Official Newsletter of Our Family Storybook
OFS Edition #6. January-2016.
"The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind."

- Jane Howard
Our Family Storybook: Introducing the 21st century Family Album

21st Century Family Album


OFS Tips & Tricks:

Posting Free Notices
New OFS User Manual
Resolutions for Print
Glossary of Terms
Resource Library

Things We Like:

RootsTech 2016
Using your Smart Phone
Depression Era Photos
Castle Garden
Genealogy for KIDS

Things To Watch:

The Genealogy Do Over  Regrets
Genealogy Do Over Regrets!

Our Next Edition:

• Web App updates
• Pictures from RootTech

Previous Newsletters:

June 2014
September 2014
January 2015

April 2015
September 2015


2016 RootTech Family Genealogy Conference

Our Family Storybook will be attending the Salt Lake RootTech Family Genealogy Conference on February 3-6. We are excited to attend the Conference and hope that if you are also attending that you will stop by our booth #1530 and say hi. There will be plenty of give-a-ways and visitors will have a change to sign up as members and ask questions as they explore the site.
We are also looking forward to receiving critical feedback from family historians on how Our Family Storybook can best server the genealogy community. Developing a site that builds community and provides useful tools for the genealogist is our goal! With that said, you don’t have to attend the conference to give your input, just visit our site and give feedback through the Forums!
The web application is the heart of Our Family Storybook. The application is still in a development stage called Beta. During this Beta stage we are refining the functionality of the application. When completed members will be able to upload their genealogy research (GEDCOM) and build a website around that research using predesigned templates based on themes.  
The web application will allow users to choose web templates based on nationality, historical events, individuals, surnames and milestones. For example, if you have Irish roots and want your site to showcase that heritage, you can select a template that has an Irish theme.
The web application will also allow you to build as many sites as you want, all securely hosted on Our Family Storybook. This feature will give you the opportunity to keep your research organized. You may want to showcase one individual who has historical significance or build a site around a pedigree line. Create a site honoring an individual or showcase a historical milestone. You can even put your grandmothers’ cookbook recipes online!
We are currently looking for Beta tester with different levels of experience and knowledge from all demographics. If you are interested in volunteering to be a beta tester please send us a message at:  If you are selected and participate as a beta tester, you will receive a Free annual membership as a thank you for your involvement.
Notices: Free, Easy & Forever
As a reminder, Our Family Storybook (OFS) recently launched the new Public Notice feature, and it’s FREE! You can either view published notices that others have created on the home site, or sign up as a member to draft and publish your own Notice. Speaking from personal experience an announcement can cost hundreds of dollars to post for a single days run in a local newspaper.

All Notices posted through OFS are public domain and will be made available to the public and are not subject to copyright.

Use the Notice feature to publish an online obituary, birth, marriage, retirement, graduation or other historically significant family event that you would normally post in a public newspaper.

You know how important historical public notices can be to your research so help contribute to that resource for the benefit of future generations of family historians.

Things To Come

Look to Sidebar of future editions of this newsletters to keep you informed of all things Our Family Storybook.
OFS Tips & Tricks offers education on the website features.
Things We Like offers resource links to benefit your research efforts.
Trends To Watch offers insight into new technology related to genealogy.
Our Next Edition An alert to the next editions topics.
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