Collabortaing on your family tree
There are new tools to connect and collaborate on your family tree with far-flung family members. Geni is just one of several social web genealogy sites that allow you to do this. It's extremely easy to click in and start adding names, dates, and relationships. But once your family memory starts to fade, enlist other family members to join your tree. Enter an email, invite that cousin in another state or country, and have them continue adding branches on their side of the tree.
You might be concerned about privacy matters. Understandable. Geni allows you to make things private or hidden from anyone not within your list of family.
Family collaboration from all around the world is just another example of the power of the social web. Explore it. Understand it better. Participate in it.