Experience Connection: Here's How

Experience the power of family connections past, present, and future with the 21 Day Family Connections Experiment.  Start here with this introductory video . . .


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Come join our community!  Share learning experiences and connect with new ways of making family history more accessible in your everyday life.

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As a member of our community you have access to free and exclusive resources for connecting; be sure to check them out!


21 fun, engaging and unique activities to help you connect


See what evidence exists to support the power of connection


See our past experiment results and participant experiences


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Learn who we are and explore the why behind this experiment


Quick and easy ways to connect with your family in 5 minutes or less


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Participants to Date!

Do you like to be Happy?

Great news! You’ve found the Family Connections Experiment!

This is not your typical scientific experiment. It’s an experiment for you to measure your happiness while intentionally connecting with family past and present. 

Evidence suggests that those who have more connection in their lives live longer, are more resilient, deal with stress better and are even more happy.

Here’s how it works…

First, select “Count Me In” to join the experiment.  Enhance your experience by entering your email to receive our how to guide.  Be sure to check your inbox for your new How-to Guide full of resources for you and your family.  Each month there will be a fun new theme and loads of new tools for connecting.  Each theme includes 21 daily prompts for fun and easy connection ideas. You’ll also get a survey to help test our theory and gauge your progress.  Best of all, everything’s always free. Thanks to our awesome community!

So next, be sure to connect with the community. Invite friends and family to participate with you.  Connect with us on social media and even contribute your own ideas to the project.  We’re always building.

I know what you’re thinking…but wait? I’m not sure I have time for this.

Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes a day to boost your mood, connect with your family, and experience more happiness. You’ll probably find that you’re already doing it. We’re just here to help you record your experience, be more intentional, and expand your horizon.

The Family Connections Experiment is redefining family history!  It’s connecting with the past, present and the future.

So click “count me in” and come experiment too!

That's A Wrap!

We've concluded our experiment!

Thank you for participating! We've loved connecting with you!

We want to keep our resources available as long as possible, and will continue to do so while the funds last. Our products and digital downloads will also remain available through the end of the year, these funds will be used to support the website, so be sure to grab them soon. 


Complement your 21day experiment with Your DNA Guide—the Book. It takes you step-by-step through the various ways of using DNA to answer questions about your origins.


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Receive daily emails with your daily plan prompts and information about other events and connection opportunities.

CLICK HERE and enter your email address to be added to this email list.



Receive a text before events.

TEXT the message @FCE-Events to the number 81010.  *If you have trouble, try texting @FCE-Events to (224) 324-3285. 


Download the Connections Experiment App from the
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Join Us

We’re gearing up for our next experiment starting October 1, 2020 for Family History month!

We would love to have you join us! Simply sign up below and we’ll send you a reminder when the initial survey and plans are up! 

We can’t wait to participate in another experiment with you!