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 OneGreatFamily Update - January 29, 2003

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  Valentine's Day Gift Subscriptions
  5 Ways OneGreatFamily is Unique
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Valentine's Day Special

Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 129,098 new individual merges!
  • 52,005 new individual hints!
  • 55,152 new family merges!
  • 20,692 new family hints!
  • 197 average individual merges per group
  • 70 average individual hints per group
  • 40 average family merges per group
  • 7 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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    Relationship calculator
    Family message boards
    Photo archives
    Personal family/genealogy websites
    Calendar of genealogy events
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     Special Feature: 5 Ways OneGreatFamily is Unique

    OneGreatFamily Provides a Unique Service to Family Researchers

    by Jim Ericson -- OneGreatFamily
    I had a remarkable meeting this week with one of the founders of a competing genealogy service that has been around for a number of years.

    "People need to get in and see how this works," was one of his comments. He praised OneGreatFamily for continuing to provide a unique service in the genealogy industry and marveled at OneGreatFamily's ability to uniquely identify ancestors with certainty.

    We realize that many people have used OneGreatFamily for some time with great success. Others are just learning how to use this remarkable service. Whether you are new to OneGreatFamily or have been using our service from the beginning, we want you to recognize how this service is unique. The following is a list of five features that make OneGreatFamily stand out among genealogy services:
    1. Everyone is working on the same family tree!

      People using OneGreatFamily may be able to find new matching data and meet distant relatives after entering a few generations of their family trees . . . or even just a few ancestors! OneGreatFamily also uses technology to identify where family trees can be merged and identify when two listed individuals my be the same person. And unlike other services, EVERYONE benefits from new discoveries or corrections that are made to the family tree.

    2. Everyone sees OneGreatFamily from his own perspective!

      OneGreatFamily can help grow your family tree automatically, but the service still lets you choose which individuals and informaiton you want to see in YOUR family tree. You always see the information you have submitted and get to choose whether or not you accept the research submitted by others.

    3. OneGreatFamily is a living, dynamic family tree that is always growing!

      OneGreatFamily is continuously updated by thousands of subscribers. The results can be seen instantaneously by everyone around the world without any waiting or additional processing. You may be working on your family tree and receive a notificaiton that new ancestors have been discovered that belong to YOUR family tree.

    4. OneGreatFamily provides the best framework for genealogy content

      Photos, sounds, sources, citations, and data can be added to OneGreatFamily for each individual in the family tree, where they can be enjoyed by the entire community. No more searching through billions of names or hundreds of web pages for the needle in a haystack. OneGreatFamily provides a simple infrastructure to organize all of this informaiton in one location.

    5. OneGreatFamily listens to customers

      OneGreatFamily has grown to become one of the top destination sites for genealogy in only two years. How have we done it? By listening to you! We remain focused on providing the BEST collaborative family tree service available. Great strides are made to improve the service day after day, month after month. We are committed to continuously provide you with more value and a better experience.

    Thank you for supporting this monumental effort in genealogy. OneGreatFamily continues to grow in value with each passing day, increasing your chances of finding new ancestors and discovering new information about your family tree.

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     One Great Genealogy Site Award:

    Dutch Genealogy

    Do you have Dutch ancestors? is an excellent resource for anyone whose ancestral lines trace back to Holland. The site has many databases, products and tools for learning about your Dutch Ancestry. The site features databases of christenings and court and notary records for South Holland. The site also includes a records timeline and a document of common Dutch first names.

    Visit to research your Dutch ancestry today.
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