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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.
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Thanks for participating in your virtual community.--sq 10:29, 29 March 2007 (MDT)
Phil's export.ged Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "Phil's export.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 10:43, 29 March 2007 (MDT)
I was patrolling pages, and found some information you may find worth checking out at :
William I [d], "The Lion", King of Scotland, b 1143, Scotland, d 4 Dec 1214, Stirling, Scotland. He md Ermengarde de Beaumont 5 Sep 1186, Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England. His mistress was Isabel Avenal daughter of Richard Avenal and Sibyl. She was b abt 1152, Scotland, d abt 1234.
Children of William I and Isabel Avenal were:
* Ada b abt 1170, d abt 1200. She md Patrick de Dunbar, Earl of Dunbar, 1184, son of Waltheof of Dunbar, Earl of Dunbar, and Aline. * Isabel of Scotland b abt 1180, Scotland, d 1251. She md Sir Robert de Ros, Magna Carta Surety, Knight Templar, 1191, Haddington, Lincolnshire, England, son of Everard de Ros and Rohese Trussebut.
You didn't have a first name or parents listed for Miss Avenal on her Person page. This web site does not give a source for that information, but I thought it might be of interest to you.
Mary--Kittydoc 14:00, 17 July 2007 (MDT)
place names and Senters [16 September 2007]
I'm so pleased to find someone with John Senter and Jean Foster in their tree! They are distant ancestors of my son-in-law, who has a book one of his uncles put together about those of this surname, many of whom lived in New Hampshire (and a lot of them right in Hudson!) for generations.
You may note that on their family page I changed a couple of the place names to conform to WeRelate's place style. We try to name all places from smallest to largest, thus Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States (not adding "county" or "township" or things like that). The idea is that there should be just one page for every place, so that anyone who's looking for people in Hudson will wind up at the same place page and not miss any cousins because some had the state abbreviated or whatever. (The search engine isn't smart enough to know that Hillsboro=Hillsborough or that NH=New Hampshire.) If you have any questions please feel free to click on my signature and send a message -- I hope you will enjoy the site!
--Hh219 09:52, 16 September 2007 (EDT)
Related to Henry McMullin [9 January 2008]
I was poking around and found your tree. I am related to Henry McMullin through Albert Eals McMullin. I just posted up my gedcom. I have yet to post up some of the pictures and history on my lines including the McMullins, would you be interested? --Mbateman 22:23, 8 January 2008 (EST)
Wakefield [2 March 2009]
Hi Jolayne I saw that you viewed the Elizabeth Wakefield page. I have a lot of names for Massachusetts and a few for other states. I don't know if you have Wakefields but if you do leave a message for me. Even if you don't please do. Jim Barrus--Famhistoryhntr 21:53, 1 March 2009 (EST)
Gershom Cobb and Hannah Davis [8 June 2009]
Hi Jolayne, Are Family:Gershom Cobb and Hannah Davis (1) and Family:Gershom Cobb and Hannah Davis (2) duplicates? The marriage dates are different but one of the pages has no dates for Gershom or Hannah. --Volunteer Administrator-Beth 17:46, 8 June 2009 (EDT)
Merging your tree with others [19 June 2009]
I'm one of the administrators here at WeRelate. We're in the midst of an effort to merge all of the duplicate pages at WeRelate so there is just one page for each person, so that multiple contributors can work together on the same page. We noticed that the GEDCOM you uploaded has pages for the same people found in other GEDCOM's. Would you please visit Special:ShowDuplicates/Jolayne and help us combine these pages? Thank-you.--Dallan 22:38, 19 June 2009 (EDT)
Sarah Norton [30 October 2009]
Hi Jolayne, you've probably noticed I've been poking around at the Norton family. I think this second Sarah Norton Person:Sarah Norton (2) isn't real; it is Nicholas's daughter Priscilla Person:Priscilla Norton (1) who marries John Butler in this generation, and that Nicholas and Elizabeth's daughter Sarah Person:Sarah Norton (1), born abt 1653, marries John Stanbridge.
What do you think? The sources I've been using (right now the Source:Banks, Charles Edward. History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts document Sarah 1, and show Priscilla as marrying John Butler. Do you have other documentation that indicates otherwise, or should I remove this second Sarah?
Thanks,--Brenda (kennebec1) 14:11, 30 October 2009 (EDT)
Working on our shared pages... [15 November 2009]
Hi Jolayne, I've been working lately on our shared names (Norton, Bayes, etc.), mostly looking at pages that have no sources and trying to provide a source. I've run into a few I have concerns about - like Person:Isaac Bayes (1) and Person:Joseph Bayes (1), Person:Anna Baker (1) and Person:Anna Bayes (1). I've been working on sorting these out, and making some comments on the talk pages for these people, hoping you'll let me know if you have objections to my changes. I just wanted to reach out and check in with you to be sure you were aware I was updating the pages and that you were ok with the changes... in the spirit of working cooperatively! Thanks, --Brenda (kennebec1) 08:44, 15 November 2009 (EST)
Luce Family [12 January 2011]
I'm related to the Luces in Vinalhaven. They have such an interesting story. I'm new to we relate I plan to put my information in soon. Pat--Hardestypn 20:07, 11 January 2011 (EST)
John Files [10 August 2012]
William Files of Lathom was my 8x gt grandfather he was buried at Ormskirk 1698. His son Joseph was born in 1667. Do you know anything about your John born 1663? Regards, Sarah--Sarahmidnorth 06:23, 10 August 2012 (EDT)
[24 May 2013]
Jolayne, I'm guessing that you are the interested party i =n this, as only your name is mentioned as watching this page. I'll probably figure out how to change this tomorrow. Abigail Wetmore daughter of joseph had some pretty interesting siblings. They all grew up in the Middlefield Society or parish of Middletown which later became the town of Middlefield. This lot was their homelot and had a house on it. I suspect that Josiah built the house after they were given the lot, and that is why they got 70 pounds for it.--Hnwhitmore 09:42, 24 May 2013 (EDT)