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.
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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.
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Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --Ronni 05:46, 25 June 2007 (MDT)
jean_wesley_martin1_GM.GED Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "jean_wesley_martin1_GM.GED" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 11:29, 25 June 2007 (MDT)
Hi, there are several members of our community doing Holcombe research. Select the "Wiki" tab, then select "Go to/add page" then select the namespace of "Source" and enter "Holcombe" to see Holcombe sources and if you select the "connect" tab, then select the Person (and Family) namespace and enter "Holcombe" you will get a list of the Holcombe person and family pages. You might also want to leave a message for Ronni, she is the main contributor. --sq 08:42, 28 June 2007 (MDT)
Grandparent message from MsScarlet [30 July 2007]
You left a message for me saying: "My Grandparents got married in Fostoria back in 1940." but I have no idea WHO you are speaking of. You could have posted your message on their actual WiKi page and then I would have been able to know. Please help me a bit further on this --Msscarlet1957 06:16, 30 July 2007 (MDT)
Fostoria, Ohio [6 August 2007]
Hi, Is there more than one Fostoria in Ohio? There is a Fostoria, Ohio which is in 3 counties, Hancock, Seneca, and Wood. I redirected your Fostoria page to Fostoria, Hancock, Ohio, United States which serves as the main page regardless of County. This must be a popular place, Msscarlet1957 and Carolgreene are researching in Fostoria. If your Fostoria is a different place, please edit out the redirect or let me know and I will reverse it. Please let me know if you need any help. leave me a message. Thanks. :-D --sq 23:12, 2 August 2007 (MDT)
What's interesting is when I received my grandparent's marriage certificate from Crawford County Probate Court, I thought there was a Fostoria in Crawford County and that was how I listed it until I did a web search and and looked at Seneca County. The Fostoria in Seneca County makes sense because my Grandmother was from Sulfur Springs and my Grandfather married her in Fostoria, Seneca, OH. The question I have is why was the marriage license recorded and filed in Crawford when the actual wedding took place in another county? I thought the wedding took place in the county where the license was filed.--LeeMartin 04:13, 3 August 2007 (MDT)
Lee I have found many instances where couples applied for a marriage license in one county, but were married in another. This especially happened in Seneca county, as the couple's got their license there but took it to St. Wendelin Catholic church, which is in Fostoria, HANCOCK County. and the priest signed it there. (does not make research any easier does it?!) I think what happened was, they went to the courthouse that was closest to Fostoria. --Msscarlet1957 15:21, 5 August 2007 (MDT)
Now you have me wondering where my parents marriage record is at. I went to Norwalk Probate Court and there is no marriage record for my parents although on their certificate they were clearly married in North Fairfield.--LeeMartin 11:54, 6 August 2007 (MDT)
Lee, I have an index of all marriage applications for two counties. One for Crawford County and one for Seneca county. I can do a look-up for you if you give me the names, keep in mind this will only show where they license was registered, or applied for maybe, but it might be of some help to you.--Msscarlet1957 15:01, 6 August 2007 (MDT)
Gedcom glitch [18 February 2008]
I noticed that you had tried to upload a gedcom on the 12th that didn't get processed due to a bug that we had where gedcom's greater than 5MB in size were ignored. I just wanted to let you know that the bug has been fixed so you should be able to re-upload your gedcom. I apologize for the inconvenience.--Dallan 11:08, 18 February 2008 (EST)
Martin_GM.ged Imported Successfully [19 February 2008]
The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
Austin [4 April 2008]
In your profile I see you are interested in Austin's. Have you visited the AFAOA website at http://www.afaoa.org/? There is a searchable database there with well over 100,000 names. they are having a convention is Salt Lake City in July.--Scot 13:47, 4 April 2008 (EDT)
Privacy [2 January 2013]
Lee, I've noticed you have posted your address, phone number and e-mail address on most if not all of the pages you have submitted. Are you sure, you want to do this in this age where identity theft is so common? If you are watching, people,can always reach you from this page and you can then send them whatever personal information you wish.--Scot 21:35, 18 November 2008 (EST)
Lee, I'd like to echo Scot's comment regarding posting too much personal information online. I'd highly recommend that you only post an e-mail address where you can be reached for obvious privacy/security reasons. Best regards,
Jim:) - Jim, 2 January 2013
Multiple duplicates in your GEDCOM [12 June 2009]
I'm volunteering at WeRelate, helping de-dupe duplicate person and family pages. Between your two GEDCOMs, you've got multiple duplicates. For example the following five families are dupes of each other and all come from you:
We prefer that contributors de-dupe their own contributions. Simply log in, select "show duplicates" from the "My Relate" menu (upper right corner) and walk through the steps. There are several of us who can assist you should you need it. Thanks!
jillaine 13:05, 12 June 2009 (EDT)
Samuel Haddox [26 August 2009]
Green Summit Cemetery [3 January 2010]
Hi, I saw your page for Green Summit Cemetery in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. Could you tell me where that is? The only Green Summit Cemetery I'm familiar with is the one in Ross County. Thanks, Amy--Ajcrow 13:01, 20 November 2009 (EST)
That's the same cemetery . According the webpage, its' just south of the county border. Supposedly that is the cemetery my Great Great Grandfather Jasper Pritchard is buried.
I'll be attending the conference in April at Toledo.--LeeMartin 07:54, 3 January 2010 (EST)
Thanks for letting me know. I went ahead and renamed the page so that it's listed in Ross County. Maybe I'll see you in Toledo. Take care -- Amy 09:08, 3 January 2010 (EST)
Opdyck/Anderson Families [10 November 2012]
Dear Lee Martin
My great grandmother was Nancy Anderson, a descendant of the Andersons you are researching. A bit of our research overlaps at the juncture between the Opdycks and the Andersons in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Getting the details right and merging individuals, etc, is proving "tricky" in WeRelate, so I suggest we keep in touch until those details are as correct as we can get them.
Best wishes, James Gunn email@example.com--Gunnj 07:19, 10 November 2012 (EST)