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.
We strongly recommend that you spend a few minutes taking our. It provides a brief overview of how to use the features of WeRelate. A little time spent here may save you time later. There are also in-depth text tutorials available from the Help button.
The next thing to do is, then select File in the Family Tree Explorer menu and give your family tree a name. You can either upload your GEDCOM or create person and family pages one at a time. To upload your GEDCOM, select File in the Family Tree Explorer menu and then click on Import and choose the GEDCOM file to import. The system will create an editable web page for each person and family in your GEDCOM. To create a page manually, select Add in the Family Tree Explorer menu and click on Add new person; enter the given (first name) and surname (last name), select Add, then fill in the blanks and save.
The Family Tree Explorer is a Flash application and will need to use some space in your computer to cache the files. That's computer talk for "If you store some ancestor page information on your computer, you will be able to view more pages faster. Otherwise, the system has to fetch each page every time you edit or look at it. This would make navigating your tree very slow.
Connect with other genealogists
You should always sign in when you are editing or adding pages. Use the signature button (second button from the right in the menu bar above the edit box) to sign your comments on discussion pages. That way others with similar interests can find you. If you click on the blue user name on any page, you will go to that person's home page. You can leave a message on his/her Discussion page. The Discussion page button is in the light green second level menu bar above.
Shared research pages
Shared research pages act like specialized message boards. Be careful to use only one name spelling and one location in each field; do not use abbreviations. Including postal codes and multiple spellings, names, or locations in these fields will cause your pages to be improperly indexed. It will make it harder for your cousins to find your pages and work with you. For more information see Shared research pages.
Great things you can do at WeRelate
Please see the Great things you can do at WeRelate article.
--Kopuru 22:04, 26 April 2007 (MDT)
My Michigan Ancestors April 2007.ged Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "My Michigan Ancestors April 2007.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 22:23, 26 April 2007 (MDT)
CHRISTIAN - ISLE OF MAN [18 October 2007]
I have a number of Christian's from the Isle of Man. I have some related to Kaighin's, although not added to my tree. If you don't already have information on this family, let me know and I'll point you at some good sources.
Phil--MANN 21:23, 18 October 2007 (EDT)
My Michigan Ancestors November 09 2008.ged Imported Successfully [9 November 2008]
The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
Internal dupes in your uploaded GEDCOM? [12 June 2009]
Are you still around? I'm a volunteer with WeRelate, helping to de-dupe the number of duplicate pages on the wiki. As I go through the list, I see that your GEDCOM appears to have many internal duplications. You have some very nicely done and sourced information here, and I hesitate to do the de-duping myself because of how well sourced things are. We like to encourage people to de-dupe their own information if at all possible. After logging in to WeRelate, select "Show Duplicates" from the "My Relate" pull-down menu at the upper right of the page. There are many people here to help you if you need assistance, myself included.
Thanks for contributing your information to WeRelate and thanks for anything you can do to help us eradicate duplications.
-- jillaine 11:31, 12 June 2009 (EDT)