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 OneGreatFamily Update - May 10, 2003

In This Issue:
Subscription Dollars at Work

New at OneGreatFamily
  Upgraded Hosting and Performance!
Invite the Entire Family to Use OneGreatFamily
  How do I invite others to my group on OneGreatFamily?
  The Virtuous Circle
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  The Genealogy Home Page
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Site Activity Summary

  • 112,253 new individual merges!
  • 32,287 new individual hints!
  • 40,620 new family merges!
  • 9,429 new family hints!
  • 138 average individual merges per group
  • 44 average individual hints per group
  • 38 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.
    OneGreatFamily wants to hear from you. Please send us your success stories and your recommendations for new features.

    Submit your story
    Send us your wish list

    Do you have stories about your ancestors that you would like to publish online?

    No, I don't have any stories I'd like to publish online.
    Yes. I have already published one or more stories on a web page.
    Yes. I have published one or more stories by submitting my family tree.
    Yes. I have stories, but I don't have the time to publish them online.
    Yes. I have stories, but it's too much work to publish them online.
    Yes. I have stories, but I don't know how to publish them online.

  •  New: Upgraded Hosting and Performance

    Subscription Dollars at Work to Improve Experience

    OneGreatFamily's continued growth has provided the means to upgrade our hosting facility and to improve site performance through the acquisition of additional hardware.

    OneGreatFamily is pleased with its ability to support the activity of hundreds of thousands of avid genealogists each month. OneGreatFamily is determined to make sure this constant increase in site activity doesn't have a negative impact on site performance.

    Within the past few months OneGreatFamily has moved its servers to a new hosting facility and has purchased new servers to increase capacity and improve performance. These improvements demonstrate OneGreatFamily's commitments to providing you a good long-term experience and to preserving your data online. is hosted at a facility with high-bandwidth Internet access, backup generator power in the event of outages, and access to multiple backbone Internet carriers. OneGreatFamily also backs up its entire database regularly to prevent the loss of data because of unforeseen catastrophies.

    OneGreatFamily continues to purchase new hardware to improve site performance. Additional hardware also increases our capacity for data storage. OneGreatFamily has been able to keep up with the demands of growth. As a matter of fact, the company is looking at ways to further accelerate the rate of submisions to OneGreatFamily. Our goal is to create the human family tree. Eventually everyone who visits OneGreatFamily will be able to find ALL of their known ancestors.

    This growth and these improvements would not be possible without the support of our paying subscribers.

    Paying subscribers gain unlimited access to OneGreatFamily, allowing them to see each individual who is added to their family's branches in OneGreatFamily. Subscribers can also collaborate on OneGreatFamily by accepting hints and experience Genealogy BrowserTM without any advertising.

    We encourage you to subscribe to OneGreatFamily to support our continued growth and to gain unlimited access to this unique genealogy service.

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     Invite the Entire Family to Use OneGreatFamily

    How do I invite others to my group on OneGreatFamily?

    OneGreatFamily provides an excellent platform for collaborating on your genealogy with other family members. This collaboration can be with cousins or distant relatives who belong to various groups or with those you invite to become part of your group in OneGreatFamily.

    Every member of your group will see the family tree from the group's perspective. This means that all of the members of the group will see each individual's efforts in adding to and improving the quality of the family tree. This also means that each member of your group can accept hints and conflicts on behalf of the entire group.

    Working within a group is an excellent idea for any small group of people who are sharing the same genealogy records. Group work is ideal for family organizations who want to assign different family members to work on different parts of the family tree.

    When you begin your experience on OneGreatFamily, you choose a username and password for yourself. You also choose a unique group name and password for any group you create. The group name and password can be shared with other members of OneGreatFamily, so they can view and work on OneGreatFamily from your perspective as well.

    To invite others to participate in your group in OneGreatFamily, please refer to the following instructions:
    1. Log into OneGreatFamily. This will take you to the Group Chooser page.
    2. Click on the link, "invite others to your group." This link is found on the right-hand side of the page.
    3. Choose which group you want to invite people to join. (This is especially important if you are a member of multiple groups.)
    4. Fill in the form with as many people as you desire to invite to your group. The form supports will send your invitation to as many as 10 people at a time.
    5. Edit the message in the form below. The message will automatically insert your information, the name of the recipient, the name of your group, and your group's name and password.
    6. Submit the form to send the invitation.
    After sending your invitation, you may want to call or send an additional email to explain more about OneGreatFamily and your reasons for using the site.

    You may also want to include your personal username in the message you send. If any of the individuals you invite become subscribers, you can get a free month added to your subscription. Those you invited simply need to enter your username in the space provided when signing up for their subscriptions.

    We hope you enjoy OneGreatFamily and that you will want to share your experience with others.

    Log into to OneGreatFamily today and invite others to your group on OneGreatFamily!
    Subscribe to OneGreatFamily to gain unlimited access to this remarkable service.

     Success: The Virtuous Circle
    The success of OneGreatFamily relies heavily on a concept called "the virtuous circle." The virtuous circle is a process that takes place through an ongoing business relationship where both parties continue to receive excellent value for what they are giving.

    In the case of OneGreatFamily, the virtuous circle can be identified in its growth and the ongoing satisfaction of its customers.

    Each individual who participates in OneGreatFamily is helping others by providing valuable data or improving the data that have been submitted by others.

    The amount of information available at OneGreatFamily motivates many members to subscribe to the OneGreatFamily service.

    Subscription revenue helps OneGreatFamily invest in product enhancements, customer service, new hardware, and other areas that are critical for the ongoing success of its customers.

    The financial success of OneGreatFamily also allows the company to market its services to new potential customers. These new customers come to OneGreatFamily with more genealogical information that benefits the entire community.

    We hope that every member of our community takes part in this virtuous circle by contributing time and effort to improve the quantity and quality of the information found at OneGreatFamily.

    Submit your success story
    Visit OneGreatFamily and participate in the virtuous circle today!

     One Great Genealogy Site Award:

    The Genealogy Home Page

    Do you want to find a wealth of information on varous genealogical topics? You may want to visit The Genealogy Home Page to help get you started.

    The Genealogy Home Page boast more than 4,000 links to categorized sites across the Internet. Unlike other genealogy directories, The Genealogy Home Page is simple, clean, and extremely functional.

    From North American Genealogy to Newsgroups and Mailing Lists, to Genealogical Societies, you're sure to find a link to what you're looking for on The Genealogy Home Page.

    Visit the Genealogy Home Page today.
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