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 OneGreatFamily Update - January 6, 2004

In This Issue:
A New Year and a New OneGreatFamily!

New at OneGreatFamily:
  Happy New Year from OneGreatFamily!
  Our New Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart are now available for use!
Q&A: Use OneGreatFamily to keep organized when doing your genealogy research!
  What resources does OneGreatFamily offer to help me keep organized and further my research?
Technical Support: New Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart
  How do you use and access the new Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart?
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Ancestors Reunited
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 83,693 new individual merges!
  • 18,950 new individual hints!
  • 29,624 new family merges!
  • 4,091 new family hints!
  • 184 average individual merges per group
  • 22 average individual hints per group
  • 51 average family merges per group
  • 2 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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  •  New at OneGreatFamily: Happy New Year from OneGreatFamily!

    Happy New Year!

    One Great Family would like to wish you a happy New Year! OneGreatFamily is planning to implement many new features this year that will make your genealogy experience more enjoyable in every way.

    OneGreatFamily wants to help you learn how to do genealogy the right way. The best way to do genealogy is the OneGreatFamily way! Many times individuals spend hours and hours searching for names that others have already found. When you use OneGreatFamily you can find names that have been automatically placed into your family tree without any work done by you! The only step that you need to make to get started is submitting any family names that you may have. Once those names are submitted you'll see your family tree grow faster than you even expected!

    So make getting started or completing your genealogy one of your New Year's resolutions today! Imagine having your genealogy completed by this time next year!

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    Our New Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart are now available for use!

    Do you sometimes get nervous having your information stored only on your computer? Just recently OneGreatFamily has added a new feature to our site that can help keep you better organized and take away the fear of records being lost or erased. OneGreatFamily has created new downloadable and printable forms for you to maintain a "paper trail" of the information you enter and find using OneGreatFamily. These pages are available in PDF format, so they can be accessed for free on any computer system. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free application that allows anyone to view and print these downloadable forms.

    Our new Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart allow you to enter detailed information on each family and individual in your family tree. You can use the resources at OneGreatFamily to store your information in on our database and maintain a "hard copy" for new research notes and personal records at home. Check out our new printable Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart Today!

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     Q&A: Use OneGreatFamily to keep organized when doing your genealogy research!

    What resources does OneGreatFamily offer to help me keep organized and further my research?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    Many OneGreatFamily visitors have specific research needs that go beyond the resources currently available within OneGreatFamily. OneGreatFamily now provides links to some of the best services available. These resources include this FREE genealogy newsletter from OneGreatFamily, links to past "One Great Genealogy Site" Award winners, and OneGreatFamily Preferred Affiliate websites. We also offer other resources such as sites about ethnicity and religion, genealogy education, genealogical tours and travel, and family history libraries.

    We also offer FREE genealogy tools that include our "Genealogy Names Alternates Look Up" and printable genealogy forms. The "Genealogy Names Alternates Look Up" tool allows you to look up differently spelled (but equivalent) first names or last names. It also allows you to request additional first name or last name alternate spellings that are not already listed.

    Many of us like to have our records on our computer and also tangible records. Our new printable Pedigree Chart and Family Group Sheet are now available for those who prefer to handwrite their genealogy, or desire to see their genealogy work in a tangible form. Each sheet allows you to enter specific, useful information. These forms now make it easier for you to keep organized.

    OneGreatFamily is the only genealogy service that allows you to see your whole family tree at once. You can zoom in and out to view a portion of your family tree in more detail. There is also an option of printing your entire pedigree chart.

    If you would like to become part of our resource index, send us an e-mail with the site you would like us to include. We are always open to any suggestions on how we can help make your research process easier and help keep you better organized. Please send your suggestions to!

    View our new printable genealogy forms and alternate names lookup tool at OneGreatFamily
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     Technical Support: New Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart

    How do you use and access the new Family Group Sheet and Pedigree Chart?

    by Ryan Long-Technical Support

    As some members may have already noticed, new family group and pedigree forms are available on our Genealogy Tools page.

    These charts are available to allow you to store "hard copies" of your genealogical data for quick reference off-line and to share with others. The new family group sheet contains fields for information on each family member and about the family as a whole. The pedigree chart records contain detailed information for three generations and references to each sequential chart.

    In order to utilize these forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, Photoshop software. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available to download for free.

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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

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