Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Official Google Blog: The next stage in our redesign

Read about the new Google bar that will enable you to navigate quickly between Google services, as well as share the right stuff with the right people easily on Google+. Read full announcement at Official Google Blog: The next stage in our redesign.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What would you like to see in 2012?

Each of is unique. In 2012, we want to make your experience match your preferences, your goals, and the way you use the site, better than ever before.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Google Calendar Upgrade Nov 28, 2011

You're now able to compact your Google Calendar by hiding morning and night hours when you don't usually have appointments. For more details, read the Official Gmail Blog.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Blogger Dynamic View Demo Nov 25, 2011

Have you seen our Dynamic View web site? (Learn more.) This week, our seventh and final default view features Classic. During the demo, you can pick any of Blogger's 7 Dynamic

Monday, November 21, 2011

Got Crayons? Nov 21, 2011

This guest post is written by (at least) a fourth generation needlecrafter who also happens to love crayons.   
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Why do grown-ups wait to draw with crayons until we're at a restaurant with fresh Italian bread sopped in herbed olive oil? Seems like we're missing out on some fun.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Take Sides Nov 19, 2011

Stuffing. Cranberry sauce. Mashed potatoes. Bring it on! We're wondering, "Which Thanksgiving side dish is the most popular in our family?" Comment below to vote for your fave.

Sign-in at to see our online recipe collection. If you'd like our posting assistance, send your favorite recipes via Email the author below. Happy Thanksgiving!

What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Let us know in comments!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This Week's Dynamic View Nov 17, 2011

Have you seen our Dynamic View web site? (Learn more.) This week, our sixth  default view features Magazine (here). During the demo, you can pick any of the 7 Dynamic

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Google Enterprise support for issues and customers Nov 15, 2011 -- Updated Nov 21, 2011

Find these recent updates at the Official Google Enterprise Blog:

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Updated November 21, 2011 at 8:54  AM

Family Myth or History? Nov 15, 2011

This guest post is written by an avid family history researcher and collector extraordinaire.   

Perhaps you've heard the expression, "Genealogy without documentation is mythology." I recently found inexpensive software for organizing genealogy content and

Monday, November 14, 2011

Address Book Edit Nov 14, 2011

We added the new phone number associated with recent family relocation to our 
address list. To view details, please sign-in at the bottom of The current address and phone list is here and our Address Book FAQ are here.

We also alert you to address book changes via Twitter @BigFamilyNews Sign-up for our private address book here

What else can we do to sustain family connections? Please share your thoughts in comments.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Message Boards can facilitate genealogy research Nov 8, 2011

This guest post is written by a relative who researches our family history.

Our search for ancestor graves has been hampered by limited vital statistics. In one instance, we had first and maiden name, husband's name, and marriage date. No birth date. No death date. No cemetery location for husband or wife.

Recently, we decided to register for Guest Access on, and write about our experience using their free services. Not only did we

Monday, November 7, 2011

Google+ Pages Now Available Nov 7, 2011

Recently, we started a poll to find out whether you want to enable Google+ on our family sites. There's another Google+ upgrade we think you should know about.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thank A Military Family Nov 3, 2011

This guest post is written by a thankful relative.

November is a traditional time for reflecting upon our blessings, and I suggest we take a moment to express the gratitude we all feel for our military families.

Share a message of thanks with a military family. Email your personal message at Joining Forces here, and it will be delivered by the USO.

This Week's Dynamic View Nov 3, 2011

Have you seen our Dynamic View web site? (Learn more.) This week, our fourth default view features Mosaic (here). During the demo, you can pick any of the 7 Dynamic

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Preview Gmail's New Look Nov 1, 2011 -- Updated Nov 7, 2011

Google continues product changes, and is introducing a clean, more modern look to Gmail. You will automatically get upgraded to the new look soon. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Official Google Enterprise Blog: Cloud Computing and Internet Governance

Our online team posts about cloud computing for two reasons. First, we receive questions about it; second, we received the suggestion to set-up a family cloud. We're looking for technical support to help us make this evaluation. To volunteer your technical talents to advise our online team about creating a family cloud, please Contact Us or use the link below to Email the author.

Using Census Records in Your Family Research Nov 1, 2011

This guest post is written by a relative who researches our family history.

For anyone interested in family history research, the United States population census has a wealth of detailed information.