OneGreatFamily Guest Newsletter
August 25, 2005

Monthly Subscription Offer Ends Soon

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Extension for Monthly and Quarterly Subscriptions

Monthly and Quarterly Subscription Available until August 29th

Our Monthly and Quarterly Subscription Promotion has been so popular that we decided to extend it to allow more guests the opportunity to join the OneGreatFamily family! For only 4 more days you still have time to take advantage of the monthly or quarterly subscription prices.

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  • Building Relationships Using OneGreatFamily

    In what ways does OneGreatFamily help me find and build relationships in my family tree?

    OneGreatFamily is a genealogy service that makes it possible for all to see how they are related to the rest of humanity. By using OneGreatFamily you are able to connect to the largest family tree online and see relationships build in your family tree. Halvor Moorshead, editor and owner of Famiily Chronicle magazine commented that, "Genealogy has been compared to a jigsaw puzzle with no boundary edges and an unpredictable number of pieces." OneGreatFamily makes it possible for you to find those puzzle pieces (family names) and extend the edges of your puzzle (family tree) by connecting those pieces together.

    OneGreatFamily's service goes beyond the others by not only giving you names of your direct descendants, but by also showing your collateral relatives as well. A collateral relative is a blood relative (or adoptive relative) not in the direct line of ascent, but of the same ancestral family. Cousins are an example of collateral relatives. Because OneGreatFamily is able to display collateral relatives in your family tree, you can see how you are related to "the rest of humanity." Many individuals have been able to trace their family heritage to famous people using OneGreatFamily.

    To find more relationships or start finding relationships through OneGreatFamily, start by entering your family tree or submitting a family tree. OneGreatFamily will automatically identify common ancestors and tie your family's branch into the largest single family tree available online. Before long you will be able to see more of your direct and collateral relatives that have been made available through OneGreatFamily.

    OneGreatFamily gives you the ability to build ancetral relationships and can also help you connect with your distant living relatives. When new names are added to your family tree, you can see a list of the others who are also researching these "new" ancestors. The ability to collaborate with distant relatives who share common ancestors is one of the unique features that makes OneGreatFamily a powerful genealogical tool.

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    Lisa Lights the Way

    Using Newspapers in Genealogy

    by Lisa South, Certified Genealogist

    My husband handed me a family record and scribbled to the side were the words “Joe Atkinson died mine explosion, McCalister, Oklahoma, April 30, 1905.” My first thought was “how can I get my hands on a copy of an old McClaister newspaper?”

    Newspapers are very valuable in family history research. They can be used to:

    1. Advertise for genealogical information. This is particularly helpful in small communities.

    2. Locate an obituary once a death date has been established.

    3. Obtain a copy of any pertinent newspaper article(s). Many newspapers have a column called 50 years ago, or 100 years ago or something similar. I found a fascinating account about my 2nd great-grandmother in such an article. If something newsworthy occurred to your ancestor, such as my husband’s Joe Atkinson, newspaper research is definitely indicated. Birth and marriage notices should be checked. I even remember an article in the local newspaper when I visited my grandmother, so be sure to check out the “gossip” columns.

    Three good references to help locate newspapers are:

    1. The internet – old newspapers are being put on the Internet daily.

    2. Gale’s “Directory of Publications of Broadcast Media” gives addresses for newspapers in each state. This directory should be available at any public library.

    3. Clarence Brigham's “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” - lists where old newspapers are located.

    Libraries, historical societies and State Archives are often repositories for old newspapers.

    The McCalister newspapers I was searching for were on microfilm at the Oklahoma State Library. Day after day the tragic story of the search for my husband’s great-great grandfather and twelve other trapped miners unfolded. It was difficult reading, but this ancestor who was only a name scribbled on a piece of paper has now become very real to us.

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