I've never undertaken such a monumental task on behalf of the entire family, so I thought I'd learn a little about my endeavor. I started by doing a Google search on "genealogy."
Of course, Wikipedia's genealogy article popped up high in the search results. After reading a bit there, I was happy to confirm there is a variety of genealogy software to help me in my task. I am going to research some of the options and put one to use; any of them should be an enhancement to the Word document my mom is supposed to email me today. = P
I'm also going to see about creating a web space for The Golden Family where we can share photos and news. A Facebook Group makes the most sense, I suppose. Good ole Facebook.