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 OneGreatFamily Update - April 8, 2004

In This Issue:
New and Improved OneGreatFamily Search Options

New at OneGreatFamily: Updated Surname Pages
  Millions of new names now available in the Surname Index!
New at OneGreatFamily: Improved Search Options
  OneGreatFamily has just made searching for your ancestors even easier!
Q&A: Incredible Growth at OneGreatFamily!
  How does growth at OneGreatFamily continuously provide added value for their guests and subscribers?
Success: Genealogy will never be the same!
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 154,741 new individual merges!
  • 44,892 new individual hints!
  • 57,204 new family merges!
  • 12,689 new family hints!
  • 166 average individual merges per group
  • 35 average individual hints per group
  • 53 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: Updated Surname Pages

    Millions of new names now available in the Surname Index!

    Our quest to provide the best services possible never ends. OneGreatFamily has again updated our surname pages! Millions of new names are now available for your use. You can now browse through the names available on OneGreatFamily's surname pages to see who has been added. You can also see birth, death and relationship information if such information is available.

    The simplified search on the OneGreatFamily home page and the new search page with additional search options also provide quick access to specific individuals within the index.

    OneGreatFamily Subscribers can use this index to view or add information on the ancestors they find. Subscribers can add source information, submit biographies, or upload photos for their favorite ancestors. Guests and subscribers can launch the Genealogy Browser directly from the search results to review the family tree, but 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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     New at OneGreatFamily: Improved Search Options

    OneGreatFamily has just made searching for your ancestors even easier!

    OneGreatFamily is excited to announce that we have just made searching for your ancestors even easier! We have simplified the search that is found on our home page and created a separate page containing more search options. You can search for ancestors on OneGreatFamily with as little as a last name.

    Our more advanced search page gives you the opportunity to specify a date range for the person's birth, to enter a mother and father or to choose whether or not to include alternate names in your search. Remember to only enter your parents if you know they are in OneGreatFamily or if the person for whom you are searching has a common name. The new simplified search looks first for exact matches. It then tries to find approximate matches or matches with alternate spellings.

    Whether your ancestors are easy to find or require more advanced search options, we have provided the search functionality you need. Visit our home page now and let OneGreatFamily start searching for you!

    Go to our home page to start searching for your ancestors

     Q&A: Incredible Growth at OneGreatFamily!

    How does growth at OneGreatFamily continuously provide added value for their guests and subscribers?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    OneGreatFamily has matured over the course of five years to become an outstanding architecture for genealogical data and community research. The system and architecture, however, would be far less valuable today had it not been for your support and participation. By entering and working on your genealogy, you provide the fuel that keeps the OneGreatFamily engine running. Our hundreds of thousands of guests and subscribers have made OneGreatFamily the active, growing, and dynamic service it is today.

    Here are some statistics that show the success OneGreatFamily has had in the month of March:

    New Gedcoms Submitted: 3,540
    Requests for Families & Individuals: 307,927,315
    Merges of Families & Individuals: 2,027,434
    Manual Merges (Performed by Users): 72,817
    Starfields Requested: 168,728
    New Individual Names Submitted: 2,090,350
    New Families Submitted: 750,000
    Total Individual Names Submitted (All Time): 70,266,850
    Total Families Submitted (All Time): 26,907,750

    How have we been able to have this success? By listening to you! We try to stay focused on providing the best collaborative family tree service available. We are continuously improving our service to provide you with more value and a better experience. Unlike other services, EVERYONE benefits from new discoveries or corrections that are made to our human family tree. From the statistics above you can see that we have an active community working on a common pedigree. New information is available at OneGreatFamily every day to help you in your research.

    Remember that you can always submit your family tree to OneGreatFamily, whether or not you are a subscriber. You can also subscribe to OneGreatFamily to gain unlimited access to the research others may be doing on YOUR family tree. Your participation has made OneGreatFamily the best framework for genealogy content.

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     Success: Genealogy will never be the same!
    Good Morning,

    First off I must let you know what I think of your site. I and my family think it is inspired, and it has done so much for our research!!! Genealogy will NEVER be the same. Fifty years ago my father struggled greatly for years to compile six to nine generations . . . all his hard work is the basis for the 171 generations we now show in our pedigree at OneGreatFamily.

    Best Wishes
    James G. Hastings

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