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 OneGreatFamily Update - May 21, 2004

In This Issue:
OneGreatFamily Remains Focused on Providing the BEST Collaborative Family Tree Service Available!

New at OneGreatFamily:OneGreatFamily Soon to Launch the Social Security Death Index!
  Discover your ancestors and build your family tree by searching The Social Security Index!
Q&A:Share your Family Tree with your Friends and Family!
  How can my family and friends who are neither guests nor subscribers view my family tree?
Technical Support: Password and Username Assistance
  How do I recover my login information?
One Great Genealogy Site Award
  Genealogy Research Associates
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Last Week at OneGreatFamily . . .

Site Activity Summary

  • 82,830 new individual merges!
  • 43,669 new individual hints!
  • 29,929 new family merges!
  • 10,661 new family hints!
  • 119 average individual merges per group
  • 38 average individual hints per group
  • 37 average family merges per group
  • 4 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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  •  New at OneGreatFamily: OneGreatFamily Soon to Launch the Social Security Death Index!

    Discover your ancestors and build your family tree by searching The Social Security Death Index!

    OneGreatFamily still remains focused on providing the BEST collaborative tree service available. To remain the BEST we are planning to add many new features to our service, such as The Social Security Death Index. OneGreatFamily will soon provide you with access to the most influential, up-to-date Social Security Death Index available on the Internet!

    The Social Security Death Index contains records that are collected from the U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File. This government provided database contains over 70 million names of deceased individuals whose death had been reported to the SSA, was of employment age after 1935, and died before April 2004. The social security death index contains details about the individual's name (Last, First), social security number, birth date (usually complete), death date (usually month/year), last known residence (zip code, city, county, state), and last benefit payment location (zip code, city, county, state).

    These records you receive from the SSDI can also lead to the discovery of more vital information. So watch for the addition of the SSDI on our site! Make sure you take advantage of this new feature to help discover your ancestors and build your family tree!

    Go to our home page to start searching for your ancestors!
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     Q&A: Share your Family Tree with your Friends and Family!

    How can my family and friends who are neither guests nor subscribers view my family tree?

    by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing Manager

    With OneGreatFamily, EVERYONE benefits from new discoveries or corrections that are made to your family tree. OneGreatFamily has made it possible to share your family tree with your friends and family if you desire.

    Many of our subscribers wish for their friends or family members to have the opportunity to view their family tree they have created by using OneGreatFamily, but are confronted with the dilemma that many of their family and friends are neither guests nor subscribers. OneGreatFamily has created a unique feature that can help make this happen! You can now launch your family tree with a link from your own website or from an email message!

    As a OneGreatFamily Subscriber, you can create hyperlinks that allow your family and friends to view your genealogy in a "read-only" format. You may either add the hyperlink to your web page, or add it to an email message.

    To create a hyperlink to an individual in OneGreatFamily you need to complete the following steps:

    1. Login using your username and password
    2.Go to "Create Links" on the right hand side of the screen, and then click on "Learn More"
    3. Enter the individuals OGFN to link to. An OGFN is an OneGreatFamily Number that is used to create a new anchor, or bookmark, in your genealogy. Each individual in OneGreatFamily is given an OGFN. You can locate the number below the individuals name in your genealogy browser.
    4. Enter the number of generations to display (Note: more generations will take longer to display).
    5. Finally, select the Group from the list, and then click "Next".

    This is a great way to get those around you involved! If you are not a subscriber, subscribe today to gain unlimited access to OneGreatFamily's tools and resources! If you are already a subscriber, click here to take advantage of this unique feature!

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     Technical Support: Password and Username Assistance

    How do I recover my login information?

    When you first subscribed or signed up as a guest it was required that you enter an username and password. Once this was completed, we then sent you a welcome email with your registration information, which included your password and user name. Since that time many of us have probably forgotten our username or password if you are not a daily user of OneGreatFamily. If you no longer have that email, it is possible to have your user name and password emailed to you.

    If you have forgotten your username or password, use the Remind Me! feature. All we need is your username, email address, or phone number. If the information you submit matches the information associated with your OneGreatFamily account, an email will be sent to you with your login information.

    If you have changed your email address since you created your OneGreatFamily account or do not receive your login information by email within a few minutes (when using the "Remind Me!" feature above), you may contact OneGreatFamily Customer Service by filling out the Contact Form. OneGreatFamily Customer Support will ask you a few questions to verify you are the owner of the account, and then supply you with your login information. If you still continue to experience problems after using the Contact Form, you may call 1-877-OGF-TREE.

    Send your technical support question to our team
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     One Great Genealogy Site Award

    Genealogy Research Associates

    Since 1985 Genealogy Research Associates has helped people trace, compile, and publish their family histories. Their mission is to simplify the research process, provide practical educational training, preserve primary original documents, and create innovative information technologies. They educate in how to complete your genealogy, help find records, locate professional researchers, and help you get organized.

    Visit Genealogy Research Associates today!
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