with the relatives since I'm more of an outsider...
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