Saturday, November 08, 2008

Web Savvy Families

35+ Sites Made for Web Savvy Families | Digital World ~ Stay on Top of Tech News!

Family Trees - A well-known genealogy site. Great place to research family tree information. Some searches and information are free, but most aren’t.

MyFamily - Lets you add audio narration to photo slideshows. From the same folks behind, which gives it a strong advantage over the others when it comes to genealogy and family tree building, because it can exchange information with the massive ancestry database.

KinCafe - Has a much more pleasing interface than Famundo, but nowhere near the amount of features. Still, many will prefer the less is more offering here.

Geni - Has a powerful and elegant family tree maker online. It includes photos of family members and contact information. Though it needs the ability to connect, search and download from an ancestry database of some kind.

GeneTree - Provides family tree building with a twist. They introduce the concept of connecting to relatives through DNA on a global level.

MyHeritage - A popular family tree creation service.

Genoom - Families can create their family tree together and share memories, photos and stories, too.

Amiglia - Offers a little of everything; Photo albums, Stories, and something they call the Family Facebook.


Social networking has come to families in a big way, enabling relatives to take full advantage of these tools to stay in touch. While some attempt to provide families with everything they need, others are trying to carve their own little niche by providing a single service. Ultimately, every family will need to try different services to see which one will best suit their needs.

  1. - Free Family Tree - Genealogy

    Build your Free Family Tree website easily and effortlessly. 350000 Family Tree websites. - 10k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
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  2. - Family Tree Online Genealogy

    The other fields optional. If you are a member of TribalPages and would like your Family Tree added to the search, click here. ...

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project User Setup/Edit

Welcome to the RootsWeb GEDCOM hosting service. On this screen you assign yourself a user code and password to allow you to upload your GEDCOM file. ...

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Family Tree • Genealogy • Ancestor • Ancestry • Family History

Family tree site, Genes Reunited, is the largest family tree tracing site in the UK a lot of relations and free software to trace your family tree. - 30k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Value of Old Money

Current Value of Old Money: "Changes in the Value of Money over time

Historical Background

A frequent question is 'how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?' The sources listed below are useful in attempting to answer this question.

Comparisons of purchasing power are only reliable over short periods. A typical computer in 2006 is a very different machine from its counterpart of 5 years ago. Indices of inflation fail to take proper account of improvements in quality.

Even in the essentials of life there are significant changes over the years. A typical diet in most advanced countries will be rather different today from what it would have been before the refrigerator became a common household item. . . . . "

FamilySearch Indexing - News and Events Article - FamilySearch Indexing: Anyone Can Help with Family History Anytime, Anywhere:
"One of the reasons FamilySearch members worldwide love the indexing program is because the software is designed to fit a busy lifestyle. Previously known as extraction, indexing was once a time-consuming, monotonous process of shuffling through paper copies, taking weeks to do a single batch.

With the help of digitization and Web functionalities, each batch of names takes some 30 minutes to complete. Volunteers are given a week to complete a batch, and they can save their work at any time and start again later where they left off.

“What I really like about indexing is that you can do it on your time, one batch at a time,” said Patricia Mollemans of Germany. “It is not overwhelming; it can be done in half an hour or so. I do a batch, I upload it, and it’s done. I think this is great for a lot of people who would not find the time with the old extraction model.”

Indexing creates data files from digitized records, which allows the information to become searchable through a free electronic database on There is no minimum or maximum limit to how many names an individual can do. Every name indexed makes a difference in helping people locate thAnyone interested in family history work can become an indexer by going to the Web site, click on the “ link, and follow the step-by-step download instructions."

Anyone interested in family history work can become an indexer by going to the Web site, click on the link, and follow the step-by-step download instructions.

FTM 2009

Event Lobby (EVENT: 125392): "Discovering Family Tree Maker 2009
This presentation will begin on November 19, 2008 at 08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Audience members may arrive 15 minutes in advance of this time.
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Join the Family Tree Maker 2009 webinar for a tour of the new features in Ancestry’s premium family tree software. This webinar will offer a demonstration of new features, and share tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Family Tree Maker 2009. Additionally, you can get a sneak peek of some of the features that will be available in future enhancements to Family Tree Maker 2009."