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Ninety-five years ago is a long-ago and most of us were not here in 1923 for the beginning of the Livingston-Watson Family Reunion. However, to be part of the “now” crowd, come to Livingston, Wisconsin, as we celebrate the 95th Livingston-Watson Family Reunion with a special 2-day event.

Please save the dates, August 3 and 4, 2018, and make plans to participate in this historic reunion.

Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Platteville, WI: Genealogists and archivists will present a seminar on: Finding your roots – where to start; identifying sources to assist your inquiries; answering questions like how are you a “second cousin twice removed” or where do I search to find the answer to this question This would normally cost you around $45, but we are getting it free!! We hope to have time for a “hands on” experience so come prepared with questions you have hit a roadblock on and devices to connect to the internet.

Friday evening, 5:00 p.m., catered dinner for everyone attending the reunion. Come for an evening of meet- and – greet, photo opportunities, and games and social time. Because the dinner is catered, we will need to have reservations ahead of the reunion. Please see brochure and registration form at this link, and RETURN REGISTRATION BY JUNE 30.

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Livingston, WI, Rock Church Cemetery: Rock Church and Cemetery are approximately 2 miles west of Livingston. Please note the changed usual time for the memorial service

  • 10:00 a.m. Rock Church Cemetery tour. Individuals have selected a relative to highlight at the respective gravesite (we will be walking the cemetery); history of the Rock Church
  • 11:00 a.m. Memorial service at historic Rock Church 12:00 Noon Registration and Collection of Dues Potluck luncheon at Livingston United Methodist Church, 415 Woodward St. Meat and rolls provided by L-W Association. Guests to bring a dish to pass
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Business meeting Presentation (yet to be determined) Photo booth Irish dancers performance and opportunity to learn steps
  • Social time

Hotel Arrangements: A block of ten rooms has been reserved for Thursday, August 2, Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 at the following Platteville hotels for those coming to the reunion under the name “Livingston Watson Family Reunion”. You can stay for one night or all three nights; be sure and state the nights you want. Book your rooms early for the discounted rate as the blocks are only guaranteed till June 15. There are other facilities in the area but are priced much higher.

  • Mound View Inn moundviewinnplatteville.com 1755 E Business Highway 151, Platteville, WI 53818 · (608) 348-9518 $85 plus taxes
  • Super 8 Platteville www.wyndhamhotels.com 100 Hwy 80-81 S, Platteville, WI 53818 · (608) 348-8800 $118.50 plus taxes
  • Quality Inn & Suites www.choicehotels.com 103 W Mound View Ave, Belmont, WI 53510 · (608) 762-6900 $126 plus taxes

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In addition to this web site and our Flickr photo galleries, you can also read about our family organization on the Livingston-Watson Facebook page. When you visit, be sure to "like" the page so that you receive notifications of updates, new photos, or information about upcoming events. Click here to visit the L/W Facebook page.