User talk:Familytwigs

Hello and welcome to the WeRelate virtual genealogical community. Together we can build a community website where we can learn from each other, work together and find what we need to make our research easier, more rewarding and fun.

If you would like to create a homepage:

  1. You will need to log in
  2. select the My Relate tab,
  3. click on homepage
  4. click on edit

You will see three edit boxes. The first is for Surname in Place pages. These are like message boards--only they can be organized by county and family group. See Phillips in Texas. (If you click on edit button you will be able to see how to create the headers for Phillips in Texas. ) 'Be sure use only the surname and capitalize only the first letter of the surname. The system is case sensitve and will index Jones as a different name from JONES. It should be entitled Surname|Place name. The place should be a large area such as a state, province or county.

Personal Research pages are password protected. These pages can be viewed by all but only you can write on them. They are a great place to store your research notes, to do list and transcriptions of historical documents. These can have any title you choose.

The third text box is for your homepage information. What ever you would like to tell the world about yourself and your research. Have fun and welcome to our virtual genealogical community.


If you have any questions or comments please email me. Again thank you for participation.---sq 14:17, 30 October 2006 (MST)

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Beard.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "Beard.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

-WeRelate agent 10:07, 3 June 2007 (MDT)

Beard.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "Beard.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

-WeRelate agent 09:14, 28 June 2007 (MDT)

Surname in Place pages

Just FYI--You can get rid of the the funky stuff at the top of your profile page by creating a separate Surname in Place for each place. So you would have a page for "Beard in Alabama" and another for "Beard in Georgia". It's the ">" that is creating the problem.  :-) --sq 10:44, 4 July 2007 (MDT)


JanesJaynes.GED Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "JanesJaynes.GED" have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

-WeRelate agent 20:03, 26 July 2007 (MDT)

Alexander.GED Imported Successfully [28 September 2007]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

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

--WeRelate agent 11:02, 28 September 2007 (EDT)

brock.GED Imported Successfully [11 November 2007]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

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

--WeRelate agent 13:39, 11 November 2007 (EST)

Junk genealogy [24 May 2008]

Hi Beth here,

Your pages would not be considered "junk genealogy". I see you unsubscribed from my list; I don't blame you, nothing happening on my list.

The search feature will be improved in the near future. What else do you find difficult about WeRelate? I just enter my data; it is very similar to entering data in a genie program. --Beth 20:21, 15 May 2008 (EDT)


In reply to your message; I do like WeRelate. The one feature I do not like are how the talk pages work. I respond on your talk page and you respond on mine and the entire thread of the messages is disjointed. I guess one could agree to address the subject on only one of the talk pages involved. I also have left messages on various talk pages that have not yet been answered but I believe that Dallan is addressing that problem by making the highlighted talk button more prominent somehow.

That is one of the things I like about WeRelate; it is alive; it changes via input from users like you; it is evolving.

Everyone is an individual and has different opinions; all of the opinions of users on WeRelate are assessed and I believe that proper decisions are made based on the input of users. Any user can contribute to discussions and influence the evolution of WeRelate. Users have disagreed with me in the past but I am not offended by these differences.

I remember several years ago; I made a fairly significant discovery on a Coker family line. This involved renting FHL microfilm and hours of reading at the FHL. I later found my find posted on a county GenWeb site by someone else which gave me absolutely no credit for the find. I was incensed, but did nothing. But now I am several years older and although I would prefer to get credit if it is due, I feel that sharing my research is more important than worrying about someone taking credit for my research.

In my one name study of the Coker family I encounter various types but there are many more positive than negatives. Several researchers have joined WeRelate at my suggestion and have contributed gedcoms and information. I have other contributors that I have privately emailed me tombstone photos with a release to upload the their photos to WeRelate. I see a great future for this site.

I do think if someone does not wish to share their research then a passworded site is probably a better place for that person. WeRelate is here to connect your family to your related families and to preserve everyone's contributions. If one only shares names and dates; they are not sharing their research. Others may not agree; but I don't find it useful to download gedcoms without sources from Ancestry World Tree on WeRelate. These trees are already on Ancestry and unsourced and mixed up as some of them are why duplicate the data? I do examine the trees and find useful hints and clues but I do not add the tree to my database.

I do place an emphasis on sourcing. Some of my sources on WeRelate are not even up to the standard that I would like to be able to display. I slso have not finished my trees and have many more to enter. WeRelate enables me to share my research and hopefully someone researching the Coker family in the future can find my pages and use the data, without having to reinvent the wheel, and expand on my research. Once I create a family page on WeRelate it is now a public page owned by everyone and everyone is invited to contribute. I do like the concept.

Hope that your health problems improve. --Beth 23:32, 24 May 2008 (EDT)


Fear not.... [20 June 2008]

I don't know whether the right thing for you would have been to upload or not. I know that werelate hasn't done a good job of helping people to understand the implications of an upload either. On the other hand, I just don't see folks like yourself as the problem. You're still here, still watching. Presumably, at least mildly intrigued when you see a change to your tree due to a merge or other operation.

My personal pet-peeve is folks who are not interested in working/maintaining the data they upload - or even just being interested when someone else finds a tie-in between your work and theirs. It's the folks who upload and disappear that bug me, but I don't really blame them either. The way almost everyone tries out a genealogy system is to drop their GEDCOM on it and see how it goes. If they don't figure it out, they walk away. That was why my proposal was for a upload size limit that starts out pretty small but goes away if someone demonstrates that they're using werelate.--Jrm03063 14:18, 20 June 2008 (EDT)


pilfer-proofing [20 June 2008]

I can't say that anyone ever found the information I had worth pilfering, on the other hand, I did some work using ancestry.com a while ago, and that's pretty much institutionalized theft as I now see it.

I think the key to making our work theft-proof is making it so freely available that it's not worth stealing. Even if someone did, they'ld be taking on the free document license if they charged for it w/o credit. I think that might get them in a heap of trouble. If not the author, certainly the publisher, and then the author's reputation would be toast.

It's nice to chat and nice to hear from you....--Jrm03063 17:43, 20 June 2008 (EDT)


Brock.GED Imported Successfully [10 January 2009]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

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

--WeRelate agent 12:20, 10 January 2009 (EST)

Brock WeRelate.GED Imported Successfully [13 January 2009]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

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

--WeRelate agent 14:05, 13 January 2009 (EST)

Welcome back [17 June 2010]

Hi, nice to see you here again. Welcome back. --Beth 20:08, 17 June 2010 (EDT)


Are you my go-to guy, Beth? I have 'retired' from the GenWeb and have more time to work on my history. I think I need a go-to guy. I have a lot I want to accomplish.--Twigs 20:19, 17 June 2010 (EDT)

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