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Welcome to my Talk Page for 2016 [15 March 2016]

Happy New Year! Looking forward to another great year at WeRelate!
Drop me a public message here via the "Add a topic" link to the left. I am happy to correspond about general things or Pages that I am NOT watching here.

If you have a comment or question about a specific WeRelate Page (Person, Family, etc.) that I am watching, please leave your note on the Talk Page there. That way anyone who shares an interest can be included, and we will all be working from the proverbial same page. :)

If you wish to send me a private email, please use the "more" -> "Email this user" link to the left.
Thanks. --Cos1776 20:28, 21 January 2016 (UTC)


My Talk Archives (2009-2015)


Renaming.... [11 January 2016]

Thanks for finding badly named family page names that arose out of my WP addition effort. I tried to get back to as many as I could to make them standard - but it's a big domain. I probably should have written a program to seek them out...

--jrm03063 15:32, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

No worries. :) I remember your project, & I also remember that you did a pretty good job of cleaning up most of the affected titles after the final decision had been made to standardize in the way that we still do. It is only occasionally that I bump into one of these old pages, so I just try to fix the them when I run across them. Best wishes! --Cos1776 15:51, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Abiel ___ Corbit Bugbee [9 February 2016]

FYI, just found a Birth Record for an Abiel Twitchell, needs more investigation, of course.

Medfield Vital Records, p.99

TWICHELL, Abiell, d. Benjamin and Marie, [born] Nov. 1, 1663.--SkippyG 22:20, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes. I see the changes on her page and those surrounding it, and I am fine with all of it. I am going to add a couple more sources to her page to round it all out. Thanks. --Cos1776

sakers genealogy [15 March 2016]

i dont know if you remember me or not but i am brenda sakers ober and i aslo doing a search for my saker(sakers) family, i have reached out to the zion church in baltimore maryland to find the marriage record for william saker and catharine scott married on july 31 1793 to find out who the parents of william are. I contacted maryland historical society and they had no info on william, they gave me the church's number and contacted them today (march15) and talked to a Nicole Cochrane and she said they have the records for that year and to email this a Ms. Arnold and I am waiting for her response as soon as i get a response i will contact you with the information. i was wondering if by chance you contacted the church at all about the marriage records for william. here is my personal email if you would like to have it so is might be easier to contact me ober24(at)aol.com. thanks brenda sakers ober--Ober24 16:13, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

William Saker is one of my brick walls as well. Let's discuss this research on his Talk Page. Thanks, --cos1776 14:50, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

obituary of user [6 April 2016]

I'm not sure of the protocal on this so thought I'd ask you. Here is a link to the obituary of prior User:Persisto. I thought about putting it on his user page but was too hesitant. What do you think? Should it even be on his user page? Is the obit under copyright? |http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1273429/Kilby-Craig.php I may not get back to this. Would you do whatever you think is proper with it? --janiejac 14:35, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Very good question. I'm not sure, but I agree that some type of note is appropriate. I will work on this. Thanks, --cos1776 14:50, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

james beasley [7 April 2016]

hi costco . i noticed the comment you had made on research on james beasley civil war records duryea zouves 5th volunteer ny. i have his cw papers and pension papers also the guardship papers for his kids. maybe to help you help me i can give you his id# could that help. his wife emily soon after childbirth of his last child Iretus b.1862/63. on letters of testament my thomas pollock and a mary bragdon (nee Craft) wifeof isaiah bragdon,signed the testament letter to release iames children to a john w ledyard of philadelphia pa. after emily died. that was signed in 1874. JWL was emilys sistersellen pollock. james and emily had 3 ch. mary,thomas and iretus(oretus) mary beasley married a thomas rushforth. the bragdons both came from maine. they lived close by pollocks in yonkers ny - craft family also lived in maine and yonkers . cant figure oout if the pollocks were related to them in any way. i have found a thomas pollock in approx same area but cant connect them. york and i think kennebunk me. can you help. your so great in my search. tku for helping.
joan pollock gass
gassjoan7@gmail.com--Pearlharbor777 11:53, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

I think I have responded to this already. Best Wishes. --cos1776 14:50, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Henry Lampton and Susanna Holmes [13 May 2016]

I was just looking at your list of children for Henry Lampton and Susanna Holmes and was wondering if there could perhaps have been one more child. Or maybe you know something about this person.

I have a record of an Elizabeth Lampton as a child of Henry Lampton and Susanna Homes. She would have been born about 1770-1779 and married Freeborn Jupin. Tbe record I have are records from a family history and Ancestry. I actually found a number of children that you don't have listed on Ancestry.com.

Have any thoughts?--Tom.s.010101 02:33, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

I take that back. The only additional child Ancestry shows is Elizabeth Lampton Jupin.--Tom.s.010101 02:36, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

OC [31 May 2016]

Did you miss the email for joining the discussiion page, let me know I can resend it if needed.--Rhian 13:30, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

I have responded to you privately. Thanks. --cos1776 14:50, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Ordering census sources [22 June 2016]

I saw your comment in answer to janiejac's suggestion about ordering census sources. I completely agree that census-type sources (which should always include the transcription of the census for the family) should be listed in chronological order. Also, it is only necessary to quote a census once for a person. Some early WR users used three sources for one census: one for the address, one for the occupation, and one for the age of the person!

Dallan and I exchanged emails on this topic last weekend. We are working on rewriting the titles for the boxes in the Source template so that they are more explanatory, particularly when being used for census details, since this is the commonest use of sources for most people. We are also thinking about mentor discussions with new WR users as they present their gedcoms. After all, this is the easiest place for changes to be made.

I haven't seen any changes to the OC-Committee Google Group page since 12 June. Is anything happening "off-stage"? --Goldenoldie 21:17, 22 June 2016 (UTC) (Pat)

I am going to respond to you privately. Thanks. --cos1776 21:28, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Lincoln, Lincolnshire. [25 June 2016]

Hi Cos

Whatever made you delete the image galleries on Lincoln today of all days? This morning I wrote to Cynthia asking her to explain why a similar group was on the Southampton page. Just checked. They are gone, too.

Both sets had no purpose where they were (just like the wheelbarrow full of weeds I just took out of my garden). Thanks. Pat. --Goldenoldie 14:38, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Good Morning (almost afternoon here). I gave an explanation at User talk:Cynthia. I apologize that I didn't notice that you were not watching that page. If you come across the same situation again, please feel free to let me know, and I can fix those as well. Regards, --cos1776 16:01, 25 June 2016 (UTC)