Genealogy retreats are all the rage now and you are going to want to jump on the band wagon. It’s just another way to enjoy your most favorite hobby in a unique way that typically includes games, food, and lots of laughter. Read along to learn more!
Genealogy: The Conference
Genealogy conferences and workshops have been the standard for learning how to research your family history. We sit in packed lecture halls with our eyes glued to the PowerPoint up on the screen. We try to glean as much information from leaders in our field as we possibly can. Sometimes, it’s like taking a drink from a water hydrant!
Genealogy conferences and workshops aren’t for everyone. Personally, I love them, but the new, young, budding genealogist may not. Instead, these newbies are opting for spending their time at genealogy retreats.
Genealogy Retreats are Packed with Fun
I started noticing mentions of genealogy retreats on Instagram about a year ago. I was intrigued. Their focus was of course genealogy or genealogy related subject matter, but the venue was much more relaxed. They had decorations, games, food, and well, it looked like a party! I have always wanted to learn more.
At RootsTech this past February, I had my chance. I met up with my old college friend, Hilarie Robinson from LegacyTale. I learned that she and her husband are holding their very first genealogy retreat coming up in April. The event is called The Family Storytelling Retreat.
Imagine for a moment, you and your mother, sisters, or daughters, getting together to talk genealogy and family history for 2 days in a fun and relaxing way. Even my mother and sisters (who are not genealogy fans…cue eye roll) would love it!
The Family Storytelling Retreat will offer you:
- Memory making in new ways;
- Family storytelling to strengthen relationships;
- Personal growth and healing as you reflect on blessings and challenges in your life;
- Proven writing and interviewing strategies for capturing family stories;
- and a special presentation from Twile. [Twile has been named one of the 50 up-and-coming genealogy sites in the UK and their unique visual timeline will make sharing your family history fun for all ages.]
If you want to attend The Family Storytelling Retreat, here are the details:
April 28 and 29, 2017
St. George, UT
Friday 3-6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The retreat will take place at the Crystal Inn, 1450 Hilton Drive in St. George. Hotel rooms are available onsite at a special reduced rate for Legacy Tale participants. Ask for rate code LT2017 when you call the hotel at 435-688-7477.
Included with the retreat, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch on Saturday, catered by Magleby’s. Other meals are on your own, but a full breakfast is provided for hotel guests.
Attendees will also receive a hand-lettered gift provided by WritingintheStillness.com, where artist Jamie is changing the world through words!
Conclusion and Where to Find other Genealogy Retreats in Your Area
If you don’t live near St. George, Utah, but you are interested in learning and participating in genealogy retreats and the like, visit The Conference Keeper at www.conferencekeeper.org. This free website is dedicated to listing all the upcoming genealogy events, conferences, scholarships, and contests from all over the world. Just choose your country and locale and see what’s going on in your neck of the woods!
[Full disclosure: I am an affiliate partner with LegacyTale and Twile and receive compensation for ticket sales.]