Why is it that most of the family reunions listed by the National Genealogical Society are elsewhere than the Midwest? Here's one slated for Springfield (Sangamon County), Illinois (I have relatives with this surname but no ancestors):
SISSON - The 8th Biennial Sisson Gathering for all individuals researching the name of Sisson will take place 26-28 June 2008 in Springfield, Illinois. Sharing of Sisson genealogical records, discussing the Sisson DNA project, and displays of Sisson family charts will be among the featured items; tours to local Sisson historical sites will also be arranged. To receive an Announcement and Registration form, contact David Martin at email@example.com, or call 508-420-0224.