Get in Touch with Friends and Family



Being part of a family takes a lot of work: keeping in touch with everyone, planning a wedding, working on your marriage, becoming a parent, and caring for your loved ones old and young can be a challenge greater than one person can handle. We've put together a collection of Web sites that can act as a family counselor, genealogist, storyteller, long-lost friend or relative finder, and even personal organizer.

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Get in Touch with Friends and Family

Sure, we all get busy with work, school, kids, and everything else life throws our way. But if the once-a-year holiday greeting doesn't provide enough opportunity to brag about your family's (or your own) accomplishments, there are plenty of online resources that can help you stay in touch all year round.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • One of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep in touch with family is through e-mail. Plenty of Web sites offer free e-mail: Yahoo!, Hotmail, and GMail are just a few examples.
  • Many newer sites have video demonstrations that you can watch to help you get started using the various features.
  • Lots of sites offer free trials—take advantage of them.
  • Starting a Web log (or "blog") is a great way to keep your family up to date about your life. You can set up a blog that everyone in your family can add to, and many sites will host your blog for free. For more information see our findingDulcinea Blogs Web Guide.
  • Some of the more popular video-sharing Web sites can be a great way to send videos to friends and family without clogging up their e-mail inboxes. Sites such as YouTube and MetaCafe let you upload and share your videos for free.
  • Think about your family's privacy when posting photos or information online.

Dulcinea's Picks

To help organize your family ...
To create a centralized site for your family to connect ...
To share photos or videos with family ...
To find long-lost friends or relatives ...
To get together with friends and family ...
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