Welcome to WeRelate, your virtual genealogical community. We're glad you have joined us. At WeRelate you can easily create ancestor webpages, connect with cousins and other genealogists, and find new information.
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.
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 to sign your work (the swiggle, second from the right, above the edit box). 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.
Great things you can do at WeRelate
Please see the Great things you can do at WeRelate article.
Thanks for participating in your virtual community.--sq 14:41, 30 March 2007 (MDT)
NEWEXPORT.GED Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "NEWEXPORT.GED" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 08:31, 2 April 2007 (MDT)
John GRIGSBY and Rosanna ETCHISON [24 September 2007]
Imagine my surprise looking through "werelate" finding someone else related to John GRIGSBY and Rosanna ETCHISON. They are my 5th great grandparents on my father's side. Apparently, your Letitia is the sister of my James (4g grandfather). He and Frances PORTER are the parents of my 3g grandmother Mary (Polly) GRIGSBY. Here's where we lose the GRIGSBY name. Polly married Andrew Reid WEIR. Up until this time, all were from or lived in Virginia.
Polly and Andrew's daughter Mary Ann married my gg grandfather William Ladd DURKEE in Rockbridge, VA. Then, at some point, they moved to Texas. Both William and Mary Ann died and were buried in Texas. Their daughter, Luna Hester DURKEE, married my great grandfather Kelcy Holloway POWER. Their son, my grandfather George William POWER, married my grandmother Rhoda COOK. And then came my father, Jack Harold POWER, the youngest of 13, who died in 1999. All in Texas.
The earliest names I have for the GRIGSBY's are Charles GRIGSBY and his wife Sarah WILKERSON. Just names, not a lot else. If you have additional information on the GRIGSBY or ETCHISON families, I'll be happy to share what I know (or think I know).--Banjozmom 19:18, 24 September 2007 (EDT)