Family Name Origin
See if any of these methods of searching for your
family name origin sound familiar:
- By locating a Family Name Origin Website,
which provides 'historical information'
- By looking for your family name in books
or genealogical records (usually in libraries)
- By traveling to your ancestors' place
of origin in order to learn more about your family name origin
The three solutions mentioned above, seem to be the
'standard solutions' for those who are looking for their
family name origin. However, as many readers will know from experience,
these solutions can be faulty.
The first solution is
often inaccurate and lacks substantial facts and references. The
second solution is time consuming and the answers never seem
to be specific enough. The third solution probably reaps
the most long-term rewards, but is often expensive, and often leads
only to vague conclusions.
There is only one solution that
is both inexpensive and time efficient . That solution is online
collaboration through OneGreatFamily.com.
The OneGreatFamily Database and Collaboration Features
The best way to find a family name origin is to collaborate
with others who have the information that you are looking for.
But how do you find them? The truth is that Internet access
and increased database capacity allow us to communicate with
others and compare information that was nearly impossible to compare
only a few short years ago. The OneGreatFamily
genealogical database allows members to do just this.
A OneGreatFamily Scenario
For example, let's imagine for a moment that you decide to
submit your pedigree
chart information to the OneGreatFamily
database. You then sit back and relax, as OneGreatFamily
searches and sifts through millions of names contributed by thousands
of members from over 80 countries worldwide. OneGreatFamily
locates the matches to your family tree, and merges these matches
with your pedigree chart. You are then free to approve and review
these matches and relax once again as OneGreatFamily continues to
search through new contributions.
A Collaboration Scenario
OneGreatFamily also allows you to collaborate with the same people
who provided matches to your own family
tree. Many of these members have access to pertinent information
such as death
name histories, biographies, lineage
information, additional surname
history information, etc. Many of these members are also more
than willing to share the information which they have collected
over the years.
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