When you make a family tree and research your ancestry one of the best parts is finding many distant relatives that you never knew about. Getting to know your distant relatives and finding out your lineage is not only important for your family, it can be lots of fun. Here are some top tips for connecting with all your distant relatives.
Disney World – If you have a lot of kids in your family, typical family reunions can be long and boring. Disney World and Disneyland are great parks that are fun for people of all ages. Disney World will give a chance for all the young children to get to know their distant cousins. The rides and shows and Disney World are also fun and entertaining for older adults. If people don’t want to spend all day in the park you can spend time with your family back at the hotel. There are also many nice dining options, so all your distant relatives can have a nice experience. Then you can top off the reunion by getting a giant family picture taken with Mickey Mouse.
Cruises – Cruises are always fun, spending time on a cruise with your distant relatives can be great. There are so many different activities that everyone will be happy. Cruises cater to all personality types and all different ages. Cruises often have programs for children so they will be taken care of and having fun while all the adults spend time with each other.
Houseboat Reunion – Everyone loves spending time on a lake. A lake is a perfect setting for a family reunion. The water provides plenty of entertainment for everyone. The younger relatives can water ski, and wake board. The older relatives can relax and fish. The perfect part about a houseboat reunion is every smaller family can rent a houseboat so you can spend the day with your distant relatives, but you can go and spend quiet alone time with your family at night.
Web Cameras on the Internet – When your distant relatives don’t have the time or money to all get together, the Internet is a great option. Almost everyone already has the Internet, and you can purchase web cameras inexpensively. Web Cams are great because everyone can get a chance to see and talk to each other without having to spend a lot of time. You can set up a time when everyone meets online once a week or once a month to talk about the latest news.
Family Update Letters – Some people send out letters with their Christmas cards updating people on their family, but this is a great way to find out more about your ancestry and connect with distant relatives. You can send out family update letters monthly to all your distant relatives keeping everyone updated on your children’s accomplishments and latest news. Letters are no match to getting to see your distant relatives in person, but when you can’t connect any other way, letters are a great option.
Getting together with distant relatives can be a lot of fun, you just need to make sure plan the right way for everyone to connect.