01 June 2015

Global Family Reunion (6 June 2015)

There’s a new event taking place on June 6th called Global Family Reunion.

The Global Family Reunion will have more than 30 wonderful speakers, including Henry Louis Gates, Dr. Oz, CeCe Moore and Joshua Taylor. We've got genealogy games, trivia and seminars. We even have Sister Sledge singing the ultimate genealogy anthem: "We are family."

The goal of the Global Family Reunion is threefold:

1) Incite a passion for genealogy worldwide
2) Raise awareness that we are all part of the human family and should treat each other with kindness.
3) Help fight Alzheimer's, which robs us of our family memories (all proceeds from the event go toward fighting the disease).

... The main event is in New York City. And there are more than 30 branch parties all around the country.

To learn more about the Global Family Reunion, you can read a New York Times article Are You My Cousin?, or listen to a TED talk (A.J. Jacobs) and/or a RootsTech keynote (Saturday session – scroll down page to almost the bottom).

Here is a list of the around-the world branch parties.

The main event requires you to pay an admission fee.  Full details can be found on the Global Family Reunion website. 

Will you or someone you know be going? 

Editor’s Note: We’ve previously blogged about TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) in this post, New StoryCorps App (FREE) -- Your "story" could end up archived with the Library of Congress

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