OneGreatFamily allows each member to view their
family tree from their own perspective.
OneGreatFamily allows each member to view the human
family tree from his or her perspective. Most
importantly, users are able to see one another’s unique
This is accomplished in OneGreatFamily through
“Groups”. Each group has its own unique
perspective of the family tree. If two people from
different groups look at the same person in
OneGreatFamily, they may view things quite differently,
depending on what has been verified and accepted within
each group. For example, one group may only have three
children listed for someone, while another group has
found and accepted five children for the same
Groups (or unique perspectives) are the key to the
strength of OneGreatFamily. By preserving all
discrepancies and variations in its family tree, Groups
allow us all to work on the same tree at the same time
without having to agree 100% of the time on everything.
In other systems without Groups, endless one-upmanship
cycles play out where one user changes the family to 5
children, then the other comes along and changes it back
to 3. Back and forth they go, because we all know
sometimes even experienced genealogists have debates
over the evidence. In OneGreatFamily, this never
happens because each will see the tree the way they
accept it at the same time.
The strength of groups comes from the ability of any
group member to allow any other OneGreatFamily user to
join his or her group. So if I join a group that
includes my sister-in-law, I can continue to look at the
family tree through my own group, or I can look at it
through her group.
This means that members have the ability to
collaborate with others from around the world who are
also viewing OneGreatFamily’s family tree information
from their own perspective. Users have access to view
the arrangement of other members’ genealogical
information right from their own computer!
OneGreatFamily lets each group view the information
the way they prefer and lets each group know when
conflicts occur with information provided by other
groups. You may delete information others have in their
family trees from your group, but the others in the
group will still see their information the next time
they visit OneGreatFamily.
However, OneGreatFamily is far more than just a
shared family tree! OneGreatFamily employs proprietary
technology to match and merge family trees, a process
that allows further collaboration and saves time and
effort by reducing duplication.
OneGreatFamily has also introduced Genealogy Browser™
as a way for those who use its service to actually
review, edit, and update their family tree in
OneGreatFamily. The Starfield of the Genealogy Browser
allows users to see the shape of their entire family
tree at once (up to 512 generations). Users can also
zoom in and out of this powerful pedigree view to see as
many ancestors in their family tree as they would like.
Other companies require those using their services to
identify and compare family trees when trees contain
duplicate information. Each tree may contain slightly
(or entirely) different information which makes the
process laborious and time consuming. OneGreatFamily is
different – our system removes duplication and allows
people to see all variations at the same time.
OneGreatFamily is a genealogy architecture, database,
and software program all combined into one service.
Don’t miss out on the extended features that make it the
superior genealogy product on the market.