WELCOME TO THE SETUP
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEMKPR.COM
1) Open MemKpr.com
Click on Signup (top center)
2) Register for your New Account (Enter
your first name, last name, email address, Family name, your
gender, user name and password). Please make sure to save
your Username and Password in a safe place. Click on MemKpr
Terms and Agreement and then click the
green Register bar to
MemKpr will send you a welcome email.
Give it a few minutes and check your incoming email. If
you don't receive your welcome email within 10 minutes please
check your Junk email if using Microsoft or your Spam box if
using Gmail. When you find it drag it into your
You will also receive a Welcome email from
CloudMe.com They are offering you 3 GB's of FREE storage for
your pictures and slides. You are under no obligation to use
their services and if you already have DropBox, Google or
another cloud service you can setup your family folders with
When you open your Welcome email click on
the click here to activation
3) Return to MemKpr.com and click on
Login at the top of the page. You will now login with your
Username and Password.
MemKpr will now open your entry page.
Select Add Family Member.
NOTE; MemKpr was created to
help you save the memories collected during your life and the
lives that touched you from your grandparents to your
grandchildren. MemKpr was not designed as a genealogy
platform. It is possible to add earlier generations if you
want but our focus is on the family you grew up with and those
you remember the best.
To help you get started, we need to know
what kind of Family Tree you want to build. The tree you saw
pictured on the front page of MemKpr is the Zukowski Family
Tree. As the creator of that tree I'm in the middle, with
my grandparents at the top and my grandchildren at the bottom.
Each one of us was born with the same last name. My
grandmother at the top was the only one born with a different
4) We recommend you start by printing out
the Family Member
Worksheet This printout will help you collect the names
and birth and death dates in one place before you start adding
family members into MemKpr.
If you are a male, start by adding
your information and then add your parents. Your mom will use
her maiden name. If you are married and have not been
*divorced add your wife's First
Name, Middle and Maiden. Don't add your last name to hers.
Click the green Add Member
bar to save. To continue, click on My Dashboard and select
Edit on your Father to finish all his birth family
information plus his wife (your mom) with her first, middle and
maiden name. If you have siblings you will need to add
them by clicking on Add Child in your fathers input space. When
you finish with your father and saved his information, click on
My Dashboard and select Edit on your grandfather and add his
children, but not your dad, he is already listed. Finish
by selecting Family Tree and see if everyone listed has
the same last name.
If you are female MemKpr has a few
additional options for you to choose from; A, B or C.
A) do you want to share the memories of your birth family?
B) are you a grandmother and want to share the Family Tree you and
your husband built together? Or C) are you a brand new bride?
The choice is yours.
If you choose (A) you are building your
Birth Family Tree (follow the exact steps as for the male above)
If you selected (B) you start at the top of the Family Tree and
add your children and their children below you.
If you are a new bride (C) you and your new husband have just
planted your brand new MemKpr tree. You are now ready to start
collecting all the great memories of your new life together.
You are the first generation to be prepared to save your
pictures and video directly into the clouds and your story into
More detail step by step
information to help.
5) When you have finished your worksheet
click on Add Family Member and start with yourself.
First Name along with middle initial plus (.) or your full
On the next line add your Last Name.
Gender. Date of birth date month/day/year (06/15/1939.
Your not dead so this would be for other family members
later. Death date. Status: Living or Deceased.
Background color (grey for deceased)
Continue: Phone Message phone # (Do
not add a number at this time ).
Profile Privacy choice. Mother: with her maiden name
(not her married name) and your Father. Your Wife,
if you are married. Husband, leave blank (unless you are
a women building this family tree) . Choose (your photo)
Photo (The photo file you select should be from your Cloud
Storage and all Family Tree photo's must be 300 x 360
pixels for perfect alignment. Next, if you have children
you need to add them right after you click the
green bar (Add Member)
at bottom of the page and then select My Dashboard at the
top the screen.
Now you need to select your listing in My
Dashboard and click on Edit. In the second line from the
top of this page you will see Edit Family Member, to the right
you will be able to click on: Add Child. Add their
First name, Last name, Gender and then Date
of Birth. Click on Add Child. If you have
additional children repeat these steps until you have added all
How to resize your pictures?
We recommend Jing by TechSmith.com
Get your Free account
here. With Jing installed on your computer you will be
able to select any picture you see on your computer screen and resize or zoom into any
part of it and capture a single person or face. You will
also be able to place lettering on top of your pictures to help
identify your relatives. Jing is a wonderful tool and will
help you in many ways. Please make sure to watch their
great training videos by clicking on:
Step-by-sep Tutorials. MemKpr does not use all of the
available tools in Jing.
6) Select: My Dashboard if it is not
already open. You should now see a number of boxes with
question marks waiting for pictures. Each person you select
will need to have you finish their personal information, just
like you did for yourself. Each one will also need a 300wide
360high pixel picture.
More than likely you don't have any
pictures resized yet from your family collection. Here are two
"male/female" images to practice with.
Once you have installed Jing you can
resize these pictures above to 300x360 and then install them for
you family members until you have uploaded the real family
7) At the top of your MemKpr work page
click on Family Tree. Click the QR code to open. Only
those with your same last name should be in the
8) Now open My Dashboard again and
continue editing each of your family members with their details:
Date of Birth, Death, Status, Background Color, Phone Message,
Privacy, Mother, Father, Wife or Husband and save by clicking on
Edit ______ Profile.
9) You can also edit any of your children and fill in their
details. If you have children from more than one marriage you
will be able to list their birth mothers name and info.
10) Click on My Dashboard again and
you will see the new husbands and wives you have added. They
will not be added into your family tree. Only those born with
the same last name as your father are in the family tree.
11) In My Dashboard click on your
fathers name above the question mark (where his 300x360 picture
will be posted) and see if all his family connections are listed
(in orange). Above his picture should be his Wife. Above her
should be his mother on the left and his father on the right.
Below his picture is his birth and death dates. Below and on
the left side of his picture are his Memories. On the right
side are his Siblings. Below and in the center are his
children. You should see your name listed there.
12) Memories are added into your Bio
page by clicking on My Dashboard and then clicking on
Edit below the picture of the person you want to add.
When the Edit Family Member
window opens select, Add Your Memories.
Edit Family Members Legacy Page
(opened below) You can select up to 7 pictures (from your saved
picture folder, located on your computer or in your Cloud
folder) for your revolving slide show. This could be a
selection of pictures from your family members entire life (only
5 pictures are shown below) Please make sure your slide
show pictures are no wider than 600 pixels and 450 pixels tall.
Above, in the center is the Personal
Note: It is most important that you first create
your written story on your computer, in a Word document program, before you copy and
paste it into the Personal Biography. You can make corrections
and changes much easier. Also you
will always have a back up copy of your written work incase
of an accidental delete while working on it.
You can always add still pictures and
documents into any part of the written biography once you have
pasted it into the Personal Biography window. You can always
find pictures on the Internet as a helper to tell your story.
Also, you can use your new Jing program to capture
anything you see on your computer screen, including video and
13) Adding more than a single picture into
your slide show window will give you more pictures to tell your
story. When you visit
my story take a look at my Slide Show widow and you'll
see that I used as many as four single pictures to make one
The basic tools in the Personal
Biography window are explained below:
Anything you type into the Biography can be
controlled just like any Word document.
To be on the safe side, we recommend you
first create your biography story in your Word document
software, save it, and then copy and paste it into the Personal
B = To add Bold type.
I = Italic
The next 6 items you will not use if you pasted a copy into
Font Size = Test and see
Font Family = Test and see
Font Format = Test and see
Before you start, I would like you to visit my Biography to see
how I told
my story Currently, I will be 79 in 2018 and have lots
of stories to tell. As you scroll down through my story you
will notice that I have added pictures of my life. Starting
with my Jr. High picture, you will see nine (9) additional
pictures, each opening a new chapter in my life. Click on the
date below each picture to open that chapter and see how you can
create more room to tell any family members story.
14) How to create Story Chapters?
While you are still signed into MemKpr, up
at the top of the page, click on Add Family Member. In
the First Name box create your chapter name... if you
need additional space continue in the Last Name box.
Do Not Use your family last name in this box or it will end
up in the Family Tree. That's not where you want it.
You can also share the approximate year(s)
when this chapter happened by using the Date of Birth and Date
of Death boxes.
In telling my story I used (9) chapters to
share what has happened in my life. If you have not yet visited
my story yet, please take a few minutes and see what I
did so you can get a clear picture of how to complete Bio's for
15) How to add old movies and video into
your MemKpr account?
YouTube has provide us one of the best ways
to share our old movie memories. If you visited my story,
you'll notice I have 4 videos uploaded.
Once you have had all your old movies
transferred into digital and have them safely backed up on Hard
Drives it's time to select your best videos and upload them to
your YouTube account. How do I do that? Please watch the
video's are uploaded, you are now ready to add them into
your Biography stories.
16) How do I connect my YouTube account
with my MemKpr account?
Sign into your MemKpr.com account and open
My Dashboard. Click on the family member you want to add
the video into and then click on their Memories below
their picture. Below the Slide Show window on the left
side click on
A new widow will open up, saying Audio
Source Code with a box. Pull the right corner of the box
down to open the it wider. You will be dropping the embed code
into that box.
Since you have already learned how to
upload your videos into YouTube, let's now learn to get them to
play inside your Bio.
Step #1 Open your YouTube account and
select the video you want to use.
Step #2 Click on EMBED
Step #3 Copy the Embed Video source code
and paste it into your MemKpr Source box.
Step #4 After you paste the Embed Video
code into MemKpr you will need to change the size of the video
player. Please change 560 into 420 and 315 into 236. Now click
on Submit and your video will show up under the Slide Show
You will also see a DELETE button under the
video, if you want to remove the video in the edit mode.
You have now learned all the basic steps to
build your own Family Tree.
If you have any questions with any of the
above steps, please email
May all your memories be saved and
Additional features you can use to
enhance your family story telling on MemKpr.
+1) What is a Short Code?
sep.me/1yy Using just 10
characters you can direct any viewer to any location on the
Internet, including any page you have created within your MemKpr
You can set up a FREE Short Code account
HERE. Once you
have a Sep.Me account setup you will be ready to expand your
story telling to include many additional chapters of a life well
lived. Visit sep.me/1yx
to view 60+ years in Ray's life. As you scroll down you
will see dates under many of the pictures. The dates you
see hide the short code that let's you click to open additional
chapters in that life.
Step +2) In your open (signed in) MemKpr
account click on My Dashboard and then click on Add Family
Member. You now will be able to create a new family member, but
this new member is only an extension of your story. Not another
person. In the First Name box enter something like
1951-1953 Junior High School years. Next, in
the Last Name box, leave it blank along with all the other
boxes. Only use the Choose Photo box and add a 300 x 360
pixel picture from your photo file. Click on the Edit
____Profile (blue bar to save).
You have now created an additional chapter
to help tell your story. This chapter will NOT show up in
your Family Tree and is hidden to everyone. To open it in
your story like I did with: 1951-1953 Junior High School
years you need to create a short code as explained
above in +1)
Steps to finish your new chapter short
code. As soon as you have your sep.me account working,
it's time to create your first short code.