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. You can 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 (first name) and surname (last name), 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 light green second level menu bar above.
Great things you can do at WeRelate
Please see the Great things you can do at WeRelate article.
Thanks for participating in your virtual community.--Kittydoc 11:18, 6 March 2007 (MST)
Saw your postings for the Isom Hawkins & Rachael Williams family. We may have previously corresponded. I believe you may be related to the Gosnell who married John Hawkins. I am descended from John's brother David H. Hawkins. I just learned of WeRelate. It looks like a great way to collaborate on family research. I've marked all of this family pages to Watch. Bill Hawkins
Harold, Thanks for sharing your brief information about Jesse Hawkins who married Nancy Hogg and John Hawkins who married Mary Ann Gosnell. I have some material on Jesse Hawkins' family. After their marriage, he and Nancy moved to Missouri where they had children. Nancy had some children from her first marriage. I've been in contact with one or more of their descendants. I know almost nothing about John & Mary Ann Gosnell Hawkins. I've been lead to believe that they had one or two sons who moved to Washington County, Illinois, where John's parents had moved, but have never been able to prove the connection. Would be interested in what you know about John and Mary Ann's family. I just returned from six months in China to have surgery. Thus, my family history materials are not at my finger tips and I'm waiting for some test results before they make final plans for the surgery. I'm sure we have exchanged emails in the past; hope we can share more material. I read about WeRelate in a genealogy newsletter I receive; checked it out and found the material you've added. It looks like a great way to share. Bill Hawkins
Benjamin Williams & Winney Bridges - Merged [6 January 2009]
I hope you do not mind I found we are both connected to this couple. I merged this couple to the same Person & Family Pages.
Hope you are having a good 2009 cousin, Debbie Freeman --DFree 16:15, 6 January 2009 (EST)
Lane: Response [23 April 2009]
I am so glad that you have sent me a message. Earlier in the year I sent you a message. In Jan if I remember right.
You had not responded, many do not seem to respond to my polite messages.
I thought you were long gone. I hope you do not mind but I have been merging pages we seem to share in WeRelate.
I have as you saw been adding sources too. I hope you do not mind.
Do you have access thru your library of Heritage Quest Online?
The Lane/Wilkinson children including Rosea (Lane) Williams are in this source.
It is called "Layne-Lain-Lane Genealogy: etc" by a Floyd Benjamin Layne published in 1962 in Los Angeles, CA.
Chapter H page 226.
I can look things up for you if you would like?
I am related thr the Huckabee & Williams side.
Debbie Freeman --DFree 23:41, 22 April 2009 (EDT)