SmithFamiliypedia started as a project to learn how to manipulate wikicode and to see what I could do. It has since morphed into a collection of information about my family. Perhaps, as it grows, it will be useful to my children or others in my extended family to learn about who their relatives were.
While at Bethel Seminary I took a class in Family Systems and learned a great deal about myself from taking a close look at my family. Because of the open nature of the internet I won't be posting detailed information about family members - though they may post as much as the like about themselves. Many of the struggles that families go through are what forms us so I may figure a secure way to pass this information on...perhaps via hardcopy rather than on line.