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Theusches.GED.FTW does not appear to be a GEDCOM [15 April 2008]

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Wow! [31 May 2008]

You have created some really great pages. We really appreciate your efforts. Keep up the good work.  :o) Would you please record the time you spend on the Administrator_log. In order to keep our non-profit status we must show public support. Any time spent by an employee of the ACPL counts as public support. Thanks again for all your hard work. --sq--sq 00:44, 1 June 2008 (EDT)


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Theusch-GED.ged appears to overlap a previously-imported GEDCOM [7 August 2008]

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Potential copyright violation nominated for deletion [16 December 2008]

I have nominated A Tip For Beginning Swiss Research for deletion as a copyright violation. I've created a Source to cover the article, at Source:Beatty, John D. A Tip for Beginning Swiss Research. --ceyockey 17:45, 14 December 2008 (EST)

Now I notice that you've copied a number of articles from the Genealogy Gems eNewsletter. All of these would constitute copyright violations, I do believe. --ceyockey 17:54, 14 December 2008 (EST)

I had not read WeRelate:Copyrights when putting these notes on your talk page. I've subsequently followed the instructions there. Regards, ceyockey 18:24, 14 December 2008 (EST)

In response to your comment on my talk page ... I have no doubt that your intentions and that of the manager you mention are good. I am no expert in copyright matters, but having been involved in discussions at Wikipedia I understand that they are seldom straightforward and that the present matter would raise major red-flags in the Wikipedia environment. Thus, there is merit in the statement on the WeRelate copyright information page I noted above that potential issues be related to Dallan rather than individual WeRelate contributors pursuing the matter (i.e. "policing" as the page puts it). In the end, it may well prove that I've cried wolf. I will be quite interested in how the matter resolved in the end because it might well be a policy shaping matter. Thanks for your patience and I hope that copyright matters can be resolved to the satisfaction of WeRelate governance in the end. --ceyockey 22:15, 15 December 2008 (EST)

Hi, I'll step in here. It's ok to post copyrighted material at WeRelate so long as the copyright owner grants a GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) to their work. Most of the the time the poster is the copyright owner so the license is granted as part of the posting process. In cases where the copyright owner is someone else, we need to make sure that the owner gives permission to grant a GFDL license. So the question is: who owns the copyright to these articles? If the articles are written by employees of the Library on library equipment, then the copyright owner is most likely the Library, so the Library manager can give this permission, so we should be ok. If the articles are written by people outside the Library, but as part of submitting the article they turn over their copyright to the Library or give the Library a general license to do whatever they want with the article, we should also be ok. If the articles are written by people outside the library who have given the library only a limited-use license to publish their article in the newsletter, then we'd need to go back to those authors for permission to publish their work under a GFDL license.

My guess is that these articles are written by library employees so we're ok. Tctheusch, is this the case? It would be nice to have content from genealogy gems posted on WeRelate if this is indeed the case.

I see that one of the articles has been deleted already (speedy-delete is pretty speedy), but if it turns out that the library owns the copyright I'll go ahead and undelete it. Please let me know one way or the other.--Dallan 23:00, 15 December 2008 (EST)


These articles were written by library employees for their part in Genealogy Gems. The Genealogy Center's Manager (Curt) thought these would be a great tribute to WeRelate Articles. As you will note, at the bottom of each articl, it states the date and issue of Genealogy Gems.


Ok, I'll undelete the article. Thanks!--Dallan 12:31, 16 December 2008 (EST)


Church-GED.ged Imported Successfully [22 January 2009]

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GEMs Articles are just that -- GEMS [16 February 2009]

I just want to say how great all these GEMs articles are that you put onto WeRelate last year. I'm reviewing all of the pages in the "Article" namespace and a lot of them are articles from the GEMS newsletter. They are really wonderful and I'm learning alot from them. So even though I'm no where near your library, I'm benefitting from your work and collection! -- jillaine 20:02, 16 February 2009 (EST)


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Comments [12 August 2009]

Hi Cynthia, I am a volunteer admin on WeRelate and a couple of your recent submissions caught my eye. First I noticed what appears to be an error for Archie Krebs, you show his marriage 1889 3 years before his birth in 1892. Your page for Harry Billingsley lists his birthplace as Kalamo, did you mean Kalamazoo? I had an aunt and uncle who lived in Kalamazoo, My mother and aunt were grand daughters of Mary Elizabeth Billingsley, born in Bowling Green, Ky. We trace or Billingsley line back to Francis and William Billingsley who immigrated from the Netherlands to Nansemond co., VA in 1650 and then to Calvert Co., MD.Do we have a connection?--Scot 16:01, 10 August 2009 (EDT)


Thanks for catching that error. I had accidentally typed his son's birth date. Kalamo is a township in Eaton County. I am not directly related to the Billingsley family. Mary Ann Woodrow is the sister of my Great Grandfather.--Cynthia 08:05, 12 August 2009 (EDT)


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Condolances on Darryl's Death [15 December 2009]

Sorry to hear about your brother... I am down in Florida just now and heard about his death from my mom and dad.

Tom Taylor--Abwarfield1969 20:49, 14 December 2009 (EST)


Tom,

Thanks! It was quite a shock for all of us.--Cynthia 09:12, 15 December 2009 (EST)


Calvin and Nancy DeWitt [12 August 2010]

Hi. Cynthia,

   Good to find another descendant of the DeWitt Clan.  I have a feeling you are in the Spencer DeWitt line.  Primarily because you mentioned in your message that you lived in Michigan.  John DeWitt was my great grandfather.  A gentleman by the name of Jay Rentz contacted me some 25 years ago to gather some information on the descendants of Willard DeWitt.  Have you heard of him?  He has since passed away and I am trying to locate his children because he has some information that I didn't get completed.  I actually grew up just north of Ft. Wayne in DeKalb County.  Because of that I am pretty familiar with the history of the DeWitts in that area.  Would love to discuss it with you when you have time.  I used to spend a lot of time in the library at Ft. Wayne.  Great place for this kind of work.  Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Don DeWitt
    1044 Egret Ct.
    Westerville, Ohio 43082
    ddewitt001@insight.rr.com--Donalddewitt 23:18, 11 August 2010 (EDT)

Don,

Yes, I am from the Spencer DeWitt line. He was also known as Willard Spencer DeWitt. His wife's (Eva Ann Showers) family was also from the DeKalb area. I would like to meet with you and compare notes on the family. I have not heard of the gentleman you mentioned. Spencer DeWitt had two daughters so that it may have been very hard to locate the family line. Spencer and Eva may have had a son born and died in Eaton County, Michigan; but I need to go back and take another look at what I might have seen.

Should you wish to stop at the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, I am usually there. Just let me know ahead of time and I will bring my DeWitt family papers.

I'm glad to find another cousin doing family research. Feel free to add/edit what I have up on WeRelate.

Cynthia--Cynthia 12:04, 12 August 2010 (EDT)


GEDCOM Export Ready [21 September 2010]

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Next step: Review your GEDCOM [28 September 2010]

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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.

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Theusch-Church_2010-09-28.ged Imported Successfully [28 September 2010]

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Next step: Review your GEDCOM [19 October 2010]

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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 Simons-Higgins_2010-10-19.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.

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Simons-Higgins_2010-10-19.ged Imported Successfully [19 October 2010]

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Next step: Review your GEDCOM [6 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 Theusch-Church_2010-11-04.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 16:40, 6 November 2010 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [6 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 Bosley-Porcheron.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.

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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 16:54, 6 November 2010 (EDT)

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Walter Vernon [29 December 2010]

Hi Cynthia,

I have a question for you. A person on Ancestry.com is asking me a question about Walter. They are wanting to know whether he was actually was born in Michigan. They said that they think he was born in Virginia. However, I have a copy of a 1930 census that states he was born in Michigan. Where did you get this information? Thanks for your help, Tony--Abwarfield1969 22:53, 27 December 2010 (EST)


Tony,

I got this information from LDS's digital database. He listed that he was born in Emerson Township, Michigan. Here is the url:

https://www.familysearch.org/s/recordDetails/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fpilot.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Ftrk%3A%2Ffsrs%2Frr_96351572%2Fp4&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D

Cynthia--Cynthia 11:50, 29 December 2010 (EST)


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