Your new connection device...
In order for you to interface with thousands of other users on the same ancestors,
OneGreatFamily has developed special genealogy communication tools.
These unique tools are used on the Internet and are all part of the "Genealogy BrowserTM."
Think of it as a connection device, like a phone, that provides a link between
you and other users.
"They say some day all the software we will ever use will be on the Internet rather
than in our PC's. This philosophy has just become a reality for the genealogical
community. OneGreatFamily.com, is the next step - possibly the ultimate step - in
placing family trees on the Internet."
-Gary Mokotoff (Avotaynu - Jewish Genealogy)
When you view your genealogy at OneGreatFamily, you will find little icons in your
pedigree. Understanding what the icons mean is like understanding how to use your
Here's how it works.
Exclamation points will connect
you with other people you've never met who are working on the same line
you're working on! An exclamation point appears when someone else's record was a
99% + match with your record and both have been merged together to eliminate duplication.
Light bulbs are like emails of distant cousins who
are waiting to be contacted. A light bulb will appear when your data
is a possible match with someone else's information but was not automatically
Lightning bolts appear (without the fire
and smoke) when your information on an ancestor conflicts with someone else's information
on the same person. One of you may have an incorrect birth or death date and the
other may have the original birth certificate.
Note: When you click on any of these icons in your pedigree you will be able
to view the other's record including any notes, research, citations and multimedia
that may be connected with it and will be able to "collaborate" (via email) with
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