Press Room - Press Release, February 13, 2001 Everton Publishing

One Great Resource


Genealogists use software on their home computers to enter and arrange their family history data. And they use the Internet to seek for more information, and to share that information with like-minded researchers.

Why not do both at the same time?

That's the idea behind the core service at a relatively new website: OneGreatFamily. You begin by uploading your own GEDCOM file to your own personal area on OneGreatFamily, then you use the online software to keep your genealogy file current.

While you're doing that, the OneGreatFamily software compares the data in your file with data in other files on their servers. If they find a match, the software notifies you that there may be more data already available to help you extend your knowledge of your family. If they find a match in another file that appears to refer to the same person, but which doesn't exactly agree with the data in your file, you get an advisory that conflicting data exists.

The result is the creation of a global pool of interactive genealogical data, with pervasive opportunities to collaborate with your relatives on your family history research.

Supplementing the collaboration software are a number of other features: a "genealogy university" of tips on research, family trees of selected famous people, and a growing pool of genealogy "fun stuff".

OneGreatFamily has a free area, but to get the full range of features you need to pay a modest subscription fee.