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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Monday, July 31, 2017

How To Start Planning A Family Reunion

One of the most challenging feats of planning a family reunion is getting it all organized. It's one thing to say what you want to do. It's quite another to make that reality. But following these simple steps can make all the difference.

1. Form a family reunion committee.
2. Include family members who are great motivators, leaders and hard workers.
3. Next brainstorm your family reunion theme, slogan, and associated activities.
4. Next delegate members of the committee to man departments typical of a big event. This may include your welcome department, food and drink department, entertainment department, genealogy research, and presentation, etc...
5. Meet periodically to update the group on the progress being made.

How do you rally the family and get everyone excited and involved?

How do you make cost-saving decisions?

How do you raise funds for the event?

What are some popular reunion games and activities everyone is sure to enjoy?

How do you plan a dignified reception dinner program that honors the elders and empowers the family?

For more help getting organized use the ever-popular family reunion planner and keepsake guidebook at that will help you get your most memorable reunion event up and running in no time. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Becoming A Family History Digger Part 1

Say what? Our mind, body, and spirit have ways of communicating with us that is not explained in main stream media or secular education books. Have you ever had an urge to eat something that does not normally appear on your weekly menu of preferred food items? Your body is likely telling you that you need to supplement your diet with a nutrient supplement vital to your continued good health.

Have you ever had a desire to travel to a certain city, state, country or island? The past may be calling out to you in ways you do not understand. After doing so many travelers found out they have genetic connections to the aboriginal inhabitants of the land.

Have you ever opened a box found in the attic, basement or garage and just started pulling everything out until you found a precious family heirloom you forgot you had that suddenly unlocked memory long forgotten? Sometimes those memories have a way of putting you back on track and solidifying goals once defined and principles followed by your better self.

Do you like to find hidden gems of truth and put that knowledge to work to better yourself, and empower your family? Who doesn't? The past may be calling out to you in ways you do not understand. Perhaps to become the family historian. Are you a digger? Now is a time of great ancestral enlightenment. Many genealogists realize that secular history books are not telling their story accurately. Is it time to find out the truth about who you really are? The four part series "Becoming Family Reunion Historian" will delve into the fascinating pastime of discovering and recording family history while revealing the challenges, solutions, treasures, and joys of being a family history digger. Get your family genealogy research and presentation forms ready for the biggest find of your life.

Keepsake genealogy research and presentation forms can be found in Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide and Keepsake book or ebook in PDF format and start digging up the treasures of the past. Go to and start digging.

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