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. To get started:
If you need any help, we will be glad to answer your questions. Just go to the Support page, click on the Add Topic link, type your message, then click the Save Page button. Thanks for participating and see you around! --Support 20:42, 11 April 2012 (EDT)
Next step: Review your GEDCOM [10 May 2012]
You're not done yet!
WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.
Now that you have uploaded Mason Family Tree.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.
Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.
Once you have finished your review and marked your GEDCOM Ready to import, one of our administrators will review your GEDCOM and finalize the import. This usually happens within 24 hours. You will receive a message here when the pages have been created.
Mason Family Tree.ged Imported Successfully [11 May 2012]
The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:
Thomas/Blankenbaker information [20 March 2013]
Hi Kim, I got your note on my Talk Page regarding your addition of Michael Thomas and Anna Blankenbaker. Since your information duplicated this family that I had already added to WeRelate in 2009, it showed up on my "duplicates" report. WeRelate only allows a single page on each person, so when adding persons with your gedcom, it should have prompted you to merge your gedcom with the information already contained here. You may have inadvertently missed this in the gedcom upload review process, which should have prompted you to merge it with my information.
Both the Thomas and Blankenbuhler (Blankenbaker) families are part of the Germanna Colony project that I started also in 2009, which you might find of interest.
Once you've noticed that there are families of yours that are already on WeRelate, you can add additional records or other information, add missing children and their lines, or contact the individual contributors on their Talk Page if you see information that you might disagree on. WeRelate, being a "wiki" site, relies upon communication and collaboration between researchers to resolve any differences by comparing records and sources to (hopefully) reach the most accurate conclusion regarding each family.
Hope that helps, let me know if you need any other assistance. If you're "stuck" on any area and don't fully understand something, feel free to check out the "Help" tab at the top of the page and it will likely answer any questions you have. There are also some Video Tutorials that are available for certain areas that you might want to view to help you.
Best regards and welcome to WeRelate!
Jim:)--Delijim 19:58, 19 March 2013 (EDT)
Hi Kim, the best way to communicate with other users is on their Talk Pages, unless they'd like to e-mail you privately. FYI - I do not descend from the Thomas/Blankenbaker line, I've been working on the Germanna Project listed above. Hopefully others will find it useful. I'd highly recommend you view the Video Tutorials before you upload any other information, it will help you understand how to proceed. :)
Take care and best regards,