Collecting genealogy data is all well and good, but to be effective, it must be shared. There are all kinds of ways to make your information more accessible:
Post your family tree online: There are numerous sites that allow you to post your tree online, one of the most popular being Ancestry.com. This is also a great way to get into contact with others who are researching your family line.
Start a blog: Setting up a blog is easy, and it can be free. Check out Geneabloggers for information on how to get started.
Publish a book: These days, publishing a genealogy book doesn't have to be a huge undertaking or expensive. Many genealogy software programs allow you to format your book, and it can be printed quite inexpensively through such sources as Shutterfly or ArtsCow.
Note: Using this ArtsCow link entitles you to 1,200 free prints and three 8"x8" photo books.
Scrapbook your genealogy: Are you artsy? Consider scrapbooking your family story. The page above was done digitally, but there are tons of paper scrapbooking kits for those of you who like scissors and glue.
Put together a slide show: With digital frame prices dropping daily, now's a good time to gather those family photos and put together a slide show for your family and friends. Most frames come with their own software built in, so all you have to do is install your photos on a card and program the frame.
Have you found other creative ways of sharing your genealogy with your family? If so, be sure to leave a comment so that we can all learn from each other.