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# Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Go to This Summer's Family Reunion on a Shoestring
Posted by Diane

Now’s the time to be thinking about this summer’s family reunion. You can glean a few tips from CNN’s article about holding reunions during tough times.

The March 2008 Family Tree Magazine (now mailing to subscribers) offers a special genealogy-on-a-budget section with professional researcher Maureen A. Taylor’s how-tos for genealogy travel on a shoestring. Here's a sneak preview:
  • Explore transportation, hotel and rental car options using a metasearch engine such as Farecast or Kayak, which search several travel sites at once. (Study the fine print for any added fees, though.)
  • Instead of putting up your whole group in a hotel, consider renting a residence through a site such as Cyberrentals.
  • Try to use public transportation instead of renting a car, especially in big cities. Ask your hotel or the visitors bureau Web site for information.
  • Scout out restaurants ahead of time and shop for gift certificates priced below face value at Restaurants.com (note any restrictions on usage) and eBay.
Get more planning help in FamilyTreeMagazine.com’s Reunions section and create kid-friendly get-togethers with advice from Family Tree Kids!


Family Reunions
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:54:31 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [1]