Official Newsletter of Our Family Storybook
OFS Edition #8. January-2017.
"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
Facebook: Follow Us!
Resource Library

Things We Like:

Protect Your Privacy?
Facebook Groups
Preserve Your Memories
Revolutionary War Sites
DNA Family Tree
Gravestone Photography

Things To Watch:

Your Family Tree Explained

Our Next Edition:

• Results of RootTech 2017
• Templates; What's Next

Previous Newsletters:

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Free, Easy & Forever
Don't overlook our free Public Notice feature. This feature, allows visitors to view published Notices that members have created.

Historical public notices are important to research, so help contribute to that resource for the benefit of future generations of family historians.

Use the Notice feature to publish online obituaries, birth, marriage, retirement, graduation or other historically significant family events that would normally be post in a public newspaper...and it is FREE!

All Notices posted through OFS are public domain, searchable by the public and are not subject to copyright. View Public Notices here.


2017 RootTech
Family Genealogy Conference

This year Our Family Storybook (OFS) will again participated at the RootsTech Family Genealogy Conference, a global conference celebrating families across generations, hosted in Salt Lake City on February 9-11. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world and it was a privilege to participate last year in an event that attracts tens of thousands of participants worldwide. OFS was happy to see that our audience was excited about our product and eager to use its different offerings. We look forward to greeting you at RootsTech 2017.
Our Family Storybook volunteers sharing the message in 2016!
A Milestone for Our Family Storybook—and you

Great news concerning a milestone for Our Family Storybook (OFS), in more ways than one. Our first template is completed. With the development of this template we have established a solid base to build future designs.
This first completed template, the Milestone Theme, can be used to build a website that showcases an individual or event in your family history. This first fully functional, editable template is currently free to members.
The completion of this first template also heralds in the ability through the Projects Page to upload your GEDCOM file, personal images and documents to be used in your website designs.
The Milestone Theme options:
  1. Select from a variety of colored themes and fonts.
  2. Upload and maintain your own image library.
  3. Choose from the OFS library of images.
  4. Compose a detailed history.
  5. Build an image gallery from your personal library.
  6. Allow your guests to post comments.
  7. Provides a Contact Form.
  8. Instant preview and edibility features.
  9. Option to set privacy features.
Create as many individual sites as you like. This also allows family member access and a way of communicating with you through the site.
But this is only the beginning. To keep the momentum going, the OFS design team is moving forward and working on three more comprehensive template designs that we are projecting to be completed in the next several months.
Build your own Milestone, let others know about it and use the OFS online Forums to give us feedback and make suggestions on how you would like to see OFS develop.
We are working for you. 

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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