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Re: Family Reunion Planning Software

Thanks Webguru for the link back to your June 2006 message. Cute little young family on the home page of the family reunion organizer. I notice that Mr. Spiffy endorses this software.
I hope that the editors will add more information regarding family genealogy at the site or on the software ad. We would love to hear your experiences regarding putting together a family reunion event or tips regarding digging up your family lineage and such.

You probably noticed my work out there as well. I am a landscape, portrait and graphic artist, craftsmen, storybook writer/illustrator, web developer and software designer. I have completed over 10 family oriented software/template planners with supportive website and tutorials. Having been on the planning and organizing end of weddings, assemblies, conventions and family reunions of every kind I tend to favor what Brenda and I have come to value in a planner/organizer.

Timeline preparation tips and checklists are high on this list. But now-a-days families are doing things that many family could not afford to. African Safaris, Genealogy based town and homestead tours, Exotic vacation cruises and such. Getting the family together to raise money for these events has also changed. Now techy families hold fund raising auctions online.

Share online calendars complete with url linkage and photo album help everyone keep up. I think this should be taken into consideration when planning and organizing a reunion.

I must say that AfriGeneas has been a source of inspiration for me and so many others. Genealogy planning resources such as these helps us take a more serious look at our rich family and spiritual heritage from Africa to America. And what a rich and coloful Kaleidoscope of culter we have to show for it.

It's easy to lose track of priorities in life. Helping family stay afloat and being there for them raises awareness of the value of life and that makes it all worthwhile. I try to get this accross in my work, but more importantly to my family. My father and mother are still together and though they are quickly aging they still have a spark in thier eyes and deep love in their hearts for each other and everyone they know. Every now and then I will read something mentioned on this board and run to share it with them only to open up the door to fascinating information about my family, culture and changing times I might never have discovered.

My son, Jon is newly married to a fine daughter-in-law(an artist like myself). My son Chris is just settling down with another artsy, crafty young lady. Brenda and I love them both. They have good motives and high morals.

I look forward to grandfathering and putting what morsels of learned wisdom before them. Mostly in my art, on t-shirts, in my story books and greeting cards, in web resources and software. I have to admit, I love my family and my work and I'm sure it shows. Brenda and I especially appreciate this fine resource. Thanks Afrigeneas everywhere!

- Mark

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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