Saturday, December 27, 2008

December 27, 2008 Newsletter

We sent Emails with our newsletter today (Sign-in at to access Archives). This is our fifth newsletter during December, and you'll love the new photographs!

Thank you for being receptive to using PDF files (FAQ here), and sending encouraging messages about our newsletters. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

December 21, 2008 Newsletter

We sent Emails today with our newsletter (Sign-in at to access Archives). As suggested, we are starting to use Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF files to distribute our newsletters because PDF is the standard for electronic documents (FAQ). Many documents you download from web sites are readily available as PDF files. You've probably seen the logo (right) on other web sites. Several of you have written or phoned to say you agree PDF is an easier format, especially when dealing with multiple photographs and clipart. This means we can each continue using the software of our choice, and still be able to open each other's file attachments. Hurrah!

You may download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, and when registering your copy, you may choose to allow the vendor to automatically update your software.

Download Adobe Reader here. Thank you for taking time to contribute content and provide your feedback.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December 20, 2008 Newsletter

We sent Emails today with our newsletter and PC Security Basics (Sign-in at to access Archives). As we've been asked to moderate the amount of content we send in a single Email and attached file, we'll be sending one or more other newsletters this month. Thank you for all of your messages and phone calls with newsletter content. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008 Newsletter

Don't miss this newsletter! In it (access Archives when you Sign-in at the bottom of, you'll meet our newest family member and enjoy some photos of one family group's reunion last month. Also, sign-in at for excellent recipes to make Four Cheese Pâté and Fresh Fruit Salad.

Please send items for our next newsletter before 6pm ET on December 21, 2008. We'll send the Emails December 21 or 22, 2008. For our January 2009 address book, please send your changes by December 29, 2008. We'll send the address book around January 4, 2009.

  • When sending photos for publication, please include the event, date, and name and relationship of each person in the photos (we have a big family). Also, please include the place and photographer.
  • On January 15, 2009, we'll start using PDF files when sending attachments to our extended family communications.
  • You'll need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software here to open PDF file (FAQ here).    
Happy holidays!

Please enjoy these recipes on our public blog:
Four Cheese Pâté

Last Updated February 8, 2012

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FAQ about our Newsletters -- Updated Jan 12, 2012

Will I get tweets?
Updated 1/12/2012
A: You may like our occasional public tweets (announcement); you'll find us @BigFamilyNews. We're open to the suggestion that we also send private tweets (here), so send us your Twitter account to participate. Here's our Contact Form, or "Email the author" below. 

In Twitter, we can send direct messages to anyone who follows us @BigFamilyNews.  

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Updated 1/12/2012
A: We are using Google's FeedBurner on Blogger for our public web feeds. On the right side of those pages, and for example, look for "Subscribe in a reader" link with the RSS logo (sample below). Select, and on the next page, you will be able to choose from popular web-based news readers. There is no charge. Subscribe in a reader now.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7, 2008 Newsletter

We sent Emails with our newsletter today (Sign-in at to access Archives), and there's lots to read about Thanksgiving and recent birthdays. As soon as photo identifications are resolved, we'll send more news (read more). As requested, we're holding our monthly calendar for a few more additions. We expect the calendar will be ready in just a few days.