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Welcome [21 June 2010]

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Please restore the Chelsea West Hill Cemetery. There are at least 8 West Hill Cemeteries in Vermont. The current map shows that of Williamstown which is also in Orange County. I don't think the Chelsea Cemetery is on FindAGrave yet. I have visited the Chelsea one as my ggg grandfather's grave is there. Regards, Howard--HLJ411 19:48, 21 June 2010 (EDT)


Common ancestor [23 March 2011]

Hi!

I just noticed that you were working on Solomon Lewis, my great,great,great grandfather. I have been doing genealogy research off and on for years. I have posted much of my Lewis research on this site.Let me know if I can help you. -StevenLewis

Hi! Just finally noticed that you might be researching the Lewis family, sprecially Solomon and Margaret Rinehart Lewis, my great,great,great grandparents. I have done extense research on the Lewis family over the last thirty years. Would love to hear from ya.

StevenMichael Lewis

Quite ok.


Feedback on final place review [19 December 2007]

Hi, I wanted to make sure that you saw the proposal I left for a final place review on WeRelate talk:Place review. I'd love to get your comments on it. Thanks!--Dallan 11:37, 21 November 2007 (EST)


Hi Dallan, I am so sorry I couldn't get the Kenya pages done. Final exams came up faster than I thought they would! I would still like to help with other things if you're still needing help. --Ajcrow 20:15, 18 December 2007 (EST)


Cemetery Pages [24 February 2008]

I just saw your message to Dallan about cemetery places. My convention has been to put them in at the lowest level of the political division hierarchy as possible. Even below the level of an unincorporated village if appropriate. But whatever you choose, I think it's great to have solid coordinates on a cemetery for the sake of researchers to follow. If a more strict convention develops over time, we'll all convert, but the information will be there. Not sure if you saw the discussion, but Dallan also created a nice template that lets you create a link that opens a map at a location, without needing to create a place. For example, here's a link that goes to the family farm where my Grandfather was born. This can be very useful in narrowing down where a family plot is to be found in a larger cemetery, among other things.--Jrm03063 10:08, 23 February 2008 (EST)


That's what I'm going to start doing (adding cemeteries at the smallest jurisdiction.) I'm hoping to get more photos and GPS coords uploaded, but that's going to have to wait until some things get cleared off my plate. Too many things to do! --Ajcrow 21:26, 23 February 2008 (EST)


Cemeteries etc. [10 May 2009]

I took a quick look at your work and it looks good! By the way, I see that you list Perry County, Ohio in your research interests. I've just recently been working on some Perry County research for Family:David Beery and Nancy Geiger (1) and close relations. Anyway, it's good to know someone else working in that area. Later! --JoshHansen 18:59, 10 May 2009 (EDT)


1oha-coa.ged Ready for Review [3 July 2009]

Welcome to WeRelate! 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 your GEDCOM, your next step is to preview what your pages will look like and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. When you have finished your review, your GEDCOM will be imported. Click here to review your GEDCOM.

--WeRelate agent 09:00, 3 July 2009 (EDT)

1oha-coa.ged Imported Successfully [3 July 2009]

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For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 10:39, 3 July 2009 (EDT)

Thanks [4 July 2009]

Hi Amy, Thanks for the Beery cemetery records. I didn't know about them, but they certainly are connected to my ancestors.

I think that I probably ought to order some of the publications offered by the Perry County OGS. Since you seem to be familiar with Perry County research, are there any particular ones you would recommend? I think I will get the Monday Creek cemetery transcription. I'm also wondering about the obituary card file index and the pre-1900 obituary and death notices. Do you have any experience with those two records?

Thanks again for keeping my Beery's and Giger's in mind! --JoshHansen 19:16, 4 July 2009 (EDT)


Civil War Project - Category? [5 July 2009]

Hello Ajcrow,

What a great idea to do this project. I think it is a good addition for WeRelate. I look forward to seeing the project grow. I do have one small suggestion though if you do not mind. Have you though of adding the Category - "Category:Military" on these web pages? --DFree 10:44, 5 July 2009 (EDT)

Hi, Debbie,
I always forget about the Category links. I just added "Category:Military" and "Category:Military units" to 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, Company A. I'll go back and add it to the main 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery page as well.
Just thinking out loud here, I wonder if "Category:Military" should be broken down by war. If one is interested in just Civil War, it's hard to scan through that page to find just the Civil War pages/sources/articles. Maybe we need a military portal.... Again, just thinking out loud here. --Ajcrow 11:03, 5 July 2009 (EDT)

Hello Ajcrow: For the People pages how about creating a Category - "Category:American Civil War Figures"? Dallan had suggested the "Category:American Revolutionary War Figures" category. It would be along the same theme. I would suspect many WeRelate Users have American Civil War vets in our ancestry. I think a Military Portal is definitely something to think about since we are trying to emphasize sources. --DFree 12:04, 5 July 2009 (EDT)


1st Ohio Heavy Artillery [21 July 2009]

By the way, a week or so ago I created the stub wikipedia:1st Ohio Heavy Artillery.--Jrm03063 11:18, 21 July 2009 (EDT)

Cool! Thank you! --Amy 12:06, 21 July 2009 (EDT)

Thanks [22 August 2009]

Thanks Amy for fixing my Lucetta Jackson. Seeing what was wrong enabled me to fix the others too.--Janiejac 23:11, 27 July 2009 (EDT)


More thanks Amy! For working on source:New York Genealogy & Biographical Society, "The Record". I hope I remembered that correctly. Hmmm, I obviously didn't or it wouldn't be red. Here it is again: Source:New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, "The Record"

I've found this source also which I think should probably be deleted or merged with the first one: Source:New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

I do see a problem with the search engine being so exacting. I wanted to link to New York Genealogy & Biographical Society, "The Record" but I spelled out the 'and' instead of using '&'. So it didn't come up in a search. And you see what happened when I tried to type it from memory! The same thing happens when I fail to capitalize one word in the title - then the search engine can't find it. I would like to see the 'rules' relaxed a bit to allow finding anything similar. How can I go see what it ought to be if I can't find it by searching for it? --Janiejac 20:11, 22 August 2009 (EDT)


source renaming question [23 March 2011]

Hello... I have to say this, are you THE Amy Johnson Crow? how wonderful : ) I'm sure I have heard you lecture somewhere! : )

well, the question I have to ask is pretty trivial. I know you guys are in the middle of the source renaming project. I was going to link someone to the Source:History of the town of Rye, New Hampshire : from its discovery and settlement to December 31, 1903 and I saw in the history of the page that you had done something to it a few weeks ago. ... but I see there is also an Ancestry.com version of the source Source:Ancestry.com - History of the town of Rye, New Hampshire : from its discovery and settlement to December 31, 1903

Can I assume that I should link to the first one and that the second one will be deleted in the project? or should I merge the two and add speedy delete to the Ancestry one? It would probably make more sense just to wait a few weeks till the project is over... just wondering which is the preferred action. thanks and have fun : ) Amelia J.--88buckaroo 16:47, 17 September 2009 (EDT)

now I see there is a third one! yeesh. Source:History of Rye New Hampshire what a mess : ) and a seemingly never-ending project.

Sorry I haven't responded sooner. This fall has been kind of on the hectic side! To answer your first question, yes, I guess I am the Amy Johnson Crow -- I shudder to think that there might be more than one of me out there! lol
As far as the source renaming project goes, I've lost track of what was decided about some of the issues; I had to drop out of the project in August as I had too many other things going on. I know that Mike (Mksmith) just updated the Source Titling pages; everything there should now be current. -- Amy (Ajcrow) 20:01, 4 October 2009 (EDT)

not to worry : ) it has since been cleaned up under the renaming project. thanks for being available for questions, I'm sure you are very busy. I hope to see you speak in Salt Lake next spring at the NGS conference, and I hope you get time to work on your own genealogy :) Amelia J.


Next step: Review your GEDCOM [4 October 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 1oha-cob.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 19:41, 4 October 2009 (EDT)

1oha-cob.ged Imported Successfully [4 October 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 dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 20:02, 4 October 2009 (EDT)

Cemetery Fixits [24 November 2009]

Appreciate the fixits as I peruse various cemetery pages. And have a great Thanksgiving weekend. --BobC 14:17, 24 November 2009 (EST)


Thank You [8 December 2009]

Thanks for the kind words about our National Cemetery. Hopefully I'll have more on it this weekend after we lay the wreaths. --Denise--Moultriecreek 17:57, 8 December 2009 (EST)


Greene County, Indiana [31 December 2009]

Hi, Amy---

I notice you've been adding resources and what-not to pages I had created for cemeteries in Greene County, Indiana. Is this simply a "greater good" project you're working on? Or do you have people you're interested in specifically in Greene County? I have a large number of family I'm tracking there, especially down in the corner in Owensburg, but also in Linton, and I've visited the courthouse and many of the cemeteries on several occasions over the past dozen years. I should also say I've kept track of the cemetery pages I've created and when I finish cleaning up my current -- and hopefully last -- GEDCOM import, I'm going to go back and flesh all those out. --Mike 10:03, 31 December 2009 (EST)


difficulty of use [4 March 2010]

hi. i accidently put the wrong spouses with my ggrandparents & can't correct it. maybe i should just delete tree & start over. i am trying to make the following changes: to davidson frazier ellis, i'm trying to add correct spouse, martha neal ferguson. to samuel williams francis, i'm trying to make his spouse, mary jane mcintosh. i think that i;m just going around in circles. susan--SusanWhitten70 11:30, 4 March 2010 (EST)


changes [4 March 2010]

thank you amy. it is correct now. i don't know why i couldn't do it. susan--SusanWhitten70 13:10, 4 March 2010 (EST)


changes [4 March 2010]

amy. the names are still wrong on my tree. i'm afraid to mess with it anymore. i probably created duplicate pages before. susan--SusanWhitten70 13:16, 4 March 2010 (EST)


I looked at Susan's contributions page (Contributions on the MyRelate menu), I see the following family pages:

And here are some Person pages that might be duplicates:

One thing (that should be easier but it's not) - if you think that you've already added a person, use the "Find/Add" link to search for the page that you've already added, rather than adding a new page.

I hope this helps.--Dallan 21:25, 4 March 2010 (EST)


Cemeteries [7 October 2010]

Hi Amy! I am Alice. I have been building pages for some of the cemeteries in my family groups. I see that you are also working on cemetery pages. In fact, I have followed your examples when adding FindAGrave as a resource and when adding the "Cemeteries in..." category. Your insights make sense to me.

My question is about Category. I have looked and have not found a discussion about the topic, but I gather the WR standard, established or envisioned, calls for the inclusion of County and State, but NOT City or Township. Is this your understanding?

I'd "get with the program," if I knew what the program required. LOL. Sorry if I've created work for you. That was not my intention. --Ala1956 09:01, 18 May 2010 (EDT)

Hi Alice! You are correct. The category for "Cemeteries in..." calls for the county, state, country, but NOT the city or township. So you'd have Cemeteries in Fairfield, Ohio, United States|cemetery name, but not Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States|cemetery name. BTW, when you add a link to a category, look at the link after you save the changes to the page. If it is red, click the link to actually create the category page. So if you've added Category:Cemeteries of Fairfield, Ohio, United States to a page and that link is red after you save the page, click on that link. You'll get a page that says it doesn't exist but that you can create it. Click "Edit" at the top of the screen and add it to the category the next level up. (In this example, it would be Category:Cemeteries of Ohio, United States|Fairfield. Clear as mud? :-) And don't worry about "creating work." WR is a work-in-progress collaboration. Nobody does editing on here if we don't want to :-) -- Amy 10:19, 18 May 2010 (EDT)

Thanks Amy! I do understand now, I think :) --Ala1956 13:47, 18 May 2010 (EDT)


Amy, I noticed earlier you had added a cemetery to 'contained places' for Hempstead, Queens, New York. Someone else has just added another cemetery but it did not get placed under 'cemeteries'. I cannot figure out how to fix it. There doesn't seem to be a way to edit the contained places portion of the page. And I saw nothing in the help pages for it. --Janiejac 17:54, 7 October 2010 (EDT)


Next step: Review your GEDCOM [7 June 2010]

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 ramsey.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.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate lines and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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--WeRelate agent 18:54, 7 June 2010 (EDT)

ramsey.ged Imported Successfully [7 June 2010]

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 dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 19:02, 7 June 2010 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [24 June 2010]

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 johnson.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.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate lines and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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 09:26, 24 June 2010 (EDT)

johnson.ged Imported Successfully [24 June 2010]

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 dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 10:53, 24 June 2010 (EDT)

1st Ohio Heavy Artillery [26 August 2010]

Hi Amy, I enjoyed your talk at the FGS conference on WeRelate. I have soldier in my family history who was in Co. H 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery. Do I just add a profile for him and if so, how do I link him to this project?--Tnich123 22:56, 23 August 2010 (EDT)

Hi! I'm glad you enjoyed the talk at FGS. I know it can be difficult to wrap one's mind around how WeRelate works. I hope that you find your experience here rewarding. Yes, please add your soldier to WeRelate! You can either include him in a GEDCOM file that you import or add him via Add > Person at the top of any page. When you add him, make note of the page title; it will be something like Person:John Smith (123). (In fact, you can just copy/paste the page title.) To add him to the Company H roster, go to the Company H page and click Edit. There you'll see how to format the link to his page. It will look something like this: [[Person:William Hooton (1)|Hooton, William]]<br>. (That's why you need to note his page title.) Let me know if you need any help or if you have any questions! -- Amy (Ajcrow) 07:54, 26 August 2010 (EDT)

Samuel Pickering and Mary Scarborough [19 September 2010]

Hi Amy, in reference to your question regarding Samuel Pickering and Mary Scarborough, I deleted three children from this family: two were unsubstantiated with no information (birthdates or sources) and the other was born several decades after Samuel Pickering had died, which obviously did not belong to this family. I re-named the incorrect family (Samuel Pickering and Sarah Scarborough (note: Sarah married George Haworth and Matthew Hall)) to Samuel Pickering and Mary Scarborough, with the intent of merging the two together, which I just did this morning, into Samuel Pickering and Mary Scarborough. There still remains some work on their children's families in terms of merging duplicate families that appear to be left from poor gedcom uploads or merges; maybe you could look at correcting those....

Hope that answers your questions.

Best regards,

Jim Volunteer Administrator on WeRelate--Delijim 09:57, 19 September 2010 (EDT)


Thanks Amy:) You have a great weekend, too:) Seems like I've been spending more time "fixing" people after poor gedcom uploads than working on my own projects lately....;)

-Jim:)


This Week's Featured Page [4 October 2010]

Hello, just wanted to let you know that one of your pages 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery has been selected as this week's WeRelate Featured Page! I've done a small amount of formatting/housecleaning so the troop's movements can be followed a little easier. Nicely done, keep up the good work!

Best regards,

Jim - Volunteer Administrator on WeRelate:)--Delijim 15:12, 4 October 2010 (EDT)

Thank you so much! I just went in and tweaked the formatting a bit. Those commas between the month and the year were bugging me :-) Thank you for making this the featured page this week. It's been a real labor of love. -- Amy (Ajcrow) 15:21, 4 October 2010 (EDT)

Looks even better now! Nicely done!

Best regards,

Jim:)


Next step: Review your GEDCOM [24 November 2010]

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 kingery.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.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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 17:05, 24 November 2010 (EST)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [24 November 2010]

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 kingery2.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.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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 18:02, 24 November 2010 (EST)

kingery2.ged Imported Successfully [24 November 2010]

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 dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 18:19, 24 November 2010 (EST)
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