One of the quickest ways to upload a Gedcom into OneGreatFamily is through the Family Dashboard. Before explaining the exact steps you will take to do this, first allow us to explain how a Gedcom is handled by our system. At OneGreatFamily, when a Gedcom is submitted for upload, the file must undergo a tremendous amount of processing before it becomes available to its owner and the rest of the OneGreatFamily community. Here are the stages it goes through:
- Dashboard processing
The new process allows you to upload your Gedcom in Genealogy Browser or you can do it online by clicking on the link located in the "Your Family Tree" box located at the top:
Once you click the link in Family Dashboard, you'll be presented with a dialogue window that allows you to select your Gedcom file and then Upload it.
Note that closing the webpage or navigating to another website will not cancel or slow down your Gedcom processing once the uploading phase is completed. The processing is all done on our computers here in our offices, so you can feel free to go about your business.
Once the system finishes importing your Gedcom, it will begin "Matching." Matching is the process of seeing if any of the people in your Gedcom are the same as any of the people already in the OneGreatFamily family tree.
When the Matching process has finished, the OneGreatFamily system will begin "Merging." Merging is when OneGreatFamily combines together ancestors identified in the Matching phase, removing any duplication while preserving any differences in information. Merging causes ancestors to be added to your family tree.
When the Merging process has finished, your family tree will be prepared for Family Dashboard. Once this has been completed, you can enjoy your Gedcom on Family Dashboard by clicking on the button on the Upload Complete Page "Make this my new Dashboard Anchor":
Or you can click on the link: "Change who this information is about" on Family Dashboard. Here is where this link is located on Family Dashboard:
Or you can click on the "View Or Edit My Family Tree" button to view your ancestors in Genealogy Browser.
One final note, if you have a large family tree, please be patient as the process may take some time as we add, match and merge your ancestors.