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47 average family merges per group
6 average family hints per group
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|Don't always believe
everything you read! In genealogical research and in life, we all
need to be careful not to believe everything that we hear and see.
When you are not looking for information with credentials, it is
amazing the amount of false information that can be
For years, information on the Internet wasn't taken
seriously. Why? Because anyone could post anything they wanted, and
not many people were taking the time to document what they posted.
As the Internet has progressed, so has its credibility. To make sure
that the information you take from the Internet is credible, there
are now citations and documentation to validate it.
same respect, OneGreatFamily encourages the documentation of source
data in order to allow all members to utilize and improve upon
credible data. One of the main ideas behind OneGreatFamily is that
we are all researching together, so that we can save time and work
by building a foundation of trust. In order to build trust,
documentation and credibility is needed.
Adding all available
documentation about how, where, and from whom we obtained certain
genealogical information, adds credibility to our work and saves
time for everyone who works with us. Documenting data is sometimes
misrepresented as time consuming and complex; however, once you
understand a few simple concepts, you are ready to roll.
differences between citations and notes are often subtle, but do
exist. Citations typically contain information about the source from
which you received your data, while notes are used to capture the
specific information found in those sources, such as occupations,
migration information, and name variations.
documentation and citations allow other researchers to verify the
information that is being citied by tracing the data to a primary
source of evidence. A citation should provide enough information for
other researchers to find the same documentation. OneGreatFamily
allows you to add information from numerous sources to each
individual or family record in your family tree.
contain information such as changes in the spelling or pronunciation
of names, addresses, occupations, friends or associates, and any
other available information about an individual. Notes can be very
valuable when providing original data not found
Whenever reviewing personal genealogical
information, source information is incredibly valuable. Keeping your
information well documented and organized is a great courtesy to
other researchers who may wonder if your information can be
OneGreatFamily and add documentation to your family
How do I get my family tree into
OneGreatFamily?There are three main ways that you can get
started entering information into OneGreatFamily.
Submitting what research you have already done as a GEDCOM file
You can upload a GEDCOM containing your ancestral
information. A GEDCOM is a file that stores genealogical information
in a particular format, which allows researches to share and work
together on their information. We not only allow you to add your
GEDCOM to the collection of others that have been submitted, but
once yours has been added, it will begin to connect with others as
family links are found! This allows you to save time by uploading
the information that you have collected and entered using a
different program and not have to start from scratch.
upload your GEDCOM into OneGreatFamily by selecting “Import GEDCOM
File to View” from the File menu in the Genealogy Browser or by
selecting the second option on the Organize Anchors Page that
appears each time you launch the Genealogy Browser after logging
2. Entering your family tree directly into
If you are new to OneGreatFamily, you will
find that OneGreatFamily offers everything that other family tree
services offer, plus more. If you do not already have a file
containing your information, you can use our easy-to-use interface
for starting from scratch. To start manually entering information,
just launch your group and select the first option on the Organize
Anchors page. From there you can begin to create records for
yourself, your immediate family, and your distant relatives. As soon
as you enter the information, OneGreatFamily begins to search what
others have entered to find matches.
3. Starting with what
someone else has submitted
Because new names are
constantly being added to OneGreatFamily, many members find that
others have already submitted some of their ancestors. This allows
members to pick up where others have left off. Do a search of our
database and see which of your ancestors have already been added. If
you have additional information to add, just type it right in as if
you were the original submitter. The information is automatically
updated! It's that easy!
All of these techniques allow
members to add information to their trees, and together, they are
working to create the largest single family tree available. No
matter which method you choose to upload your information,
OneGreatFamily offers technology that can match and merge it with
the information that has been submitted by others.
Visit OneGreatFamily.com and expand
your family tree today!
|The following success story shows what can happen when
OneGreatFamily finds information in your family tree that can be
matched and merged with others:|
I have to tell you that I was
skeptical about your claims that I could add generations to my
family line when I signed up for the free trial. I have been working
on my genealogy for years and was certain I was making fair progress
on my own. However, a few hours after uploading my own GED file, I
had added a new family line with generations of information. Since
then, I have been adding data regularly and am finding new members
of my ancestry file right and left. I have a few lines that I have
been stuck on for some time, but I am now hopeful that I will
finally be able to crack some of these mysteries. Thank you for your
efforts to bring us all together.
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