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Family Reunion Planning Kit for Dummies

Family Reunion Planning Kit for Dummies

Cheryl Fall

ISBN: 978-1-118-06968-4

May 2011

324 pages



This is the most complete reference to planning a family reunion!

The accompanying CD features planning tools, genealogy software, and more!

Don't be without this step-by-step guide that walks you through everything you need to know about planning a successful family reunion. You'll find out all about tracking down lost" family members, deciding what type of event to have, coordinating entertainment,food, lodging, and more! The CD-ROM includes genealogy shareware designed specifically to assist you in doing a thorough search for all your relatives, plus templates for tracking expenses, menus, RSVP's, addresses, lodging assignments, family data, and more. Plus, this kit includes dozens of checklists to ensure that you've thought of every detail!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


PART I: Gathering the In-laws and the Outlaws.

Chapter 1: It's All Relative.

Chapter 2: Playing Family Detective.

Chapter 3: Calling on the Clan.

PART II: Getting into the Nitty-Gritty of Reunion Planning.

Chapter 4: Figuring Out When, Where, and How Much.

Chapter 5: Planning for a Barbecue, Buffet, or Blowout.

Chapter 6: Preparing for the Family.

PART III: Keeping Everyone Busy.

Chapter 7: We're All Here . Now What?

Chapter 8: Bridging the Generation Gap with Games.

Chapter 9: Establishing Family Traditions.

PART IV: After the Reunion.

Chapter 10: All's Well That Ends Well.

Chapter 11: Keeping in Touch and Gathering Feedback.

Chapter 12: Putting Your New Skills to Good Use.

PART V: From Branches to Roots: Researching the Family Tree.

Chapter 13: Getting into Genealogy.

Chapter 14: Exploring a World Full of Records.

Chapter 15: Separating Family Fact from Fiction.

Chapter 16: Partnering with Your 'Puter.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Lessons in Family Dynamics.

Chapter 18: Ten Terrific Reads.

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Preserving Family Treasures.

Chapter 20: Ten More Great Reunion Ideas.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: About the CD.

Appendix B: Terrific Internet Resources.

Appendix C: Departments of Tourism.

Appendix D: Betty Crocker Recipes.


Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.