Family Reunion Forum
Older Pictures and Documents Fundraiser
I'm not sure if this idea will help anyone bring a 'lost' cousin into the reunions, but here is an idea your family historian might use. I have a very distant cousin I have not met face to face but she is connected to me by a grgrandma. An internet friend will send me information for funerals that she will see in the cities I am searching and the surnames I am only interested in. I forwarded this info to this cousin and it started a open door of communication. There will be no reunion for us but her memories have started to flowing. We family historians have extra documents and paperwork, and pictures in our files or can make 1 copy for a special reunion raffle/or auction for a 1 of a kind reunion book. Someone was looking for ways to raise money on this forum. Show something and include some pictures, documents or something that will spark interst and open up those wallets. Times are hard for everyone now. So you will have to let them know in a family newsletter that this will be happening at the reunion site. You want those family groups to pool their money's. Somebody is going to try to talk you out of something before and after this Auction. Be strong and impress that this is available only through the FUNDRAISERS. I'd like to hear how it works out. I know it will be fun.