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 OneGreatFamily Update - August 5 2002

In This Issue:
Descendancy Export, Group Management Enhancements

New at OneGreatFamily
  Surname Index
Question and Answer
  How do I see what information is available at OneGreatFamily before I subscribe?
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Lutheran Roots
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 77,996 new individual merges!
  • 25,315 new individual hints!
  • 31,973 new family merges!
  • 6,768 new family hints!
  • 241 average individual merges per group
  • 89 average individual hints per group
  • 46 average family merges per group
  • 5 average family hints per group

    If you didn't receive a GenMail telling you about new merges in your family tree, your tree wasn't affected by this activity. You may want to add new individuals or information to your family tree to improve the likelihood of matches and merges taking place.
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  •  New at OneGreatFamily

    Surname Index

    A link to the new Surname Index is found in the footer (the links near the bottom of the page) on each page of This new index is a way to browse through the names available on OneGreatFamily and see what information is available for these individuals.

    You can typically see birth and death information if such information is available. Subscribers can also use this index to view or add information on the ancestors they find. Subscribers can add source information, submit biographies, or upload photos for their favorite ancestors.

    You can begin by visiting the Surname Index page. You then select the beginning letter for the last name you are researching. You will then see a list of two-letter combinations for the first two letters of the last name. After clicking on the right two-letter combination, you will see a list of three-letter combinations. After you choose the right three-letter combination, you will see a list of matching names.

    The new Surname Index will be updated on a weekly basis. Subscribers can see immediate updates through the Genealogy Browser after logging in.

    Visit the new Surname Index to discover which of your ancestors can be found at
    Subscribe to OneGreatFamily to be able to be able to enjoy the full Surname Index, including viewing and submitting information on the individuals found in the Surname Index.

     Question and Answer

    How do I see what information is available on before I subscribe?

    You can quickly see what information is available on using two site features.
    1. Ancestor Search

      You can search for your ancestors using the form on the front page of The search can be as specific or general as you choose. The only required information on the search form is your ancestor's last name.

      After searching for your ancestor, members can click on a link to view the individual's family tree in Genealogy BrowserTM.

    2. Surname Index

      The second way to see if your ancestors are found at OneGreatFamily is to use the new Surname Index feature. This feature can be accessed from a link near the bottom of the front page. You can quickly find the last names you are researching and identify your ancestors from among the various entries found at
    OneGreatFamily will continue to find ways for our guests to recognize the value available to those who subscribe to this excellent genealogy service.

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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    Lutheran Roots

    Register with the online and collaborate with others, enjoy message boards, create a website, and enjoy other online resources targeted toward individuals with Lutheran ancestors. This site is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

    Visit Lutheran Roots to discover new genealogy tools and databases!
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