Reverse GenTraveling Research (by using the B.U.G. Club!)


Hello GenTravelers!

As genealogy researchers, we all know we should consistently research the F.A.N. Club, right? But who knows about the B.U.G. Club?  (Sorry!…probably no one, because I just barely organized that club myself, haha!) It stands for Bridesmaids, Ushers, and Guests.  If you’re lucky enough to have ancestors that had their wedding celebrations detailed in the newspapers of the day, you’ll most likely have access to the names of at least some bridesmaids and best men – and sometimes ushers, guests etc.  AND what is reverse GenTraveling?  Well, quite often the articles would mention the names of people who traveled to the wedding celebration from out of town.  So, you can do some reverse GenTraveling research by tracing the B.U.G. Club!

Go ahead and invite your genealogy friends to join June’s B.U.G. Club. (Those social media icons at the bottom are there for your convenience!) Maybe the B.U.G. Club will be a trending methodology before June 2018 comes to a close – or, of course, it could hit the FAN! Haha!


How many of your ancestors got hitched in this traditional ‘wedding month’? Thanks to Generations of Nomads for inspiring this post when she mentioned how she went down the rabbit hole of researching wedding guests, ushers and bridesmaids!


So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!


5 thoughts on “Reverse GenTraveling Research (by using the B.U.G. Club!)

  1. Because my ancestors lived mostly in big cities, I haven’t found FAN all that helpful, but BUG has been extremely helpful. I love the acronym!


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