Keeping the Family Engaged
There are a number of tools available that you can use to keep the family engaged with each other.
There are many social media sites, but Facebook is probably the best and most widely used platform
for family members to share information on what is going on in their lives and whats important to
them. While you can certainly upload pictures to your website, Facebook gives family members a
great vehicle to share their families pictures while at the same time relieving you of the need to keep
up with everyones latest favourite pictures.
For an example FaceBook family group, visit the Pollner, Krumholz, Gross FaceBook group.
Constant Contact offers a great online software package to share newsletters and updates with your
family. They have many different templates to choose from and offer an option for people to subscribe
to your mailing list directly from your website. This is a great way to let people know of news as it
Tools to maintain and share your family tree
Family Tree Maker:This is a desktop tool, made by the folks from Ancestry.com, is the
industry standard for tracking / documenting your family tree. It also integrates with
Online Document Translation: As you research your family, you will often find documents in
other languages. Online translation tools have advanced quite a bit. Google Translate is one of
the best. Its free and supports quite a few languages.
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