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88,663 new individual merges!
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30,800 new family merges!
7,262 new family hints!
70 average individual merges per group
27 average individual hints per group
23 average family merges per group
2 average family hints per group
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OneGreatFamily?OneGreatFamily provides access to
information that can provide detailed profiles of your ancestors.
OneGreatFamily goes beyond names and events to allow members to
share biographies, notes, citations, photos, scanned documents,
videos, and more.
Genealogy is more than simply identifying
ancestors and their vital information. Genealogy research means
learning everything you can about your ancestors. This information
can include photos, key documents, written descriptions and
biographies. The information can also include significant religious
events that go beyond birth and death information.
these information and file types are supported and viewable within
OneGreatFamily. When using the Genealogy Browser, simply
double-click on any individual in your Starfield or Handprint view
to see what details are available for your ancestors.
icons that appear on the right side of the "Individual Details"
screen provide access to more information related to that
individual. These icons, which appear below the icons for hints and
conflicts, include notes, biographies, a research log, citations,
and multimedia files.
Clicking on any of these icons will
display what others have shared related to the individual. You can
also add your own information after clicking on an icon to make your
insights available to others.
If you have selected religious
preferences (please refer to the following article below), you will
also see corresponding tabs for the preferences you have selected on
the "Individual Details" screen.
Clicking on the "Family
Info" box in the handprint view will provide these same options for
your selected family. The "Family Details" screen also lets you see
available marriage information for the selected family.
OneGreatFamily has been designed for more than simply
holding the names of everyone who has ever lived in one family tree.
The service is also intended to let people share all of the
important information that helps others understand who these
ancestors were, how they lived, and what made them
Visit OneGreatFamily to see what
additional information is available for your ancestors
Can I view religious events in OneGreatFamily?As
you research your family, you will find that your ancestors belonged
to many different religions. Religious events are important to
genealogists because they provide detail about the beliefs of their
ancestors and because these events are often the only records by
which other information can be inferred or estimated. For example, a
christening date often provides the basis on which a birth date may
be estimated. The same is true of burial dates for death
The OneGreatFamily Genealogy Browser offers four
unique religious tabs for recording, displaying and researching the
religious events in your ancestors' lives. These preferences can be
turned on or off using the Settings tab on the User Preferences box.
You can access the Settings tab by selecting [User Preferences] from
the [File] menu in the Genealogy Browser. Currently available
religious tabs include Catholic, LDS, Jewish, and
After selecting one or more religious preference,
a tab for each religion selected will become visible when editing an
individual's information in the Genealogy Browser. The edit screen
is activated by clicking on the selected individual in the Handprint
View or by double-clicking on any other individual in the family
The Catholic tab offers text fields to record event
information for baptism, first communion, confirmation, and last
rites. The proper naming of these events will help others know where
additional information may be found.
The Jewish tab features
information for barmitzva/batmitzva, circumcision (for males), and
religious name information. A checkbox also allows you to highlight
if the ancestor was a holocaust victim or survivor.
Protestant tab contains date and place information for the baptisms
and confirmations of your ancestors.
The LDS tab makes temple
ordinance information available to members of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. These events include baptism, child
sealing, and endowments. A "Busy in Temple" marker allows you to
alert other members that you are actively doing the temple work for
a given ancestor.
Selecting the LDS preference also provides
a user with new icons in the Genealogy Browser toolbar. Clicking on
the "Qualified for Temple" icon will display temple icons next to
ancestors with enough information for processing through
TempleReady. Clicking on the "Ordinance Indicator" icon will display
green lines where ancestors have been sealed together and square
boxes around ancestors whose individual ordinances have been
completed. Clicking on the "Export Individuals to GEDCOM" icon will
allow you to export a GEDCOM file that only contains those
individuals for whom temple work can be completed.
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