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 can be important evidence leading to primary sources for vital records, or at least provide a basis by which other information can be inferred or estimated. For example, a christening date and place can narrow your candidates for an ancestor’s birth certificate, or at least provide a basis for an estimate. 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 (See image below). 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 Protestant.
After selecting one or more religious preferences, 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 family tree.
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 found.
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.