Our Mission Statement:


The “OnlineFamilyNetwork” website has been established to give Family History researchers a complete one-stop web site to conduct your research and to network with one another in exchanges that hopefully will enable you to achieve your goals of identifying missing information and making new personal connections with other researchers interested in your Family History areas of concern.

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On 28 January, 2014, this OnlineFamilyNetwork website became a “NON-PROFIT” 501-C3 Corporation.  More news will follow, as it develops. 

Also, we are working on Version II of this website, which should be published really soon.  Version II will give the researchers capabilities that do not currently exist in Version I.  Keep watch and be prepared for some wonderful new capabilities. 

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81 Countries and Counting !!!

We are happy to have now received visitors from 81 of the 196 different countries around the world.  Some of those visitors have connected to our website from: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angolia, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and (Unknown Territory).  Welcome to our “Online Family Network” family.

So far in July 2014 we have been fortunate to have added the following “surname” Family Newsletters:

Adams Family Mississippi Newsletter, July 2014,

Gorham Family Newsletter, July 2014,

Hudson Family Newsletter, July 2014,

The Hunt 14 Family Newsletter, July 2014 – John Hunt’s Family,

The Kesler Family Newsletter, July 2014,

The Merica Family Newsletter, July 2014, and

The Oswalt Family Mississippi Newsletter, July 2014.

If you would like to “volunteer” as the Editor of your “Family Tree Line Surname” and begin generating Newsletters, please notify us via the CONTACT US.  We would be glad to assist you in getting started with the publication of your newsletters.  Also, we would be glad to publish your Announcements, Chronicles, Obituaries and Media Gallery (Reunion Photos) articles.

The OnlineFamilyNetwork is now on Facebook.  To find us, and to read the submissions and make your own contributions, go to: www.facebook.com/onlinefamilynetwork .  See you there.  Enjoy! 

We are also soliciting information concerning your Family Reunions (surnames, dates, places, event contacts information) and also your GEDCOM data files that you might wish to share with visiting researchers from around the world.  In this regard, we appreciate your continued support.

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Under the OUR COMMUNITY banner, Letters From the Editor, we occasionally present items of general interest to all surname researchers.  If you have an article that you feel fits this type of publication, please Contact Us with the document and we will be glad to make it happen for you.

We hope you will enjoy the readings of these articles. 

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To see what Newsletters, Announcements or Chronicles (individual historical writings) are currently online for the family surnames you are interested in, click on the “Family History” in the banner, above.  Next, when the “A-to-Z” drop-down appears, click on the alphabetical letter that begins the last name of the family you are interested in.  Then, from the next drop-down that appears, select the name you are interested in to see the articles that may have previously been submitted and published.  If you see a article you wish to read, click on the appropriate Newsletter, Announcement or Chronicle in the drop-down menu. If you would like to comment on an existing Newsletter, Announcement or historical Chronicle, or if you would like to create a new Newsletter, a new Announcement or historical Chronicle, “Contact Us” with your request and details and we will work with you to make your wish possible.

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Next, To begin your GEDCOM database research, you should click on “GEDCOM Files” in the banner, above.  From that point, you can begin your Search for individuals’ given names and/or surnames.  Other features are also available in this drop-down menu.  We have added several Family GEDCOM files for you to search.  We hope you enjoy the fruits of your search efforts.

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To view the scheduled Family Reunions, click on “Reunions” in the banner above.  When the calendar opens, go to the month you might be interested in and view those scheduled Reunions or Conferences that have been placed on the calendar.  If you have information that should be placed here, please “Contact Us” with the information and we will place the information in the calendar.

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We also provide you with an area to establish your “surname” DNA results and/or view some established DNA efforts and to communicate with others that have similar interests. We have updated the text to enable the reader to more fully understand the DNA/Y-DNA material that is and can be available.  If you have not already done so, you should consider having your Y-DNA, MIDNA or Autosomal DNA done to help you possibly establish a connection backwards to potential ancestors you never knew before.

One effort already established can be viewed at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tompkins/dna/dna.html  where you can view an already established “Hunt List Y-DNA” website. 

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Under “Research” in the banner, above, we have placed suggested some areas on the Internet that the researcher might wish to take advantage of, usually free at no cost to the researcher.

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Under “Resources” in the banner, above, we have place some of the more familiar and traditional resources that the researcher might wish to take advantage of, once again, usually free at no cost to the researcher.

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Regardless of your surname of interest, we hope that you will succeed in further developing your database and that you will share that same database with the multitude of others who may also be researching in similar areas of surname interest.

To navigate around our website, click on either of the headings in the banner, above.  Click on each drop-down menu item to begin your review and conduct your research.

Our Welcome is to one and all.  May your efforts result in success.

Live long and prosper.

The OnlineFamilyNetwork team.