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Family Reunions and Family Associations

Some of the topics you will need to address for a family reunion include: forming a committee, physical facilities, registration, family history, activities, food, finances, and program.

  • Anderson, Adrienne. Fun & Games for Family Gatherings, with a focus on reunions. San Francisco, California: Reunion Research, 1996.
  • Arrington, James. Aunt Pearl's Family Reunion Book: Personal Pointers on "How to 'Farley-up' Your Family Reunion" Reunion Book. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 1998.
  • Basirico, Laurence A. The Family Reunion Survival Guide: How to Avoid Problems with Your Family Without Avoiding Your Family. Burlington, North Carolina: Identity Pub., 2003.
  • Brown, Barbara. Family Reunion Handbook: A Guide for Reunion Planners. San Francisco, California: Reunion Press, 1996.
  • Clunies, Sandra McLean. A Family Affair, How to Plan and Direct the Best Family Reunion Ever. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003. A Family Affair gives you all the tools you need to plan the best family reunion ever. Resources include checklists, sample forms, Web sites for topics of special interest, and tips from others who have held successful reunions.
  • Crichton, Jennifer. Family Reunion: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Unforgettable Get-Togethers. Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 1998.
  • Duncan, Ed E. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Family Reunion.  Cleveland: Cleve-Coast Enterprises, 1993.
  • Family Reunion.  Plan the perfect family reunion.
  • Family Reunions.  Planning the perfect family reunion.
  • Family Reunions Calendar. Upcoming family reunions as listed on the National Genealogical Society website.
  • Hackleman, Phyllis A. Reunion Planner. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 1993, reprint 2005. A virtual A-to-Z guide on reunions.
  • Hartley, William G. Everything Family Tree Book. Holbrook, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation, 1998.
  • Morgan, George G. Your Family Reunion, How to Plan It, and Enjoy It. Orem, Utah: Ancestry Pub., 2001.
  • Ninkovich, Thomas. Family Reunion Handbook: A Complete Guide to Planning and Enjoying Family Reunions. 2nd edition. Betterway Books, 1998. Over 3,000 reunion planners were surveyed to provide information for this book.
  • Ninkovich, Thomas. Family Reunion Handbook: A Complete Guide for Reunion Planners. San Francisco, California: Reunion Research, 1998.
  • Reunion Tips. This Web site provides planning tips & information on products and resources for group reunions (family, school, and military).
  • Rose, Christine. Family Associations, Organization and Management, A Handbook for New and Existing Organizations. San Jose, California: Rose Family Organization, 1994.
  • Rose, Christine. Family Associations: Organization and Management. 3rd edition. Rose Family Association, 2001. This newly revised book is a handbook for new and existing organizations. Interest is high in forming family associations but before doing so some careful considerations and decisions can assure that yours is among the successful. This book assists those family groups yet not organized as well as providing active associations with new tips and ideas to keep the group active and successful.
  • Williams, Krystal G. How to Plan Your African-American Family Reunion. New York: Citadel Press, 2000.
  • Wisdom, Emma J. Family Reunion Organizer: Monthly Calendars, Planning Suggestions, Quotations, 1-800 Source Telephone Numbers, Space for Notes: Your Three-Year-In-One Reunion Notebook. Nashville, Tennessee: Post Oak Publications, 1992.