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 OneGreatFamily Update - May 6, 2004

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Make your genealogy experience more enjoyable by involving OneGreatFamily and those Around you!

New at OneGreatFamily: April Statistics Show Success at OneGreatFamily!
  How has OneGreatFamily Achieved Success?
Q&A:  Make your genealogy experience more enjoyable by involving OneGreatFamily and those Around you!
  How can OneGreatFamily make my genealogy experience more enjoyable?
Success: Success Story
  Truth Found at OneGreatFamily!
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Smith Family Genealogy Site
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 148,193 new individual merges!
  • 51,612 new individual hints!
  • 50,292 new family merges!
  • 7,849 new family hints!
  • 181 average individual merges per group
  • 38 average individual hints per group
  • 52 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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  •  New at OneGreatFamily: April Statistics Show Success at OneGreatFamily!

    How has OneGreatFamily Achieved Success?

    April was an amazing month for OneGreatFamily. Our monthly statistics for April show amazing growth in all areas of our service. Our users are really taking advantage of our service by contributing information and using the many resources and tools we offer to then expand on their family trees.

    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 April:

    New Gedcoms Submitted: 2,598
    Requests for Families & Individuals: 311,588,971
    Merges of Families & Individuals: 1,141,513
    Manual Merges (Performed by Users): 67,632
    Starfields Requested: 161,404
    New Individual Names Submitted: 1,964,900
    New Families Submitted: 707,150
    Total Individual Names Submitted (All Time): 72,231,800
    Total Families Submitted (All Time): 27,614,900

    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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     Q&A: Make your genealogy experience more enjoyable by involving OneGreatFamily and those Around you!

    How can OneGreatFamily make my genealogy experience more enjoyable?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    All of us that have taken on or been given the task of completing their family's genealogy have been given a great amount of responsibility. When we believe the task has become too great, it is important to remember that we are carrying out a great and priceless service for our family. Many think that the result of completing your genealogy is only a finished document of gathered records of your ancestors. When completing your genealogy, many other positive consequences can result, such as bringing your family closer together and creating an opportunity for constant learning throughout one's lifetime. Genealogy work is a task that is ongoing. New members are born into your family continually, and there are always unknown stories from the past that have yet to be told.

    It is very important to preserve not only the stories of the past, but also the stories of those that are alive today. Make your genealogy experience more enjoyable by involving those around you! Ask family members to tell stories or thoughts about their past. Ask them what treasures are most important to them. Involving all age groups in the process can help to close the gap between generations and create a stronger sense of family. OneGreatFamily is a great program for those that are just beginning, such as children because it is a user-friendly program that produces great results when only a few names are submitted.

    OneGreatFamily is just another simple way to help bring your family closer together. By using OneGreatFamily you and those family members you have collaborated with will create a treasured piece of family history that will be passed down from generation to generation.

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     Success: Success Story

    Truth Found at OneGreatFamily!

    I have been loaned demo versions of your wonderful program and I have to admit that it is the most user friendly service of its type that I have tried. I wish everyone could afford the full version to find their truth.

    Victor Gramrosa

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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    Smith Family Genealogy Site

    The Smith Family Genealogy Site consists of over 4,300 individuals and is continually growing. The Smith Family has created this site to document the life and times of their ancestors and present day relatives. They have dedicated a great amount of time in creating this site to make the surnames easy to access and beneficial for all those who choose to use the site. They invite all to join in this journey, the trials and tribulations, and the joy and wonderment of their heritage.

    Visit The Smith Family Genealogy Site today
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