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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - February/March 2004
Family Reunions • Gatherings • Meetings

by Edith Wagner


After you’ve sent out reunion invitations, registration forms, order forms for t-shirts or memorabilia, the silence can often be deafening. No one’s sending in responses, orders nor even contacting you. Several approaches are in order. If you have a calling tree, now is the time to call it into action. Ask helpers to call and remind everyone of their responsibility to get orders and registrations in. Offer prizes to the first registration or order received, the first paid order or the largest one. Anything that smacks of incentive. Email is an excellent reminder vehicle at this point too.

But if literal hard copy, something to hold in their hands is called for, try postcards. Bright, attention getting, lowest postage (23¢) postcards. Reunions magazine has postcards that graphically remind that time is running out with space for your timely message. There are also cards that announce the date to save. Send reunion name, date, place and contact information and cards can be printed with your personalized message.

To get cost or see samples, send a stamped, self addressed envelope with your request to Reunions magazine, PO Box 11727, Milwaukee WI 53211; or call 800-373-7933 to charge your order.

These are reunions to look forward to.

March 4-7, 2004, Tucson AZ, at the motel with the Chicago White Sox during spring training. Bette Bunker Richards,;

Aug 8, 2004, Galva IL. Jeff or Donna Schlatter, 5106 N Roberts Rd, Peoria Heights IL 61616-5149;

Jonathan Cheathem Corley descendants. Aug 1, 2004, Forest Park, Shelbyville IL. Crystal Corley-Shoger,;

Cornish Cousins
13th Gathering of Cornish American Heritage Society, July 13-17, 2005, Mars Hill NC. Vivianne Trevithick Bradley, President Cornish Cousins of the South East, 265 Penwith Lane, Burnsville NC 28714; 828-675-5016.  or

Davis-Goode & Whitfield
Descendants of Albert Davis, Albert Goode Sr and Mary Goode-Whitfield. 48th annual. July 02, 2004, Oklahoma City OK. Andrew Hamlin Vice-President, 405-478-5007;

48th annual. July 23-25, 2004, Germanna Community College, Locust Grove VA. Thomas Faircloth, PO Box 279, Locust Grove,VA 22508-0279; 540-423-1700;

A researching reunion. July 30-Aug 1, 2004, Scottsburg IN. Steve and Jeannie Noe Carlisle,;

Self - Selph.
7th annual national gathering. Apr 22 -25, 2004, Montross, Hague, Warsaw and Tappahannock VA. Awards, door prizes, scholarship. Dan McCarthy.;

July 15-18, 2004, Adamsville AL. Sylvia Hannah Meincke, 386-673-0481;

Descendants of George Frederick Reter and Catherine Lins Reter. July 24, 2004 at Mt. Zion Church hall on Mt. Zion Road, Freeland MD. Ray Reter, PO Box 424, Timonium MD;

October 7-10. 2004, Hot Springs AR. Richard Tarvin, 513-231-3716;;

Veal, Carter, Williams and Thompson.
July 9-11 2004, New Orleans LA. Lettie Sabbs, 2449 E. 93th St, Chicago IL 60617.

July 22-25, 2004, Washington DC. Doris and Samuel Collins. 301-870-0852,

Returning to Louisiana, Aug 20-22, 2004. Contact 310-638-4226;

June 18-20, 2004, Sandwich MA. The family hopes Volume One of its new "Wing Genealogy" will be available at the reunion.


Free reunion listings at Send reunion name, date, place and contact information to Your listing will appear in current listings until after the reunion. Then, the information is moved to Reunion Archives to preserve the contact for people for your reunion in the future. If you prefer reunion information not be saved, you’re welcome to contact us after and we’ll delete it.

Want more?
For more reunion information, visit REUNIONS MAGAZINE at where you can request a free sample of REUNIONS MAGAZINE. Also see Reunions Workbook and Catalog and The Family Reunion Sourcebook by Edith Wagner (1999, Lowell House, Los Angeles) in bookstores. List your reunion (also free) by emailing info to If you wish to receive a monthly newsletter or reunion information and resources, send your request to

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