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.
--Kopuru 16:33, 29 April 2007 (MDT)
Love your family pages
Hi KF... Although we don't have any family connections that I can see, I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy reading the info on your ancestors and looking at the pictures you've uploaded. Very well done! --Ronni 00:43, 3 May 2007 (MDT)
While monitoring recent changes I came across the cemetery places that you've created along with the images you've uploaded. This is awesome! It's got me to thinking that I need to figure out a way to display thumbnails of related images whenever you display a place page, so that you could see thumbnails of the headstones at the bottom of the cemetery page. I'm going to add that to my todo list. Thanks!--Dallan 13:59, 4 May 2007 (MDT)
Family with wrong parents of your mother fixed
I've fixed the erroneous parents of your mother in her parents' family. It was a data entry error on our part that occured when we were trying to fix some pages. Hope that fixes everything. Let us know if there are any other issues. Thanks again for your contributions to WeRelate.org!
-Nathan 10:59, 18 May 2007 (MDT)