Planning a family reunion can be as simple as an afternoon picnic with parents, siblings and their families or as complex as a weekend for the 44,000 descendants of Mormon pioneer Benjamin Franklin Johnson.
Anxious about attending a 10-, 20- or 30-year high school reunion? Don't worry. It gets easier.
Girls long past the teenage years want to get away, talk among themselves and have fun without husbands and children. What has been a long-standing, low-key tradition has caught the eye of businesses that see dollar signs.
The Internet has resources for reunion planning, scouting out friends and family, and keeping in touch.
Listen to excerpts of an interview with sociologist Ione Vargus, who has studied family reunions for 20 years.
Ione Vargus, chairwoman of Temple University's Family Reunion Institute, has been studying family reunions since the mid-1980s and spoke about her observations.