Family Organization Newsletters
By Dale E. Lee
OK. I feel a little silly. I don’t know why I didn’t think if it before. I’m sure someone somewhere else has, but it’s still a good idea.
I’ve been writing a newsletter for some time now, to help up and coming Family Historians. But today the thought struck me, why don’t I suggest Family Organizations create their own newsletter? Although you may already have a Family Organization, you may not have thought about creating a newsletter for it.
There are many benefits to creating a Family Organization Newsletter.
Here are the top 10 reasons for creating and maintaining a Family Organization Newsletter:
- The newsletter can encourage distant members of the family to get involved in sharing with the extended family.
- It encourages members of the family to contribute when new births or significant events happen.
- It spreads exciting news on breakthroughs in family research.
- It encourages the family to update their contact information, so they can subscribe to the newsletter.
- It provides a platform for publishing short personal histories of interest from your ancestors.
- It encourages members to support the Family History research effort.
- It provides a means of sharing useful websites and resources.
- It can include trivia games and information specific to the extended family.
- It allows the family to be notified of changes in Family Organization Leadership.
- And Family Members can share pictures from Family History vacations to sites significant to the extended family.
If you have a Family Organization, a newsletter can be a valuable addition to the organization. If you don’t, it may be a good way to encourage the Family to start one, as they share their heritage and current events. And it can be useful in preserving important events of the extended family over time.
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