Category: Miscellaneous

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Project Idea: Favorite childhood stories

16 Aug 2010


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 Ancestry Team 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 Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Project Idea: Photos

5 Aug 2010


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!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Introducing Photo Tagging and Importing!

12 Jul 2010


As you know, we are working hard to make Mundia better, and to add new features that make the site easier to use.  The latest addition to the site is the Photo Tagging feature – you can now tag your photos and each time you tag an individual, you can send them an email via Mundia to invite them to view the photos you’ve uploaded.


Photo Tagging on Mundia

Photo Tagging on Mundia


In addition to tagging, we’ve now added the ability to import your photos directly from Facebook.  Import all your Facebook photo albums, or select the ones you’d like to share with family on Mundia!  When you import and share photos on Mundia, you must make sure that you have the consent of any living family members and friends in the photos (or, in the case of photos which include people under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian).


Photo Upload on Mundia from Facebook

Photo Upload on Mundia from Facebook

We hope you enjoy using the photo tagging and photo importing features.  Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving a comment here on the blog!  Check back often so you can stay informed of the newest features, or tell us what you’d like to see added, improved, or changed to make the site work better for you and your family.

Add photos to your family tree now!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Site restored

20 May 2010


Thanks for your patience, we are happy to announce that the Mundia site is now functioning normally.

Thanks again!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Trees are Down

19 May 2010


Unfortunately at the present time the trees feature is down, which is causing a site down error message for all of Mundia. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will post an update here to the blog as soon as the situation has been corrected.

Thanks for your understanding,

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Mundia Facebook Application

24 Dec 2009

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Mundia’s new Facebook application lets you create, discover and share your family history in an easy and fun way – start by building a family tree, inviting others to your family tree, and discovering new relatives when we find matches with other family trees.

You can do basically anything in the Mundia application on Facebook that you can do on the web site, including:

• Build a family tree and share it with others
• Receive hints about matching relatives and ancestors in other member trees
• Contact other members and discover new relatives
• Share family news, photos, stories and comments with people in your family
• Link into a global platform of more than 12 million trees and 1.25 billion profiles

You can also easily invite other family members that are your friends on Facebook to join your family tree.

The Mundia application is available in 14 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Polish, Japanese and Korean.

We hope you will enjoy sharing Mundia with your family on Facebook – and if you like Mundia, please become a fan of the Mundia application and give it a nice rating on Facebook.