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Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

Make your next family reunion a success with these family reunion planning tips, timetables, projects, checklists, reunion games, icebreakers, and ideas for incorporating and encouraging family history and genealogy.

10 Fun Family History Activities for Family Reunions
Give one of these 10 fun family history activities a try at your next family reunion to get people talking, sharing and having fun.

18 Steps to a Successful Family Reunion
Connect with seldom-seen family members, meet new ones and celebrate your heritage with these steps for organizing a memorable family reunion that will be talked about for years.

Where Should We Hold Our Family Reunion?
From historic spots and family camping to fun resorts and houseboat heaven, browse ideas, locations, and tips to help you choose the ideal site for your next family reunion.

Better Homes and Gardens Family Reunion Center
A wonderful resource from Better Homes and Gardens with how-tos, recipes, printable invitations, checklists and more!

Family Fun - Family Reunions
Family Fun magazine covers family reunions from start to finish: planning, location, invitations, icebreakers, food, fun, reunion games, and commemorating the event.

Family Reunion Calendar
Announce your family or surname reunion on this RootsWeb sponsored calendar for free!

Family Reunion Organizer
This handy family reunion software program from FormalSoft is designed to help you organize your reunion and even create a family reunion Web site.  Download a free trial version here.

Invite Your Ancestors to your Family Reunion!
Some great ideas from Edith Wagner on cemetery projects, homestead tours, etc. to help you include your ancestors in the next family reunion.

Mr. Spiffy's Reunion Planner
The Web's most popular family reunion planning Web site has a excellent list of articles which covers a reunion from start to finish.

Reunion G's: Genealogy & Golf
Some wonderful ideas on how to incorporate these two top reunion activities into your next reunion.

Reunion Planning Checklist
A good checklist, similar to wedding checklists, of things you will need to do take care of when planning your next family reunion, beginning six months to a year ahead of time.

Sharing Family Research at a Reunion
There are many ways to incorporate genealogy into reunion activities.  This article from Genealogy.com gives some good tips.

Thinking About a Reunion?
A good reason to take a trip!  Here's the skinny on family reunions from the founder and editor of Reunions magazine, Edith Wagner.

Using the Internet to Plan a Family Reunion
A wonderful guide to online reunion planning from Mindspring.com, except for the fact that they misspelled genealogy!

Warming Up the Family
This is a must-read article for anyone planning a family reunion.  Edith Wagner presents a great list of icebreakers to get things rolling and get people participating!

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