09 April 2016

Family History Fair

After Christmas I took a little break from doing genealogy as actively. It's been a nice break, but now it's time to get back to work. I am a family history consultant for our local genealogy center in an LDS chapel. At the end of the month we are having a community Family History Fair.


I have been doing some displays for the fair, and informational handouts (and I made the above flyer).

I thought I'd share here on the blog some of the things being displayed at the fair.

Post fair update:
Here are some pictures from the fair, before people arrived. We only did one actual class, and the rest of the fair was just open for people to come and go. We had displays set up in different rooms, a photo area, a photo/document scanning area, a room for recording memories (audio and/or visual interviewing), and had a few computers set up for people to use Relative Finder and see if they are related to anyone famous.
It was a small event, but we had people come and go pretty steadily throughout the day. Being the first time any of us had ever done an event like this, it was a learning experience, but great fun. I look forward to doing it again next year and be even more prepared and have lots of ideas of things to improve upon. Hopefully we keep getting bigger and better each year.

Mobile bulletin board that was in the church foyer for a couple weeks advertising the event









Photo booth area

Kids room. There were coloring pages and old timey style games

We had little stickers people could put on the map to show where their family was from