Do you have a box or several albums of old family pictures that you are not quite sure what to do with? Do you have letters and maybe other documents from your grandparents or great grandparents that are important to you to preserve and share? Are there family stories that need to be written down for your grandchildren? Or perhaps you just want to find out more about your ancestors and are not sure where or how to begin.
The UMRA Family History Interest Group started in October 2020. The idea is to learn how others have researched their family history and what they have done with the important pieces of their family history — how they have preserved it, how they have shared it and how they use it.
During 2023-2024 the UMRA Family History Interest Group will continue to meet by Zoom on selected Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Our sessions will be:
October 4, 2023: Growing up Revell — Marilyn deLong.
“After my mother and father died, for one of our continuing family reunions I asked everyone to write an essay for a booklet "Growing up Revell." This turned out to be a project where 3 generations participated.“
December 6, 2023: Family medical history records, Michelle Casey
February 7, 2024: FHIG cousins project, Craig Swan, et.al.
April 3, 2024: Involvement of family members in Social Change Movements, Vicki Gaylord and Craig Swan
May 15, 2023: Open Discussion, general questions, answers and sharing
Links to upcoming events, and resource handouts are below. See all Family History events and recordings, both upcoming and past.