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Create a Family Journal website. Use the opening page to present your family tree - go as far back as you can with it. Then on the following pages, write down old family stories, recipes, and traditions. Try to gather as many old photos, ticket stubs and mementos as you can, scan them in and put them on your site. Then email the website address to family members near and far. Everyone in the family is going to have memories, stories and photos of their own to share. Ask them to get in touch with you so that you can add their contributions to the site. Often times, family will be separated by distance and that means that some of the family history might be lost. The Internet provides a convenient way for people to stay in touch and it allows for the sharing of information, so that history does not slip through the cracks.