Saturday, May 21, 2016 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Hayden Library Diggin' It! An Open Forum: Sharing Family History
The program will be an open forum when everyone gets to share in the program and learn from each other.
This gives you an opportunity to be involved, bring up topics and brick walls you're struggling with or ignoring, learn new research techniques, and most importantly for you to reflect upon the content of the last five months. Evaluate your progress. Share your success.
Topic: 7 Golden Rules of Genealogy You've Never Heard Before taught by Kim Morgan
Q & A Panel of Experts: Brick Walls and Old Stumps Gone Forever
Individual Presentations, Group Projects and Exhibit Tables
What did you learn from our 5-month series on Albion's Seed and Mapping Religions?
Keeping Stories Alive. No Story Too Small
Great Moments In Genealogy
Games and Trivial Pursuit
Pitch-in refreshments (a Hillbilly Potluck!) Bring an old family recipe dessert or beverage. No moonshine, please.
Celebrating Mother's Day - A Tribute to Your Mother and Her Life A Table will be Reserved for Her History
Mother's Day – Bring a family photo or your mother's stories, a recipe, a tradition, or bring her favorite flower. Or write a letter to your mother. Why? Because even though it's nostalgic, the history of your family lives on in you and your memories. Respect the past. Honor your parents. This is your birthright.
Other Projects You Might Consider:
When Grandma Was a Girl: How has the family unit changed in the past 100 years.
YouTube teaching genealogy - Find a Video for us - no longer than 5-10 minutes.
Buy a map of the United States or the world and use stickers or pins to show where your ancestors lived and how they migrated.
At this time of year many are planning family reunions, so you can share activities you've done.
Great Moments In Genealogy. What are your best results? A 5-minute sharing on “great moments” in your genealogy research.
Bring a musical instrument or tell what instrument your ancestor play or songs from your ancestor's era.
Memorabilia. Bring treasured family mementos - historic photos, military medals, old jewelry, family Bibles, quilts, etc.
Family diary and letter reading: Read inspirational (or juicy) passages of old family diaries and letters.