OneGreatFamily Supports Religious
Events in Genealogy Browser™
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 dates.
OneGreatFamily allows you to honor special
dates and events specific to your religious
beliefs as a part of your genealogy.
OneGreatFamily's 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 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 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
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
The Jewish tab features information for
barmitzva/batmitzva, circumcision (for males), and
religious name information. A check box also
allows you to highlight if the ancestor was a
holocaust victim or survivor.
The 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 Genealogy Browser's
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.