As the pandemic nears becoming ‘history’, I realized that our families missed annual reunions because of 2020’s mandatory “social distancing” and they are wavering on 2021 events. Moreover, since beginning my research, I’d become increasingly aware that heretofore unfamiliar lines ran such gatherings… but they have never become considerations in my planning.
Have you found a way to make Reunions into opportunities about which Gramps can nag you? Are there good methods to store them as future events & then convert them to sources of raw research materials?
I tried to come up with a good method. And here are my thoughts:
Create & share a ‘Reunion’ type event to each of the Family members on the planning committee with the Role of “Planner”. Those family members should already have contact info in their Addresses & Internet tabs. I have a ToDo note in my own profile with the Event linked. The Event has the Place & Date range and a planning Note with info about where to find attendee registration info.
After the Event, a future Reunion event is created and the just-past Reunion note is revised converting the registration note to contain info about information exchanged by attendees. (As is my ToDo note.) Then the old Event is shared to others family members with Attendee Roles.
I am experimenting with shared Membership Events for some of these Lineage Societies. (Like I had done for Lodges of Fraternal Organizations for ancestors.) And with Associations. Neither approach has been completely satisfactory.