With the Internet, lost family members and old friends are now back on sight thanks to sites that have allowed us to find and socialize with them like in the good old days.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the best sites for reconnecting with family are:
- Facebook: of course! It is the most visited social networking site in the world. If you are looking for long-lost relatives, there is a decent chance they are among the 350 million members in Facebook,
- Familycrossings.com: It lets users create family websites. Relatives can post photos, events and family stories orchat live. Membership is $9.95 per month.
- Geni.com: It is a network of more than 70 million user-generated family trees. Amateur genealogists can upload information and invite relatives to contribute. There's even an option to merge trees, should a user discover a new branch of the family.
- Myheritage.com: is a family-oriented social networking site dedicated to genealogy. It features a family-tree creator and an ancestor-search engine, which sifts through more than 1,500 genealogy sites.
I am a member of Geni.com. I really love it. I just started but I am planning on spreading the word with my family and relatives so that they can contribute too!
– The Moms Buzz
source: theweek.com/Chicago Tribune