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 OneGreatFamily Update - October 24, 2003

In This Issue:
Family History Month Special: Save up to 33% on OneGreatFamily


New at OneGreatFamily:
  Save up to 33% on your subscription to OneGreatFamily
  OneGreatFamily annual growth report
Q&A: OneGreatFamily's Commitment
  How can I trust OneGreatFamily with my genealogy?
Technical Support: Editing Information
  How do I edit my information in OneGreatFamily?
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Ultimate Tributes
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 88,561 new individual merges!
  • 33,949 new individual hints!
  • 31,239 new family merges!
  • 8,569 new family hints!
  • 149 average individual merges per group
  • 47 average individual hints per group
  • 39 average family merges per group
  • 4 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

    Which of the following features is MOST important to you as a genealogist?

    An accurate search feature to help me find relevant records and information
    A huge mass of genealogy records and information
    A way to see new relevant information as it becomes available
    A program that helps me organize records into a family tree
    A system that helps me validate or verify the information I find
    A way to collaborate and ask questions about the information I find
    None of the above



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    OneGreatFamily annual growth report

    OneGreatFamily continues to grow thanks to you and the nearly 400,000 other people who have joined OneGreatFamily.

    We like to share our growth statistics with everyone on an annual basis. All of the following numbers are as of October of the year listed. Some numbers from the year 2000 are estimates.

    2000 2001 2002 2003
    Names Submitted 6,100,000 26,786,000 40,799,900 60,712,000
    Families Submitted 2,800,000 10,393,200 15,900,000 23,244,900
    Registered Members 60,000 105,300 175,400 380,400
    Groups Created 22,000 44,0850 70,000 137,550

    The most significant area of growth has been in paid subscriptions, which has more than doubled over the past year. This growth in subscriptions has funded OneGreatFamily's continued growth and development.

    Nearly 20,000,000 new names have been added to OneGreatFamily.com (49% growth), providing a wealth of valuable new data for anyone using OneGreatFamily. Finally, the number of people who have registered as members of OneGreatFamily has more than doubled over the past year, increasing the community of people who wish to collaborate on their genealogy research.


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     Q&A: OneGreatFamily's Commitment

    How can I trust OneGreatFamily with my genealogy?

    by Jim Ericson - Marketing VP

    Trust is an important concept whenever you provide any information to any commercial entity. Trust is often more difficult to earn for companies that do online business. Some considerations include how your information will be used and the business model of the company receiving your information.

    When researching your family tree, another consideration is the health of the company with which you are sharing your information. You want to ensure that your information will always be available and that you will have continued access to your genealogy data for years to come.

    OneGreatFamily takes your family tree research seriously. OneGreatFamily always provides you with access to any information you submit to OneGreatFamily (even when you are not currently subscribing to the service).

    OneGreatFamily will never sell your information on CD-ROM or prevent you from updating your family tree at your convenience. As explained in previous articles, OneGreatFamily sells access to a Genealogy System rather than selling genealogical data.

    Finally, OneGreatFamily continues to make improvements to its online service and to the overall health of the company. OneGreatFamily is one of the few success stories of online subscription services. With a growing subscription base, the company has created a solid foundation on which it will build for years to come.

    Visit OneGreatFamily to submit your family tree today
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     Technical Support: Editing Information

    How do I edit my information in OneGreatFamily?

    After you have started your family tree at OneGreatFamily, you can return and update information as often as you like. Adding new discoveries and fixing inaccuracies to your family tree is an important activity. Other people may be linked to your family tree in OneGreatFamily. When you update your family tree or make corrections, everyone else who accesses your information also receives the benefit.

    To edit the information in your family tree, follow these simple directions:
    1. Login to OneGreatFamily and launch Genealogy BrowserTM
    2. Find the individual you would like to edit in either the Handprint View (Family Group) or the Starfield View (Pedigree)
    3. Double-click on the individual you want to edit
    4. Change any of the available information
    5. Click "Save"
    Clicking on the "Family Info" box in the Handprint View allows you to make changes to marriage and spouse information.

    You can also add siblings, children, spouses, or parents of any selected individual by clicking on the appropriate text in the Handprint View.

    Send your technical support question to our team
    Visit OneGreatFamily and expand your family tree today!


     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    Ultimate Tributes

    Ultimate Tributes is a great site for memorializing your ancestors. An Ultimate Tribute is an online tribute that is available now and for future generations. We encourage you to gather the very best memories and pictures so you can arrange them to tell the story of your loved one. It is a biography, tribute and time capsule . . . all rolled into one expandable archive.

    Visit Ultimate Tribute today.
    See past award recipients
    Recommend the next One Great Genealogy Site award recipient


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