OneGreatFamily Guest Newsletter
August 18, 2005

OneGreatFamily Has Experienced Tremendous Growth

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More than 100 Million Names Submitted to OneGreatFamily

OneGreatFamily Has Experienced Tremendous Growth

Now there are even more reasons why people get connected to OneGreatFamily--over 100 MILLION in all!

That's right! There have been over 108 million names submitted to our database--and it's growing continually! Every day professional and amature genealogists everywhere are submitting to our shared database. No wonder OneGreatFamily is THE largest growing family tree available online!

And that's not all! Over 621,100 people have been turned on to our unique concept of one huge "human family tree" on the Internet. Because of our increasing numbers, OneGreatFamily is helping hundreds of thousands of people to avoid wasting time doing genealogy.

OneGreatFamily is among the most popular genealogy sites in the world and is working hard to add the features and resources that will make the site even more popular.

Many thanks for helping this sapling tree grow into a mighty oak! And kudos to all of our fantastic community members around the globe who have made us what we are. Keep it up!

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  • Lisa Lights the Way

    A Source For Confederate Records

    by Lisa South, Certified Genealogist

    “Mike Kelley is dead.” I’m sure these were tragic words at the time they were written, but they are thrilling to the genealogist. “Mike Kelley is dead” is the first sentence of an article in “The Confederate Veteran Magazine”. The article gives Mike Kelley’s death date and place, birth date and place and includes information about his military service in the Confederate States of America, and then the coup de gras – a picture of Michael Kelley.

    This article appears in “The Confederate Veteran Magazine” in a section called “The Last Roll Call.” “The Last Roll Call” was made up of death notices of former confederate soldiers. Of course, they were only included if a family or friend knew to submit the information and took the time to do so. Some notices are very short, some are full of information and if we are really lucky a picture of the veteran is included.

    As the title suggests – this is only applicable to those who fought for the Confederacy, but because records for Confederate soldiers are not as plentiful as those for Union soldiers, “The Last Roll Call” can be a real boon to researchers. The Confederate Veteran Magazine also has a great deal of first hand accounts of the battles and other Civil War experiences. One of my ancestors was captured by the Union Army at Missionary Ridge. I searched the “Confederate Veteran” and was able to read eye-witness accounts of what happened on that day.

    “The Confederate Veteran Magazine” was originally published from 1893-1932. There is a separate cumulative Index to all of the magazines.

    The Library of Virginia has a wonderful site at:

    The site will search the index of “The Confederate Veteran Magazine”. If the name on which you search is listed, the site will also give you a brief synopsis of the article.

    The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has the index as well as hard copies of the magazines. Since the magazines have not been microfilmed, they cannot be sent to the branch libraries of the LDS Church.

    If you don’t have access to the internet or would like to read the entire article, check your local libraries. Interestingly enough, I found the index at my local library, but they did not have the magazines. Later while visiting a relative, I found their library did NOT have the index, but did have the magazines. By using both libraries, I came home with some valuable records about my ancestors who served in the Confederacy.

    One Great Genealogy Site Award provides links to several interesting databases and genealogy utilities, including a beginner's tutorial and a county locator. Some of the databases are Bible Records, Cemetery Records, Census Records, Military Records, Native American Records and More! You can also download Free Genealogy Charts and see genealogy data organized by US State. Visit to find information to add to your Family Tree.

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    Contributors: Heather Matthews, Lisa South and Rob Armstrong
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