Welcome to WeRelate, your virtual genealogical community. We're glad you have joined us. At WeRelate you can easily create ancestor web pages, connect with cousins and other genealogists, and find new information. To get started:
If you need any help, I will be glad to answer your questions. Just click on my signature link below and then click on the “Leave a message” link under my name in the upper left corner of my profile page. Thanks for participating and see you around! --Ronni 08:55, 19 November 2007 (EST)
Naming Family and Person pages [25 November 2007]
Hi Gale... I'm a volunteer for WeRelate and just wanted to point out some changes I've made to some of your page titles. We believe that consistency makes the system easier to use and easier for our cousins to find our Family and Person pages, therefore, WeRelate suggests the following naming conventions when creating page titles:
For Person page titles on WeRelate, use only the GIVEN name and SURNAME. Do not use middle names or suffixes.
For Family page titles on WeRelate, use only the husband’s first GIVEN name and complete SURNAME, followed by the word “and”, followed by the wife’s first GIVEN name and complete SURNAME. For example, "John Doe and Mary Johnson".
Using these conventions, assures that your pages get indexed and categorized properly. Thanks for contributing to WeRelate and if there's anything I can help you with, please let me know! :) --Ronni 19:23, 22 November 2007 (EST)
Thanks for your help. This program is a bit confusing, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.--GaleB 05:54, 25 November 2007 (EST)
Family:Moses Driskill and Lovey Unk (1) [25 November 2007]
Hello Gale, I am an admin for WeRelate. I patrol pages and help people learn the system. From time to time, people create family pages entitled with only one spouse's name. It shouldn't be possible. I have been trying to find this bug for some time. Would you mind telling me what steps you took to create your "Family:Lovey (1)" page. You were supposed to see a pop up box with fields for the husband's and wife's names. We name family pages in this way because it makes it easier to search them and connect with cousins on common ancestors. I renamed your Family:Lovey page to Family:Moses Driskill and Lovey Unk (1). Let me know if you have any questions, I would be glad to help/ :)--sq 23:08, 24 November 2007 (EST)
That little pop-up box does not always appear. Also, sometimes, the husbands name automatically appears after the wife has been entered, and saved. Other times, not.--GaleB 05:50, 25 November 2007 (EST)
Watched pages [3 December 2007]
Hi Gale! :) I was reviewing changes to the site this morning and noticed that the pages you create are not being watched by you. Is this something you have set in your preferences? That is, you are *not* wanting to watch pages you create? From my side, it looks like no one is watching the pages, but from your side, it might show something different. The reason I ask is because I believe the same thing is happening to me. New pages I create appear not to be watched by anyone until I add it to my Tree. I wanted to check with you before I made a bug report to Dallan. Thanks! --Ronni 09:58, 26 November 2007 (EST)
Not a problem. I'm still trying to understand this program. I kept selecting minor edit and unchecking the watch pages box. I didn't understand, probably still don't, what the differences were.--GaleB 19:56, 2 December 2007 (EST)
Hi Gale, when you check the minor edit box, it means that others watching the page won't be notified that you have made this particular edit to the page (unless they have checked the "E-mail me also for minor edits of pages" checkbox in their preferences, which is unchecked by default). I check the minor edit box when I make an insignificant change, like spelling or grammar or small style changes.
When you uncheck the "watch this page" checkbox, it means you won't be notified if someone else edits this page in the future. If you want to receive an email notification if someone else edits the page in the future, you should leave the "Watch this page" checkbox checked.--Dallan 22:46, 3 December 2007 (EST)
Moses Driskell and Elgate Driskell [6 November 2011]
Hi Gale, Im trying to put together the descendancy of William Driskell but am getting lost in this Moses in Rockingham, NC. I dont know where I got the idea that he had a son named Elgate or if someone just put that on ancestry and I accidentally picked it up. I have found so many of our Driskell cousins through the DNA project and now through facebook. One family is Lisa Driskell and her brother Matt Driskell from Wauchula, FL. Her ancestry is as follows:
Im doing this backwards probably but Im sure you will get the idea Lisas father: Barry Garner Driskell, b 1929 Midland City, Dale, Alabama,
Abner Lugene Driskell, b 1885 Cotton Hill, Barbour, Alabama Moses E. Driskell (married to Frances Phillips) b 1843 Barbour County, Alabama Elgate Driskell (married to Sarah Elizabeth ?) b abt 1813, North Carolina, died in AL 1862
This is where it gets confusing. I dont know where I got the info that Moses Driskell of Rockingham, NC was his father. Do you have other information on this Elgate (there were so many of them)about his parents. I know youve done a lot of research on these lines where Ive mostly stuck to my descendancy from the original Elgate Driskell of Maryland. I meeting with Lisa in Wauchula on Monday and wanted to give her some info, but dont want to give out bogus, unresourced info. Thats why Im asking the expert. Thanks so much Teresa Driskell Barndt--Odrisceoilgirl 10:12, 5 November 2011 (EDT)
This is my family too, on my mother's side. I descend from Elgate's daughter, Catherine. Elgate born 1814, either NC/SC, has never been positively linked to his parents. We know his brother Dennis was also in Barbour Co., - 1840 - but then went back to north GA near where all the other Driskells are found. Many people have speculated that the father of these men was Moses of Rockingham and Caswell Co., NC but there is no proof of it...not even a shred...and believe me, I've searched for it. They could just as easily belong to some of the other missing MD Driskell men.--GaleB 14:05, 5 November 2011 (EDT)
Gale this is what I found yesterday in continuing my research, its not proof but maybe helps to tie it in. The name Layton Driskell is obviously not a common one in this line, Im wondering if there was another marriage with a woman with a maiden name Layton. However, I followed Samuel Driskells line into the 1930s in Missouri. His son John Dennis Driskell had a son he named Moses C Driskell and also a John William Driskell, common names but also common in this line. His last child was a daughter named Rhoda Layton Driskell. On the census it lists Samuels first 6 children as being born in North Carolina and a marriage to Isabella Dudley in Caswell Co, NC in 1820, a census in 1830 where he is in Rockingham, NC. I cannot find anything on the NC genweb site, guess Im gonna have to go to NC if I want to find anything, if there is anything to find. With Elgate, he names his first son Moses E Driskell (Elgate?) and his other son William N. Driskell. Elgates daugther Johanna names her first two children (boys) Samuel and Layton. Could be a coincidence, again obviously not proof but in my line there are a lot of reoccurrences of the same family names over and over again. Then I looked on the 1880 census for Moses and it says his dad was born in Maryland, confusion again, although maybe he thought that because of the ties to Maryland. Moses E continues the tradition with a Moses E Jr who names his only son William. Any suggestions,I know you said youve looked, its so frustrating when there are no records, just theories. Has anyone from this line done the DNA, I havent seen any. Thanks again for your help.--Odrisceoilgirl 15:45, 6 November 2011 (EST)