Monday, June 1, 2015

Family Reunion Season Is Early This Year: The Global Family Reunion


A.J. Jacobs is a cousin of the Ancestry Insider

When does your extended family usually get together? The Henry Hendricks Family, who get together every five years, is meeting 31 July and 1 August this year. That seems to be about the time that most of my reunions are held. I think I estimated once that Henry, born in 1730 in New Jersey, probably has 20,000 living descendents. If all of them come, we might overrun the venue.

Coming even sooner is an even bigger reunion. And it's your family's. And you are invited!

Remember A.J. Jacobs and the Global Family Reunion? (See my "RootsTech/FGS 2015 Keynote: We Are All Cousins.") We're all invited. But if we were all to show up Saturday at the New York Hall of Science, we'd overrun the venue! To accommodate everyone, branch events are being held all over. See a list on the Global Family Reunion website.

The FamilySearch Family History Library (FHL) is hosting one of the branch events. They are hosting a block party from 10:00 am to 2 pm, this Saturday, 6 June 2015. They will have free activities including:
  • Live streaming of the Global Family Reunion event from New York
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Bounce houses, a rock wall, and carnival games
  • Library tours and classes
  • Storytelling and face painting
Food and snow cones will be available for purchase.

For more information about the FHL event, see "The Global Family Reunion Block Party at the Family History Library" on the FamilySearch blog.

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