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Q: Free Website for Family Web site ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Free Website for Family Web site
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: southwardbound-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 24 Aug 2006 07:57 PDT
Expires: 23 Sep 2006 07:57 PDT
Question ID: 759083
I want to know if there are free websites where my extended family can
all post information about themselves, current activities, photos,
travel itineraries, etc.  Would want to make access available by
invitation only. If more than one site is available, are there any
significant differences in sites.
Subject: Re: Free Website for Family Web site
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 24 Aug 2006 15:24 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi SouthwardBound,

  There are numerous free sites and blogs, used by families and
friends to share photos and current events. Most are easy to set up
and are easy to maintain. Some are more ?customizeable? than others,
and some interfaces are more attractive that others. Here are what I
have found to be some of the better sites:

My first choice:
This site is free, although they do have paid upgrades. I have a
family member who has used the free version for years, assigning us
all a password that allows us to upload our own numerous photos and
information. I like the easy to use interface and features.

A free blog, that can be controlled with a password.

Here?s an example of a WordPress blog. Take a look around? I think you
will like the interface.

Free and upgradeable plans.

This site also has a free version, which has 50mg of storage. There is
also a paid upgrade at $24.99 for 6 months.

2mg free space, with paid upgrades

OurStory (New and in Beta)
Free and with privacy control


A family tree website, free.

Free Photo Sharing Sites


Free, with nudges to purchase prints.

Similar to ImageStation


Free with paid upgrades





For a fee

$12  a year, a reasonable fee for chat, photos, address book, calendar
and organizing tools. I think a dollar a month is a bargain, and seems
to meet all of your criteria.

Famundo a family blog, but with a slant towards managing events.
$9.95 a month. I really like the interface and features of this site!

See screenshots and a demo here:

This article may interest you as well:

There are oodles of free sites. I consider the FamilyBozz and MyFamily
to be some of the easiest, most useful and attractive sites. I
purposely left out sites that contained flashy or excessive ads,
spyware, or were apparent spam magnets.

I hope you find one or more of the above will meet your needs. If not,
please request an Answer Clarification, and allow me to respond,
before you rate.

Enjoy your family site! I?m sure you and your family will appreciate
and enjoy personalizing and sharing photos! I do!

Sincerely, Crabcakes

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Clarification of Answer by crabcakes-ga on 24 Aug 2006 15:29 PDT
I can hardly believe I left out three free Google applications you may enjoy.

A free calendar that can be shared among family members.

Google Blogger

Google Page Creator

southwardbound-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Wow!  Quick and thorough.  this is just what I have been looking for. 
My first post on Google answers and you can be sure I will be back.
Thanks, Crabcakes! and thanks, Google!

Subject: Re: Free Website for Family Web site
From: pumuky-ga on 24 Aug 2006 13:56 PDT
I recommend Blogger You can create blogs only
accessible for members of your family, is totally free and many
knowledge are not needed to make work them
Subject: Re: Free Website for Family Web site
From: crabcakes-ga on 24 Aug 2006 16:14 PDT
I'm so glad you are happy with your first Google Answer! Thank you for
the stars and the nice tip. Both are much appreciated! Regards,
Subject: Re: Free Website for Family Web site
From: willswords-ga on 20 Sep 2006 17:11 PDT
One small clarification:
Having administered a site for 2 years, I would also
recommend, however it is not free. When first introduced
the site was free (which is probably why the answer indicated this),
but several years ago they began charging. The cheapest plan is $30 a
year, which includes 100 megabytes of storage space. You can add more
storage for a fee. Though they cost a little, they are really reliable
- I can't remember the site ever being down. It has been well worth it
for our family.

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