20+ Family 2.0 Networking Sites

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Family 2.0 refers to the niche of Web 2.0 that is a tailored version of the popular social networking for families. These services typically allow families to communicate, collaborate, build family trees, share photos and videos. Tech savvy families are getting more and more into family social networking sites to collaborate and communicate better. They offer a private and secured way of building family heritage and roots information. Here is a list of such Family 2.0 social networking sites which connect families, parents and mothers together for one purpose – Collaboration.

1 Amiglia

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Amiglia lets your moments in life with your loved ones. Amiglia supports a lot of features like, Family tree with GEDCOM (GEnealogical Data COMmunication) support, unlimited photos, videos, easy tagging, map support for geolocated photo albums, family face book, no advertisements, spam free and many more. It is a paid service (50$ per year) with 30 days free trial option.

2 Geni

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Geni is a popular family social networking site with over 55 million registered users. Using Geni, you can build your family tree, share photos and videos, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Basic version is free but a Pro version also exists. Pro users will be charged at 5$ a month and get a Pro Badge, family tree export option to GEDCOM format is available and a premium support will be in place. Founder of Geni.com, David O. Sacks is also the founder of the award winning Yammer, an enterprise micro-blogging service.

3 Cingo

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Cingo lets families click together. Offers features that let you share calendars, shared To-Do lists, Shared grocery lists, task control managers, news etc among families. However, it does not offer features like creation of family tree, sharing photos with other family members etc. Cingo is specialized in managing families busy lives on the web and is priced at 5$ a month.

4 Family Pursuit

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Family Pursuit us a Genealogy Community Tree that allows you to network and collaborate with other genealogists. Supports community tree, Coordinated genealogy research, Genealogy Wiki, collaboration etc. A unique genealogy site which is priced at 60$ a year.

5 Family Mingle

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Family Mingle is a great new meeting place for your family. It supports Private Family Trees, Photo sharing on Family message boards, Shared birthday, family event calendars etc.

6 Famiva

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Famiva is a free social network for families. Famiva lets create your family tree instantly with unlimited family member tree, high definition picture sharing among family members, blogs, shared events and much more.

7 Famoodle

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Famoodle supports picture sharing, family blogs, discussion boards, share family related information etc.

8 Ancestry.com

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Ancestry.com has more than 11million family trees and a perfect way to have an online family tree. It is paid service and lets you upload your GEDCOM file and crate family trees instantly.

9 Genoom

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Create your family tree, and family network, It’s private, secure & free at Genoom.

10 Dynastree

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Create your family tree and stay in contact with your relatives. It is free and secured. If you have a GEDCOM family tree file and then Dynastree lets you import it.

11 Kincafe

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Kincafe lets stay in touch with the family around the globe. You can share Photo Albums, Calendars in a safe and secured way. It also supports family tree creation.

12 My Heritage

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My Heritage lets you share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love. It supports GEDCOM files.

13 My Family

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Connect your family online on MyFamily.com. Create a private website for Stories, Photos, Videos and Events.

14 OurStory

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At OurStory, make your timeline about anything and collaborate with family and friends. Also add your timeline to MySpace or your blog.

15 Famundo

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Famundo can be fore families as well as organizations. It’s your family hub, with an online family calendar to make your family’s schedule manageable, giving control over your daily life. Free online calendar and other tools for schools, churches, and clubs, to easily share events with members.

16 We Relate

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WeRelate is a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. It is a largest Genealogy wiki. WeRelate is currently in beta. It is supported by volunteers and your tax-deductible donations.

17 Family Den

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Family Den is a place where your family can create your very own private websites and stay connected. On Family Den your family can easily share family photos, family videos, post family announcements and more.

18 Minti

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Minti is a Parenting collaboration site. You get answers for Parenting related questions from other parents. It is a Parenting wiki kind of social community.

19 Families.com

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Families is a community dedicated to Parenting, Relationships etc.

20 Living Memory

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Living memory lets you record your life experiences – Moments, – Stories, – Events, – Photos Create your child’s timeline, records their childhood as it happens! Share your knowledge with the world or share it only with your family.

21 Baby Center (Maya’s Mom)

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At Baby Center community, you can connect with parents like you, Share your frustrations and get advice, Create or join a group with other parents, Keep a journal of your memories, Show your favorite photos and view the latest shots from friends.

22 Mothers Click

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Mothers Click is as the name suggests, a Mommies hang out place on the web. If you are looking out for socializing with other mothers in your locality, it is the right place. From parenting to cooking to women’s health, you get information.

If you are using others or aware of other such Family 2.0 services, please comment below.

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4 comments

  1. ambika says:

    Thats really exhaustive list.

    Good tool to track your ancestry

  2. Pett says:

    open-tube.com – da best. Keep it going!
    Pett

  3. OpenTube says:

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  4. ccruz says:

    I would say put http://www.DateMyFamily.com into this list, because it is the first free family oriented dating and social networking website. It families to network and most importantly it is a platform for single friends belonging to these families meet other like minded individuals. Its on its one league!

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