Thursday, June 14, 2012

Big Family web sites exceed 25M

Public traffic on our web sites now exceeds 25,000 pageviews from 70 countries in 6 continents during the past 11 months. Family-only sign-in to view restricted content. For more details, sign-in at the bottom of; from the horizontal menu, select Restricted then Pageviews by Country.

Our active domain names are:
We need volunteers for our ongoing activities and special projects.  If you are able to participate, please Contact Us. For family-only access to restricted content on our web sites (Privacy Practices), please Sign-up (FAQ).

We ask that you provide us with any feedback to help improve our family communications and web sites. If you find any issues or have ideas for improvements, please provide your feedback via comments, Email or online form.

Remember, anyone can comment below any of our blog posts. Please let us hear from you! 

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Friday, June 8, 2012

URL Update Jun 8, 2012

Sometimes, we register domain name variations to thwart another group from using something similar that could compete with our name or confuse our readers.

Effective immediately, please use our sister blog's main Internet address at because we have cancelled our related domain name registrations (e.g., and more).

Update your bookmarks, as appropriate, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Please Reply By 30 June 2012

Let us hear from you
Have you or someone in your family moved? Do you have new relatives because of births, adoptions, or marriages? Kindly take a moment to nurture our connections by initiating address book changescalendar additions and census entries.

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By June 30, 2012, please verify Address Book and Calendar content about you and your immediate family is up-to-date. To view restricted content, Sign-in (FAQ) using your personal Email account that's been authenticated with a Google account (create here).

We'll make revisions
From feedback many relatives like using an online form to update our websites. We make general progress reports that anyone can read via Blogger (FAQ) and Twitter (FAQ). Find us at and on Twitter @BigFamilyNews. We'll enter all revisions soon after June 30, 2012, and notify you upon completion.

Google Upgrades Impact Big Family News - Jun 6, 2012

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While we took a break last month, Google announced product changes, new features and service upgrades that affect our family web sites. In this post, we highlight changes in five areas we believe you'll be most interested to learn about:    
  • Cloud Computing (includes Google Docs)
  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • Mobile
  • Webmasters 

 Cloud Computing