OneGreatFamily Search Hints

OneGreatFamily has an excellent search capability, but you must be a member to view family trees. One feature of OneGreatFamily is the automatic matching of people you submit to others in their database. They will also notify you be email of matches as they occur.

Your best bet is to search first on the ancestor's and the spouse's name. If the spouse is female, just use her first name. Quite a few researchers omit the maiden name. So it is best to not try to find it. If you get too many responses this way, add the father's name of the ancestor. If you get too few responses, omit the spouse's name and use only the father's name with the ancestor's name.

How to Search OneGreatFamily for Family Trees

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  • Best Way to Search: Go to Active Searches for easier searching. At the Active Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Active Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data.
  • Manually search OneGreatFamily yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints above.

OneGreatFamily® Website Capabilities

See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries.

x free searches
  free viewing of pedigrees
x paid viewing
  free downloads of pedigrees (if allowed by the person who submitted the GEDCOM)
x paid downloads
x contact information for submitter
x ability to see all the names submitted by a particular researcher (for a particular GEDCOM that was submitted)
x ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time
x searches with spouse's name
x searches with parent's names
  searches by place of birth
  searches by place of marriage
  searches by place of death
x searches by country
x searches by state, province, or political subdivision
x searches by date
  ability to specify date ranges for searching
x searches by exact spelling of name
x searches by metaphone
x searches by soundex
x ability to automatically find possible matches in your ancestry