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 OneGreatFamily Update - June 19, 2003

In This Issue:
Printing Your Genealogy with OneGreatFamily

New at OneGreatFamily: Updating Resources
  OneGreatFamily Updating Online Resources and FAQ
Tip: Documenting Your Family Tree
  Does OneGreatFamily allow me to enter more than dates and places?
Technical Support: Printing Reports from OneGreatFamily
  How do I print out my family tree using OneGreatFamily?
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Site Activity Summary

  • 118,684 new individual merges!
  • 34,081 new individual hints!
  • 41,341 new family merges!
  • 10,104 new family hints!
  • 164 average individual merges per group
  • 53 average individual hints per group
  • 37 average family merges per group
  • 4 average family hints per group

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  •  New at OneGreatFamily: Updating Resources

    OneGreatFamily Updating Online Resources and FAQ

    OneGreatFamily is currently upgrading its online resources to better serve site visitors. These resources include online Help documentation, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and our Genealogy Resources areas.

    The Genealogy Resources area on OneGreatFamily was recently updated with new categories that include a few new websites. Among these sites are those that have earned our "One Great Genealogy Site Award." The Genealogy Resources pages also include other leading sites in many categories.

    We are currently updating and providing new categories for our FAQ to better reflect the current website and to be more efficient in providing answers to the needs and questions of our customers.

    Please look for ongoing updates in these areas over the next few weeks.

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     Tip: Documenting Your Family Tree

    Does OneGreatFamily allow me to enter more than dates and places?

    Response provided by Jim Ericson, VP Marketing

    OneGreatFamily allows you to preserve a complete record of each of your ancestors. A "complete record" of someone goes well beyond places and dates. These records also include notes and citations that allow others to verify and understand the sources of your information. Providing notes and citations is not just a considerate gesture. Providing source information also demonstrates your understanding and expertise and gives people a reason to trust you as a genealogy researcher.

    Documentation is not merely an exercise of collecting facts or evidence to support names, places and dates. Documentation also paints a clearer picture of who someone was. OneGreatFamily allows you to submit written documents (in RTF or Plain Text, or HTML formats) as biographies. OneGreatFamily also supports many formats of multimedia files, such as images, sound files, and video clips, to be associated with each individual in OneGreatFamily. You can upload images of documents, old family photos, and even old recordings that help others know more about your ancestors.

    Many of us haven't had time to document the lives of our ancestors. OneGreatFamily not only makes such efforts simple, but the service allows you to instantly share your documentation with everyone else at OneGreatFamily.

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     Technical Support: Printing Reports from OneGreatFamily

    How do I print out my family tree using OneGreatFamily?

    by Ryan Long - Technical Support

    Genealogists have always craved and appreciated ways to share their research with others. Printing has often filled that need. Printing is also a great way to backup and record your genealogy. For many of us, our progress isn't realized until we have successfully printed hard copies of records, pedigrees, pictures, and other genealogical data. Sharing and reviewing printed documents has always been one of the best parts of genealogy. We hope this information will help you when exploring all of the printing options offered with OneGreatFamily.

    Printing the Starfield View:
    Before printing the Starfield (Pedigree in Genealogy Browser), use the customizing scrollbars to adjust the pedigree to the desired size for your printout. The Zoom, Font, and Magnify scrollbars, found on the far right side of the tool bar, can help you customize the Starfield in order to print exactly what you want. You can view the death information by holding the Alt button as you zoom out. Also, don't forget to use Print Preview (found in the File Menu of Genealogy Browser) to view exactly how the information will print on paper.

    Remember that you can print as many or as few generations as you want. When printing the Starfield, you can print what we commonly call a wall chart. This means that you print your Starfield large enough to fill an entire wall! If your printer uses standard 8 1/2" by 11" paper, a wall chart can be created by taping the pages together.

    Note: You can edit your User Preferences by selecting User Preferences from the File menu and then opening the Settings tab. In order to enable the Font scrollbar, you will need to change your Computer Expertise Level to Intermediate. You can enable the Magnify Scroll bar by changing this setting to Advanced. The Settings tab also allows you to choose the number of generations to display in the Starfield.
    Printing Genealogy Forms:
    In case you are not already aware, two genealogy forms have recently been added to help you organize your genealogy. The Standard Pedigree is a form that will display the individual currently selected in the Handprint, and four additional generations after that individual. The Family Group displays the details for the family of the individual currently selected in the Handprint.

    You can access these forms by selecting any desired individual within Genealogy Browser. Once the desired individual has been selected in the Handprint, you can choose Standard Pedigree or Family Group form from the View pull-down menu. You can then print out the form by simply going to File and Print.
    Printing Biographies and Multimedia:
    Remember that you can also print documents and pictures stored in the Biography and Multimedia sections of each individual record. These can be printed using the program that you use to view these items (such as a word processor, an image viewer, or a multimedia player).
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