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 OneGreatFamily Update - February 27, 2004

In This Issue:
Take Advantage of the Amazing Services we Offer our Guests!


The New Survey Results are Here!
  What has OneGreatFamily concluded from the survey that was conducted?
Q&A: OneGreatFamily Guest Services
  What does OneGreatFamily offer their registered guests?
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 284,517 new individual merges!
  • 72,218 new individual hints!
  • 121,358 new family merges!
  • 20,476 new family hints!
  • 314 average individual merges per group
  • 31 average individual hints per group
  • 105 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.

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  •  New at OneGreatFamily: The New Survey Results are Here!

    What has OneGreatFamily concluded from the survey that was conducted?

    OneGreatFamily's research analysts have now started the process of analyzing our survey results! Through this process we have seen what your needs and interests are. We are now starting to develop ideas that can help meet those needs.

    OneGreatFamily became particularly interested in the responses of two questions. The first was, "Which of the following is most important to you when deciding to subscribe to OneGreatFamily?" The results indicated that the promise of finding more ancestors over time was most important when deciding to subscribe to OneGreatFamily.

    If you were among those who chose this selection, subscribe to OneGreatFamily today! More than 70 million names have been submitted to OneGreatFamily, with between one and three million names being submitted to OneGreatFamily each month. With OneGreatFamily, you can always find more information, resources, or tools to help you further your genealogy. You are guaranteed further success over time as OneGreatFamily continues to enjoy phenomenal growth.

    We also became interested in where individuals need the most help when doing their genealogy. We found that most individuals need help finding documents to verify information or important events. With each name that is added to your family tree by some individual other than yourself, an option is available to contact that person and find when, where, or how they received that data. You always have the option to verify your data, and to keep or delete the data.

    Your responses to just these two questions have greatly helped OneGreatFamily find ways to better serve your needs. We thank you again for participating in our online survey.

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     Q&A: OneGreatFamily Guest Services

    What does OneGreatFamily offer their registered guests?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    It has come to our attention that our guests have become confused about whether they are registered with OneGreatFamily or not. If you are reading this newsletter right now, you are registered with us! There are many features that you can access and use as a registered guest, such as this newsletter and our many tools and resources.

    We encourage all guests to subscribe to OneGreatFamily because of the many features we offer that can help you save time, money, and effort. You can quickly see what information is available on OneGreatFamily.com before you subscribe by using three site features.

    1. Submitting Your Family Tree

      Starting your family tree at OneGreatFamily is the best way to start finding your ancestors. As a registered guest, you can submit and maintain your family tree using Genealogy BrowserTM. OneGreatFamily will then employ its automated searching on your behalf to find more ancestors and information to add to your family tree. You can see the number of names that OneGreatFamily has found for you through the matching and merging process when you receive your GenMail email messages each week. GenMail is designed to let people know if their family trees are growing and where that growth occurs.

      Any merge that takes place within your family tree has the potential of adding new ancestors to your family tree, but you will not be able to physically see the names that have been added to your tree unless you are a subscriber. The automated matching and merging is a key piece of the subscription services at OneGreatFamily.

    2. Ancestor Search

      You can search for your ancestors using the form on the front page of OneGreatFamily.com. The search can be as specific or general as you choose. The only required information on the search form is your ancestor's last name.

      After searching for your ancestor, members can click on a link to view the individual's family tree in Genealogy Browser.

    3. Genealogy Surname Index

      Finally, you can also use the new Genealogy Surname Index to see if your ancestors are found at OneGreatFamily. This feature can be accessed from a link near the bottom of the front page. You can quickly find the last names you are researching and identify your ancestors from among the various entries found at OneGreatFamily.com.
    Find Your Ancestors Today!

    Get started today by searching for an ancestor or starting your family tree at OneGreatFamily. If you have forgotten your username or password, you can receive an email reminder with your login information by using our login reminder tool. Be sure to take full advantage of the free services we provide to our registered guests by searching for your ancestors today.

    Don't miss out on an opportunity to find your ancestors! Subscribe today to have complete access to the more than 70 million names have already been added to OneGreatFamily. With between one and three million new names being added each month, you are virtually guaranteed to find your ancestors.

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

    GenSwap.com

    If you are ready to search your family history, GenSwap is a great database to start with. They can help you find free genealogy records, free lookups, free surname searches, genealogy professionals, and more! GenSwap is frequently updated, along with their page of online sites. You can always find what you are looking for at GenSwap. Good luck with your searching!

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