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.
We strongly recommend that you spend a few minutes taking our. It provides a brief overview of how to use the features of WeRelate. A little time spent here may save you time later. There are also in-depth text tutorials available from the Help button.
The next 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 an 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 would make navigating your tree very slow.
Connect with other genealogists
You should always sign in when you are editing or adding pages. Use the signature button (second button from the right in the menu bar above the edit box) to sign your comments on discussion pages. 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.
Shared research pages
Shared research pages act like specialized message boards. Be careful to use only one name spelling and one location in each field; do not use abbreviations. Including postal codes and multiple spellings, names, or locations in these fields will cause your pages to be improperly indexed. It will make it harder for your cousins to find your pages and work with you. For more information see Shared research pages.
Great things you can do at WeRelate
Please see the Great things you can do at WeRelate article.
Telling others about our project
Please tell others to come here! The more people we have using this project the better. Just tell them to come to WeRelate.org, have a look around the site, and then join up.
Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --Ronni 10:04, 26 June 2007 (MDT)
Image:Grave Marker for Jones W Wright.png [12 March 2010]
Hello, I am a volunteer admin. You asked for help choosing a license for Image:Grave Marker for Jones W Wright.png and Image:Nancy A Rooker.png. If you took the pictures, they are yours and you should choose the "creative commons BY-SA." If you didn't take the picture, it belongs to the photographer. You need his or her permission in writing. If the picture belongs to someone else and you have significantly reduced the photo, it can be posted under the fair use doctrine. I will need more information before I can help you. Please respond by April 1. I will need to delete the images if the license is not taken care of by then. Thanks. :) --sq 14:22, 12 March 2010 (EST)
Image Licensing [30 March 2010]
Hello, I am a volunteer admin and it's my job to help people learn the system. You asked for help licensing your images. I can't license your images but I can give your guidance. There are numerous licensing options, but most images fall into one of these categories:
Hope this helps. Please be aware that images left in the "Help needed" category for longer than two weeks will be deleted. If you have any more question please leave me a message. :)--sq 20:42, 30 March 2010 (EDT)