Holding a Family History Event
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.