User talk:88buckaroo



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Welcome Amelia, buckaroo! [4 September 2009]

I noticed your question about using your transcriptions of the book. I'm not an admin but thought I'd give my thoughts on it here. Probably more knowledgeable folks will answer at the watercooler. And yes, the watercooler is at this time, the best place to post questions. The possibility of a new user forum has been brought up before but it hasn't risen to the top of the priority list yet! WeRelate is still in beta - the code that makes it work is still being written and tweaked and decisions are still being made as to HOW we/they want everything to work. If this were a pay-commercial site, there would be a multitude of programmers rushing everything to get it ready for market. But this is planned to always be a free site - so there is one programmer putting it all together. Makes for a wonderful opportunity for all of us to be a part of influencing the results but implementing those decisions is a slow job for the one programmer, Dallan. Dallan is very responsive to suggestions and requests and he does keep asking where we run into problems so he can 'fix' it. He has a long to-do list and the new user forum is somewhere on that list.

About your transcription; I think your project is a wonderful idea! Others may have other suggestions of where to put your transcription, but if it were mine, I would paste it into a new article (blue bar menu:add). Then upload your data file and go back to the article and make all the names link to the relevant person or family pages. The person and family pages would all be sourced to that source that is already here. BTW, you can edit the source to include any info you want to add.

A bit of additional work that you'll have to decide if you want to do or not, is to create a category with the name of the article and post this {{category:name of article here}} tag into the text area of each person or family page.

I probably should have put this msg on the watercooler but I'm still asking questions there myself. I don't consider that I'm really ready to give suggestions yet. So I'm practicing <grin> on you! Hope you don't mind. --Janiejac 19:56, 4 September 2009 (EDT)

Hi [5 September 2009]

It is required that I drop in and say hello, because it's not that often I run across people with my name :-) Welcome. As you may have noticed, things are still kind of in flux around here. You'll get several suggestions on what to do with a transcription, I can't think of any that have been ruled out except putting lots of non-person-specific content on one person's page. Feel free to jump in, and let us know if you have any questions. Janie's right - we've talked about a newbie forum, but it's not off the ground yet.--Amelia 12:40, 5 September 2009 (EDT)

Conversations here and there [7 September 2009]

Hi, Amelia --- I was routinely replying to your questions & comments on my own talk page (User_talk:Mksmith), where you had posted yours, . . . and it occurred to me that if you're not watching that, you might not have realized there were replies. Conversations can get a little complicated sometimes. --Mike (mksmith) 07:37, 7 September 2009 (EDT)

Sources, etc. [13 September 2009]


Welcome to WeRelate. Although I have been here a while I have lots to learn too. You were quite right about the missing sources. I had no idea the Edgar Irish page would be selected so soon, if at all. I got excited when I finally figured out how to upload images and use the gallery option. Thanks for your comments --Susan Irish 22:41, 12 September 2009 (EDT)

The PDF of this book [14 September 2009]

Unless the PDF of the book you are transcribing is copyright protected, I think you could upload that and attach it as an image to the source page as well. That way, perhaps you can get some help. It's also academically more "robust", since you're providing the PDF as a verifiable copy of what you're transcribing. --Jrm03063 18:05, 14 September 2009 (EDT)

good idea. the woman who sent me the pdf is working on a getting a better scan. The one she sent me is useable, but could be better. I know Dallan in another post talked about uploading the pdf to the digital library... I'll check into that. I didn't know it was okay to attach a link of pdf directly to the source page. thanks : ) Amelia J.--88buckaroo 18:10, 14 September 2009 (EDT)

I put pdf files into the digital library before, but I think Dallan now favors uploading them as image files - I think you just treat them like you would a ".jpeg", but call it ".pdf" of course. Otherwise, you need to get an account at the digital library, and some other stuff I don't recall... --Jrm03063 18:35, 14 September 2009 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [14 September 2009]

You're not done yet!

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded Gilcrest_book.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

Once you have finished your review and marked your GEDCOM Ready to import, one of our administrators will review your GEDCOM and finalize the import. This usually happens within 24 hours. You will receive a message here when the pages have been created.

--WeRelate agent 20:57, 14 September 2009 (EDT)

Gilcrest_book.ged Imported Successfully [15 September 2009]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to

--WeRelate agent 08:48, 15 September 2009 (EDT)

Mitton [17 September 2009]

Amelia, I have noticed your presence and you are way ahead of the learning curve. I am from the Chicago area, but have lived in California for 40 years. It appears you were correct in merging those pages. At least Savage agrees. I have posted the source citation, if you care to go back and add the missing children. Welcome to WR,--Scot 13:19, 17 September 2009 (EDT)

oh, I'm relieved... why I thought I should mess around with merging and duplicates is beyond me! I haven't even uploaded my own family yet : ) thanks for being so nice about it, Amelia J.--88buckaroo 13:25, 17 September 2009 (EDT)

Tiffin, Ohio [17 September 2009]

Yes Tiffin is a small dot on a map. Although it is the county seat of Seneca County, Ohio and population of about 21,000-19,000 depends on the year you check. The only "known" about my town is that Heidelberg College is there. Many people have heard of that. --Kristy 20:58, 17 September 2009 (EDT)

Various Bracketts... [18 September 2009]

Whenever it is your sense that there is a duplicate, then you merge it. Period. It doesn't matter who did the upload(s) - the point is one page per person that lived. Hold off only if there is doubt that the people are the same. Good Luck...--Jrm03063 15:19, 18 September 2009 (EDT)

thank you. I wasn't sure how much I was supposed to mess with things. I'm adding to the Brackett Genealogy transcript now, I'll tackle the Anthony Brackett situation next : ) thanks again, Amelia J.--88buckaroo 15:26, 18 September 2009 (EDT)