Poll On The Right Sidebar Has Been Closed For “Have You Ever Attended A Family Reunion?”; Results Indicated

Hi Everyone!

It is amazing that about  2 months has passed on the life of the poll I had on the right sidebar of the blog since June 17, 2015.  It is time to move on!  I think a new poll question is in order!

The poll had asked the question “Have You Ever Attended A Family Reunion”?

The results of the poll showed the following from the 42 total respondents that took the brief time to provide their “Yes” or “No” response to the question.  The numbers show that 23 responses (54.76%) noted they have attended a Family Reunion  while 19 responses (45.24%) indicated they have not attended a Family Reunion.

I am actually surprised at the numbers showing that 54% have attended a Family Reunion.  I actually thought there would have been more indicating they have not attended a Family Reunion.  Not my scientific opinion,  just a gut feeling.  I have never attended a Family Reunion as of now.  Maybe I should have asked the question that if you attended one maybe you were the one that actually organized it!!  I hope that those that attended a Family Reunion felt that it was a wonderful experience to meet new cousins face-to-face.  Hope you were able to “share” family knowledge as well as to “receive” vast quantities of new information.

Think of ways to have a “family reunion” without having a formal “family reunion”.  I just attended a wedding celebration on one side of my family research.  Though not a “family reunion” it sure felt like one to me.  Lots of time to see plenty of cousins.  Plus, I was actually being sought out by one of my younger cousins who indicated she too has been doing some family research on our family line.  I was happy to have a lengthy conversation with her and know that we will be in touch in the future exchanging information!

On the less happy side of the ledger, wakes and funerals also often serve as those shorter-term “family reunions”.  Not as much fun as weddings, but it can still afford you the chance to connect with cousins and set up future contacts with many that you have not connected to.

I am always looking for a larger response than even that which I just saw!  So come on down ——  affix your opinion as a “Yes” or “No” when so asked to the varied polls on different topics in the world of genealogy and family history research.  Your answers count.

I plan on putting up a new poll rapidly.  Come back for that one to see the new question being asked.

A big thank you to all of those that took the time to respond to this just recently closed poll.  Take a look at the results of that poll to satisfy your own curiosity.

Don’t forget to visit my Poll Archives as part of this blog.  Look for the link at the top of the homepage of the blog where it simply says “Poll Archives”.  In here you will find the statistical results of the 21 previously active polls in addition to the poll that is generally “active”.  If you were not aware of this Archive, you may want to visit to see what all the previous polls were about.

Here is a direct link to the Poll Archives at my blog:

Poll Archives At Tony’s Genealogy Blog At The Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL)

Get ready for another poll ……………………..SOON!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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