Welcome to WeRelate, your virtual genealogical community. We're glad you have joined us. At WeRelate you can easily create ancestor webpages, connect with cousins and other genealogists and find new information.
The first thing to do is, then select File in the Family Tree Explorer menu and give your family tree a name. Then you 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 a 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 and surname, and 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 caching is not permanent and only lasts as long as you are at WeRelate each time.
Connect with other genealogists
You should always sign in when you are editing or adding pages. Use the signature button to sign your work (the swiggle, second from the right, above the edit box). 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 second level menu bar above.
Great things you can do at WeRelate
Please see the Great things you can do a WeRelate article.
Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --sq 20:38, 17 February 2007 (MST)
Choice of voice on user pages
Hello -- it seems odd to be reading your biography in the third person on your user page. User pages are not the same as Person: pages, and are really like walking up to someone and saying hi to them. It's your page and I'm certainly not going to change it, but I would ask, do you think writing it in the first person might be more friendly? Just a thought. :) --Brad Patrick 10:29, 13 April 2007 (MDT)