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Re: 1st Family Reuinion
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Welcome to the problems of getting folks to communicate. They hear you, but just don't feel the need to respond--UNTIL you come up with something that could be bragged about. I was a organizer of my 1st family reunion. Lord! that was a headache. 2 aunt's decided I was trying to destroy the family, they put me out of THEIR Family, Yeh Right!! We hadn't come together in over 25 years and the next generation of cousins didn't even know who their cousins were. I had been working on the family tree since 1998, the reunion was 2000 and had called senior member's and tried to get information. Went to workshops to learn how to make a reunion booklet that would be informative and not a bunch of names of deceased members. Sent out sample pages to show what I was doing. Still no response. So what I did was, the cousins who were interested in what I was doing became the recipients of a book with pictures next to those deceased names. They paid for the cost of creating the book. Family who did not respond had to look at those books. I did not make any more books. You just have to do what your heart and the 'ancestor's have spoken to you' to do. Don't give up and never stop. You have been chosen.