OneGreatFamily Is Working All The Time So You Don't Have To!
With all of our busy schedules we don't have much time in the day to do the things we really like to do, such as our hobbies or spending time with those we love. Working on our genealogy is something we often can’t spend much time on because of other obligations. So when we do have a few moments to spend, it is important that we be as efficient as possible. Using traditional research techniques it can take hours and hours to uncover just one new ancestor or a new piece of information. For some the combination of a lack of time and the slowness of the work can be so discouraging that they put off even starting.
OneGreatFamily was created to make researching as efficient as possible, saving time and money.
OneGreatFamily searches for ALL your ancestors ALL the time. It identifies leads for both new ancestors as well as additional information about known ancestors. And it helps you zoom right in to focus on those leads. This process saves YOU hours or even years of time!
To get started all you have to do is submit what you already know about your family tree. You can either provide us with a GEDCOM file or enter the information you have in our Genealogy Browser™. Include as many relationships as you can, even aunts and uncles. More relationships give OneGreatFamily more information for its unique matching service. With more than 130 million names already submitted and between one and three million new names being submitted each month, you are sure to find your ancestors at OneGreatFamily . . . in the near future, if not today. Many of the names submitted to OneGreatFamily come with supporting data, such as information on life events (birth, marriage and death), sources, notes, photos, and biographies.
Once your family tree is submitted, an automatic review process looks at each individual in your family tree and begins searching for individuals that are identical within OneGreatFamily. Each match makes new information available to you . . . on a specific ancestor or even an entire branch of your family tree! A match with someone else's data also provides a point for further collaboration within OneGreatFamily.
OneGreatFamily also efficiently reduces duplicate family trees and relationships by creating ONE FAMILY TREE. You don't need to spend hours wading through hundreds of thousands of family tree fragments or weighing evidence to determine which entries are of most value to you. OneGreatFamily lets you see all information available for any given person at one time (including conflicting information, alternate spellings, notes, and other important clues).
Matching and merging can also be completed for individuals that are close matches. If the individuals are close matches, a hint (light bulb) appears in the Starfield View (pedigree). You then take the second step of determining if they are the same person and merge the records together. When collaborating, it is important to verify the information that has been submitted by others. This process of matching and merging allows distant relatives to help each other grow their family trees and also saves time that was previously allotted to researching, traveling, and sifting through billions of names in databases.
So take the first step to much more efficiently working on your genealogy by first submitting your family tree. Remember, OneGreatFamily is working all the time, even when you can’t!