Here is a great idea. Because everybody has a story to tell and to retain for future generations, as reported on Mlive.com, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum will host a Family History Camp the week of June 23-27. Adults and children can attend the week long practicum that will immerse them in such tricks of the trade as instructions in interviewing techniques; collecting and preserving family photographs and documents; using digital media for collecting and storing data; creating a family tree; and developing a family Web site. This might also be a great idea for those so-called "staycations" now gaining in popularity with gas prices so high and keeping us closer to home, for reunions, or any community or organization looking for summer activities.
For those interested in the Kalamazoo event, the event has a limited enrollment. Call the museum at 373-7965 or visit www.kalamazoomuseum.org for details about registration.