Sunday, June 1, 2008

FAQ about our Calendars -- Updated Jan 11, 2012


Are any of our calendars public?  
Updated Jan 30, 2011
A:  Yes. We have Google Calendars for project updates and performance events that anyone may view (example). To edit any of our public calendars, you need a personal Google Calendar Account, and sign-up with our calendar coordinator(s).

Why do I need Google Calendar Account?
Links Updated 1/11/2012
A:  Without a Google Calendar Account, you are unable to view our shared private family calendar. We embed that calendar on restricted web pages. Since we all desire to keep the birthday and anniversary information private (and it's a wise precaution), you must Sign-in to see it. Calendar access is separate from web sites because they're two Google products/services-- two access verifications. You need both to see the calendar on

Please create a Google Calendar Account (here) so that you can track important family events on our shared Family Calendar. Our grandparents and great grandparents are huge fans. They frequently send and ask about updates. Please post general questions/comments below, or send us an Email to ourbigfamilynews-AT-gmail-DOT-com.

Why Google Calendar?
A:  We've used Microsoft templates, Yahoo! Calendar, and Google Calendar. Google got the best family reviews. 

From June 2008 to May 28, 2010, we used a Microsoft template. After our family tech pros told us we had better options, we started Yahoo trial on May 28, 2010, but family some relatives quickly suggested Google. We then ran parallel trials of Yahoo and Google from June 2010 through August 2010. From family feedback, we chose Google Calendar in August 2010.

What is the Family Calendar?
Updated 9/18/2011
A:  Birthdays, anniversaries, and other family events are shown on our Family Calendar. This is a shared private calendar, so for access, relatives must have a Google Account (What is a Google Account?) and Google Calendar Account. Sign-in at to see it.

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