Kathy, another Family History Consultant, and I have decided to have a monthly Family History group called “Family Ties”. We wanted this to be more than just a class on “how to do your genealogy.” So, we decided to have our first meeting as a brainstorming event to decide what topics the others are interested in. Below are just a few of ideas Kathy and I have come up with and I wanted to share them with you. Can you think of topics we did not think of? Please share them with me at the Bellaonline Genealogy Forum. I would love to hear of your ideas and suggestions. Have you had a similar program in your area? Tell me what you did; the pros and cons of it.
As we hold these activities in the upcoming months, I will report back to you on the topics discussed and what we learned from each other. I look forward to your input as well.
- Genealogy Journaling
- Scripture Journaling
- Research Basics-absolute beginners
- Beginning computer skills
- Familysearch Indexing
- PAF or other software programs
- Scrap Booking
- Taking care of heirlooms (antiques, photos, old clothing, etc)
- Old recipes or cooking like our ancestors cooked
- Free family website or family blog
- How to use Photobucket, or similar web program
- Maps, Migration & Immigration
- How to use Google for searching your ancestors
- Serving a Genealogy Mission (this is a calling)
- How to use ancestry.com
- Temple related topics using the new Temple Ready
- How to plan or participate in a family reunion
- Crafts: framing a pedigree or lacy crocheted item, etc.
- Ohana site and their webinars
- Temple Trip with Dinner
- Magazine or Book night on family history
- Talk about the wars (briefly) and how they may help us understand and discover our ancestors
- Genealogy Field trip to local library (Memphis, FHC or TN Genealogical Society)
- How to use other genealogy related sites such as New.Familysearch.org, etc.
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