Last Week at OneGreatFamily
Site Activity Summary
207,284 new individual merges!
69,105 new individual hints!
68,740 new family merges!
23,686 new family hints!
123 average individual merges per group
39 average individual hints per group
39 average family merges per group
5 average family hints per group
If you didn't receive a GenMail telling you about new merges in
your family tree, your tree wasn't affected by this activity. You
may want to add new individuals or information to your family tree
to improve the likelihood of matches and merges taking place.
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OneGreatFamily extends Family History Month promotion
until the end of October
OneGreatFamily has decided to extend the Family History Month Promotion
until the end of October. We do this for two reasons:
First, feedback from you, our guests, about these savings has been
amazing. With all the new OneGreatFamily subscribers we are seeing
incredible growth to OneGreatFamily.
Second, we had a lot of email problems in letting our guests know
about the promotion. And we don't want anyone to miss out because
they got their email notice too late.
So, as a guest, if you have not taken advantage of our Family History
Month Special we encourage you to do so. We want to make sure that
all our guests get their chance to see how powerful OneGreatFamily
will be to their family tree.
Our prices for subscriptions through October 31st are the following:
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3 Months (billed quarterly) $29.95 Now only $19.95!
1 Month (billed monthly) $14.95 Now only $9.95!
This promotion will end October 31st.
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Have more success and help others by resolving conflicts.
In honor of Family History Month, we are continuing on our quest to
get everyone to clean up their family tree. Remember, not only will
this help your success at OneGreatFamily but it will help others find
success as well. In our last newsletter we wrote about hints and how
to clean up hints. Now we would like to address how to resolve conflicts
in your family tree.
What are conflicts and how do I resolve conflicts?
OneGreatFamily alerts members if there is a conflict in information.
Conflicts are highlighted by a lightening bolt ().
After two records are merged, any differences in information is never
lost, but instead become conflicts for the new single record. Most
conflicts occur when two different members have the same person in
their family tree but the information is different. However if you
submit information more than once, you may receive conflicts from
There are two different types of conflicts depending on what information
is conflicting. One type of conflict is an Information Conflict and
the other is a Family Conflict. When you have a conflict you have
1) Accept the information on the right as your own by clicking
Accept. (This will erase the information on the left.)
2) Reject the information on the right by clicking Clear.
3) Postpone making a decision by clicking the button labeled
4) Choose to collaborate with the another OneGreatFamily user
by clicking the "Collaborate" button. We'll talk more about
collaboration in a future newsletter.
When you click on a lightning bolt, you will notice two boxes containing
information (The "Details For" box on the left and the "Individual
Conflicts" box on the right). The information on the left is
yours and the information on the right belongs to another OneGreatFamily
User. The following are different types of Information Conflicts:
- Name/Birth/Death: These conflicts are simply a date or
- Individual's Spouse: These conflicts state that there
are two family records for this individual as a spouse/parent.
Look to see if the names in these families look similar. If they
are, press Accept and then Merge Families. This will bring up
both of the family records so that you can examine them further.
Press Merge again, if you believe them to be the same family.
- Child's Biological Family: These conflicts state that
there are two family records for this individual as a child. They
can be examined in the same manner as the Individual's Spouse
Just like Individual Records, Family Records can contain conflicts
after a merge. There are different types of Family Conflicts depending
on what information is conflicting. When you click on the lightning
bolt icon for a Family record, you will notice two boxes. (The Family
Information box on the left and the Family Conflicts box on the right).
Note: If you believe that you have the correct information and that
the conflicting information is incorrect, use Collaboration.
- Marriage: These conflicts are simply a marriage date
or place dispute. If you want to accept the information on the
right as your own, click Accept. (This will erase the information
on the left.)
- Child: These conflicts state that some child record is
being left off the child list because a different record is listed
in their slot (A slot is the order of that child in the family.
For example, the third child in the family is in slot 3). If you
would like to add the child to the list in the left box, click
Accept and Add Conflict. If you want to merge the conflicting
child with the child listed in the left box in the same slot,
press Accept and Merge Individuals. If you want to have the child
in the right box replace the child in the left box in the same
slot, press Accept and Accept Conflict. If the child in the right
box should be merged with a child in a different slot in the left
box, press Accept, then Add Conflict, and then Merge the duplicate
- Child Order Conflict: The left box will show which slot
your information states for this child, while the right box will
show the conflicting slot. Press Accept and Accept Order to accept
the order in the right box.
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How go about fixing errors I find in OneGreatFamily?
OneGreatFamily often receives requests from site visitors to fix the
errors they find within the OneGreatFamily database. While we love
accommodating such requests, we feel that many people don't fully
understand "the beauty of OneGreatFamily."
Please let me take a moment to provide this "beauty" some expression.
OneGreatFamily is a single, shared family tree and database, which
means that everyone has access to the same informaiton. It also means
that everyone in the world is collaborating on the same family
The collaborative nature of OneGreatFamily has two major implications
when it comes to fixing errors:
With these two facts in mind, you can more fully understand the beauty
of OneGreatFamily. You can also gain comfort and confidence as you
find and correct errors that have been perpetuated within OneGreatFamily.
Your corrections will then be available to everyone else within OneGreatFamily.
You can also let others know more specifically about the corrections
you make by using the collaboration feature within OneGreatFamily.
- When you fix an error in one place within OneGreatFamily, everyone
else benefits from your effort
- Fixing errors in OneGreatFamily doesn't affect how other people
view their family tree
Someone recently found an error in OneGreatFamily that showed an ancestor
who lived in the 1500s had been given a father who lived in the 1700s.
Of course, this was an error. They submitted the error to us to correct,
not understanding perhaps that they could have easily made the correction
They could have simply deleted the incorrect information from their
view of OneGreatFamily. In this case, that would mean deleting the
father and mother of the individual in question. This would not affect
the displayed information for the person who originally submitted
the data. Rather, it would create a conflict for that person to now
accept or reject. Upon seeing the correction, the conflict would likely
be resolved quite quickly.
Upon making the correction, the person who made the correction could
also contact the other groups who were linked to the erroneous information
to explain to them why the correction was made.
By someone taking the time to fix an error in one place, everyone
else who is interested in that piece of information can now see the
correction. This demonstrates how the quality of the information found
at OneGreatFamily improves with each passing day. This is part of
the beauty of OneGreatFamily as a genealogy service.
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