Do you drink milk with spaghetti? My family never did, and I never knew why until a few weeks ago.
It seems that my mom went to her Aunt Marguerite’s house for dinner. Aunt Marguerite was a pretty funny person, and she got my mom laughing so hard that the spaghetti and milk they were eating came out her nose. My mom could never again stand the thought of the two things together. So, as a kid, I had milk with every dinner other than spaghetti, and just thought that no one ever ate milk with spaghetti….now I know better!
Why am I telling you this? Well, after my mom spilled this story, I immediately added it to my account on Geni. If you are interested in genealogy or know anyone who is, go check out Geni. It’s a great example of how Web 2.0 technology can make something like a family tree oh-so-much-better.
You start with a tree, like you might expect. But you can create a profile (almost like a Facebook profile) for each person in your family tree. Here’s the beginnings of my profile page for Aunt Marguerite:
You can add pictures, videos, events, and stories. You can invite other people in your family to join you and add their own memories and information to your tree. You can see a timeline view of your family events….and so much more!
If you want to learn more, check out the short “How to get started” video on YouTube.Tags: geni genealogy