Thursday, June 30, 2011

Family Bloggers Sought! June 30, 2011 -- Updated Jan 11, 2012

What's different?
For starters, our newest blogs are hosted by Blogger (not our private Google Sites). To learn more about Blogger and starting your own free blog, visit (or take tour).  To stay on top of new features for Blogger, check out Blogger Buzz. After receiving your suggestions (read more), we have the opportunity to convert to a new domain name (updates here and here).    

Limited Space
We now have public Blogs for expanded visibility and easier access (FAQ Blogs). Unlike our private web sites, however, a limited number of relatives may post Blogs. To be fair, we are accepting blog authors on a first-come, first-served basis. Since you may wish to post to a public Blog using an anonymous nickname, please understand we are not automatically creating Blogger editing/access for our those who signed-up for our private family blogs.

Mobile View - - Updated Aug 25, 2011

Explore our new Mobile View for iOS 3.0+ and Android 2.2+ devices on our family web sites. Google Sites also added mobile versions of the site list, sites search, and browse sites categories. We will update three family group web

Family Census - June 30, 2011

Today, we have 181 persons in our census.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google+ Tour June 29, 2011

Google's new social networking service is in limited field trial. The beta launch of invited users quickly exceeded its target capacity. To take the Google+ project tour, start here. You may also like to view our YouTube Channel

Do you like using it? Is Google+ a stroke of genius or a waste? Let us know in comments!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Address Book Edits June 28, 2011

We made five changes to our private Address Book today. For details, please sign-in at the bottom of

After today's additions, we have 53 households in our private Address Book. Also, more than two dozen relatives changed their contact information since May 1, 2011. We do not publish personal contacts on public spaces, so this is one area 
where private web sites have more to offer our family than social networks.

If you Subscribe, please sign-in at to see details; while there, please also verify your family's data. If you wish to join the 112 participants, Sign-up with your complete personal contact data.

Thank you for participating. Please spread the word among your family and leave comments below!

Last Updated February 8, 2013

Family Census - June 28, 2011

Today, we have 180 persons in our census.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

"Me on the Web" new privacy tool June 19, 2011

You might like to learn about the new "Me on the Web" for Google Account holders to maintain their online privacy. Google says "Me on the Web is designed to help users manage what others post about them online. Learn more at PC World or GMA News Online.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Blogger settings June 15, 2011

Basic information about our Blogger settings:
  1. Generally, only "members" (read family who sign-up to participate) may post unedited comments there. If we enable comments by all viewers, we propose moderating comments (read update). 
  2. Total of 100 readers and authors may be "members." 
  3. On our public blog(s), "Email Posts" lets visitors easily E-mail posts from the blog to their friends or family (whether or not they are Blog members). 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Possible Domain Names - June 10, 2010

A relative has reserved several domain names for our family use, including,,,and We also have the .info, .net, .org, and .biz extensions  for each of the "music" domain names available to us. These domain names are candidates for one of our public web sites (more info here). Feel free to search availability of other domain names at

What domain names do you like? Let us know via Email the author!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Clear your browser after leaving

Delete cookies, including flash cookies, every time you leave a social networking site (like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, and yes, Blogger). For instructions, we thank Indiana University's University Information Technology Services, and include their link:  How do I clear my web browser's cache, cookies, and history? - Knowledge Base

Thanks for the tip and follow-up questions.

We're looking for your best practices regarding online security. Please Contact Us or post a comment!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Family Tree Builder 5.1 released

This guest post is written by one of our family's genealogy researchers. 

Today, released an updated version of Family Tree Builder (5.1) free genealogy software. The announcement in detail includes installation instructions at You may download Family Tree Builder 5.1 for free from the vendor's download page.

How do you organize and store your genealogy research? Please share your thoughts in comments!