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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.
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--Kopuru 16:01, 26 May 2007 (MDT)
Heath Family Tree, Eng., VA., .ged Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "Heath Family Tree, Eng., VA., .ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 17:05, 26 May 2007 (MDT)
Giles Hopkins [30 June 2009]
Jolene, in reference to your question about Giles Hopkins, I added a birthdate (bet. 1607-1608) and a birthplace (England), that was in my gedcom. I don't believe either of these are incorrect, but I see another person has removed them....--Delijim 09:26, 29 June 2009 (EDT)
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Baptism: 30 January 1607/8, Hursley, Hampshire, England, son of Stephen and Mary Hopkins. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Stephen Hopkins, is the most complete and thoroughly documented genealogy on the descendants of Stephen Hopkins, covering the first five generations to the birth of the sixth. This book is more than 700 pages of quality genealogical research. ORDER NOW! Marriage: Catherine Whelden, 9 October 1639, Plymouth.
Death: Between 5 March 1688/9 and 16 April 1690, Eastham. Children: Mary, Stephen, John, Abigail, Deborah, Caleb, Ruth, Joshua, William, and Elizabeth.
Biographical Summary Giles Hopkins was baptized on 30 January 1607/8 in Hursley, Hampshire, England, to parents Stephen Hopkins and his first wife Mary. It should be noted that the long-standing Constance Dudley myth was disproven in 1998: the Hopkins family of the Mayflower was not from Wortley, Gloucester as had been previously speculated and published.
Giles came with his father Stephen, step-mother Elizabeth, sister Constance, and step-sister Damaris on the Mayflower in 1620, at the age of 12. He volunteered for service in the 1637 Pequot War but was not called. He married Catherine Wheldon in 1639 at Plymouth; the family moved shortly thereafter to Yarmouth, living there for about five years before moving on to settle at Eastham, where he died sometime between 1688 and 1690.
Used with permission of Caleb Johnson, MayflowerHistory.com, June 29, 2009--Jo or Jojo 14:30, 29 June 2009 (EDT)
Yes, I am familiar with that publication and have had it for several years. I have two proven lines to Stephen Hopkins, one through Giles, the other through Stephen's daughter, Constance. It still does not conflict with the information added.
Best regards:)--Delijim 15:21, 29 June 2009 (EDT)
Jolene--Jo or Jojo 19:59, 29 June 2009 (EDT)
FYI - I did not "take away" any information. Since there was no birthdate for Giles, I added what I had in my file (which was an approximate date based upon the date of his baptism).--Delijim 19:49, 30 June 2009 (EDT)
Ryland Heath [18 January 2010]
I was trolling again and came up with this .org and the first name I looked for was ol' Ryland. I see you have entered quite a bit of data. Have you gotten anything of note from other contributors yet? This is my first time in a collaborative posture so I'm curious. Also, I see you have the photograph of my grandfather John W Heath (the guy on the right with the protruding ears) and some of his siblings on the Ryland page. Since they are some of his great great grandchildren I was wondering why you included it. I have a copy of a photograph of his tombstone in the Zion Cemetery, should I add it in? cheers, Montana Slim--Jaheath 12:15, 18 January 2010 (EST)
Sarah Fenford (1) [7 December 2013]
Sarah Fenford's page seems to be a bit confused. She is married to Thomas Fenford twice, and in the second marriage she is also the mother of the same Thomas Fenford twice. You might want to try to straighten this out. Maybe adding a source or two would help, as well. --GayelKnott 02:11, 8 December 2013 (UTC)