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 OneGreatFamily Update - November 26, 2003

In This Issue:
Making your Research Unique and Valuable by Documenting

New at OneGreatFamily:
  New Standardized Date Feature!
Q&A: Making your Research Unique and Valuable by Documenting
  In what ways does OneGreatFamily help me improve my genealogy records?
Technical Support: How to Use the New Standardized Date Feature
  How can OneGreatFamily help me easily enter and share dates?
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Ancestors Professional Genealogists
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Site Activity Summary

  • 118,396 new individual merges!
  • 34,964 new individual hints!
  • 40,859 new family merges!
  • 10,391 new family hints!
  • 111 average individual merges per group
  • 30 average individual hints per group
  • 36 average family merges per group
  • 4 average family hints per group

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  •  New at OneGreatFamily: New Standardized Date Feature!

    New Standardized Date Feature!

    Are you tired of having a date in your tree that is formated in a way you can't understand? OneGreatFamily has just launched our new standardized date feature that is now available to everyone! Now every site visitor is able to submit dates in a format that everyone will be able to understand. Each time a non-standard date is entered into the system, we will now prompt you to enter it in a standard format.

    So, to make the task of doing genealogy a little easier try the new standardized date feature today!

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     Q&A: Making your Research Unique and Valuable by Documenting

    In what ways does OneGreatFamily help me improve my genealogy records?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    Every genealogist is interested in having their genealogy mean more to them than just a bunch of names and dates. That information is important, but so are the stories behind those names. When doing your genealogy, it is important to document statistical information and also personal facts that can make your genealogy more valuable and unique.

    When doing genealogy it is common that most people only enter statistical information, but not the information behind the statistics. OneGreatFamily allows you to submit written documents as biographies. You can also submit images, sound files, and video clips. These resources can help others gain more knowledge about your ancestors, and can also make your genealogy become more personal and valuable to you and your family.

    Names, dates, places, and biographical information are most valuable to your research. Documentation is more than collecting facts; it gives a clearer picture of who someone was. The Starfield provides statistics on each name in your pedigree. You can see how much has been done and where additional research may be needed. OneGreatFamily allows you to have a complete record of each ancestor. This does not only include places and dates, but also notes and citations that allow others to verify the sources of the information. These notes and citations make it easier for people to trust you as a genealogist. When a name is added onto another's tree, you can also use the collaboration feature to find the contact information of the individual who submitted the name to verify the information given.

    OneGreatFamily hopes to continually upgrade its online tools to better serve our site visitors. We strive to become more efficient in providing answers to the needs and questions of our customers. If you have any suggestions on how we can help your genealogy become more valuable to you, please let us know.

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     Technical Support: How to Use the New Standardized Date Feature

    How can OneGreatFamily help me easily enter and share dates?

    by Ryan Long-Technical Support

    The new standardized date feature of the Genealogy Brower that is being released this week will reduce conflicts, more efficiently standardize dates, and provide an easy to use interface to quickly enter and edit your ancestor's important dates.

    The new standardized date tool is available on every record in OneGreatFamily by simply clicking on the new Calendar Icon to the right of any date text field. Any incorrect dates are automatically filtered out, and you can specify a year as B.C. or A.D. This feature offers eight options, which allow you to customize the date with the information that you have available.

    The EXACT DATE option allows you to enter an exact known date. The ABOUT, AFTER, BEFORE, CALCULATED, and ESTIMATED options allow you to enter approximate dates using a month and a year. The BETWEEN and FROM options allow you to specify a time period between two dates.

    The standardized date tool will help OneGreatFamily users easily enter and share dates. This feature is just one of many new features that will be added to enhance the experience and information in OneGreatFamily.

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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

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