Our country’s birthday is soon; our family is coming for a BBQ & I have a long list of preparations. I have a guest list & a menu to check, bedrooms to freshen up & flower beds that need attention.
I also need to be ready to share our genealogy. Most of our guests are my Brown relatives. Before they come I will set up trifold display boards with our family history. Over the years I have made several boards, including:
· Browns on the Move; the migration of our family across several states
· Our Revolutionary War Soldiers; highlighting seven ancestors
· Soldiers form our Family; photos & lists of soldiers & sailors from many wars
· Pedigree Chart for my paternal grandmother; with photos & descendant charts
I surround myself with rulers, markers & glue and I remember the days I prepared displays for my classroom as I get ready for Independence Day. I want them to catch the eye of the family and temporally distract them from hot dogs and watermelon slices.
Each year I set up new & the old display boards. I like to see nieces & nephews & cousins examining the boards and using a finger to trace the lines of their particular branch of the family.
Do you have a yearly family gathering?
Do you have a format for sharing your genealogy findings?
Add a comment & share your ideas.