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 OneGreatFamily Update - February 20, 2004

In This Issue:
See How OneGreatFamily is a Unique Genealogy Service!


New at OneGreatFamily: Survey Participation and Search Update
  Thank You for your Participation in our Survey!
  OneGreatFamily Updates Search Results and Surname Index . . . Again
Q&A: 5 Ways OneGreatFamily is Unique
  OneGreatFamily Provides a Unique Service to Family Researchers
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  JewishGen
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 108,738 new individual merges!
  • 32,248 new individual hints!
  • 38,780 new family merges!
  • 8,617 new family hints!
  • 132 average individual merges per group
  • 25 average individual hints per group
  • 37 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: Survey Participation and Search Update

    Thank You for your Participation in our Survey!

    OneGreatFamily would like to thank all of you who participated in our online survey last week. We were overwhelmed by the hundreds of surveys that were completed by our members, and we are excited to analyze your responses to see how we can better serve your needs. Your participation in this survey and the results we receive will help us cater our services to better serve YOU!

    This survey is just one example of how OneGreatFamily is interested in what our subscribers and guests have to say. We are and always will be open to any suggestions that you may have. Be sure to look for a summary of our findings in a future newsletter.

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    OneGreatFamily Updates Search Results and Surname Index . . . Again

    Our quest to provide the best services possible never ends. We have already made additional improvements to the new search results and genealogy surname index we launched earlier this month. We have added links to launch Genealogy BrowserTM directly from the search results to review the family tree. Launching Genealogy Browser requires you to login with an active account. Access to the complete family tree requires a paid subscription to OneGreatFamily.

    Go to our home page to start searching for your ancestors
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     Q&A: 5 Ways OneGreatFamily is Unique

    OneGreatFamily Provides a Unique Service to Family Researchers

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    Last year we met with a founder of a competing genealogy service. The service he started has since become part of multiple acquisitions by larger competitors.

    "People need to get in and see how this works," was one of his comments after seeing a demonstration of OneGreatFamily. He praised OneGreatFamily for continuing to provide a unique service in the genealogy industry and marveled at OneGreatFamily's ability to uniquely identify ancestors with certainty.

    We realize that many people have used OneGreatFamily for some time with great success. Others are just learning how to use this remarkable service. Whether you are new to OneGreatFamily or have been using our service from the beginning, we want you to recognize how this service is unique. The following is a list of five features that make OneGreatFamily stand out among genealogy services:
    1. Everyone is working on the same family tree!

      People using OneGreatFamily may be able to find new matching data and meet distant relatives after entering a few generations of their family trees . . . or even just a few ancestors! OneGreatFamily also uses technology to identify where family trees can be merged and identify when two listed individuals my be the same person. And unlike other services, EVERYONE benefits from new discoveries or corrections that are made to the family tree.


    2. Everyone sees OneGreatFamily from his own perspective!

      OneGreatFamily can help grow your family tree automatically, but the service still lets you choose which individuals and information you want to see in YOUR family tree. You always see the information you have submitted and get to choose whether or not you accept the research submitted by others.


    3. OneGreatFamily is a living, dynamic family tree that is always growing!

      OneGreatFamily is continuously updated by thousands of subscribers. The results can be seen instantaneously by everyone around the world without any waiting or additional processing. You may be working on your family tree and receive a notification that new ancestors have been discovered that belong to YOUR family tree.


    4. OneGreatFamily provides the best framework for genealogy content

      Photos, sounds, sources, citations, and data can be added to OneGreatFamily for each individual in the family tree, where they can be enjoyed by the entire community. No more searching through billions of names or hundreds of web pages for the needle in a haystack. OneGreatFamily provides a simple infrastructure to organize all of this information in one location.


    5. OneGreatFamily listens to customers

      OneGreatFamily has grown to become one of the top destination sites for genealogy in only two years. How have we done it? By listening to you! We remain focused on providing the BEST collaborative family tree service available. Great strides are made to improve the service day after day, month after month. We are committed to continuously provide you with more value and a better experience.

    Thank you for supporting this monumental effort in genealogy. OneGreatFamily continues to grow in value with each passing day, increasing your chances of finding new ancestors and discovering new information about your family tree.

    Visit OneGreatFamily and research your family tree today!
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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    JewishGen

    JewishGen is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Its most popular components are the JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of 300,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of InfoFiles, ShtetLinks for over 200 communities, and a variety of databases such as the ShtetlSeeker and Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. JewishGen's online Family Tree of the Jewish People contains data on over two million people.

    Created to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry and based on the concept of free sharing of information, JewishGen is staffed primarily by volunteers. It is a 501(c)(3) United States tax exempt, non-profit corporation relying on the JewishGen-erosity of its users to ensure continued growth. To learn more about what JewishGen offers anyone researching Jewish ancestry, we invite you to explore www.jewishgen.org.

    Visit JewishGen today
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