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July 2012

As I have morphed over the years from itinerent bluesman to professional web designer, it was time I turned my attentions to this now 11 year old website. Primarily, commerce dictates action, and truth be told, this website's age has earned some Page Rank in the eyes of Google! That being the case, I have included links to my websites and those of my clients to pass some "link juice" (that's a technical term lol!).

As this coincides with my return from a x-country Harley ride from Los Angeles to the south for pop's 80th Birthday celebration in Georgia, I had a chance to hang with long lost cousins, friends, my siblings and their kids, so there is something to talk about!

There is even a blog page now! Contact me for admin data so you can post pics, stories, whatever!

Stay Tooned! and .org now registered in the Family

October, 2004

Cyber pioneers and cousins have staked the DeCouto claim in cyber space with the most important "TLD"s ("Top Level Domain" names). Douglas in Bermuda has registered .com and .org, no mean feat considering someone was sitting on for many years without a site!. For the interim, those urls will redirect to .net until they get fleshed out as the family connects and grows in this medium.

Stephen has staked out the domain. Good show!

Long lost DeCouto cousins meet up in cyber space!

Putting together this site has been a great opportunity for myself and the family to meet up and catch up. Recently, the emails have been coming from cousins i havent seen and cousins I havent met. Great to hear from you. Maybe we can get a blog going.

I'll make a page for that lovely phenomena soon. In the meantime, if you have websites, links, bios, pix, baby pix... whatever, email to me (clik on contact link). And if you have completed html, even better!
I code by hand in my spare time, so it takes a while. Needless to say, I need all the help I can get!

"Tony and Jean celebrate their Golden Aniversary! 50 Years!

Labor Day Weekend 2004
by Mark DeCouto

Atlanta- A DeCouto family milestone was celebrated over the Labor Day weekend as Anthony and Jean DeCouto reached the half century mark of their marriage. Joined by family and friends from all over the USA, the banquet hall was packed with people witnessing a modern day miracle. There was plenty of food, drink, a DJ and dancing (of course!). Tony and Jean opened the floor with a rhumba, but really wowed the crowd with their "swing". The room was filled with the conversations and catching up of long lost relatives.

From as far away as California and Colorado, Michigan and Ohio, they came. The hall might've been too small if hurricanes Charley and Frances hadn't wreaked havoc on the couple dozen lives of the Florida contingent which prevented them from attending.

All in all, the love and strength of Tony and Jean's marriage has once again inspired and gave occasion for the whole family to come together in joyous celebration. Even for the ones who couldnt be there.

back home

DeCoutos Around the World is for family members to share photos, news, events and announcements, home videos, art, music, links to favorite web pages and sites, family history, geneology, kid's pages (that they can make themselves), bad jokes, good recipes ... whatever we want!

Web site design and consulting is available at no charge to the family regarding basic html, domain name registration and how to do it free or very cheap. Contact Mark, the webmaster.


The domain name registration and web hosting service that I recommend to my clients is They are available by phone 24/7 to help you solve any problem related to your web hosting and domain name.

new! Decouto Family Blog! (feb 2012)

With this site, each branch of the family tree can have ther own pages as mentioned above, so.... break out those old boxes of photos, go down to the local elctronics store and get a scanner ( $50-100), read the simple directions and start archiving those valuable ( and increasingly fragile!) pix on to a reliable hard drive, then back 'em up on cdw, thumbdrive, dvd (anything that'll last a few hundred years). Even better, use online services like Flikr, Picassa web, so you can access your images from anywhere.
Scan the photos for storage at the highest possible quality, then convert copies to 72 dpi (dots per inch resolution). That's a manageable file size to send pix as an email attachment. To publish on the net, that's as good as it gets (for now).

Best way to Send Photos for DeCouto Family Network Website
  1. by email to
  2. (for larger files)
  3. Upload in a blog post

You may send your digitized photos by snail mail on a thumbdrive to:
Mark DeCouto
P.O. Box 481031
Los Angeles  CA 90048



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