Family.me Introduces Easy and Fun Family Tree

Family.me Introduces Easy and Fun Family Tree to Help Families Share, Discover and Preserve Memories

[Editor’s Note: I recently took Family.me for a test drive using my FamilySearch login and I like what I see so far. I think there is definite potential here especially for preserving and sharing memories. Here is the latest press release from the team at Family.me:]

Free, Private Social Network Evolves Family Tree Building; Launches Six Famous Family Trees Including the Trumps, the British Royal Family, and Game of Thrones Enabling Fans to Learn More About Their Favorite Families

Pasadena, Calif. (March 15, 2017)Family.me, a private social network bringing families together to discover, share, and preserve memories, announced today that it is now out of beta. The recent upgrades to the family tree building application make it the easiest and most enjoyable for families to document and share memories of the past and present with each other, and bring their family story to life.

Available on both desktop and mobile, Family.me provides an interactive, collaborative experience for families to research and discover their family history together, while simultaneously helping them document and share the precious memories being made today.

Family.me includes three main features to help families engage and discover:

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1. Family Tree

Users begin the journey of family discovery by building out their core family tree. Family.me’s tree builder is easy, interactive, and makes adding family members feel like playing a game. The tree begins to come to life as users add family members themselves or invite others to collaborate on the tree together.

family.me sharing memories

2. Memories

Users can easily add and tag memories (photos, videos, stories) within the tree manually or via social network import, and begin to scrapbook their family’s unique story digitally on the tree. Adding a memory is as easy as any social media update, but on Family.me, memories are shared only with family members to maintain privacy. Another interesting facet of the memory tags feature is that users can tag other family members in the memory, or tag specific descriptions to easily search for the memory, or similar ones, later. (E.g.: Users can find all of the “wedding” related memories to view a synopsis of family wedding traditions over the years).

3. Free Historical Records

In order to help users complete their entire ancestral story, Family.me provides FREE access to millions of ancestry records such as marriage, death, military, and more. The site seamlessly enables users to bridge their family’s past with the present.

“We first launched Family.me in 2015 to help families discover more and remember together through a collaborative family tree. The latest version of Family.me delivers this experience in a fun and interactive way that challenges the way we traditionally think about stodgy ancestry sites,” said Harrison Tang, CEO and Co-founder of Family.me. “The tree is fast, intuitive, and very easy-to-use. The design is friendly and appeals to everyone, young and old. Families no longer have to feel like documenting their history is a chore. Family.me makes this important milestone fun, collaborative, and on-going while bringing our most cherished loved ones together on one platform.”

For more information and to start creating your family tree, visit www.family.me.

Famous Family Trees

For the first time, Family.me has also released a series of family trees for fans of six of the most famous and intriguing families. The public trees let fans learn about some of the most complicated family connections for fictional TV families and document the juiciest, most popular events for present-day and historical famous families. Family.me features public trees for:

About Family.me

Family.me is a private social network that brings families together, one memory at a time. Through its unique online family tree builder, users can collaborate with family members to map out their history while sharing precious moments with loved ones near and far. The free and easy-to-use tool helps users upload photos and videos, tag keywords, share on social media and search across millions of historical records, all while effortlessly organizing their memories into one seamless experience. Build your family tree today at www.family.me. Follow Family.me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

An Amazing Event: Family Storytelling Retreat by Legacy Tale

Are you interested in writing up your family stories?  The folks at Legacy Tale are holding a Family Storytelling Retreat!

Are you interested in writing up your family stories, but you can’t find the time or a productive environment for this project?  The folks at Legacy Tale have just informed me that they are holding a special Family Storytelling Retreat on April 28th and April 29th in St. George, Utah!

Click here for more information and then if you are interested, click here to purchase tickets. There is special Early Bird pricing right now that is good through TOMORROW, March 22nd. 

This is a never-to-be-forgotten getaway! Working together as a family team and individually, you’ll:

  • Make new memories while preserving old ones
  • Use family storytelling to strengthen relationships
  • Experience personal growth and healing as you reflect on blessings and challenges
  • Ponder and answer powerful questions to write your life story
  • Use proven writing and interviewing techniques for capturing family stories
  • Share stories and photos with family members near and far using free interactive tools
  • Receive inspiration, coaching and hands-on help

And here’s a suggestion . . . wouldn’t this make a great Mother’s Day gift or a great mother/daugher get-away weekend?  

Note: The retreat will take place at the Crystal Inn, 1450 Hilton Drive in St. George. Hotel rooms are available onsite at a special reduced rate for Legacy Tale participants. Ask for rate code LT2017 when you call the hotel at 435/688-7477.

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©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee.  All rights reserved.

FREE Western European Family History Conference, May 15-19, 2017

FamilySearch is offering a FREE Western European Family History Conference, in-person AND via webinar, May 15-19, 2017 - here's how you can attend!

Well, FamilySearch rocks it once again!  Last week FamilySearch offered a free British Isles Research Seminar . . . and now they are sponsoring a FREE Western European Family History conference that you can attend either in-person or via webinar!  There are 25 classes to be held May 15-19. 2-17 and in-person classes will be held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists as well as experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to effectively use historical records and how to do research in several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, French, Swiss, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium research. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.” Click here to read more at the FamilySearch Wiki!

Here is the official announcement below!

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Western European Family History Conference

The Family History Library and the research specialists of the European Reference team invite you to a free week-long conference focused exclusively on Western European research. The conference, which will be held May 15-19, 2017, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about records of Western European localities, and Family History Library collections.

Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists as well as experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to effectively use historical records and how to do research in several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, French, Swiss, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium research. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.

All classes will be held in the main floor classrooms. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to secure a spot. All classes will also be offered via webinar.     

Please use the following registration links.

A syllabus will be provided that can be downloaded from the FamilySearch Wiki.  Here is the Link:  http://bit.ly/2kNNMhd*

We hope this conference will not only be informative and instructive, but that it will also encourage and inspire you to continue your family history research. Perhaps this will be just what you need to break through that 20-year-old brick wall research problem. We look forward to seeing you!

*We will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at http://www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy.

 

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