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 OneGreatFamily Update - November 24, 2004

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New OneGreatFamily Survey!

  We at OneGreatFamily need your help so we can better serve your needs.
Tip: What is GenMail?
  GenMail helps you see what has happened to your family tree.
Success at OneGreatFamily!
  Thanks OneGreatFamily!
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Ancestors Professional Genealogists
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily

Site Activity Summary

  • 228,329 new individual merges!
  • 51,552 new individual hints!
  • 69,939 new family merges!
  • 18,377 new family hints!
  • 99 average individual merges per group
  • 21 average individual hints per group
  • 29 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 OneGreatFamily Survey!

    We at OneGreatFamily need your help so we can better serve your needs.

    Last February, we at OneGreatFamily conducted a survey of our subscribers and guests. Your answers helped us improve many of the programs, resources, and tools we offer today. We're grateful for your insights and contributions.

    So now, we'd like another chance to learn from your experience. We'd like to hear your concerns and suggestions about using OneGreatFamily. We want to know how we can make the process of mapping out your family tree easier, more efficient and more fun!

    By filling out a short survey, you will help us understand exactly how you use OneGreatFamily and what other services or improvements you'd like to see. Sharing your ideas is simple and fast.

    Just click on to participate in the OneGreatFamily Survey.

    If you have any questions on how to complete or submit the survey, feel free to contact us. Be sure to look for a summary of our key findings in a future newsletter.

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     Tip: What is GenMail?

    GenMail helps you see what has happened to your family tree.

    GenMail is a free service provided by OneGreatFamily to let you know the results of our ongoing efforts to grow your personal family tree. Each GenMail will show you the first 20 names of individuals who have been merged in your family tree during the week. Each merge may result in the addition of new individuals to your family tree and in new collaboration opportunities.

    GenMail also includes summary information for all that is happening on OneGreatFamily in overall matches and merges. This information, found in the left-hand column of each GenMail, will include the following site statistics:
    • Number of new individual merges
    • Number of new individual hints
    • Number of new family merges
    • Number of new family hints
    • Average individual merges per group
    • Average individual hints per group
    • Average family merges per group
    • Average family hints per group
    These numbers are also included here in the newsletter (in the left hand column above).

    These statistics will help you understand how your family tree compares with the other family branches available in and provides context for the group numbers included within the GenMail message.

    If you have not received any merges or hints in your Genmail, you may need to enter more information about your personal family tree. You may be able to get that additional information by talking to other family members or going through old family documents or photographs. Adding information to your family tree provides more potential links within the OneGreatFamily database.

    GenMail has proven to be a valuable tool for seeing the growth of family trees through OneGreatFamily. Make sure to check your GenMail every week so that you can see the constant growth of the OneGreatFamily tree.

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     Success Story: Thanks OneGreatFamily!

    Thanks OneGreatFamily!

    The following success story shows what can happen when OneGreatFamily finds information in your family tree that can be matched and merged with others (edited for punctuation):

    Hi There.

    In 1999 I met my new wife. We had known each other 23 years ago. In the few months that followed I got to know Mr. Walter Nouch again, and their family history. Walter thought that he was the last of the Nouch line. Sadly Walter passed away on the 8th of May 2000. He had fulfilled one dream to see in the year 2000, but not the other of finding out his full history.

    In July 2000 Cheryl and I married, and I vowed to myself to find any Nouch's left. Well thanks to OneGreatFamily and the power of technology I have found many living relatives of the original line of them dating way back to 1715 (and I think even beyond that!). I have at present over 1892 names and 653 families with 496 variants of Nouch's and still growing!

    A big thanks to all who have helped and a Happy Christmas for 2005

    "When you turn over a new leaf, you discover a whole new tree"

    John Bennett

    In Memory of Walter

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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    Ancestors Professional Genealogists

    Ancestors Professional Genealogists is a site that is based out of the UK and has been working since 1992 helping over 3000 people trace their family history. They help reduce the amount of time and money needed for researching your genealogy.

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