A 21 day experiment you create to fit you! If none of the pre-made plans worked for you, no worries, here are some ideas to help you put together your perfect plan! Use our Connections Idea Generator for quick, fun, and easy ideas for connecting…
or pick from the categories below to find the perfect set of activities for you. Feel free to use any of the ideas from the pre-made plans also.
*All activities with a * require a FamilySearch account to participate in that activity.
If you don’t have one please set one up with a tree or find another activity for that day.
Visit the “About Me” plan for journal prompts. Pick and choose what you do.
Check out these journaling apps
Organize your photos: tag, label, and name them.
Scan some photos or documents.
Upload and attach photos to someone in your tree.
Select a random photo from your life, write a story about it (perhaps 7 years ago today).
Create a timeline of your life
Visit Record My Story for a lot of prompts. (You don’t need to record them there.)
Visit 52 stories for even more prompts. You can even post them on social media and use the #52stories
MyHeritage colorize pictures
Upload a photo, story, or recording to FamilySearch
Share a photo, story, or document with a family member
Print, frame and hang up an ancestor’s photo
Create a Google Photos Album: Add family pictures and include location tags or maps, add the story in the album and invite family to contribute
Interview living family members. Call a grandparent, ask them questions and record the phone call. (Find an Audio Call Recorder in your App library)
Write down a memory about a parent, grandparent or child. Connect it to your family member on your tree.
Create a family Facebook group, Instgram profile or blog. Ask questions and share stories with family here.
Build your Tree
Interview ancestors in your tree, see what’s missing
Call a living relative and verify information is correct on your tree
Index a batch of records
Find a new person to research and learn about
Search for an ancestor in books
Search for an ancestor in a newspaper
Search for an ancestor on Find-A-Grave
Answer messages in your genealogy sites (FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, etc.)
Write a message thanking someone for the work they’ve done
Index or review records on FamilySearch
Teach someone a skill you have
Write a letter to a family member
Family & Kid Activities
Check out Kid Educational Resources
Family Narrative activity – give each family member a 3×5 card and give them 60 seconds to write just three words that describe their family. Discuss what you write.
Watch Coco or Moana
Watch family videos
Create family videos (Edit)
Convert family videos
Download the Family History Family Guide and do the activities
Create a “Life Map” – grab a piece of paper and give each family member 2 mins to write down 5-10 life events that matter to them on one side. Flip the paper over and draw a map (like the board game Candyland) from the time they are born (beginning) until the current day (end). Then have them plot their experiences on the map and have them talk about why they chose those specific events.
Connections Idea Generator
Want a quick and easy way to connect today? Click below for a 5 minute idea that will help you connect with family past and present. We’re regularly adding new ideas so be sure to come back often.