Welcome [12 February 2009]
Welcome to WeRelate, your virtual genealogical community. We're glad you have joined us. At WeRelate you can easily create ancestor web pages, connect with cousins and other genealogists, and find new information. To get started:
If you need any help, I will be glad to answer your questions. Just click on my signature link below and then click on the “Leave a message” link under my name in the upper left corner of my profile page. Thanks for participating and see you around! --Ronni 22:36, 18 July 2007 (MDT)
Thank you for doing the merge on Lucy Pickens, I was planning on doing it today and saw you'd already done it. :)
Jim:)--Delijim 13:50, 12 February 2009 (EST)
Davis Family Tree 7-17-07.ged Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "Davis Family Tree 7-17-07.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
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My name is Mary, and I'm one of the administrators for WeRelate. I patrol the new Person and Family pages, and try--among other things--to make as many links active as possible. While I'm not family or Kitty Brewster, I enjoyed seeing your pages and the other sites you referred to. Welcome to WeRelate!
Mary--Kittydoc 06:37, 20 July 2007 (MDT)
Josiah Jackson and Sarah Bilbrey-Bilbery [7 November 2008]
Hi, I see you have posted info on this family. Are you interested in contacting other folks interested in this Jackson line? I've been in contact with a couple and wondered if you'd like to be contacted outside of WeRelate concerning this line. If so, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, I've merged just a couple of your pages. There are more to merge, but I'm fairly new to wiki so it would be better if you did it. As far as I can tell from every source I've seen, the Bilbery name was spelled Bilbrey. If you feel your Bilbery's should not be merged with the Bilrey's I've posted, please let me know. But if you are willing to merge them yourself, note that the duplicates are spelled Bilbrey. Merge the higher numbers into the lower numbers; at least, I think that's the way it's supposed to work. --Janiejac 17:26, 7 November 2008 (EST)
collaborating - works for us [20 November 2008]
Hi! I saw your comment here: My sister is in Maryland, and I'm in Ibaraki, Japan... we can't work on our GEDCOM together anywhere else but on the internet... I'm sure we aren't the only researchers that are on opposite sides of the globe. We have to find some alternative... Aabh 02:17, 11 September 2007 (EDT)
I just thought I'd mention something my cousin and I have been doing. I started an invitation only 'group' at yahoo and gave my cousin rights to add/edit files. So when I'm finished (temporarily) working on the data base, I 'park' it at our yahoo group site. Yahoo sends him an automatic msg that a new file has been posted. (We are a 'group' of just 2) He can download the data base from there and while he has it and is inputting to it, I can still see my file, but must not add anything to it. In a few days, when he's finished with what he's input, he 'parks' it again, yahoo sends me a msg that a file has been posted, and I retrieve it. We are careful to rename the file with the current date when we park it so that we always know which is the most current file. This has worked for us for a couple of years. The file has grown so large now that it must be zipped but my PAF program zips it when it is backed up.
From my point of view, it will be a while yet before WeRelate is going to be simple enough for the average genealogist (me) to use. --Janiejac 22:23, 20 November 2008 (EST)
Isabella Falls m. William Gilbreath Falls [11 February 2009]
Hello, I noticed your posting on the werelate.org regarding Isabella Kerr, wife of William Gilbreath Falls (b. abt. 1730). For several years, I too believed that she was the daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens, but after reading some family information, receiving input from other Kerr/Falls researchers and in looking at the naming pattern of William Falls and Isabella's children, it became clear that Isabella was more probably the daughter of William Kerr, brother of John Kerr. If you notice, William Falls and Isabella named their first two children William and Rosanna, which coincidentally were the names of William Kerr and his wife, Rosanna Jane Smith, and you'll notice that they had 5 daughters, none of them named Lucy.
There has been much confusion regarding the ancestry of Isabella, much of which is listed on the genforum.com web site. To add to the confusion, there is some conflicting information that another Isabella Kerr (either the daughter of John Kerr, or his brothers Andrew or William) may have married a Gilbreath Franklin Falls, possible brother of William Gilbreath Falls, but I've never seen any records to indicate such a person ever actually existed, so it appears that some researchers may have accidentally mixed up the name and posted it as gospel. I have been researching this family for over 30 years, and although I've been able to pretty much determine who belongs to who, this one has managed to elude many researchers.
Do you have any supporting sources to show which Kerr brother that your Isabella belongs to? I'd appreciate your input on this, because I'd like to make sure that the listing on the werelate.com website is as correct as possible, before we pass on inaccurate information to other researchers.
Thanks and best regards,
Jim--Delijim 17:13, 11 February 2009 (EST)
Naming on Werelate [13 February 2009]
I'm not sure if you are the person that originally added the Falls/Kerr families, but please don't put chidren's names in with their married surnames, it will inhibit other's ability to find them in a search and will confuse other researchers. It will also make it difficult to "merge" duplicate individuals. For instance "Isabella (Kerr) Falls", should be entered as only "Isabella Kerr", her maiden name. Her married name should not be part of her name in genealogical databases. If someone else does a search for "Isabella Kerr", it will not come in if you enter it in this manner.
If you note, almost all of the contributions posted by others are entered in this manner, and in a database as large as this, it is important that everyone use the same naming standards.
Thanks for your understanding, cousin:)
Jim--Delijim 12:38, 13 February 2009 (EST)
Naming [14 February 2009]
Not a problem, thanks. I changed a couple of the females to their maiden names, so they'll be able to be sorted and found by other contributors easier. What is your connection to the Falls family? My Kerr family married into them several times.
Jim--Delijim 08:38, 14 February 2009 (EST)
Sarolta Siebenburgen (1) [1 March 2009]
Hi, I'm an admin for WeRelate and its my job to check merges. I was wondering about Special:ReviewMerge/20820 and Special:ReviewMerge/20831. It seems that Sarolta and Unknown Adelajda (2) have nothing in common other than they were married to the same man. Do you have some supporting information for the merge? Perhaps Geza had two wives? Maybe we should unmerge these pages. Please let me know. :)--sq 00:49, 1 March 2009 (EST)
bastain keller [5 March 2009]
Hi, Saw your posting on werelate.com. I believe we have the same family. I descend from Bastain and Margaretha's son (Hans)George Keller; bn: 1711. This is the first time I have been at this sight, so please forgive me if I don't yet know all the proper etiquette involved with usage. Vickie Christiansen email@example.com--Vickie Christiansen 13:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
I've been working on your Overton Co TN folks. [5 May 2013]
I've been removing the women's married names from your info on the descendants of David Jackson and Jane Carlock, also adding some sources that I knew of. But I don't want to edit the page of Winnie Jackson Furra Choate because (1) you were unsure that you have the right parents for this Winnie and (2) I read the census record as Mae Jackson. It is easy to mistake a W for a M in these census records, so maybe I misread it. I know Winnie is a common name in this line. In any case, the married names attached to Winnie's person page should be removed. I have not researched this Winnie so you would be the better one to do this. [Person:Winnie_Jackson_Furra_Choate_(1)]
1860 Census Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., Texas
I've removed married names from Nancy Carlock, Nancy Jackson and Mary Means. Also merged Mary Means with Elizabeth Means as per the Means Family source. You had all the census records for Elizabeth on Mary's page, so I just renamed Mary's pg to Elizabeth. --Janiejac 16:05, 23 May 2009 (EDT)
Thank you... this was a naming convention problem early on with our GEDCOM and I've been plagued with it ever since! Thank you for helping out! ---Guy--Aabh 22:46, 4 May 2013 (EDT)
GEDCOM Export Ready [8 August 2009]
The GEDCOM for tree Davis Family Tree is ready to download..
Isabella Kerr [22 November 2009]
Hi Guy, got your note in Isabella (Kerr) Falls. Let me know what you find out about those sources, but I'm virtually certain that the Isabella Kerr, daughter of John Kerr and Lucy Pickens married Samuel Hinds, and the other Isabella Kerr, daughter of William Kerr and Rosanna Smith, was the one that married 1st Hugh Torrance and 2nd William Gilbreath Falls, who was killed at Ramsour's Mill.
There is too much information on both lines for it to be incorrect.
Jim--Delijim 11:30, 22 November 2009 (EST)
Cleaning up name fields [17 January 2010]
I'm a volunteer admin and doing some clean-up to bring names in fields into alignment. I saw from your user page that you used married names for women. (And I see that delijim has already commented on this here.)
But I also see that you use "(?) Surname" for -- I assume -- when you're not sure of a last name. Related: the person's middle name shows up in the Surname field.
Any time you're working on pages it would be great if you could make changes yourself. Others here are clearly helping, as will I. Anyway, you'll likely get a lot of "hits" from me as I am going through pages where the surname field has information in it that is not a surname. This is part of a larger project to improve the use of Category pages here on WeRelate.
Let me know if you have any questions; you can respond here; I'll watch this page. Thanks. -- Jillaine 14:46, 17 January 2010 (EST)
Thank you for the help!
Our Gedcom was already some 5,000 strong when I uploaded it here in 2007, that's 2500 names in the wrong format... I change them when I get to them, but it's 3 or 4 steps to change a name so it's not a fast process. I'll take any help you can give :D
It's also mostly my sister's work, so a lot of the ? fields I'm not exactly sure what she was after, so your guess is as good as mine. As long as I know I have to work on it later we are good :)
Aabh 16:32, 17 January 2010 (EST)
Well you probably saw what I did. I got through a lot. But it's daunting. You're not the only one with punctuation in the name field or using "(Surname)" (i.e., with parentheses) for married names. There are TONS of these. I had to stop after a couple of hours. Jillaine 17:09, 17 January 2010 (EST)
GEDCOM Export Ready [12 February 2010]
The GEDCOM for tree Davis Family Tree is ready to download..
GEDCOM Export Ready [13 February 2010]
The GEDCOM for tree Davis Family Tree is ready to download..
Mayes family [5 May 2013]
Hello, I stumbled across this family last week:
Can you check your information on their child, James Mayes. Based upon the current information, he was born when his mother, Rebecca McFarland was nine years old. Maybe he does not belong to this family?
Thanks and best regards,
Jim:)--Delijim 11:45, 19 April 2010 (EDT)
I'm having some real problems rectifying that line. I'll look into that! Thank you! ---Guy--Aabh 22:36, 4 May 2013 (EDT)
Good research [5 May 2013]
Hello, you have good research on many of your family members. However all of the images are on Ancestry.com. I would like permission to download some of the images from Ancestry and add them to the relevant pages on WeRelate. And if you have any spare time, it would be nice if you could rename some of the pages to the maiden name and reformat the dates to the preferred format of day, month and year. I have worked on a few of the pages that you downloaded and added some images from FamilySearch. Haven't found that I am related. Have a distant Coker line that connected to a family in your line. Thanks for joining WeRelate. --Beth 20:37, 13 March 2012 (EDT)
Hmmmm... I certainly can... The hard part is that this is the "backup" tree and the Ancestry is the "main" tree (As is illustrated by the amount of time it took for me to reply... sorry about that :( ) The Ancestry tree is changed daily by my sister (She works on it regularly). I go in and do bursts of work over weekends, but we are very active on our tree... so I sort of have been waiting to update Werelate until I have secure information on certain lines... That doesn't mean "No", it just means I haven't quite figured out how to go about that. :D ---Guy--Aabh 22:39, 4 May 2013 (EDT)
McManners [5 May 2013]
William Arthur McManners was not born in TX. He was born in Riverside, CA. There's also a sister to add to the James Alton/Della Mae Swain brood - Josephine (my aunt but I have no idea when she was born. She died in 1992, in Huntington Beach, California. Oh and she born in TX.
Years ago Gia and I communicated for awhile when I lived in GA. I moved back to CA in 2004 and lost touch. Say hello for me.
Any questions let me know........
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org--Judymcm 13:39, 21 March 2012 (EDT)
Hi Judy! I'll pass that information along and update our tree accordingly! Thanks! :D---Guy--Aabh 22:35, 4 May 2013 (EDT)
Thank you for posting the Smith Family Tree [5 May 2013]
I am a descendent of Rudolph Smith and Barbara Ellen Keller Smith...My great grandmother was Effie Smith McReynolds. My grandfather was her oldest son Hugh Clement McReynolds. (He lived to be 100 years old). Effie only had one other child, Clara McReynolds Osborne. Effie died when my grandfather was 6--my great-great Aunt Ada--shared memories of her family--but he grew up with his dad and Aunt Ada and he were not close. Are we related?
When I was a kid and I think my Aunt Ellen has them now, we had photos of Laura Whitehorn and her family in front of their sod house. They were so cool--do you descend from them?
Any info on this side of my family tree would be so appreciated.
mary-ellen swafford loveless---daughter of Effie McReynolds Swafford--daughter of Hugh Clement McReynolds--son of Effie Smith McReynolds--daughter of Rudolph and Barbara Ellen Keller Smith.--Mesloveless 12:43, 8 April 2013 (EDT)
I'll look into this and see if I have any research I can give you! (Looking it up now... I need to save this so I can read your post :D)--Aabh 22:41, 4 May 2013 (EDT)
John Utz and Minerva (Starr) Utz Family Bible [5 May 2013]
I have a Utz Family Bible that has many etchings and accounts of the civil war written by Jeremiah and Adam, who were both killed during the war. If anyone has any interest in this Civil War (Utz/Starr)artifact you can contact me, Geoff Clore, at G_Clore@hotmail.com.--Gclore 17:10, 12 April 2013 (EDT)
I would! I would! Thank you! (I sent the info to my sister who should be contacting you shortly!) :D ---Guy--Aabh 22:43, 4 May 2013 (EDT)