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 OneGreatFamily Update - April 1, 2004

In This Issue:
Spring Fever at OneGreatFamily!

New at OneGreatFamily: Springtime Special Offer
  Springtime Special: Plant Your Family Tree and Save!
Q&A: Spring Cleaning at OneGreatFamily!
  How can OneGreatFamily help improve my genealogy records?
Technical Support: Link to OneGreatFamily
  How do I link to OneGreatFamily?
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 129,307 new individual merges!
  • 48,594 new individual hints!
  • 47,852 new family merges!
  • 14,369 new family hints!
  • 121 average individual merges per group
  • 31 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.

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    It's springtime! Birds are singing, the sun is growing warmer, and the grass is becoming more verdant. It's time to plant vegetable gardens and fruit trees for future harvests. It's also the best time to plant your family tree at

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     Q&A: Spring Cleaning at OneGreatFamily

    How can OneGreatFamily help improve my genealogy records?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    It's springtime! That means it's time for members of OneGreatFamily to clean their family trees with the help of others! Spring cleaning can often be a task that takes a great amount of time and effort, but not at OneGreatFamily. Our spring cleaning is easy and requires a small amount of time on your part. "Cleaning" your family tree is important because it adds value to the genealogy research you have already done and improves your ability to find more information through the matching and merging process at OneGreatFamily.

    Sometimes users submit data to OneGreatFamily that contain errors. OneGreatFamily is good at showing where potential errors exist by showing where alternate information is available for the same person. This makes finding potential errors easy. Many submit erroneous information to OneGreatFamily, not understanding perhaps that OneGreatFamily's system works best with accurate information. Matching and merging isn't likely to take place on information that is incorrect.

    Researchers should take some time to make corrections themselves as they identify mistakes. The first step is determining where the relationship, spelling, or event is incorrect. Next, you should take some time to analyze the problem. Finally, when you are certain where the error exists, you should edit the information. Remember that when you fix an error in one place within OneGreatFamily, everyone else immediately benefits from your effort. Fixing errors in OneGreatFamily can help the system provide higher quality matches and can help other researchers who have "tied into" your research. Remember that your changes don't affect the information that is displayed for the person who originally submitted the data. Rather, your changes create a conflict and make alternate information available for that person to now review. After reviewing your new information, other researchers can choose to accept or reject your changes.

    When "cleaning" your family tree, you can gain comfort and confidence as you find and correct errors that you may have introduced to OneGreatFamily. By someone taking the time to fix an error in one place, everyone else who is interested in that piece of information can now see the correction. This demonstrates how the quality of the information found at OneGreatFamily improves with each passing day.

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     Technical Support: Link to OneGreatFamily

    How do I link to OneGreatFamily?

    OneGreatFamily encourages those who are enjoying its services to tell others about OneGreatFamily and its mission to create a common family tree for the world to enjoy.

    If you have a web site, telling others can be as simple as adding a link to your site. OneGreatFamily provides anyone with a website a myriad of ways to link to OneGreatFamily. These linking opportunities include a number of "link to us" banners and text links, affiliate links, and a direct link to your family tree on OneGreatFamily (subscriber only feature - found on the right-hand side of the Group Chooser page).

    Why would I want to link to OneGreatFamily from your website?

    Here are a few reasons and benefits you may want to consider for linking to OneGreatFamily from your website:
    • Provide your site visitors with a link to one of the top genealogy sites on the Internet
    • Associate your site with a valuable genealogy resource and a top Internet brand
    • Earn money (through affiliate links)
    • Promote the mission and vision of OneGreatFamily to your site visitors
    • Give family members or interested site visitors an easy link to your family tree on OneGreatFamily
    We hope you enjoy OneGreatFamily and that you will want to share your experience with others.

    Link to OneGreatFamily today and let other know about OneGreatFamily!
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