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Next step: Review your GEDCOM [15 November 2013]

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 Kelly_2013-11-16.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. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

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

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--WeRelate agent 20:15, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Kelly_2013-11-17_2013-11-15_2013-11-24.ftm does not appear to be a GEDCOM [24 November 2013]

We were not able to import your file because it does not appear to be a GEDCOM file. You might want to read this help page.

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.


--WeRelate agent 21:30, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [24 November 2013]

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 Kelly_2013-11-17_2013-11-15_2013-11-24_2013-11-24.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. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

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 01:15, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

gedcom review [26 November 2013]

I have reviewed Kelly gedcom multiple times. Only item left on warning list is Elmira Kelley's name. I have changed it in the body of the tree page (to Elmira Bamberger) but don't know how to change the title on that page which is still her married name. Any help available for this?--EKBDVA 16:53, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Since you edited the Person page, the Family should be titled correctly after the file is imported. If you are all set reviewing the file, you can proceed to the Import tab and press the "Ready to Import" button. Then, a volunteer will process the file. --Jennifer (JBS66) 17:11, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Kelly gedcom: I have clicked (or tried to) numerous times on the button as you instructed and nothing happens. What's up?--EKBDVA 17:21, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

I am unsure why the button didn't work. I went ahead and imported the file for you. --Jennifer (JBS66) 17:28, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Also, the pages questioned above were titled properly Family:Richard Kelly and Elmira Bamberger (1) and Person:Elmira Bamberger (1). --Jennifer (JBS66) 17:45, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Kelly_2013-11-17_2013-11-15_2013-11-24_2013-11-24.ged Imported Successfully [26 November 2013]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.


--WeRelate agent 17:31, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks so much for your assistance.--EKBDVA 21:09, 26 November 2013 (UTC)


English family tree [27 December 2013]

While entering this information, I realized there might be two men named George W. English in the Harrisburg area with wives named Harriet. Or George might have kept two families. More research is needed so I will suspend entering more information until I have the information verified.--EKBDVA 20:13, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


Drinkwater _2013-12-30.ftm does not appear to be a GEDCOM [29 December 2013]

We were not able to import your file because it does not appear to be a GEDCOM file. You might want to read this help page.

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.


--WeRelate agent 19:21, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [5 January 2014]

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 Drinkwater _2013-12-31_2014-01-05.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. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

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 22:11, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Source conventions [13 January 2014]

Hi EKBDVA, I was reviewing some of the census sources you've added, and I wanted to let you know about a few of WeRelate's source conventions.

  • Census sources are at the county level, not at the town. Their titles should be in the form Source:County, State, United States. Year U.S. Census Population Schedule - for example, Source:Rutland, Vermont, United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
  • Source pages are global and not specific to one person or family. Thus, the information that you added to source pages such as "Residence of Samuel and Clara B. Drinkwater." will be removed. The best place for information specific to a person is their Person page.

If you have any questions, of if you would like me to demonstrate census citations on one of your Person pages, just let me know. --Jennifer (JBS66) 22:05, 11 January 2014 (UTC)


To JBS66:

Many thanks for all the editing you have don on my recent submission. Yes I would like you to demonstrate the correct way to enter Sources and citations on any or all of my attempts.

EKBDVA--EKBDVA 22:54, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

EKBDVA, I added two sources to begin with. You had a lot of sources imported along with a GEDCOM upload. Since I know that you have a question in to Dallan about that, I chose a couple of pages separate from this GEDCOM import.
This is a basic format to follow. Sources follow the Source:County, State, United States. Year U.S. Census Population Schedule, but not all counties for all years are entered in the database. If you have questions about how to add sources to a specific page, just let me know. --Jennifer (JBS66) 19:37, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Drinkwater _2013-12-31_2014-01-05.ged Imported Successfully [11 January 2014]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.


--WeRelate agent 01:51, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

The difference between Sources and Citations [19 January 2014]

Hi EKBDVA,

I'll use Franklin Pierce Johnson as an example:

1. I found him in the 1920 census. I went to his page, pressed Edit, went to the Events and Facts section of the page, and clicked the Add event/fact link. From there, I chose Census from the Type of event drop-down box. Then, I entered 1920 (I could have entered the full date that appeared on the census page) - and the Place he was living at the time of the census (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States).

2. For this 1920 census, I wanted to add a Source Citation. This allows you to document where you found the data. I clicked on the first of the three + signs just under my new Census event. This put an S1 in the box and linked to a new Source Citation.

3. The Title of this 1920 census source is Cook, Illinois, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule - so I entered that in the Title field. I also chose to add additional information from FamilySearch about this source.

4. I saved the page

Now, you can see there is a 1920 Census event, and a [1] that links to the citation below. That links to a WeRelate Source page with more information about that general source. The Source page is not the place to put information about your ancestors. For example, you created Source:Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. Cook, Illinois, United States today, which I will need to delete. This source already exists: Source:Cook, Illinois, United States. Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920.

It looks like this is the 1910 census for Franklin Johnson: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKZW-BNK. If you want, you can enter that census on his Person page, and I'd be glad to look it over for you. --Jennifer (JBS66) 23:40, 18 January 2014 (UTC)


Thanks yet again JBS66, you are now officially my mentor. Hope I can translate this to other sources (like Ancestry) and let you help someone else. EKBDVA--EKBDVA 22:38, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! We actually hope to create a more formal Mentoring group on WeRelate in the future. Help pages are nice, but sometimes it's more helpful to walk someone through an example step-by-step. I made one small edit to the 1910 census citation on Franklin's page. The first box of the Source citation was set to "Citation only", I changed that to "Source". "Citation only" is helpful if you don't know the exact name for a source, if a Source page for it doesn't yet exist on WeRelate, or if the source is specific to that one person.
If you run across difficulty with future citations, just send me a link or the name of the page you're working on, and I'll give you some pointers :-) --Jennifer (JBS66) 23:10, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

added a "My Source" reference [21 January 2014]

I found the information on Mary Ann Drinkwater's death in the copies of the pension file I made at the Archives in Washington, D.C. Didn't know how to enter them so please take a look and make suggestions or edits. I notice someone else used the same documents so I copied their reference but deleted their name. Also found (in the pension file) the documents from England verifying their marriage date and place. EKBDVA--EKBDVA 19:51, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

There are a couple of ways to approach this - though do keep in mind that I don't have experience with Civil War pension files.
  1. You could create a MySource page - this would be a good choice if you want to upload scans of the document, or add a transcription of it. See now how the link for that source on Mary's page is red? That means a MySource page has not been created for it yet. So, you could click on the link which will open up another, blank page. You'd then click Edit and add information about this particular source. The difference here between a MySource and a Source, is that this widow's pension relates to one person or family. Here is a nice example of a MySource page MySource:RGMoffat/Fred Summach's Bible. Note, if you choose this option, I would suggest adding Mary's name in the Source Title, so you can differentiate it from similar Civil War pension sources in the future.
  2. You could change it from MySource to Citation Only - you'd choose this if you don't want to create a MySource page, and if you don't care for the item to be linked to a "global" source.
  3. Lastly, you could change it from MySource to Source, most likely Source:United States. Civil War and Later Pension Files. You'd choose this if you don't want to create a MySource page, but you do want to link to a Source page that will show other readers how they can access this source for themselves.
I hope this helps :) --Jennifer (JBS66) 18:31, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Error Message: "Pages Unresponsive" [25 January 2014]

While trying to enter an image of the marriage document reference for Humphrey Drinkwater and Mary Ann Taylor, the message "Pages Unresponsive" keeps popping up. I am given the option of killing the pages or waiting. If I press "wait" the message disappears only to reappear. Is your site crashing or is the problem on my end? I am using Google Chrome. EKBDVA--EKBDVA 19:10, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm not experiencing a problem using WR. You may want to try closing down all Chrome windows you have open, wait a minute or so, and try again. --Jennifer (JBS66) 20:10, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

GEDCOM Export Ready [30 January 2014]

The GEDCOM for tree Welsh is ready to download. Click here.


Not ready to download yet !!

EKBDVA--EKBDVA 21:24, 30 January 2014 (UTC)