"I really like the Web site, because I get an e-mail reminder a week ahead when a family birthday is coming up.
With 11 nieces and nephews, their children and a growing family, I have to jog my memory so I don't miss anyone." The best news is that you no longer have to be a technology guru to create your own Web site.
There are dozens of online tools and tutorials you can use to build your site.
Well, OK, I'll come clean: I didn't remember it until a few days later.
While some family members may not be up to social networking, most are willing to visit a Web site, as long as it's simple to use.
Family Web sites offer some of the same features as the social-networking sites, such as photo-sharing, online discussions, and creating personal profiles, but family sites tend to offer more calendars and better ways to share your lore and history.
If some family members do not want to register with the site the others chose, they will not be able to see the group's posted information.
Family Web Sites Instead, individualized family Web sites are a great option if you want to create a gathering place for all ages and technical skill levels.
Carry on discussions or live chats about fun or serious topics.