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 OneGreatFamily Subscriber Update - January 21, 2005
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Start off the New Year with a Bang!

  Get more genealogy done in 2005 with OneGreatFamily
Discover Your Ancestry Plus So Much More!

  Genealogy is more than just names and dates
Success at OneGreatFamily
  OneGreatFamily Brings Families Together
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Best Family Photography Tips
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Site Activity Summary
  • 126,995 new individual merges!
  • 57,993 new individual hints!
  • 45,730 new family merges!
  • 21,924 new family hints!

    Activity Per Group
  • 75 average individual merges
  • 26 average individual hints
  • 24 average family merges
  • 3 average family hints

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  • Start off the New Year with a Bang!

    Get more genealogy done in 2005 with OneGreatFamily

    By now many of your New Year's resolutions may have already been forgotten. Diets are abandoned, exercise equipment is starting to gather dust again and many well meant intentions have gone the way of the world. You may be feeling a little discouraged by now.

    But don't despair! We can help!

    Did you know that most resolutions fail simply because they require us to reallocate our time? Setting new goals means learning how to juggle even more things in our already hectic schedules. More time exercising means less time at work. More reading time means less time with the kids. Just resolving to change won't make old habits and pressures simply go away. So no matter how lofty our goals and resolutions, we are often dragged back into our same routines and time constraints and our new interests are abandoned for another year.

    If you're reading this newsletter, it's a good bet that you resolved to spend more time on your genealogy in 2005. Are you finding it hard to make that time? May we suggest that, instead of spending more time, you focus on being more efficient in your genealogy in this new year?

    That's where OneGreatFamily can be of tremendous help. OneGreatFamily helps you be much more efficient in your genealogy efforts. We do this in three ways:
    1. OneGreatFamily focuses your attention on both obvious and probable matches. Instead of forcing you to wade through mountains of useless records, OneGreatFamily automatically discards the obvious mismatches. In the case of clear matches, our system automatically accepts them and marks them for your review by putting a yellow exclamation mark beside them on your individual family tree! The probable matches are separately identified and highlighted for you with a "lightbulb" icon. The system calls these "hints."

    2. OneGreatFamily does all the searching for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Our search system is constantly comparing your entire family tree against any existing or newly entered data. Think of all the time you save by not having to enter each name of interest into a search engine, then adjusting the search criteria to try to get to a manageable number of results.

    3. OneGreatFamily allows you to leverage the efforts of thousands of other genealogy enthusiasts. Many individuals spend needless hours, days and weeks searching for names that others have already found, documented and recorded into the OneGreatFamily tree. When you use OneGreatFamily you will be provided those names without any work by you! The only step that you need to take to get started is to submit any family names that you may have. Then check back in every once in a while to see what we've found. Many users see their family trees grow faster than they ever expected!
    And while OneGreatFamily can make you much more efficient with your time, it also is efficient with your money. OneGreatFamily is a service that can help you save money in a whole range of ways— on family tree software, travel expenses, photocopies, mail, professional assistance, and data access. The annual subscription is about 21 cents per day! OneGreatFamily does not charge for its genealogy software program or for our user-submitted data. We only charge for the unique service that we provide in adding new individuals to your family tree or showing you where your family tree differs from the family trees submitted by others.

    So make yourself more efficient in your genealogy effort this year and make at least one New Year's Resolution a reality for 2005. Imagine how much of your genealogy can be completed by this time next year!

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    Discover Your Ancestry Plus So Much More!

    Genealogy is more than just names and dates

    When you research your ancestry, you will find more than just a family tree. Besides finding the names, dates, and records of your ancestry, you'll find the stories of your family - the real lives of people that will give you perspective on your own place in history.

    Many people find a great deal of emotional satisfaction in tracing their ancestry. They also discover that genealogy is a great way to bring together all the generations of the family.

    Everyone can help as you begin to document your family history. The oldest family members can share memories of the good old days; these stories become fascinating when younger people realize the link between their grandparents and more distant ancestry. Younger children can help do the research by asking questions. Older children can discover the connections between the genealogical research and their history and geography lessons.

    Your family will find additional benefits as you trace your lineage. Your shared heritage will come alive when family members understand how customs from the old country influenced their present-day lives. Additionally, you can revive old customs to discover how your relatives lived. Stories from your family history can add more meaning and joy to family holidays.

    Discover your heritage with The fastest way to discover your ancestry is to share in the results of others who are tracing the same ancestry. You may also be able to share the fruits of your research with others who are researching the same lines., the original Internet global family tree, continues searching even while you're asleep. You'll get the information you want about your ancestry while spending the bulk of your time doing other important activities.

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    Success at OneGreatFamily

    OneGreatFamily Brings Families Together

    I have to tell you that I was skeptical about your claims that I could add generations to my family line when I signed up for the free trial. I have been working on my genealogy for years and was certain I was making fair progress on my own.

    However, a few hours after uploading my own GED file, I had added a new family line with generations of information. Since then, I have been adding data regularly and am finding new members of my ancestry right and left. I have a few lines that I have been stuck on for some time, but I am now hopeful that I will finally be able to crack some of these mysteries. Thank you for your efforts to bring us all together.



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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    Best Family Photography Tips

    Best Family Photography Tips explains EVERYTHING required to achieve the best photographic results for all your family events. Describes what to do before, during, & after taking digital photos. Includes examples on indoor & outdoor posing, composition, and lighting tips the pros use. Create baby, child, group, and pet portraits for the entire family.

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