Virtual Family Reunion – David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert

SESSION: NGS2104-SP-15 TRACK: Sponsored

SPONSORED BY: American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society

Virtual Family Reunions in 2021 will allow you to share and gather genealogical data, and keep in contact with distant family members. In the past year the world has not had the opportunity to often connect with their families. Living in the digital age has given us a unique opportunity to stay in touch by email, social media, and virtual meetings.

This presentation will help you reach out and plan a “Virtual Family Reunion” this year. We will also cover how to best use social media on the platform to preserve and share your family stories, photographs, and even recipes. How many times have you had a photo and you were not sure who it was? Using a social media family group on Facebook you can ask the opinion of others. You can pick a relative and ask others to share family stories about them. The interaction of chatting live with cousins versus sending a letter in the mail will aide you in your research questions. You can quickly find out about family events such as births and marriages within your greater family. We will discuss scheduling the reunion and keeping a record of the reunion on your Facebook or YouTube channel. We will address “Beyond the Reunion” where we will offer strategies on how to maintain interest in your online family group on social media beyond your first virtual reunion. This will include engaging family members in a genealogical project. The application platforms for your “Virtual Family” reunion we will be demonstrated on both Zoom and Skype.

BIO: David Allen Lambert has been at NEHGS since 1993 and is currently chief genealogist. An international speaker, author, and is co-host of Extreme Genes Radio and Podcast.


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The Virtual NGS 2021 On-Demand! Viewing Starts 15 June

This lecture series is available to view from home on your computer or mobile device and offers you the opportunity to develop exceptional genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of on-demand webinars from NGS’s expert conference speakers. On-Demand! packages of audio-visual lectures are now available for purchase.

Select from the 20 or 40 On-Demand! lecture packages with over 85 sessions to choose from. Watch starting 15 June 2021 through 31 December 2021. Both packages come with access to two full days of NGS 2021 Live! from 19-20 May 2021, the virtual conference syllabus, and sponsored bonus sessions. Plus, view the sessions from NGS 2021 Live! and any sessions you did not choose from the breakouts (nine more) beginning 15 June. All sessions will be closed captioned.


To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week-long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference and download a copy of the program brochure.