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Connect With Family To Weather the Financial Storm

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

By Whitney Ransom McGowan,

Times are tough right now as we find ourselves wading deep in a financial crisis. Although the thought of declining investments, or rising gas and food prices may leave you without much hope, take the time to combat those feelings by spending time with your family and loved ones.

According to an article in the Denver Post, “the economic downturn is forcing many to defer dreams of striking a better work-life balance. As past recessions have shown, downturns tend to quash such luxuries as cutting back to part-time work hours by choice, dropping out voluntarily for a while to stay home with the kids, or taking a sabbatical. Instead, families have to find other ways to sustain closeness.”

One of the best ways to sustain closeness in a family is by finding ways to be together, whether you are in the same house or not even in the same zip code. Being with family and friends during tough economic times can offer significant strength and support. Just knowing that someone is thinking about you and cares about you brings reassurance.  To help weather the financial storms, schedule some time to connect with your family today.

At, Inc. we understand that family is what matters most in life. To help you connect with your family (present and past), we offer several cost effective solutions:

Connect in the Present:

1. We’re Related on Facebook. This application is completely free and allows you to share photos and important news with your family. While you are at it, you can also work collaboratively on your family tree. Plus, the application has a feature that can help you find other people on Facebook who might be related to you.

To join 10 million other We’re Related users: If you are a Facebook user: Log in to your account and add the We’re Related application by going to your Facebook home page and clicking on the applications tab at the bottom of your browser page. This will open a window that lists your current applications. There is a “Find More” link at the top right of the box. Click on that link and you will be brought to Facebook’s application directory. In the application directory search box, type “We’re Related.” The search results page will appear with a link to the We’re Related application. Simply add the application and you can immediately connect with other family members on Facebook and invite them to join you in using the features of We’re Related, such as the family tree, photo albums, family calendars, and discussion boards.

Connect in the Past:

2.Affordable subscriptions. At we recognize that everyone has different family history search needs, which is why we offer several subscriptions. Try our low-cost monthly subscriptions, or save even more money on a year subscription. We guarantee your satisfaction or your money back!

With a subscription, you will be able to search for your ancestors in our many databases and discover information about your family in the process. With more than a billion names in thousands of databases–including birth, death, military, census, and parish records– makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of our partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, Archive CD Books USA, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Simmons Historical Publications, the Dundurn Group, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch.