Families Around the World – Dec 28, 2010


In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

This week we have a wide-range of family stories from Brazil, Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand and Namibia for you to check out. Enjoy.


First off, we have the incredible story of  Brazilian woman who was declared dead then woke up in her coffin, much to the shock of her family


Here’s an interesting comparison between the mega-wealthy Yap family of Malaysia and the Rockerfeller family of the US


In the spirit of Christmas, it was great to read this story about Canadians coming together to help reunite a Filipino family left stranded by a fraudulent travel agent


From New Zealand, we have some information about the artists from around the world, including Daniel Rodriguez, a New York Policeman and Tenor who became known for signing at funerals and commemorations for victims of September 11, who are coming together for a concert to support the families of the 29 miners who died at the Pike River coal mine in November


Finally, I bet the residents of Windhoek Namibia were surprised to have the Pitt/Jolie Family (and the world’s media) spend Chritmas with them as Brad, Angelina and the kids popped in for a holiday.

That’s it for this week’s Families Around the World (FAW). If you have any amazing family stories you think our blog readers would like to hear about, feel free to put some info and a link in the comments to this post and we’ll see if we can add it to next week’s edition of FAW

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  • Conrad P Koch Jr

    January 1, 2011

    I am a member of a Family Tree Site which is managed by someone else in my family … not me. Several errors exist in the branches of the tree about which I have intimate knowledge. I, in fact, have a family tree that contains the correct information. I am the manager of that site. Why is it that I can not make the corrections to the errors which exist in the Family Tree of which I am a member but not the manager, and forward those corrections to the manager for his or her approval before they get finalized and formally published in the tree for the rest of the membership to view.

    Alternatively why can I not mail the correct part of my tree to the manager and offer that he upload them to his tree in order to easily make the corrections.

  • Robert

    January 3, 2011

    Hi Conrad. Your best bet is to simply mail the site manager and explain the situation. She can then give you the access rights to make these modifications, or alternatively just make them herself. In all likelihood the site manager has set up the page to only allow edits and changes by herself, so unless they change that you won’t be able to make alterations.

  • Alessa

    January 4, 2011

    Very good!Can’t wait for more awesome features in 2011! Keep at


  • Joaquim Bento Pedrotti

    January 5, 2011

    Gostaria de ter contacto c/ Webmaster de outros Sites Pedrotti pelo mundo.
    Favor contactar no meu E-mail

    Muitíssimo obrigado