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Site Activity Summary
new individual merges!
49,200 new individual hints!
101,079 new family merges!
17,896 new family hints!
194 average individual merges per group
40 average individual hints per group
83 average family merges per group
8 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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Report - Growth from the branches down to
Now there are even more reasons why people get
connected to OneGreatFamily--over 38 MILLION in
That's right! Now there have been well over 38
million names submitted to our database--and it's
growing continually! Every day professional and
amature genealogists everywhere are submitting
to our shared database. No wonder OneGreatFamily
is THE largest growing family tree available online!
And that's not all! Over 130,000 people have been
turned on to our unique concept of one huge "human
family tree" on the Internet. Because of our increasing
numbers, OneGreatFamily is helping hundreds of
thousands of people to avoid wasting time doing
Many thanks for helping this sapling tree grow
into a mighty oak! And kudos to all of our fantastic
community members around the globe who have made
us what we are. Keep it up!
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your family tree.
feature - Surname Index with Surname Pages
We've already been making some helpful changes
to the Surname Index!
Last time we told you how to access surnames by
clicking on the link in the footer (the links
near the bottom of the page) located on each page
of OneGreatFamily.com. This new index is a way
to browse through the names available on OneGreatFamily
and see what information is available.
Typically, you'll see birth and death information
if such information is available. Subscribers
can also use this index and add source information,
submit biographies, or upload photos for their
You can go directly to see the listing for any
surname by typing the following into your browser
(in this example, the last surname would be the
last name you are researching)
Here's a sample for the last name of "Johnson:"
We've also made it easier to navigate to any specific
list of names by reducing the number of clicks
it takes to find your information. Here's what
you do now:
1. Visit the Surname Index page by
clicking on the link at the footer (bottom of
2. Select the beginning
letter of the last name you're searching.
3. You'll see a list of two-letter combinations.
Click on the first two letters of the surname
4. You'll see a list
of three-letter combinationsl. Click on first
three letters of the surnames you're searching.
5. At this point, unless the name is not
in our database, you'll be able to see the exact
name you want. Click on the name you've chosen
and you'll see every name in our database under
The new Surname Index will be updated on a weekly
basis. Subscribers can see immediate updates through
Genealogy BrowserTM after logging in.
Visit OneGreatFamily and look up
a surname today!
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us make more of these enhancements.
and Tricks - How to export a descendancy
Exporting your genealogy is a great way to back
up your information and will prove helpful if
you ever need to share GEDCOM files with others.
1. Select "File" in your menu bar.
2. Select "Export View to File" to
create a GEDCOM file. The export screen provides
you with a number of options to determine how
much information you want included in your export.
Select all of your specifications as outlined
- Your anchor likely has ancestry and descendancy.
This option allows you to decide which you want
to include in the export. In this tip, we're exporting
by descendancy, so you'd want to be sure that
button is pushed.
2. Export to
Path - Identify where on your local hard drive
you would like to save the file. We recommend
that you create a folder called "Genealogy" in
your My Documents folder. Use the Genealogy folder
for all your GEDCOM files.
Number of Generations - Choose the number of generations
you would like included in the export. Remember
that if you choose a certain number of generations,
this will include all of those generations both
in depth and breadth of your anchor view.
4. Include Private Date - Check the
box to include any individuals that you have marked
5. Once you are satisfied
with your selections click "OK" to export your
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