Sometimes, searching for family history names can become drudgery. It can get so hard to just add one name to the family tree chart you’ve compiled.

But it doesn’t have to be so hard.

The Internet has made it so easy to collaborate family tree information and share that information.

Now, there are tools that can help to automatically expand links in your family tree, saving you tons of time searching, and the headache of running into roadblocks.

OneGreatFamily is a genealogy site that helps expand what you know of your family tree.

Of course there are lots of resources out there that can help with that, but what makes OneGreatFamily different is that it can automatically add thousands of matches into your tree with a few simple clicks.

In other words, it searches for matches while you sleep and lets you know if there are matches.

You have the option to review the matches for accuracy, and if it’s a fit, you might be able to add literally thousands of names to your family tree (that’s if there’s a good match).

Famous Folks have used it

Advertising for the site mentions that, “See how Donny Osmond added 38 generations to his family tree using OneGreatFamily!”

That’s pretty amazing. Maybe Donny didn’t have any genealogy work done, but I kind of doubt it.

There are other success stories that you can read on their site:

“We have had fabulous experiences with We went from a few hundred people in our PAF program to over 10,000 each in”
—Mark & Betty Stilwell

Are making the automatic connections easy?

They have millions of names in their database. The strength comes from their unique approach to organizing that information and the algorithms they use to plug it all together so that when a match is made, it’s easy to connect the dots and import the information in just a few clicks of the mouse.

How much does the site cost?

Of course there is a subscription fee to use the site, but there is a Free Trial that they offer.

You can try out the service, and if it doesn’t work out, you can cancel within the trial period without a problem.

Check out the site for more details and if they’re running any promotions.

To make the most of the service…

  1. Collect your family history records (dates, names, etc.)
  2. Start with the free trial and enter your dates and names to see if there’s a match at OneGreatFamily)
  3. Record what you find.

Pretty easy!

Use this site in conjunction with other resources you have. You never know what might turn up!

The site has a relationship calculator that can be used to find famous connections as well which is pretty neat.

You can visit the site and read more about it here: OneGreatFamily