here are lots of events that can help you further the work by encouraging others to attend and learn how to document the lives of their families. Here are a few successful ideas we have used.
TACO OR BAKED POTATO BAR - fun ! just have everyone bring 1 bowl of their favorite topping. cheese, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, chopped olives,
Invite everyone to bring their favorite topping to tacos or have a baked potato bar
- 3 crock pots of taco meat (3 family history members donated),
- 12 dozen tortillas from Smart N Final (3 family history members each brought 4 dozen - about 4.00 each)
- and a cake from Costco (1 family history member donated 16.00)
- We used the Wards supply of paper plates, cups for water and forks/napkins
Stations: We set the food up at one end of the cultural hall with about 6 round tables and chairs in the middle. In a U shape at the other end of the Cultural Hall were different stations:
1 - Ward Clerk with his laptop and ability to give people their member numbers.
2 - Table for Family Search to sign up for a family tree
3 - Table for Partner Access - to sign up for $700.00 of free software.
Overflow: One long kids table and chairs - we put a Family History Game "Find a Name..." on the middle, along with Family HIstory Coloring books and crayons. We also put card stock and an embosser that embosses the stock in a puzzle shape. After they color a picture of their family, they can break it into puzzle pieces and put it into a zip log bag to take home - fun to put together and take apart.