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     We have made it into print! I recently received a copy, from the author, of a new book entitled A Family Affair written by Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG and the National Genealogical Society. The ArmerFamily.com is used as a reference a few times in this new book about planning a great reunion. Our web site is mainly used as an example of innovative ideas and about keeping in touch with family.

Here are some excerpts from the book.

from page 98 paragraph 3:
- "The Armer family Web site (www.armerfamily.com), shown in figure 7.11, features several innovative ideas, including a world map to indicate all the countries from which people have logged onto their site, a message board, and a reunion evaluation online form."

from page 198 paragraphs 2 - 3:
- "Besides e-newsletters and uploading reunion photos, a family web site offers many other creative uses. The Armer family encourages members to create their own personal Web pages on their site, as you see in figure 15.5. This is a great way for the family to share news about each other and keep family alliances solid. .... .... Both commercial and individual family Web sites can have chat rooms so that, with passwords, two or more family members who are online can connect and 'chat' with a degree of security-and save the cost of long-distance phone calls. Figures 15.6 and 15.7 show that our Wood family site at myfamily.com offers both e-mail and chat services, features that the Armer family also provides to its own members."

    There are 3 screen shots of our web site in the book as mentioned in the excerpts above. Page 101 has a full page shot of our World-Wide Reach page. Page 199 has a full page shot of our Armer Home Pages start page. The following page, 200, has a half page shot of our Armer Chat login.

    I have skimmed over the book and I must say it has some great reunion ideas that we have not thought of for our own reunions. It is available for sale at many bookstores. Online it can be found at Amazon.com, Barns & Noble.com, BooksaMillion.com, The National Genealogical Society, and from the publisher Rutledge Hill Press.

© 2003 by National Genealogical Society and Sandra MacLean Clunies.

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