Pat Bravender spoke at our meeting on Saturday, January 5th about a topic that is probably not heard often – Establishing Kinship Using Family Reunion Announcements. Our speaker presented a program based on her article of the same title in the spring 2012 issue of American Ancestors (NEHGS) which you can download and read at http://works.bepress.com/patricia_bravender/6/.  Pat told the group how reports of family reunions in local newspapers are important and often-overlooked sources of family history that can provide valuable information about family members and relationships. Pat offered tips to help you find family reunion records for your own family.

Pat’s handout  is available here: Source of Family Reunion Information (Pat Bravender)