Archive: August 2010


Posted by Angela Keck from Ancestry in Miscellaneous

Introducing Mundia’s New Photo Features


27 Aug 2010

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Family

Great news! It’s easier than ever to upload and share your favorite family photos on Mundia. Now it’s possible to:

• Upload multiple photos from your computer at once
• Import photos to Mundia from your Facebook photo albums
• Import photos from Fotolog, the popular photo sharing site

We’ve also launched photo tagging so you can:
• Identify the people in your photos to share your photos with them
• Discover photos of yourself that your relatives have uploaded
• Have relatives help you identify people in photos

Pretty cool, huh? But there’s even more good news…

Upload and tag 5 photos on Mundia by 15 September 2010 and qualify to enter our prize draw with a chance to win an iPod nano 8GB or Kodak Zi8 video camera

prizes

That’s right! To celebrate the launch of our new photo upload and tagging features we’re giving away cool prizes to 3 lucky winners. All you have to do to enter is upload and tag a minimum of 5 photos by 15 September 2010 and you’ll be automatically entered into the prize draw.

The randomly selected winners will be announced on the Mundia blog and notified via email by 17 September 2010. Winners can choose between an iPod nano 8GB or Kodak Zi8 pocket video camera.

Sound good?
Then login to Mundia and upload your 5 photos right now to qualify for our very first Mundia prize draw. Entry into the Photo Uploading and Tagging Prize Draw is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.

• To tag your photos click on “Gallery” and click on a photo you want to tag
• On the photo page, click on the “Tag Photo” button on the right and follow the instructions
Happy photo sharing!
Your Mundia Team

P.S. – Upload and tag 5 family photos to Mundia and qualify for our prize draw with a chance to win an iPod nano 8GB or Kodak Zi8 video camera. Login to Mundia and upload your photos now!


Posted by Angela Keck from Ancestry in Miscellaneous

Family Tree Maintenance on Wednesday the 25th August at 07:01 GMT.


24 Aug 2010

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The Mundia Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance Wednesday (8/25/10) for about 3 hours beginning at 07:01 AM GMT.

During this time Mundia Member Trees, will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.


Posted by Angela Keck from Ancestry in Miscellaneous

Project Idea: Favorite childhood stories


16 Aug 2010

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If you’re struggling to come up with ideas of what type of stories to share on your Mundia family tree, here’s another idea to get you started:  Share your favorite childhood story.

Childhood is meant to be silly and carefree.  Why not use your Mundia family tree as a way to preserve and share those with the rest of your family, including your own children?  Those silly, inside jokes you share with cousins, or siblings are great stories that help your children to see their parent in a new light.  It’s also great fun to reconnect with those siblings and cousins to have them add details you may have forgotten about the story.

Did you take an annual family camping trip?  Have a silly holiday tradition?  Play silly games at family reunions?  Did your grandparent used to enjoy telling ghost stories, or “when I was a kid…” stories?  Did you used to beg mom or grandma for a particular homemade cookie?  Maybe you and your brother or sister shared your vegetables with the family dog under the table? 

Family stories are treasures that should be cherished and preserved to be handed down from generation to generation.  Start sharing your family stories on Mundia today!


Posted by Angela Keck from Ancestry in Miscellaneous

How does Mundia help me build my family tree?


10 Aug 2010

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When you begin building your family tree using Mundia, you can invite your family to join you on the site.  Once they accept the invitation you send them they can join you in building the family tree.  Whatever family members you and your invited family member share will be connected through your family trees.

For example:  If you invite your cousin on your father’s side to join you on Mundia, and they accept the invitation they will be able to “claim” their spot on your family tree as themselves, therefore making their node on your tree their profile.   They can then begin building their own family tree, adding their parents, grandparents, and siblings.  Since you share a set of grandparents, your trees will connect.  You will both see a little green shaking leaf icon on your tree to let you know the Mundia system has made a connection for you.  Your cousins father is your uncle, so you’ll each receive another ‘hint’ leaf, and so on and so on. 

Your family members will want to build their own family tree because even though you are related, your trees are not identical.  Your trees will connect and give you the ‘hint’ icons wherever your trees overlap.  In order to protect your privacy, your invited family members will be able to see their own family circle and the profiles of deceased individuals in your free, but not your entire tree.

Because Mundia now offers you the ability to invite family members straight from your Facebook profile, from your contacts file in your email account it is easy to connect family!  You can also upload photos from Facebook or your computer, and tag the photos with your family members names—and of course, invite them to come check out the photos.

Start building your family tree on Mundia today!


Posted by Angela Keck from Ancestry in Miscellaneous

Project Idea: Photos


5 Aug 2010

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Project Idea:  Photos

If you’re looking for inspiration to get started uploading photos, and adding family stories to your family tree here is an idea to get you started.

Think of a family member and something you associate with that person, it could be all the cars your grandfather ever owned, or different jobs/careers he held, etc.  It can honestly be anything at all!  Let’s take the car idea as an example.  Sit down with your grandfather, or another family member and make a list of all the automobiles your grandfather ever owned.  If you have photographs of the actual cars, that’s great!  If not, simply do a Google search for the make and model of the car you’re looking for and find an image that way.  Create an album of all the images you acquire.

In your interview with your grandfather, you will undoubtedly uncover some stories that you can also share on your family tree.  What car did he drive to pick your grandmother up for their first date?  Where did they go?  What was the first brand new car he ever bought for himself?  How much did he pay for it?

Share all these photographs, and stories that go with them on your Mundia family tree.  Be sure to tag your grandfather, and anyone else in the photos, and invite them to come and check the photos and the stories out on Mundia!

 

Other ideas:

Favorite family recipes

Family pets

Family vacations

Family homes

Family weddings

The list is endless, make your own list and share it here!

Start your own photo and story sharing project on Mundia now!