Writing Family History is Now Just An Email Away with Family History Builder

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Family History Builder announces a new service to help individuals and families to write a family history. Subscribers receive an email each week with a memory provoking question, and respond to the email with their response. Entries are kept in a secure online account, and can be shared through email, the web, or a published hard cover book. The service seeks to not only help people start writing, but to keep writing their family history by making it convenient and fun.

Family History Builder announced today their offering of a new service using email to help individuals and families in building a family history. Each week subscribers respond to an email containing a memory provoking question, such as "What do you remember about first learning to ride a bicycle?" and gradually start writing their own history.

"Many people struggle with knowing where to start writing their family history, as well as their own personal history", said Michael Jensen, Managing Member with Family History Builder. "We have tried to make it easier to not only start writing your history, but to keep at it week after week, and year after year. We’ve also set the price to make if affordable for most.”

The FamilyHistoryBuilder.com service makes it easier to start writing, because the questions help people recall memories they might not have remembered through other mainstream journal writing activities. Handling the questions and responses by email makes it convenient to keep a family history. After subscribers respond to their weekly question by email, the entry is then saved securely in an online account. All entries can be updated online, and new entries can be created at any time on any topic, even a more standard journal entry or an important event can be easily recorded.

Family History Builder also delivers personalized questions based on the profile created during the sign up process. For example, questions may be specifically geared to ask about vacation destinations or educational experiences.

“We do more than just the weekly email too,” says Michael Jensen, “we also allow you to upload pictures, movies, sound files, and other documents along with an entry for maximum creativity and flexibility.” If desired, entries and other file types can also be shared online, whether to only family members or to the public.

Family History Builder offers several ways, including online, for sharing entries. Subscribers can download or print entries in a formatted PDF file. Entries can be published online, similar to the popular blog format. “We are also gearing up to announce our new book publishing feature, where you can order a hard bound book of your entries and photos, to preserve for generations to come,” explained Michael Jensen.

A recent subscriber, Esther O. from Meridian, Idaho wrote in about her experience in using Family History Builder: “It has given me the opportunity to enjoy learning about my family as I have had to consider ways that I am like them or what it is that I have gained from them.” Esther also wrote about who is benefiting from her subscription to Family History Builder: “I feel that what I am creating here is not only for the benefit of my posterity, but for me as well as I build it.”

About Family History Builder:

Family History Builder began in February 2006 and is an online service helping individuals and families to record and share their history, stories, and memories. By responding to weekly questions, subscribers gradually build a compilation of entries about themselves and their family to be preserved for generations to come.


Michael Jensen, Managing Member

Family History Builder




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