Sunday 4 November 2018

How to use Google sites for Family History

Family site

Create a family site in the free Google sites

Have you been adding family stories to your blog? A blog is a great platform for sharing those stories and making cousin connections. 

A blog displays posts in reverse date sequential order so that the latest post appears first. One needs perform a search or use the tags or categories provided to find all the stories about one person or one family. The stories found will still be displayed in the reverse date order of their publication. 

Perhaps you have established separate pages for each family and published links to the blog posts about that family there. Have you found new photos and documents about a family and updated an older post? Even when updated the original publication date of the post remains so the new information may be lost in your archive of posts unless you republish that post.

Enter new Google Sites

This free platform gives you control over the order and display of your information. 
Some ideas why you might want a free Google site or several free Google sites.
  • Aggregate all the information about one family
  • Sites can be public or privately shared
  • Easily add and share information housed in your Google Drive
  • Upload pictures and easily move, reorder the layout on any page
  • Share datasheets for viewing or editing by family members
  • Add forms to gather data
  • Embed streams from your social media
  • ***Free and simple to create***
There are many other reasons you may want a website of your own. 
Here's one I made to help you get started. Family Site: How to create one in free Google Sites.

Do take a look and let me know what you think.

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