User talk:Jstump

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Welcome

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.


Video Tour

We strongly recommend that you spend a few minutes taking our video tour. 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.


Create Webpages

The next thing to do is launch Family Tree Explorer, 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.--Kittydoc 10:49, 16 May 2007 (MDT)


James Marion Rooker.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "James Marion Rooker.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 19:25, 31 May 2007 (MDT)

John Bunyon Rooker.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "John Bunyon Rooker.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 19:25, 31 May 2007 (MDT)

Sordelet Family.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "Sordelet Family.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 20:08, 1 June 2007 (MDT)

Laitas or Leita Family.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "Laitas or Leita Family.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 20:14, 1 June 2007 (MDT)

Stump Family.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "Stump Family.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 18:01, 17 June 2007 (MDT)

Rooker and Wright families [2 August 2007]

Zora WRIGHT WARREN is my great grandmother. She is the daughter of Jones W. Wright and Margaret A. Rooker. I would like to exchange information with you. Zora was a "brickwall" of mine for about 25 years until last year when I FINALLY found her on the 1870 Census of Gordon Co, GA. I've entered some on my info on her family in this Wiki.

You can contact me directly at:

Jimmy C. Baker 3109 Millbury Rd Norman, OK 73071 405 329-0321 jb@rekab.net--JCBaker 12:26, 2 August 2007 (MDT)


Thanks for welcome [22 August 2007]

I'm still trying to figure out this website, but it looks like a step in the right direction. I am impressed with your credentials and envious that you are working at something so interesting. I hope to retire next year and thought it might be an interesting way to supplement my retirement.

As for my own family tree I am researching several Whetstones that came to America in the 1700's and hoping to find a connection to the ancestors I have confirmed I am related to. Not only am I interested in the genealogy but I like to know how my ancestors might have contributed to the world events of the times they lived in. For an example I know there was a Whetstone that fought at the Battle of Brandywine under General Washington. I don't know if he was a part of my lineage.

In any case thanks for the welcome and would appreciate any assistance, even just getting the full benefit of this website.--Twoshoes1 22:45, 21 August 2007 (EDT)


Living People [14 September 2007]

I am new to We Relate and I am concerned that the names of living people from my tree are online despite the fact that they shouldn't be. What should I do,or can you correct this!?

SGeiger--Sgeiger 11:11, 14 September 2007 (EDT)


Jeannie, this is Lynn Sordelet Leonard, Norbert's daughter. I ran across your webpages and am amazed and thrilled to see so much information! Contact me please. [16 May 2008]

--Lynnyone 09:44, 16 May 2008 (EDT)


Password [20 August 2008]

How do I change the password that WeRelate assigned me?

                               Chere Negaard--Cherej 18:46, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

Click on MyRelate, select Dashboard and then click on preferences. There is an old password and new password field. If you have forgotten the password, click on sign in, enter your user name, and select the email password button under the password field. After you get the email use the old password in your preferences. If you have any other questions or comments, please leave me a message. :-)--sq 19:02, 21 August 2008 (EDT)


Welcoming people [7 September 2008]

Hi Jeanne,

You are missing a few people; I did the exact same thing. What happens is when someone uploads a gedcom or tries to before they have been welcomed; the talk is highlighted in blue; but they have not been welcomed. User, Friendly Skies and EmJune are examples. If you make a note of the last user you welcomed in one sitting; then you will not miss the ones that have a blue talk but have not been welcomed. Thanks so much for welcoming people. --Beth 17:49, 7 September 2008 (EDT)


New to We Relate [25 September 2008]

Thank you for welcoming me to this site...the potential for keeping my family records organized is amazing. I hope I catch on to how to use all the features quickly. One thing I noticed yesterday: in your tutorial it mentions going to the "My Relate" button, clicking, then clicking on the "Browse" button to proceed to find the person/family/etc. you are looking for...I couldn't find that "Browse" feature until I looked under the "Admin" button...perhaps the tutorial should be updated? Maybe there are other tutorials that explain the changes that I haven't found yet...I'll keep searching.--Luv2birdAZ 11:59, 25 September 2008 (EDT)


Hi, Opps, that one must have slipped through last time we updated the menu system. Would you please let me know which tutorial you are referring to. Thanks, --sq 21:50, 25 September 2008 (EDT)


Thank you for your welcome [26 September 2008]

Regards, Ceyockey 20:09, 25 September 2008 (EDT)


omitting specific people from uploaded files [28 September 2008]

Hi. All my family files are uploaded to RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project which allows me to block specific people from showing up online, person by person by person. In other words, everyone in my parents' generation on down are blocked, whether living or dead. Until I am assured that I can do the same here, I will be hesitant to blindly upload a Gedcom. I maintain 9 separate Family Tree Maker files -- 4 files each beginning with a grandparent of mine, 4 more files beginning with a grandparent of my husband's, and the 9th file is for my daughter's father's family. This has worked really well at RootsWeb because each file has a different database name. RootsWeb has worked really great for me except for one thing -- after they merged with Ancestry, Ancestry captured all the RootsWeb files several years ago, freezing them in time, and created OneWorldTree for which they charge an extra fee to access. Because I am exceptionally consistent in how I enter information, I easily recognized my own files when they showed up in a search at Ancestry and wondered what on earth was going on. After finally subscribing for "everything" American, I discovered my answer in shock and anger. I am a professional researcher in an unrelated field so am conversant with copyrights way beyond the average person's knowledge and aware that even this message to you is automatically copyrighted in my name and is protected for 70 years after my death whenever that may be. Therefore, all my FTM files are copyrighted and cannot be shared "for profit" without my explicit permission which, of course, Ancestry never bothered to obtain. --Wilene Smith in KS--Wilene 23:08, 27 September 2008 (EDT)


Hi, this is Solveig, I am an admin for WeRelate and its my job to monitor edits. I noticed your message here. First, if it is evident from your GEDCOM files that the person is living, all the vital data will be blocked and the given name will be changed to "Living" and the Surname retained. So, if you upload a file for John Smith, it would be saved as "Living Smith." That said there are ways to trick the system. But, if you leave the death date and place fields empty and the person was born within 110 years, vital data will not be uploaded. I am not familiar with FTM, so I can't comment on how the "blocked" function will work. If you upload a tree and it does something you don't like, you can delete the tree. You can delete your pages anytime as long as no one else has edited them or is watching them.

    As to your question about copyrights. If you read the license agreement you had to agree to when you posted your gedcom on RootsWeb, you will find that you gave them a license to use it anyway they wished. i talked with the founders of Rootsweb and they said that they simply ran out of money. They didn't have enought donations to keep it going and were very close to just turning off the machines. If Ancestry had not taken over all the databases would have been lost. On many websites (I am not sure of RootsWeb's particulars) you give them the copyright on the material. Some restrict your futher publication. Not nice but true. :( You retain the copyright on all material posted on WeRelate. Everything posted on WeRelate is subject to the GFDL which basically says among other things, that everyone can use your material in anyway they please as long as they give you credit. The GFDL also says that if someone uses your material in a derivative work, that derivative work must be published under the GFDL. This pretty much prohibits people from making a profit from freely shared material. Hope that answers your questions. If you have any more questions leave me a message :)--sq 22:30, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

merging pages [29 October 2008]

can you please explain the process for merging pages, specifically how do we as users assure there are not more than one page for the same individual or family? If I upload a GEdCOM and someone else does and they contain same individs of familys, does We Relate figure this out and auto merge or do we have to search, discover the overlap and force a merge? without such a merge it seems you could end up with hundreds of duplicative pages, each with just a unique index number. thanks--Syroots 12:45, 29 October 2008 (EDT)


Go to More and select show duplicates. For now you will have to check from time to time. In the future, new gedcom uploads will require merging before the gedcom will be added to WeRelate knowlege base.--sq 17:04, 30 October 2008 (EDT)


October Volunteer Hours [1 November 2008]

When I went to add my October hours to the WeRelate:Volunteer log, I noticed the line you entered for October 31 was not appearing on the table. I made a couple of edits, and it looks ok now. If you could just double check it to make sure it's what you intended. Thanks.--JBS66 09:08, 1 November 2008 (EDT)


Just getting started in using WeRelate [7 November 2008]

Thanks for your offer to help me just get started in using WeRelate.

I had put a query?, information on my Henry Jackson Hart b. ca. 1786 in Pennsylvania. Are we connected??

I have been doing genealogy for 42 years and am retired from the Indiana Room, Anderson Public Library, anderson, IN. I try to get to Ft. Wayne as often as I can.

At the present time I am chair of the Genealogy Committee, Madison County Historical Society.

Now, how do I find a page with the information on my Henry Jackson Hart Sr. I want to change some of the information on that page. Also can I list the names of his children with their dates of birth, marriages, & deaths or do I have to make seperate pages on each one.

Also I do know how to put pictures of my ancestors on a page. There is no pictures of Henry Jackson Hart Sr. but I do have one of his grandsons who is my direct line.

Thank you,

Phyllis--GenLady5555 15:53, 7 November 2008 (EST)


Krumm family [28 November 2008]

Thanks. I don't have much time to pursue this but will pop in once in a while.--Lisakrumm 06:14, 28 November 2008 (EST)


Spam [12 December 2008]

I realize that I should have posted here before I posted on Watercooler... I saw on the recent changes list there are a couple of new users that you welcomed that could be a type of spam. I went ahead and put them up for Speedy Delete, can they also be blocked? Please let me know if I've erred. Thank You!--Jennifer 15:46, 10 December 2008 (EST)


Yep, they should have been blocked. Caught it too late. But I am blocking them now. There was a bunch more today (7) and another address.--Jstump 19:26, 11 December 2008 (EST)


[12 December 2008]

Hi, I am suffering from a learning curve, I am finding the site hard to use. Are there any other tutorials for laying out the pages? When i go to the example pages I find the personal page has a table showing census is there a template for this? Any help would be appreciated, thank you for taking the time to read this.--Mjmcara 01:07, 12 December 2008 (EST)

Hi Mjmcara! My name is Ronni. I'm another one of the volunteers here and since I don't believe Jstump is online at the moment and since I have insomnia :), I thought I would try to help you if I can. I agree the site can be a little overwhelming at first, but try to read and/or watch as many of the various tutorials that you can. I did take a look at a few of your pages and they look great, so it appears you are catching on faster than you think. As to the census charts you are wanting to create, there isn't a template for it that I have seen. To create one though involves making tables. There is a help page on formatting or designing where it tells you how to do this. You can read it here. If you use excel, you might find this little trick here interesting that someone wrote about over at rootsweb. If you have any further specific questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message in the Watercooler. And welcome to WeRelate! :) --Ronni 01:42, 12 December 2008 (EST)

Disambiguating Places [12 December 2008]

Firstly, thanks for your welcome message and I'm hoping you can give me some guidance. If this isn't the most appropriate route for seeking such help, just point me in the right direction, please.

My wife's family have some of their roots in Northamptonshire, including a place called Barnwell.

Now I see that WeRelate has Barnwell listed in the ENG,CAM hierarchy at

   http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Barnwell%2C_Cambridgeshire%2C_England as per the source cited.  

maps.google.co.uk also places Barnwell in CAM

Now the geographic co-ordinates in the citation for the Barnwell, CAM point to the place I'd think of as Barnwell, NTH (I did start to mess with this page, but believe I've reversed out my changes).

To complicate matters apparently there is a suburb of Cambridge, CAM known as Barnwell see

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnwell,_Cambridgeshire.

Separately there is a WeRelate page for Barnwell in the ENG,NTH hierarchy at

   http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Barnwell%2C_Northamptonshire%2C_England based on wikipedia citations.

I believe (but have no citable sources) that Barnwell has always been part of the historic administrative county of Northamptonshire and that the modern day references relate to UK postal addressing.

I'm at a loss as to what's the best course of action.

Simply merging these two entries doesn't feel right. At a future date somebody else may come along and citing the original sources re-create the deprecated entry.

The best I can immediately think to do is to add geocoding to existing Barnwell, NTH, but will create two distinct places entries pointing to the same geographic location, which doesn't seem right. Should I add alternate place names to each pointing to the other county name?

Is there standard WeRelate guidance for this situation that I've missed?

Thanks

M--Emmarrbee 05:26, 12 December 2008 (EST)


Getting started [12 December 2008]

Just getting started using your site. My ancestors on My father side (Mittelstadt) originally came from Brandenburg, Germany (My Great-Grandfather with his wife, three eldest kids, plus his mother-in-law emirgated in June 1888). So just bear with me as I experiment.

Bill Mittelstadt--Mittelstedt 16:49, 12 December 2008 (EST)


importing my gedcom [31 December 2008]

I thought I had done everything properly and on the dashboard under trees it shows my gedcom victoriaruthpierce.ftw with the word "waiting" but it has been waiting for several hours and nothing seems to be happening. How does the imported gedcom turn into a tree? is there further step I need to take?

Santa Traugott--Santatraugott 00:24, 31 December 2008 (EST)


Sorry for the trouble, the GEDCOM uploader was down for while on Dec 30 and Dec 31, its back up and running. Thanks for your patience.--sq 17:38, 1 January 2009 (EST)


Adding marriages [14 January 2009]

Hi, I just joined today and was tweaking my data when I noticed there was no option for adding a marriage. I think I understand that you have to add the person/persons not in your tree first, but the add event section doesn't have marriage that I can see. What's the trick?

Thanks for the help.--Kaperc 18:03, 14 January 2009 (EST)


Questions [16 January 2009]

I have recently downloaded my family tree to WERELATE. I have been doing my Hugh McGovern family tree for 20 years. As I am now finally writing my family history book the biggest hurdle is not knowing the town in County Cavan, Ireland that both Hugh and his brother Thomas emigrated from. Perhaps I have misunderstood this site. Are people going to actually help me do this search? Thanks for any info you can give me. Kathy--Imashykaty 19:53, 15 January 2009 (EST)


Getting started [26 January 2009]

I appear to have uploaded my GEDCOM OK but I cant seem to view it?

Jim--Djsheave 22:33, 25 January 2009 (EST)


Thanks! [27 January 2009]

Thank you for leaving the message.--Ccopeland02@snet.net 22:01, 26 January 2009 (EST)


Welcome Messages. [28 January 2009]

Hello!
FYI - I'm not sure if you realized this happened User talk:Jlucian to a few of your welcomes.--Jennifer (JBS66) 20:26, 27 January 2009 (EST)


Jennifer, what did happen? --Jstump 13:20, 28 January 2009 (EST)


It shows the text {subst:welcome2}} instead of the welcome message. There were a few welcomes that ended up like that yesterday.--Jennifer (JBS66) 13:24, 28 January 2009 (EST)


Certified Genealogist [28 January 2009]

How does one become a Certified Genealogist? What kind of courses are available and where are these courses taught? Thank you for introducing yourself.

Lee Ann--Lamplight 17:38, 28 January 2009 (EST)


There are several organizations who have programs for certification. I went through the Board for Certification of Genealogists, but there are other good programs, too. Try goggling various phrases to find them! --Jstump 17:59, 28 January 2009 (EST)


Novice - help needed [8 February 2009]

Hello Jstrump

Good to get your welcome message.

I am feeling very deskilled, and wonder whether you could just set me off in the right direction.

Yesterday I thought I made a Person Page for Ethel Nutland and her husband Percy Leybouren.

But when I come to day to look for them, in the search facility, I can't seem to find them. Is that because I am not 'looking' correctly or because infact I didn't save original page, just thtought I did???

Many thanks Lois--Lw 11:59, 8 February 2009 (EST)


Novice - help needed [8 February 2009]

Hello Jstrump

Good to get your welcome message.

I am feeling very deskilled, and wonder whether you could just set me off in the right direction.

Yesterday I thought I made a Person Page for Ethel Nutland and her husband Percy Leybouren.

But when I come to day to look for them, in the search facility, I can't seem to find them. Is that because I am not 'looking' correctly or because infact I didn't save original page, just thtought I did???

Many thanks Lois--Lw 12:00, 8 February 2009 (EST)


delete name [24 February 2009]

I have entered Unknown Rodia Eliot/Elliott twice, I do not know how to delete the name. Sorry. I have just started with my family today. If you see any more errors would you please correct it or let me know how I can do it.

Thank you.

Isabell--Isabell 15:54, 24 February 2009 (EST)


image copyrights [1 March 2009]

I have added a number of images to my person page Raymond Tarrant (1). I would like to be consistent in the copyright information. I think I understand "Source" and MySource" but even with the "talk" pages and the "tutorials" I am unclear on the image "license/copyright" field.

Thanks, Peggy T Robinson peggytrobinson@msn.com--Peggytrobinson 15:43, 1 March 2009 (EST)


answered on Peggy's user talk page.--sq 22:24, 2 March 2009 (EST)


Block User? [6 March 2009]

Hello, we may want to consider blocking the new user User:Alte flatus. How do we tell, anyway, when a user is bogus? (just by the strange username?)--Jennifer (JBS66) 18:50, 5 March 2009 (EST)


Jennifer, I considered the unusual name, but have no other reason to block him. So far, no spam from his computer and no malicious activity. So I think we should just keep an eye on it.--Jstump 19:47, 5 March 2009 (EST)


One too many on Home Page [6 March 2009]

Could you remove on my User Page the one with the ? in the name instead of redirecting it?
Schmelzer/George Smeltzer 176? - 1829 Ferryman
Or was that Dallan that fixed it?

I'm also User:grandmakr I'm wanting to move some of the data from that homepage to the Schmelzer page. Grandmakr is my family and associated lines. I'm researching with a surname group. What I'm finding in documents I'm sharing and trying to move to the Schmelser User Page, but I botched it today.


Kathleen, could you copy the url of the page you want deleted, and send me a copy. I can't find it to delete it. Thanks, --sq 22:13, 6 March 2009 (EST)


deleting source pages [10 March 2009]

http://www.werelate.org/w/index.php?title=Source:United_States%2C_District_of_Columbia%2C_Washington._Health_Department&action=edit

I am still trying to refine my beginning entries on my werelate tree. I have made a number of errors with the first couple of entries,but I think I am getting a little better in seeing what I want that I did not have on ancestry.com and genealogy.com.

However, I created several pages that I think should be deleted, not edited or redirected, etc. The link above, is one of them. Can you get rid of it?

Thanks, Peggy--Peggytrobinson 15:00, 10 March 2009 (EDT)


If you are the only contributor, you can delete the page by clicking on the delete menu item from the More menu. If there is more than one contributor and you are certain that the page is a duplicate or the content is repeated elsewhere enter "{{Speedy Delete}}" at the top of the text box. Note this is case sensitive. Hope this helps.  :) --sq 09:00, 12 March 2009 (EDT)


Suggestion - The Prigmores [12 March 2009]

Hello,

I was wondering if you could help me. I am in need of a suggestion, or recommendation, or volunteer help.

I live on the West Coast (Seattle).

There is a book called "The Prigmores" by Leta Olson at the Allen County Library at Fort Wayne, IN. It is not available for interlibrary loan. It will be a very long time before I could get to Ft Wayne, IN. The LDS library at Salt Lake City does not have it available for loan either.

I would appreciate your suggestions, recommendations, etc. I would like help in double checking the sourcing.

Thank You, Debbie Freeman --DFree 11:53, 12 March 2009 (EDT)


Ft Wayne Book - Thank You [9 May 2009]

Hello Jstump,

Thank you ever so much for your help regarding the book in the Ft Wayne library. I have e-mailed you the book information, and request. If you do not receive the e-mail please tell me and I will post it on your Talk page.

Gratefully, Debbie Freeman --DFree 13:53, 30 April 2009 (EDT)

Hello Jstump,

Thank You. Just to be sure I have added a note on your page. I have replied to your e-mail. Hope all is well. Debbie Freeman --DFree 15:45, 9 May 2009 (EDT)


Users Alani ? [8 January 2010]

Hello Jstump, Debbie Freeman User DFree here. I noticed that you had done the Welcome. I was wondering if you were helping the new user that has two User names Alani etc? Do they want to use both user names? Thanks Debbie Freeman --DFree 22:40, 7 January 2010 (EST)


gedcom review [7 March 2010]

Hope you can help. I have a clean gedcom (D Nelson Ring.ged) that I would like to finish. There is one MATCH which should be easy but I am blocked by the following message "Unable to communicate with gedcom review program". Browser refresh doesn't help. This is my second day of trying to continue. I have had this before but it usually disappears after a few days. Any ideas on how to clear this out and avoid it in the future? I sent an email to Dallan and I know he is rather busy so thought I would also contact you as backup.

As follow up, it is now afternoon March 7. On an older Dell computer with Internet Explorer 7 I was able to finish the Match process trouble free. Previously I was using a relatively newer HP laptop which I think has IE 8 - won't see that computer again until Thursday. Both computers are XP. Is it possible that the problem is the browser or computer and not WeRelate? Howard--HLJ411 15:59, 6 March 2010 (EST)


Place Name - needs editing? [28 June 2011]

Hello, I noticed a place that you created a couple of months ago: Rockingham or Pendleton, Virginia. This is coming up on my gedcom uploads and it is being suggested as a place in addition to the regular place name for Rockingham County. I'm thinking that perhaps you didn't mean to create this place, and maybe it should be either eliminated or merged with the Rockingham County page?

Thanks and best regards,

Jim:)--Delijim 13:01, 28 June 2011 (EDT)


contacting Marion Emerson [2 February 2013]

Hi. I was wondering how to contact Marion Emerson. This person has used werelate back in 2008. I believe that this is the same person that contacted my mother back in 1971 looking for family history via a letter that I have. She may have a lot of information on my 3x great grand parents William Barber 1777-1845 born and died Derbyshire England and Mary Braddock 1774-1856 born Derbyshire England and died Black Earth Dane county Wisconsin USA.Any help would be appreciated. thank you.--Bullrider 09:05, 2 February 2013 (EST)