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106,686 new individual merges!
29,682 new individual hints!
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6,539 new family hints!
90 average individual merges per group
28 average individual hints per group
27 average family merges per group
3 average family hints per group
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What genealogical challenges are solved by
OneGreatFamily?OneGreatFamily recently asked users which
genealogy challenge is best addressed by OneGreatFamily. The top
response (over 40% of all responses) was that the biggest challenge
addressed by OneGreatFamily is "finding others who may be
researching common ancestors."
Other popular responses
included "the ability to see the size and shape of a family tree"
(18%) and "finding new relevant information based on current
research" (16%). The two responses that mentioned wasting time,
either by searching through billions of irrelevant records or by
duplicating research that has already been done, received 15% of
How does OneGreatFamily solve the challenge of
knowing who else is researching your family tree? The answer is
actually a little more complicated than you might
First, OneGreatFamily uses matching and merging to tie
family trees with shared lines together in a meaningful way. This
process removes duplication from the OneGreatFamily database, which
allows you to see all the available information for each person in
your family tree and to see each person or group that has provided
information for each person. You no longer have to review dozens or
hundreds of duplicate records for the same family members. The
merging process also provides you with certainty that you are
meeting and collaborating with others who are researching your
After the family trees have been tied together,
you can access the information others have provided for YOUR
ancestors. This is done by checking your family tree for new
information. Any individuals who are added to your family tree will
appear in gray boxes. You can also review hints and conflicts that
appear in your family tree. Hints are indicated by lightbulbs and
conflicts are indicated by lightning bolts. You can review past
newsletters or our online help files to learn more about these
As you review hints and conflicts, you can also see
the other groups in OneGreatFamily that provided the additional
information. You can then collaborate with these groups using the
collaborate feature in the Genealogy Browser. This process allows
you to contact and communicate with other members of OneGreatFamily
via email. OneGreatFamily automatically references the individual in
the family tree on whom you wish to collaborate in your email
Several people have been surprised over the years to
find that other members of OneGreatFamily have duplicated or
extended research they had already done. The ability to find and
collaborate with other researchers can create relationships with
distant cousins and provide a wealth of genealogical information
that may be hard to find otherwise.
By combining duplicate
research, OneGreatFamily also makes information available on
collateral genealogical lines. A collateral line is a line that
includes the descendants of a sibling of your ancestor. Collateral
lines provide valuable clues to fill in gaps or answer questions
related to your direct line. They also let you see how you are
related to your distant cousins and others with whom you collaborate
The ability to meet and collaborate with
others who are researching your family tree is one of the core
benefits provided by OneGreatFamily. OneGreatFamily is the ONLY
genealogy service designed to let you see everyone else who is
researching your family tree and to let you see how you are related
to the rest of humanity.
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Having Fun with GenealogyGood 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
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!!
goodness for computers.
Holly L. Moore
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