Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Family Reunion E-book Versions of our "My Ancestor" books


As summer approaches, family reunions abound! Make your upcoming family reunion a huge success with unique and intentional activities to bring the generations, families, and individuals together with our newly released "My Ancestor: Family Reunion" e-book version. This multi-page resource includes 3 sections:
  • 50 pages of culturally specific activities from one Children's Activity Workbook with rights to copy and use for the duration of the family reunion (choose Pioneer, British, German, Danish, Jewish, Civil War, Swedish, or Mormon)
  • 20 pages of FUN family heritage family reunion ideas
  • 35 page children's workbook with interactive pages that are perfect for completing at the family reunion
Compile any genealogy information you have into a working chart printed by Family ChartMasters and let attendees grab a pencil to update the chart directly with family updates of new births, marriages, and deaths.  This is a great ice breaker or time filler before the real festivities begin!

Our new "My Ancestor: Family Reunion" e-book includes carefully selected activities to bridge the gaps between generations, families, and individuals.  These are not generic group activities, but rather purposeful games and experiences which teach and educate family members about their present and past roots.  With over nearly 70 suggestions to choose from, your attendees will have fun, enjoy a little competition, and even put their technology skills to good use with social media, blogs, and other online resources. 

Print the activity workbook pages and distribute as desired during your family reunion to explore your family history with fun and games!  This e-book, available as an immediate download, has over 80 activity pages specifically written to engage children with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings at the family reunion.  As they strengthen modern family bonds, they will strengthening their link to the past.

Click here to order now to use at your upcoming family reunion and we'll get it send right out to you.  This an e-book and will be sent electronically as a PDF, so it's perfect for last minute planning! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Outside the Box Sessions for NGS 2015

The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference is just a week away in St. Charles, Missouri. I'm excited to be presenting these four sessions as part of our Outside the Box lecture series:
  • Wednesday 10:00-10:30 Family Reunion Ideas: If you have a reunion coming up, this is the class for you.  Come gather many fun ideas to encourage multi-generational conversations and interactions including storytelling, games, crafts, and contests that all incorporate your family's history. You'll also get a sneak peek at our new family reunion activity e-book available this summer!
  • Wednesday 1:30-2:00 Pedigree Challenge: Come take a break and have some fun as we play Family History Jeopardy, enjoy a storytelling contest, and challenge your pedigree chart skills.  Prizes for the winners!
  • Wednesday 3:30-4:00 10 Ideas to Zap the Grandma Gap: Family history doesn't have to be boring for your children and grandchildren--make it fun! I'll be sharing my top ideas to help bring generations closer together through activities that engage children in learning about their past.
  • Thursday 10:30-11:00 Beautiful Family History Charts: Now that you have the information, show it off with a custom family history chart.  This visual display not only shows off your research, but is also a great conversation starter for family and friends alike.  Get the details on how to submit your information, multiple design ideas, and printing options.  
I'd love to chat and visit with you all so hurry on over to the booth on Wed and Thursday.  I'll be taking off Thursday afternoon to return home for my oldest son's high school graduation. I wouldn't want to miss this important milestone in our family's history.  I'll be sure to have my camera ready to document this special occasion for future generations. Can't wait to show my grandchildren how handsome their dad was on his graduation day!