OneGreatFamily Guest Newsletter
October 28, 2005

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Family History Month Promotion Ends October 30th

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If you have not taken advantage of our Family History Month Special we encourage you to do so. The promotion will only be available at OneGreatFamily until October 30th which means you only have 3 days left!!

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Act now to experience OneGreatFamily for less! This promotion will not be available until next October.

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How does OneGreatFamily compare with other genealogy products?

OneGreatFamily is Three Products in One

People have asked us in the past what makes OneGreatFamily unique. They have also asked us a similar question, which is how OneGreatFamily compares against other genealogy products. OneGreatFamily provides an enormous amount of value because it successfully combines three products into one. OneGreatFamily is an online database of lineage-linked data, a genealogy records management software program, and a collaborative environment for sharing and working on family history. The following is a list to consider when comparing OneGreatFamily against other genealogy products:

  • OneGreatFamily is creating a combined database for the human family

    There are several benefits of tying family trees together. These benefits include the removal of duplicate records, easily identifying others who are researching your family lines, discovering how you are related to other researchers, tracing collateral family lines, seeing how you are related to famous relatives, and gaining instant access to updates, conflicts and new information on your ancestors.

    Other services will search multiple databases for instances of a name, but no other service makes finding information on your ancestors easier by matching and merging family trees.

  • OneGreatFamily is searching for ALL of your ancestors ALL the time

    Some family tree programs and online services search for matches in their databases based on names and dates, but only OneGreatFamily searches for ALL of your ancestors ALL the time. Other programs require you to enter names and dates of specific ancestors or require you to be using their software at the time potential matches are found. OneGreatFamily, on the other hand, is always searching for any possible matches based on the individuals and families in your family tree. OneGreatFamily only notifies you when matches have been found for YOUR ancestors (not just anyone with the same name).

  • OneGreatFamily does not sell your family tree

    OneGreatFamily sells a subscription service to provide users with a system that matches and merges their family trees and provides new opportunities for collaboration. You can search OneGreatFamily and submit your own family tree for free. A subscription is only required to access the features that provide additional value by saving you time and effort in researching your family tree. Free services that provide you with access to millions of names in family trees do little to add value to the data provided. Other services actually charge people to access family trees that have been freely submitted. They charge access fees to search their family tree databases or sell the records on CD-ROMs. Many people who have purchase family trees on CD-ROMs express dismay when they realize they have actually purchased the very same data they submitted!

  • OneGreatFamily is a living, dynamic family tree that is always growing!

    OneGreatFamily is continuously updated by thousands of subscribers. Everyone who uses OneGreatFamily is working on a shared database, but enjoys the benefit of seeing the family tree from his or her own perspective. Any additions or changes in OneGreatFamily can be seen instantaneously by everyone around the world without any waiting or additional processing. While working on your family tree in OneGreatFamily, you may suddenly receive a notification that new ancestors have been added to YOUR family tree.
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Lisa Lights the Way

General Research Sources and Procedures for Genealogical Research in England

by Lisa South, Certified Genealogist

I just got back from England!! It was great - Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London. I loved it all. As we drove past Somerset House, I told my husband, "when I first started working in genealogy, that's where they kept their vital records!" He was interested, but thought perhaps you would be more interested. I decided that doing a general overview of some major record sources in England was a good idea.

1. Civil Records
a. Civil Registration of vital information began 1 Jul 1837 in England and Wales.
b. The records are available at: General Register Office, PO Box 2,
Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD, United Kingdom. They can also be ordered
online. The information you will need is given at
c. The cost of a copy of the record is determined by the type of record you require and the amount of information you can provide.

2. Church of England Parish Registers
a. Began in 1538
b. These contain christening, marriage and burial information
c. Microfilms of most English Parish registers can be ordered at your local LDS Church Family History Library Center.

3. Census Records
a. 1803-1831 did not list names of individuals only information about sex, employment etc.
b. 1841 - listed everyone who was in the household when census was taken.
Everyone over 15 years of age they rounded their age down to the nearest five.
c. 1851 and on - the information is pretty standard d. Many of these records are available on-line and all can be ordered from your local LDS Family History Centers.

4. Probate Records
a. Ecclesiastical - abt. 1400-1858. Most are on microfilms which can be ordered through Family History Centers.
b. Civil - 1858 to present can be located at the Probate Dept. of The Principal Registry Family Division Probate Search Room, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, London, WC1V, United Kingdom.

This is a very basic overview of four major sources for genealogical research in England. Each needs to be covered in much more detail in future newsletters, and there are many other valuable sources that will be covered, but hopefully this will be a starting place for many of you.


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