I have changed our site from public access to private access. Only those people listed as members may access the information on our family tree.
I did this to allow recording of personal information such as birth dates, anniversary dates ECT. for people who are still alive.
I wanted a record of this info, but did not want to share it with the world.
Being a member allows you to view, edit and add information to the site. You are also permitted to envite others to be members with the same previlages. I only ask that anyone you envite to be a member be family.
This is a free site, and as such is limited to 500 people. It is maxed out already. As a result I suggest that you start your own site to record your famity additions, and those of your spouse. That way, when we upgrade to an unlimited site we can merge all the sites together to make one comprehensive, site which we can all share.
I am able to make this site as large as I want on my own computer, but can't publish it to the internet so you can view it here. I have done a lot of work that won't show on the published version. Especially a lot of pictures and documents about the family. If you would like to have this info on a CD i will make one for you. The project is alive however, and is being added to almost daily.
i have approched this project with future generations in mind. I want to gather all the information that I can about our family so that a perminant record will exist for my Great Great Great ect grandchildren. I know that in the past we have missed opportunities to gather this family history from our older relatives like Auant Josie, who knew everyone in her family tree by memory.. i remember her telling story after story about all these people I didn't even know. As far as I know no one ever made a record of any of that family history, and now it's lost forever.
I hope you will join me in this important effort to collect and preserve our family history.