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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.
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Shared research pages
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[29 April 2012]
Saw where you edited the transcript at:
No problem ... I was blurry-eyed when I made that correction. You're correct, a direct quote can't have those types of changes. The footnote is great!!--cowantex 17:58, 29 April 2012 (EDT)
SImplification [11 June 2014]
Note that you've truncated some of the personal article links on William Cowan (12)'s page. There's a slightly easier way to do that. [[Person:William Cowan (4)|]] (note the pipe at the end) will yield what you want to see appear (e.g., William Cowan). There is, however, a reason for not simplifying. Leaving the complete link showing the index number, helps people keep track of which particular William Cowan, etc, is intended. Not saying that's necessary, just that its sometimes useful. --Q 12:27, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback ... much appreciated ...
I noticed you left a comment on my William Cowan page ... http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:William_Cowan_%2812%29 under the burial section (in red, it says "This has been disproven. Please update."
What info has been posted that disproves the statement? I'm glad to update ... want things to be correct ... but if I'm updating want to provide the correct info.
I apparently added that note several years ago. I think it was probably in reference to discussions with you. I thought you'd been able to show that he actually died in Blount County. But perhaps not. Q 15:05, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks ...--cowantex 14:41, 11 June 2014 (UTC)