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 OneGreatFamily Update - April 30, 2004

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Thank You to our Guests and Subscribers!

New at OneGreatFamily
  Thank You to our Guests and Subscribers!
Describing OneGreatFamily
  How do you best describe OneGreatFamily?
  Having Fun with Genealogy!
One Great Genealogy Site Award
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

· 113,202 new individual merges!

· 33,460 new individual hints!

· 40,621 new family merges!

· 6,472 new family hints!

· 179 average individual merges per group

· 30 average individual hints per group

· 47 average family merges per group

· 3 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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Describing OneGreatFamily

How do you best describe OneGreatFamily?
by Chelsea Beattie – Marketing Manager

OneGreatFamily is an integrated technology service that allows each unique user to view the human family tree from his or her perspective.

Members have the ability to collaborate with others from around the world who are also viewing OneGreatFamily’s family history information from their own perspectives. Users have access to view the arrangement of other members’ genealogical info right from their own computer!

If two people from different groups look at the same person in OneGreatFamily they may see things quite a bit differently depending on what has been verified and accepted for each group. OneGreatFamily preserves all discrepancies and variations in its family tree. For example, one group may only have three children listed for someone while another group has found and accepted five children for the same individual. OneGreatFamily lets each group view the information the way they prefer and lets each group know when conflicts occur with information provided by other groups. You may delete information others have in their family trees from your group, and those others will still see their information the next time they visit OneGreatFamily.

But OneGreatFamily is far more than just a database of family trees! OneGreatFamily employs proprietary technology to match and merge family trees, a process that allows further collaboration and saves time and effort by reducing duplication.

OneGreatFamily has also introduced the Genealogy Browser as a way for those who use its service to actually review, edit, and update their family tree in OneGreatFamily. The Starfield of the Genealogy Browser allows users to see the shape of their entire family tree at once (up to 512 generations). Users can also zoom in and out of this powerful pedigree view to see as many details as they would like.

Other companies require those using their services to identify and compare family trees when trees contain duplicate information. Each tree may contain slightly (or entirely) different information which makes the process laborious and time consuming. OneGreatFamily is different – their system removes duplication and allows people to see all variations at the same time.

OneGreatFamily is a genealogy architecture, database, and software program all combined into one service. Don’t miss out on the extended features that make it the superior genealogy product on the market

Visit OneGreatFamily and research your family tree today!

 Success Story

Having Fun with Genealogy

Good Afternoon:

I am relatively new to genealogy. I got started when a second cousin (I have never met) sent me a photograph of my grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. I had no idea who either of the latter individuals were, and I couldn't find anyone who could tell me who they were. I have since found out they are Annie Kelly Rush and Isabella McCarron Rush, both from
Ireland. I am still not sure when they came to the United States, but I am far from finished.

I too am "obsessive compulsive" when it comes to looking for ancestors. All of my family's eyes glaze over when I start to discuss an "entanglement" that I have run across in my research. But I have so much fun when the pot of gold comes up in the course of research. I will keep researching!!

Thank goodness for computers.

Holly L. Moore

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