The Festive Season – an Opportunity to Share Family Memories 1


The festive season is an opportunity to share family memories. It is that time of year when families get together and what better time to make sure that those family stories are shared and preserved. When the family disperses after the holidays are over we need ways to maintain the enthusiasm for the past and to continue to share, even though we are far apart. There are a number of organisations who are providing us with ways of doing just that. I would like to share details of just one of them. First , let me be clear, I have no connection with this company at all beyond the fact that, earlier in the year, I became an interviewee for their ‘Stories from an Expert’ blog. I am passing on the press release from this particular sharing platform because it was sent to me and I believe that family history is made to be shared. I am also a firm advocate of encouraging younger people to become immersed in their history and heritage and I believe that this is just one way that might appeal. The principle behind this initiative is a good one. You may also like to investigate other, similar, platforms and choose the one that best fits your needs. Whether you choose to use this particular website or not, please do make an effort to share your memories this holiday time.

Famicity, a new website that combines preserving your family history and new memories, is offering its service free-of-charge throughout the busy festive period to share those treasured moments. Famicity is a safe and secure social media network that allows users to share photos, documents, family trees and other memories directly with their network whilst retaining full ownership of their uploaded data.

From charting your baby’s development safely to sharing your family’s history, every user has the opportunity to create a timeline for their most precious memories and share with their network by tagging relatives and approved users. All data is protected and owned by the user alleviating any data privacy issues and providing the user complete control to edit and delete at their convenience.

Expertly designed with all levels of technology users in mind, Famicity provides a smooth and intuitive user experience. The simple look and feel of the site presents users the opportunity to navigate through Famicity with ease whilst delivering a fully responsive experience via a seamless transition from desktop to mobile. Users can also receive real-time email and text notifications of any uploads ensuring no moment is ever missed.

Since it launched earlier this year, Famicity has been investing in strong relationships with key partners within the online family history industry to help make a significant contribution to the growth of preserving old and new memories online. Users can take advantage of the GEDCOM import feature and digitally share their family trees with ease.

Genealogist and historian, Dr Nick Barratt commented:

I’ve worked with many genealogy sites over the years but I’m very excited about the launch of Famicity as it truly helps users record and preserve memories in the most efficient way for everyone and not just expert social media users. The holidays bring a great deal of joy as well as challenges of what is shareable on social media. This site takes care of those concerns for users as well as eliminating storage issues we all encounter frequently in the digital age.

In addition, the GEDCOM import feature is the icing on the Christmas pudding! It’s the best time of year and way to honour your family by showcasing your family history research.

Don’t miss any of your family’s beautiful moments through the festive period. Visit Famicity to start your journey today.


About Janet Few

Janet Few is an experienced family, social and community historian who writes and lectures regularly on these subjects throughout the English speaking world. She is well known for her appearances as her alter ego ‘Mistress Agnes’ who aids Janet’s work as an historical interpreter. Janet is the manager of Swords and Spindles https://swordsandspindles.wordpress.com, a company providing living history presentations for history groups and schools. For further information see http://thehistoryinterpreter.wordpress.com


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  • Owain

    Any occasion whether it is a birthday, family reunion or the festive season is a great opportunity where we can hear family stories and learn about our ancestors.

    Famicity looks like a great site as it combines social media which everyone these days is on.

    Thanks for sharing.