Here's How Your Family Tree Grows At OneGreatFamily
1. Enter Info: To start the cycle, enter any information you have about your family tree into OneGreatFamily through Genealogy Browser, our free software program which is downloaded to your computer.
2. OGF Searches and Sifts for you: Here is the first big difference between OneGreatFamily and other genealogy websites—OneGreatFamily does the searching and sifting for you.
At other websites, you conduct a search by entering a name or two. If you enter too much information, you may get back no leads—too little and you’ll get back tens of thousands. Even when you get the search right, you still have to sift through hundreds or thousands of potential leads. Most of the results will obviously not be your ancestor.
At OneGreatFamily, the system does all that work for you. Even better, it searches and sifts again and again…anytime anyone enters new data into OneGreatFamily.
3. Check and Resolve: OneGreatFamily shows you the results found during its searching and sifting. There are four types of results identified for you. Genealogy Browser makes checking for each easy. There are four buttons grouped together in the tool bar that control the display of each type of result: . Display each by clicking on the icon so that it looks indented. This is what the display would look like if hint and merge were on, but information conflict and relationship conflict were off:
Merge: Indicates where OneGreatFamily found a match and proceeded to merge the records automatically. Don’t worry—merging done by the system never destroys data nor does it force data on you. When you have merges, you can review, then accept or reject them.
Hint: Indicates where OneGreatFamily found a potential match, however it is not obvious enough for OneGreatFamily to automatically merge the records. When you have hints, you review, then decide to accept or reject the potential match.
Information Conflict: Indicates when another user has entered information about a person that differs from yours. Perhaps they have a different birth date than you show, or they may have information you lack. In either case, you review, then accept or reject these conflicts.
Relationship Conflict: Indicates when another user has entered a family relationship for a person that differs from your information. Perhaps they show a child that you are missing or a different parent than you have identified. In either case, you review, then accept or reject these conflicts.
Focusing your time and effort on only truly possible matches makes you much more productive, and makes doing your genealogy much more fun and rewarding
4. Relax and Enjoy Life. This is the second place where OneGreatFamily differs from any other service available. Even when you aren’t working on your family tree, tens of thousands of other genealogy enthusiasts from all over the world are working on it—because with OneGreatFamily, we are all working on the same global family tree.
While you are reading the latest thriller, someone else may find the ancestor you’ve sought for years. While you are sleeping, another user may break through and tie you into the OneGreatFamily tree for the first time. While you are reading the kids a bedtime story, someone half-way around the world may discover that you are a relative and reach out through email to connect with you.
With OneGreatFamily, you have the flexibility to choose when to work on your genealogy and when to focus on other needs in your life, knowing that work on your family tree continues.
By following the cycle, we are confident that you will be see results, and grow your family tree as quickly as possible using OneGreatFamily.