A relative has hundreds of photographs and other documents which he would like to make available to our fairly large number of known relatives. Presumably a web site would be the best way to do this (I'm a web developer, but building such a thing seems like a fair bit of work, so I would very much like to find an existing site which would do what we need). He would also like to allow relatives to add notes to those documents, such as information about who is in photographs and when and where they were taken, or maybe comments about inaccuracies in newspaper articles or additional information related to the subject of the document.
A few other things I would like:
- be able to download the entire collection of documents and associated annotations.
- require a password which I can share with any relatives, so people don't need an account to access the documents, but also so that the entire internet can't find it, since I think some relatives would feel uncomfortable with that.
- not as crucial, but it would be nice to have an associated public front page (not password protected) with a summary of what is on the site, and instructions on how to request access. (I could also do this on a separate web page.)
(I considered using Facebook for this, say a closed group, but it doesn't seem ideal because as far as I know you can't download a collection of photos and all the comments on them, and also I'm sure some relatives who would like to see these don't have Facebook accounts.)