Locations

The main reunion will be held in New York on the grounds of the legendary 1964 World’s Fair.

There will also be dozens of simultaneous satellite parties all over the world, from Salt Lake City to Bulgaria, from Texas to New Zealand. If you are interested in being involved in a branch party, please read our Branch Party FAQ and complete the Branch Party Interest Form.

THE MAIN EVENT

The New York event will take place at the New York Hall of Science, which is one of the top science-themed museums in the world.  The GFR will take place inside the museum (which holds 5,000 people) and on the sprawling 11-acre fields outside (which can hold 10,000 additional cousins). The New York Hall of Science is a 20-minute subway ride from Grand Central Station and offers convenient parking. Among the 450 hands-on, interactive exhibits that will be open to Global Family Reunion attendees:

  • A mini-golf course with an interplanetary theme.
  • A Science playground that includes slides, climbing nets, fog machines and a giant lever.
  • An amphitheater that will host talks, films and presentations related to ancestry and family.
  • A Sports Challenge exhibit, including a pitching cage where a radar gun will measure the speed of your throws, and a surfing simulator.
  • An arm-wrestling machine.
  • A Design Lab where you can create movies, build structures and 3-D print objects.
  • Rocket Park, where you can see Gemini Titan II, Mercury Capsule and more.
  • And hundreds of other attractions. Take it from a cousin: You will not be bored.

BRANCH PARTIES (open to the public)

Here is a partial list of branch parties. These are open to the public for anyone to attend. For details contact the hosting organizations directly.  More coming soon!

United States

Big Spring Park (Free of Charge)
Huntsville, Alabama
http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/

Medal of Honor Park 
Hosted by Irish Network Mobile Bay
Mobile, Alabama
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fight-alzheimers-at-the-global-family-reunion-hosted-by-irish-network-mobile-bay–tickets-16630133176

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Free of Charge)
Anthem, Arizona
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576385902600630/

Southern California Genealogical Society’s 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Burbank, California
www.scgsgenealogy.com

C. E. Smith Museum of Anthropology at California State University, East Bay
Hayward, California (26 miles from San Francisco)
http://class.csueastbay.edu/anthropologymuseum/Home_Page.php
http://www.facebook.com/C.E.SmithMuseum

Burley Family History Center (Free of charge)
Burley, Idaho
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Burley_Idaho_Family_History_Center

Peoria County Genealogical Society (Free of charge)
Peoria, Illinois
Our genealogy society will host the Family Reunion at our general meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Peoria Public Library, North Branch, 3001 West Grand Parkway, Peoria, IL. 61615  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
wwwusgennet.org/usa/il/county/peoria1

Allen County Public Library (Free of charge)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
www.ACPL.Info
www.GenealogyCenter.org
http://www.GenealogyCenter.org/docs/global

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
Zionsville, Indiana
http://sullivanmunce.org/

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Western Michigan Genealogical Society (Free of charge)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
http://wmgs.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/923560021041270/

Detroit Metro Global Family Reunion
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
Farmington Hills, Michigan
http://treasurechestofmemories.com/resources/global-family-reunion/

Blue Earth County Library
Mankato, Minnesota
http://www.beclibrary.org

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center (Free of charge)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Contact Peggy Mouser: plmouser@yahoo.com

Midwest Genealogy Center (Free of charge)
Independence, Missouri
http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy

Alamogordo Public Library (Free of Charge)
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Baha´’ı´ Faith of Anthony Texas/New Mexico (Free of charge)
Anthony  Texas/New Mexico
http://digie.org/

Ohio Genealogical Society (Free of charge)
Bellville, Ohio (45 minutes north of Columbus)
http://www.ogs.org

Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, Ohio
https://www.wrhs.org/

Dallas Public Library
Dallas, Texas
http://www.dallaslibrary.org/

El Paso Museum of History
10-2pm
510 N  Santa Fe Street
El Paso, Texas  79901
contact Wacinque AK BeMende wabrhino@hotmail.com
Facebook

Fort Bliss Family Resiliency Center
10-2pm
Bldg 250 Club Road
Fort Bliss,  Texas 79916
contact Wacinque AK BeMende wabrhino@hotmail.com
Facebook

McCall Neighborhood Center
4-6pm
3231 East Wyoming Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79903
contact Wacinque AK BeMende wabrhino@hotmail.com
Facebook

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research / Houston Public Library (Free of charge)
Houston, Texas
http://houstonlibrary.org/location
/clayton-library-center-genealogical-research

San Antonio, Texas
https://www.facebook.com/AlamoTerritoryGlobalFamilyReunion

Magna Utah South Stake (Free of charge)
Magna, Utah

Family History Library (Free of charge)
Salt Lake City, Utah
https://familyseahttps://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Global_Family_Reunion_Block_Party_at_the_Family_History_Libraryrch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library

St. George FamilySearch Library (Free of charge)
St. George, Utah
Contact: Julie Hammons (julieorama@gmail.com)
http://www.genealogynow.org/

Kenosha Family History Center (Free of charge)
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Chickasaw Cultural Center (Free of charge)
http://chickasawculturalcenter.com/

Cherokee Nation (Free of charge)
Cherokee Heritage Center, Parkhill, OK
www.cherokee.org

AFRICA

Mauritius
For details contact Gabby Salazar: gabby.r.salazar@gmail.com

CANADA

Grande Prairie Public Library (Free of charge)
Alberta, Canada
http://www.gppl.ab.ca/

MEXICO

Sociedad Genealogica y de Historia Familiar de Mexico (Genealogia de Mexico)
Juarez Academy in Nueva Casas Grande, Chihuahua, México
http://www.Genealogia.org.mx

Sociedad Genealogica y de Historia Familiar de Mexico (Genealogia de Mexico)
Library in Monterrey, México
http://www.Genealogia.org.mx

Sociedad Genealogica y de Historia Familiar de Mexico (Genealogia de Mexico)
Library in Puerto Vallarta, México
http://www.Genealogia.org.mx

Sociedad Genealogica y de Historia Familiar de Mexico (Genealogia de Mexico)
Principal PLAZA in Torreon, México
http://www.Genealogia.org.mx

NEW ZEALAND

Southland Branch of the New Zealand Genealogical Society/
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Invercargill, New Zealand
Free of charge. Requesting donations of toiletries and cleaning items for homeless
https://www.facebook.com/events/1586419684964798/

SOUTH AMERICA

The Ramos Family 
Cusco, Peru
For details contact Willy Ramos: weramos@gmail.com

The Ramos Family 
Lima, Peru
For details contact Willy Ramos: weramos@gmail.com

HOUSE BRANCH PARTIES

If you can’t make the New York Reunion, or a Public Branch Party Event, then consider gathering your closest (proximity wise) family for a House Branch Party (reunion) of your own! You can stream our great programming, challenge yourselves in three-legged races and pie-eating contests, and send us your family photo to get counted in the Global Family Reunion grand total! Here’s a partial list of House Branch Parties. More to come!

The Snow-DeCouto Family
New Brunswick, Canada

VIRTUAL BRANCH PARTIES (online)

Second Life
The Global Family Reunion in Second Life, the virtual world 
Address: The GFR Park in Just Genealogy, Wollah, SecondLife.
For details on attending: http://globalfamilyreunion.com/all-about-the-second-life-branch-party/ or email Tami Glatz al tglatz@gmail.com

WikiTree
Google+ Hangout on Air
http://www.wikitree.com
Details coming soon.

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