So this is for you: We have completely revamped our calendar pages! They are now called events; and besides showing national and cultural 'holiday events' and the birthdays and anniversaries from your family tree (called 'genealogy events') in a nice overview called 'upcoming', you now also have the possibility to create and add your 'personal events' to the calendar, and easily notify family members about them!
The new events section is a very useful tool to plan, announce and remember family events. It now shows you all the upcoming events for the near future, no matter if holiday events (with a palm tree symbol), genealogy events (with a balloon symbol for birthdays, rings for wedding anniversaries and a stone for death anniversaries) or personal events (with a yellow calendar symbol). And we added an improved search feature in case you have a huge family and want to find things easily (see the photo at the very end of this post).
So how to post an event? On the home page of your family site ("What's new") you can find a link in the list on the left saying 'post an event' and a blue button on the right, just below the calendar overview. And obviously there is also
a big blue button to post an even in the new 'event' page that you can reach through the main navigation on the top. If you click any of those, you can plan and describe your event and specify who you want to be notified about it. The event will automatically display in your upcoming events for other site members to see.
New too is the option to enter birthday's and anniversaries directly on the right hand side of your family home page (for those of you who have started the tree online). So it's even easier for you to add missing birthdays and wedding anniversaries of your relatives and fill your calendar with those. And don't forget to invite them to your family site so they won't forget YOUR birthday
Remember that for all genealogy events you can get our reminders, by email or even text messages to your mobile phone; lifesavers that remind you of important birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other events in your family. And if all members are located in a family treey, there is that clever 'filtering mechanism' for event notifications. So you will only receive reminders for your closest relatives, while filtering out events of distant relatives.
So have a look yourself and start sharing your events.