Our objective is to inspire more happiness by increasing family connections.
ABOUT CONNECTIONS EXPERIMENT
At the Connections Experiment, we draw attention to the benefits that come from participating in family connections, provide a broadened and unique perspective of what family history is, and invite others to try family history and increase their connections. We invite participants to increase connection by participating in our 21-day experiments with other participants worldwide. Experiments include a mood-measuring survey, pre-made participation plans available on our website and other educational and connecting events and tools throughout our website and social channels.
First Experiment, May 1 - 21, 2020
Announced April 29, 2020 & in just 30 days, grew from zero to:
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october 2020 Results
May 2020 Results
Although this was not a controlled scientific experiment, the data and the comments suggest that doing family history work regularly may have a strong positive effect on mood. In the pre-experiment survey, 32 percent rated their average mood as 8 or above. This percentage increased to 68 percent for the period in which they were participating in the Family Connections Experiment.
How many days per week on average during the past month did you engage in family history of any kind?
How would you rate your average mood
for the past month on a 1 to 10 scale ?
How satisfied are you with your current level of connectivity with your current family?
Results documented as percent of participants
First Experiment Testimonials
In the last month, I have found myself feeling anxious and/or depressed.
In the last month, I have found myself feeling unlovable.
In the last month, I have found myself feeling like my needs don’t matter.
In the last month, I have found myself feeling low self esteem.