User talk:Murphynw



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Adding repositories [18 January 2011]

Hello Murphynw, I wanted to say that I am noticing the repositories you are adding to sources - great work! If you find source pages that are obvious duplicates - and you feel they should be merged - you are more then welcome to leave a note on my talk page, and I can merge them for you. (volunteer admin) --Jennifer (JBS66) 15:44, 18 January 2011 (EST)

Hi Jennifer, thank you for that offer. I have come across this issue. I'll make a list on your User Talk page. Thanks! Murphynw 17:31, 18 January 2011 (EST)

Goodspeed's Histories [22 January 2011]

Hi Nathan, I'm Brenda Cummings, one of the volunteer administrators at WeRelate. Jennifer asked me to take a look at some of the sources you've suggested be merged, because I spend a lot of time working with source pages at We Relate. I've begun looking at the sources you're suggesting be combined, and I'm hoping you can help me understand how the Goodspeed history(ies) work.

So the goal, as I see it anyway, for We Relate sources is to combine duplicates. When a duplicate source is actually a different edition than the original, it is acceptable to set up a new source for the alternate edition. However, it is preferred to combine reprints into one source page, with the bibliographic info reflecting the original printing (and the notes including the details on the reprints). You've done a great job setting up the consolidated page -- I make a special effort to add the links that are cross-references, such as the name indexes, and I appreciate that you've added those to the main source page.

I have a couple of questions: First, based on the TNGenWeb page, it seems there were three parts to the original: History of Tennessee, Illustrated, the county histories, and the biography(ies). Is your intent in the consolidated source page to just represent the county histories? Should there be separate (but related) source pages for the biography volume(s) and the general history volume? If so, then I would/will use the "History of Tennesee" in the Periodical/Series box, and describe the three original volumes in the text for each.

Or, are all the works (biographical, county histories, and general history) part of one multi-volume set, under the History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present, Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of title? Does each volume include all those words, or should the source title and the page title read, History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present?

-- My second question is regarding the MANY reprint editions of just portions of the original work. I am assuming based on my initial research that some titles from the original series have been reprinted in fairly "intact" fashion, while other reprints have combined different parts of the original works (i.e. combining the county history and biographies for an area). Is this so?

I think I'll stop with those questions for now, so as to not completely overwhelm you... Thanks for finding the duplicates and helping to make WeRelate better for all of us!.--Brenda (kennebec1) 00:07, 22 January 2011 (EST)

more on duplicate sources [22 January 2011]

Nathan, will you take a look at User talk:JBS66 regarding the duplicates you've suggested be merged? I've made a couple of comments to Jennifer that you may have some thoughts on... Thanks,--Brenda (kennebec1) 14:33, 22 January 2011 (EST)

Annals of Tennesee [30 January 2011]

Hi Nathan - I have merged these two pages here: Source:Ramsey, James Gettys McGready. Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century. You'll probably want to add this to your watch page? I'm deleting the page you added (tho I kept all the info), because the other source page had lots of links already, and I wanted to avoid too much redirection...--Brenda (kennebec1) 11:51, 30 January 2011 (EST)

Duplicates [18 March 2011]

Hello, I know that I left you a message about duplicate sources and mentioned that I would be able to merge what you found. However, I've since learned that this is part of a larger source related project then I first realized. Since I am involved in other projects here on WeRelate, I would like to direct you to WeRelate:Current Source Projects. This is the page that Dallan set up in the hopes that others involved in this project could watch, ask questions, and work together. If you could, it would be great if you could add a section there about duplicates you find and maybe these can be addressed with a larger audience. Thank you, --Jennifer (JBS66) 17:38, 11 March 2011 (EST)

I wanted to add one tip when you are adding page links. Instead of adding a link that uses the page's URL like this Source:Goodspeed_Histories_of_Lawrence,_Wayne,_Perry,_Hickman_and_Lewis_Counties,_Tennessee, it's preferable to add the page title like this Source:Goodspeed Histories of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman and Lewis Counties, Tennessee. It makes the link a bit easier to read and avoids the ASCII codes. --Jennifer (JBS66) 14:04, 14 March 2011 (EDT)
Thanks Jennifer. I didn't know if it would break the link if the underline spaces were deleted. I'll start doing it the way you suggest. Murphynw 17:40, 18 March 2011 (EDT)

Using the Source Place [26 March 2011]

Great joy leaving your ideas on the watercooler. Did you notice the link to the source page? David Dilts leaves his messages under that one. We should get together and explore where to look. I was confused at first, but I like the source page then I don't have to look through all of the other entries.

Thanks for being positive. Pat--Hardestypn 00:07, 26 March 2011 (EDT)

WeRelate Featured Page - Week of May 23, 2011 [24 May 2011]

Hi Nathan, just wanted to let you know that your Source Page, Acts of the State of Tennessee has been selected as this week's WeRelate "Featured Page". Thanks and keep up the good work!

Best regards,

Co-Administrator on 16:44, 24 May 2011 (EDT)

Another WeRelate Featured Page! [17 August 2011]

Hi Nathan, just wanted you to know that your Source Page: Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Books, Licenses and Bonds, has been selected as this week's WeRelate Featured Page. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Best regards,

Jim:) Volunteer Administrator on WeRelate--Delijim 08:58, 17 August 2011 (EDT)

FamilySearch Wiki links [15 November 2012]

I noticed that you have placed a number of links on Place pages to the FamilySearch wiki. This is very helpful information! We've had instances in the past where FamilySearch has changed their URL and links to the site have not worked. I wonder if it's possible to create a template for your text. Then, if the FamilySearch URL changes, the text for the place pages can be changed in one location.

For example:

*Outstanding guide to [{{{1}}} {{{2}}}] family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.

Where {{{1}}} is the final portion of the URL and {{{2}}} is the text you want to display. --Jennifer (JBS66) 12:28, 11 November 2012 (EST)

Thanks Jennifer. I created a template to use for links to NY Towns. It is called {{FS Wiki New York}} and displays here: Murphynw 15:31, 15 November 2012 (EST)