Hope everyone had a great time this weekend. I know I did. All the Photo that I have were upload on July 6th. If you have more photos that you would like to add, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I have also made several updates and additions to the family tree. I will update the genealogy page very soon. I will also edit and upload video clips taken over the weekend soon.
I would like to thank Pat and her family for all their hard work and hosting a great reunion weekend. God bless.
We have just added a copy of our family tree with about 389 members. It can be downloaded from the genealogy page of our web site. It starts with our oldest known relative Joseph Brown born 1827 in North Carolina.
It is a work in progress, so feel free to contact me for any additions or corrections. I would love to hear from you. God Bless.
As you probably know by now the brownfamilyreunion.org web site sent out a large
number of e-mails overnight. I sincerely apologize for this mistake. I uploaded
a new family tree program overnight and the site automatically sent out an
update for every person upload. The automatic updates have been deactivated and
you should not receive any more updates. If it makes you feel any better I got the same e-mail one two personal accounts.
As you all know the 2011 Family Reunion will be held in beautiful Toledo, Ohio. The dates are Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th.
Due to the economic downturn we are planning to have as much fun for as little money as possible.
We want as many people to attend as possible, so we are asking each group of families to get creative and make sure they have as much participation as possible.
By creative we mean, garage sales, bake sales, raffles, etc. to help family members that might not be able to attend otherwise. However, we will not sacrifice tradition.
- Pat Parker – email@example.com
Just click on the the 2011 Event Info tab at the top of the page for full details.
If you didn’t make it to this years’ reunion in California you missed a great time. I have posted over a hundred pictures documenting our activities for your enjoyment. If you have any pictures you would like to add like the meet and greet night in particular. Please send pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Soon I will be posting some video clips from the reunion as soon as I finish sifting through five days of video. I have also put together a family tree that I will post soon. I’m trying to fill in a few gaps in the information I have. So expect to hear from me soon with family history questions. Any help with this project would be greatly appreciated.
I would like to send a special thanks to Otis Brown, Betty Douglas and all those who played a part in planning a great reunion. To all those who selected a pen pal, lets follow through on a great and important idea. I hope to see all of you in Ohio (2011).
Mark your calenders! It’s time again in 2010 for an awesome family reunion. Let’s get prepared to celebrate our Brown Family legacy & have a fabulous time together. If you haven’t attended a reunion in the past you really don’t want to miss this one. This reunion will be a treat to remember. We hope, for every family member’s attendance because your presence at the reunion is important. This is a great opportunity for family who haven’t met, to meet each other. We will have delicious food, exciting activities and lots of fun and games for all ages. Check out the tag marked 2010 Event Info for more details.
ATTENTION FAMILY: The Reunion letter that was mailed listed the website at www.brownfamilyreunion.com instead of .org. Please help spread the word.
I loved it because I could feel the energy and happiness of all the people. I met friendly people from all over the country. Just the idea of being one of two million people together in fellowship for one single cause. The crown I was with was having a great time and were a lot of fun to be with. The only part I disagreed with was the booing of George Bush when he was introduced. Regardless of how we feel about him, you still have to respect him as our president. I was deeply disappointment in the reaction of some of the people on the bus who spent the entire trip back home complaining about the cold and the inauguration in general because they were not able to get close enough to see the swearing in first hand. It felt they missed the whole point and spirit of the trip. It was a time of celebration and reflection. Whether you were able to get close enough to see the swearing in or not, you should take the time to meet some of the people around you and make some new connection with people who feel the same as you or they wouldn’t be there. Check out the pictures I took under the Photo Album tab.