OneGreatFamily Solves The Challenge Of Knowing Who Else Is Researching Your Ancestors
Meet Others Who Are Searching For Your Ancestors
Subscribers to OneGreatFamily have the benefit of using our matching and merging to tie family trees with shared lines together. This process removes duplication from the OneGreatFamily database, which allows you to see each person or group that has provided information for each ancestor in OneGreatFamily. You no longer have to review dozens or hundreds of duplicate records for the same family members. The merging process also provides you with confidence that you are meeting and collaborating with others who are researching your ancestors.
After the family trees have been tied together, you can access the information others have provided for YOUR ancestors. This is done by checking your family tree for new information. Any individuals who are added to your family tree will appear in gray boxes. You can also review hints and conflicts that appear in your family tree. Hints are indicated by light bulbs and conflicts are indicated by lightning bolts . You can review past newsletters or our online help files to learn more about these features.
As you review hints and conflicts, you can see the other groups in OneGreatFamily that provided the additional information. You can then collaborate with these groups using the collaborate feature in Genealogy Browser. This process allows you to contact and communicate with other members of OneGreatFamily via email. OneGreatFamily automatically references the individual in the family tree on whom you wish to collaborate in your email message. When you open an individual's "Details For" box, there is a "Collaborate" button at the bottom (see image below).
Several people have been surprised over the years to find that other members of OneGreatFamily have duplicated or extended research they had already done. The ability to find and collaborate with other researchers can create relationships with distant cousins and provide a wealth of genealogical information that may be hard to find otherwise.
By combining duplicate research, OneGreatFamily also makes information available on collateral genealogical lines. A collateral line is a line that includes the descendants of a sibling of your ancestor. Collateral lines provide valuable clues to fill in gaps or answer questions related to your direct line. They also let you see how you are related to your distant cousins and others with whom you collaborate on OneGreatFamily.
The ability to meet and collaborate with others researching your family tree is one of the core benefits provided by OneGreatFamily. OneGreatFamily is the ONLY genealogy service designed to let you see everyone else who is researching your family tree and to let you see how you are related to the rest of humanity.