Sometimes when your family goes through something tragic, it brings your family closer together. With my sister's passing earlier this year it made me want to be closer with my family...not just my immediate family...but to get to know my cousins again. At one time my very large family on my father's side was all very close. But times goes by and people move all accross the country and we lose touch.
I recently started a website to help keep our family in touch. The website is through a free one called myfamily.com. It is easy to use and isn't open to the public...you have to invite members to view it or post to it. I've had so much fun and have heard so many great stories that I hadn't before. My cousin posted this picture of my great-grandparents and their 8 children - one of whom is my grandmother. She is in the back row 2nd from the right. Before creating this website I had never seen this photo before. Our family reunion is in July and I hope to take lots of pictures to add to the website. So if you are ever looking for an easy way to keep your family in touch try myfamily.com.