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214,390 new individual merges!
79,254 new individual hints!
77,936 new family merges!
29,137 new family hints!
196 average individual merges per group
52 average individual hints per group
60 average family merges per group
8 average family hints per group
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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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|OneGreatFamily continues to have an increasingly large
impact on the lives of genealogists. Genealogists and casual family
researchers would find little value in OneGreatFamily if the service
were not growing in terms of names, members, and subscribers.
OneGreatFamily is now looking at opportunities to push its growth
rate even faster. |
What does growth mean to you?
The growth of OneGreatFamily means that more people than
ever are working on YOUR ancestral lines. The growth in data and
membership will lead to new opportunities for collaboration and to
have your family tree grow through the automated matching and
merging process. Some people think their families are somehow
orphaned from the human family and that nobody else has an interest
in their genealogy. Although these notions are common, they are
rarely true. The real challenge is taking a family line back far
enough to find a point where it ties in to the research of others.
As OneGreatFamily continues to grow, the likelihood of someone
researching more recent generations of your family tree
Growth in subscription revenue leads to new
functionality that will help you find ALL of your ancestors.
OneGreatFamily is working on tools and features that will help you
find your ancestors more easily. Current development is focused on
standards for names, dates, and places, which will further reduce
duplication within OneGreatFamily and make finding your ancestors
easier than ever. OneGreatFamily is also working on ways to further
improve the speed and performance of its service and ways to
simplify the Genealogy Browser for those who are new to
What challenges are created by
Although everyone benefits from the growth of
OneGreatFamily, this growth brings with it certain challenges as
well. As OneGreatFamily extends its reach, more people who are new
to genealogy will begin using the service. OneGreatFamily is
committed to supporting each of its members, which means the
customer support and technical support resources must also increase.
Training people on how to use OneGreatFamily is a challenge that
OneGreatFamily is currently trying to address. Growth also means the
technology supporting OneGreatFamily must also be scaled to meet the
needs of a growing number of records and
Fortunately, OneGreatFamily has a growing number of
subscribers who are helping to fund the growth of this extraordinary
service. The more OneGreatFamily grows, the more success its members
will have in finding their ancestors and connecting their family
lines with the rest of the human family tree.
Visit OneGreatFamily to enjoy the
benefits of continued growth
When will I find anyone else at OneGreatFamily who is
part of my family?Between one and three million names are
submitted to OneGreatFamily each month, making it the
fastest-growing single family tree available online. This database
growth benefits everyone who has common ancestry. In many cases, the
new names help fill gaps in family trees or provide clues to new
genealogy discoveries. In other cases, these names provide
additional evidence or support for information that is already part
of OneGreatFamily. In any instance where merging and matching takes
place within OneGreatFamily, those who share common ancestors have
new opportunities to collaborate on their genealogies.
with all of this database growth, a few members still haven't seen
changes in their family trees. If you are among these individuals,
we have a few recommendations:
Be patient - With
nearly 500,000 unique visitors each month, someone is sure to submit
information on your family tree in the near future. You may not see
any growth in your family tree for some time, but then you may see a
flurry of activity that affects your family tree.
proactive - Find other websites that include your ancestral
names and invite those site visitors to participate on
OneGreatFamily. Continue to research your family tree to try to take
it back to the next generation. With each generation, the
probability of being able to find common ancestors in OneGreatFamily
Be watchful - Pay attention
to your GenMail notifications, merge indicators (!), and New Stars
Messages. We send GenMail email messages each week to let people
know if their family trees are growing. If you are not receiving
these messages, you may need to update your email address or
preferences. You should also continue to visit OneGreatFamily to
update your family tree and see if there are any signs of activity
on your family tree.
Be careful - Verify the
information you have entered into OneGreatFamily is as complete and
accurate as possible. This will help other members of OneGreatFamily
who may be looking for your family line to know when they have found
it. You are likely not the only person trying to find connections to
your ancestral lines in OneGreatFamily, so you will want to be as
helpful as possible with the information you provide.
OneGreatFamily continues to grow, we are committed to the success of
each of our members in furthering genealogy research and connecting
to work that has already been completed in OneGreatFamily.
Visit OneGreatFamily.com to see if
new ancestors have been added to your family tree!
Why did I get an error when I launched the Genealogy
Browser?The OneGreatFamily Genealogy Browser is a specialized
program designed to allow users to quickly and efficiently display,
edit, and store genealogical information. This allows you to access
our large database of genealogical information in real time. The
browser will run on Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, and ME.
Because the Genealogy Browser uses a Windows Active X
control to launch, you must have Internet Explorer installed on your
computer. A plug-in has been developed to allow you to run the
browser from Netscape as well. If you attempt to use the Genealogy
Browser from Netscape, you will be prompted to download and install
The Genealogy Browser can be run on Macintosh
and Linux-based computers using additional software. Virtual PC is a
program that allows you to run PC programs using a Macintosh.
CrossOver Office, or free-ware version Wine, is a program that
allows you to run Windows programs on Linux. Using these programs,
you are able to run Internet Explorer and the Genealogy Browser.
Certain Personal Firewall and Anti-virus software have
default settings that prevent the Genealogy Browser from accessing
the Internet. Allowing the OneGreatFamily Genealogy Browser or all
OneGreatFamily programs access through your firewall will prevent
this problem. The reference error 12029 is often displayed when
firewall related conflicts occur.
Because the Genealogy
Browser uses an Active X control, your Internet Explorer security
settings will need to allow you to download and use Active X
controls. You can edit these settings by selecting Tools, Internet
Options, and Security. Your settings should be at Medium or lower if
you are using the default settings. If you have set custom settings,
be sure you have selected to allow Active X downloads and scripting.
We hope the above information will be helpful in launching
the OneGreatFamily Genealogy Browser. For more information on
Genealogy Browser compatibility issues, please see our Frequently
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