One solution to Fobian’s query came from Phil Bousley, Vincennes, Indiana. Bousley wrote, “At our last Bousley (Beausoleil) reunion in Dunbar, Wisconsin, the hosts put two 4′ x 8′ plywood sheets on a wall and each family from great grandfather down was listed in a descendancy chart. I added over 150 names from the chart to my genealogy program. Unfortunately, not all of the last names were given so I still have a lot of investigative work to do. At the next reunion I am going to take a notebook and have everyone list their address, phone number, e-mail address and how they are related to the oldest ancestor. I also plan to ask relatives to add some story about one or more of their ancestors. The reunion is a great source of interesting information — especially if the old relatives are there. Gee, I am one of the old relatives. Sometimes the older relatives have information that is not available in any book or record.”
Claire LeBeaux of genealogy.com advises that if you have a GEDCOM or FTW file (or are willing to create one), you can use Family Tree Maker to create a tree, then print it to file, save it to disk, then take the disk to a quick copy shop like Kinkos and print it on their plotter.