My families of interest are Jackman, Rollins, Truax, Ring, Abbott and Fay (USA & Canada), Henderson and Brownlee (Ireland & Canada), Staples and Barritt (England & Canada).
A few years ago I started thinking about what would happen with my information and files once I was gone. The conclusion was that eventually most of my files would be thrown out and the rest misplaced or reside at some local historical society. Also bothering me at the time was the thought that I had probably duplicated work already done by others and that others somewhere were duplicating my work. The hunt was enjoyable but why reinvent the wheel? I concluded that if I could install my information on a genealogy site similar to Wikipedia it would always be available to my family and other researchers. WeRelate seems to be the answer.
Being on WeRelate would also permit others with better sources to improve my pages and, most important, correct the inevitable mistakes. Without the Internet and the help of fellow genealogists contacted through the Internet, too numerous to mention individually, I would have accomplished very little. The one non-Internet source is the descendants of William Rawlins of Gloucester by William Bartlett Rollins (1925-1994) which I have been able to expand using Internet sources that weren’t available in his time. His work was built on William Rawlins of Gloucester from Records of Families of the name Rawlins or Rollins by John R. Rollins, published 1874.
Most of my information has been placed on WeRelate via Gedcom created by my Legacy software. Numbers in brackets such as the following (1470) in the census for Hollis Wesley Jackman is an MRIN number and also the number of the file where I can find a hard copy of the census.
1880 Census (1470): Greenwood, HENNEPIN, MN, 31, carpenter, NH, NH, VT.
I also have digital copies of these documents. Eventually I will remove the MRIN numbers as they only have meaning to me.
Many of the descendants of James Jackman of Newbury and William Rollins of Gloucester have been down loaded as well as descendants of John Henderson of Ireland who immigrated to near Norwood, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, NY. Recent (2010) additions are Ring of Quebec and their descendants and Barritt/Barrett of Norfolk, England, the latter possibly confused because a Barrett married a Barritt and recorders tend to use the names interchangeably.
Recently added (November, 2010) are some of the descendants of Phillipe de Trieux, with emphasis on the descendants of Andrew Truax of Farnham, Quebec and those of the family that settled in Victoria County, Ontario. Many of the descendants of both groups returned to the United States, especially to Michigan. The Truax family is well researched and the Internet has lots of good information thanks to the outstanding contributions of Jennifer Smith. If interested, a good place to start is The Association of Descendants of Philippe du Trieux.
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Help Contact: From Dallan, 9 Mar 2010: JStump hasn't been active in quite awhile. The person to talk to is User:Jlanoux. But for things like this I'm really the best person to talk to.
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Is it possible on a Person page to refer (link) to an Image without having it appear on the Person page and, if so, how?--HLJ411 18:39, 10 March 2010 (EST)
Yes you can do this with a link in the text box. Don't put the image in the inage section of the page. Use the Media type link instead of an Image type. Here's an example: 1875 map For the quickest help see Support on the Help menu. Many people monitor that page (including me). Note: I have also been able to use Media links in the Source text boxes too.
I can't answer the second question, but I can answer the question about images sizes. Yes, you can resize them on Person pages. In the link, after the image page title, use a pipe symbol | and enter the size in pixels wide you'd like it, followed by px: This is how I resized the picture on the Robert Caldwell page. The image I uploaded was 600 pixels wide, but I resized it to 450 on the Caldwell page. Hope this helps! --Amy 20:03, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
Image Wiki Help page: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images
Find-A-Grave images are not public domain. You need to have permission from the person who took the picture. They should be made aware that this grants others the right to copy under Creative Commons. I get around the problem by putting a link to the FAG page and noting that it contains an image of the stone. --Judy (jlanoux) 19:45, 23 March 2010 (EDT)
Copyright license Question [6 April 2010] In uploading images of marriage licenses that have been purchased from county courthouses, what license do you choose? This would be a state document, not a federal one. Thanks.--Txbluebell6 14:56, 3 April 2010 (EDT)
Government documents are not covered under copyright. The exception are those that are digitized and provided by a third party, such as Ancestry or Footnote; they can claim some rights to the digitized image. But for what you're talking about, they are clear of copyright.-- Amy 15:01, 3 April 2010 (EDT) Unfortunately, state and local government documents may be covered by copyright. Hard to believe, isn't it. If you're asking about Florida or Minnesota you're in luck. But for most states you'll need to either check with the specific state, or you may be able to upload them under fair use.--Dallan 10:30, 6 April 2010 (EDT) They talk about government "works." Would a single record, which is created for the purpose of meeting a legal requirement (such as recording a marriage), be considered a "work"? I was under the impression that a work had to have some creative element to it and not just recording a fact (which a single marriage record does). -- Amy 10:35, 6 April 2010 (EDT)
Example of image format [[Image:image name.jpg |thumb|150px|left|caption]]
Renumbering Person page Now, this is a little tricky but... some people want that coveted, empty, number one spot. IF a lower number has been deleted, you could rename your page to take its place. First make sure the page doesn't exist by going to http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Hannah_Bickerstaff_(1). Then go you your #7 page, and rename, putting Person:Hannah Bickerstaff (1) in the box. --Jennifer (JBS66) 08:02, 10 May 2010 (EDT)
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Deleting MySource. In the Search screen, set the namespace to MySource, and put "Srblac/" in either the page title or keyword field. Once you find a page, the "more" menu on the left margin should contain "Delete". --Jrich 09:08, 23 April 2011 (EDT) There is currently not an automatic way to do this. In addition to Jrich's suggestions, you can also make sure that nothing links to the MySource by clicking on What links here from your MySource page. --Jennifer (JBS66) 09:12, 23 April 2011 (EDT)