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Long Island’s Barci Family Celebrates Reunion

The following is from the August 2, 2014 edition of One hundred years after the first member of the Barci family emigrated to America, four generations gathered to remember their Italian roots and learn more about their history. On July 27, nearly 70 members of the extended Barci family attended a reunion at Belmont […]

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Scottish Pensioner United with Siblings After 70 Years

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 9, 2014 edition of A Scottish pensioner has been reunited with his long-lost brother and sister for the first time in 70 years. Grandfather William Rae, of Clochan in Moray, grew up with a foster family and spent decades trying to trace his […]

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Genealogists Needed for Global Family Reunion in 2015

The following press release was received from Thomas MacEntee: 26 February 2014: Genealogists at WikiTree, the free global family tree website, have teamed-up with best-selling author A.J. Jacobs to find cousin connections for the Global Family Reunion to be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. […]

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Your Family Reunion: How to Plan it, Organize It, and Enjoy It

Most family historian recognize not only the value of connecting with their ancestors, but also the critical value in establishing close bonds with their living family members. People grow up establishing bonds with parent and siblings, grandparents, aunt, uncles, and cousins. Some of these connections are close friendships and others are, well, part of the […]

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A Family Reunion is Genealogy Heaven

The following is by my friend, Edith Wagner, editor of Reunions magazine. Family history is the one thing everyone at a family reunion has in common. Celebrate it! If, as a genealogist, you’ve always wondered how to share the family history you’ve collected, your family reunion is a captive audience. Genealogists often originate reunions to […]

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A Long-Distance Holiday Reunion This Evening

I got the following note from my friend, Marlo Schuldt, this morning. It seems that they are having a holiday family reunion this evening, and Marlo is determined to involve his daughter and her family, who are away at medical school in Buffalo, New York. So he’s planning to involve them using his computer, television, […]

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Descendants of Stephen Tarpley Dedicate a New Headstone at Annual Reunion

Following is an excerpt from a good genealogy story found in the August 8, 2010 edition of The honored ancestor had 13 children and something in the area of 1800 descendants. For more than 75 years, the descendants of Stephen Tarpley have held family reunions, and this year, over the Fourth of July weekend, […]

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The Hess Family Reunion

Tuesday’s Davis County Clipper (the local bi-weekly her in Bountiful) had a short article in the Davis People section about the Hess Family Reunion which took place last week. The following is from the paper: Farmington – The Hess Family Reunion saw close to 200 people last week as people paid for histories and had […]

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