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Image licenses [2 March 2009]
Hi, I am an admin for WeRelate. I usually take care of image licensing. This is what I usually do for family photos: the fair use rules basically say that you may use an image if the it is not for commercial use (WeRelate is an education website) and a lower resolution copy is used. Most scanner produce an image that is too large to be uploaded. If you reduced the pixels (size) of the image, you have reduced the resolution (it now has fewer pixels). The image cannot be re-enlarged to its orignal size without losing clarity. So, if you reduced the image, it is fair use. If you did not reduce the image, you need to have permission of the photographer or it needs to have been published before 1923. There are a lot more "what ifs" and little exceptions but, if you just keep to reduce or before 1923 you'll be fine.--sq 22:32, 2 March 2009 (EST)
Tarrant_2009-07-20.ged Ready for Review [20 July 2009]
Welcome to WeRelate! 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.
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Problem importing your gedcom [23 July 2009]
I noticed that the system had a problem importing your GEDCOM. Sorry for the inconvenience. I'll look at it first thing in the morning.--Dallan 00:58, 21 July 2009 (EDT)
Sure hope you can resolve any issues. The review process is really thorough, but takes a long time so I hope I don't have to do it again. I am currently working on the "warnings" to fix my tree on Family Tree Maker, which is the software on my laptop that I use. I also update my tree on ancestry.com and would like to "fix" the issues on werelate wiki pages. IF I can get use to werelate I would like to drop ancestry.com due to the expense though their searches/documents are great the search results are a little overwhelming.
Peggy--Peggytrobinson 11:49, 21 July 2009 (EDT)
As you can see by the following message, it took longer than I thought but I fixed the problem. Let me know if you have any other issues.--Dallan 12:35, 23 July 2009 (EDT)
Tarrant_2009-07-20.ged Imported Successfully [21 July 2009]
The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
Wooley Cousins? [24 July 2009]
Hi Peggy, I see that you updated one of my Woolley pages (Stites Wooley descendants). Is this your family? IF so, I'd love to "chat". I have not yet found a Wooley descendant. Sheri email@example.com--Sheri 16:57, 22 July 2009 (EDT)
The Woolley line stems from my grandmother's first marriage. If you look at Floyd Warren Woolley, you will find him married to Adelaide Kennedy Beck. They had 4 children. I don't have the exact date of their divorce but it was when my mother was young. The last time she saw him was when she was 5 or 6. She does remember going to Niagra Falls with him once.
Wooley Palmer [27 July 2009]
Hi Peggy, Why do Floyd Wooley's children have the surname of Palmer? Sheri--Sheri 17:48, 22 July 2009 (EDT)
After Adelaide Kennedy Beck and Floyd Warren Woolley divorced, he disappeared from their lives. I never knew this grandfather. My mom has always said that one morning she woke up and when she left for school her mother said, your name if Margy Palmer from now on. It was after the 1930 census where you will find Adelaid and the children living in Washington, DC. Adelaide Kennedy Beck married Raymond Abbott Palmer in 1932 and though my sister and brothers and I always called him "Uncle Ray", we did not call him "Grandpa", Mom and her sister and brothers did call him "Daddy". Though I have never looked for formal adoption papers and my mother says she is not aware of an adoption taking place, she has always used the "Palmer" name as has her brothers and sister and there are no records anywhere for Margy Woolley except maybe for 1st and 2nd grade and her birth certificate.
For the above reasons, I have not done much researh on the Woolley side, except when things "pop up" here and there.
Hi Peggy, That's too bad. I guess we all have some unfortunate ancestors in our families.--Sheri 16:40, 26 July 2009 (EDT)
I don't look at them as unfortunate relatives rather interesting characters that help make up our history. Though I have not yet run into a bank robber or other "criminal-type" and, of course, hope that I don't, as we all what stellar lines that connect us to the Queen of Scotland, etc. people of all types exist, as witness the recent incident in Massachusetts and the invite to the White House for a beer and family is family. I just chose not to follow the Woolley line in detail. Therefore, I really appreciate your work as it gives me a place to go when I do get questions about Mom's biological family. So we are cousins or something, right - I have not looked into that yet.
Regards, Peggy--Peggytrobinson 11:02, 27 July 2009 (EDT)
Hi Peggy, Yes we are cousins -- probably about fifth cousins. I wrote a book on the Conklin family which is why I have some Wooley info. Stites Wooley's mother was Keziah Conkling. If you would be willing to send me the names and details on your mom's sisters and brothers (not to be published of course) I'd really appreciate it. Sherieliza@yahoo.com--Sheri 16:49, 27 July 2009 (EDT)
Aurelia Wooley [24 July 2009]
Hi Peggy, I see that you added an Aurelia Woolley to Stites Woolley's family. I wonder if tha may have been a misspelling of Amelia? Sheri--Sheri 18:25, 22 July 2009 (EDT)
Aurelia Woolley Ross, age 60, living in East Portland Oregon, is listed on the petition of Frederick R Woolley filed in Seward, Nebraska, 31 Mar 1902. This petition is in regards to Mary Ann Woolley's estate. As you know, handwriting is not always clear so it could be "Amelia" but I don't think so.
By the way, I am not sure if I should be doing "edit" or "add comment". Are you getting these replies or should I go to your page and "leave a message for....."
How leave messages
Hi, volunteer admin here. When you type in the text box and save, it is saved on that page. If Sheri is watching your talk page, she will get an email telling her you responded. If she doesn't respond, you can leave a message for her at User:Grandma's Garden and click on leave message. Remember to save the page.
If you edit topic, (to the right of the first line of the message) you can change wording, correct spelling, add new info to messages already saved. If you click on add comment, (to the right of the first line of the message) it puts a blue line inbetween your response and the last comment. If you click on add topic at the top of the page, you can start a new conversation, like adding a thread to a message board. --sq 13:34, 24 July 2009 (EDT)
Woolleys [26 July 2009]
Hi Peggy. The way you edited the pages is just fine/. I will take care of Amelia/Aurelia. I'd love hearing about your part of the family via email. How did you find out about the Woolley's (other than the obvious censuses, etc.)? It really exciting to find a real Wooley descendant.--Sheri 18:23, 25 July 2009 (EDT)
In 1989 I wrote to Seward, NE for Floyd Warren Woolley's birth certificate. The Deputy Clerk/Registrar at that time, sent me a whole package of documents: Fredrick R Woolley will; petition to probate the will filed by Ora Fink; handwritten last will and testament of Ethel C Woolley; petition to probate her will filed by Victor Woolley; petition for Letters of Testamentary of will of Stites Woolley; Mary Ann's handwritten will; petition by Frederic R Woolley to probabte her will.
I was very surprised to get so many documents as up until that time most of my written requests were tersely replied to, or ignored or redirected.
Van Kirk Family of Beaver Co., PA [15 January 2010]
My name is Jarrod Van Kirk, and I am part of the Van Kirk family from Beaver Co., PA. I saw your posting on Iza Pearl Van Kirk, and think she may belong in my branch of the Van Kirk family.
My GGG Uncle, George Washington Van Kirk married Agnes Ewing in Beaver Co., PA. Lena Van Kirk, their daughter, married Jackson Small. Lena had a sister named Martha. Who Martha married is unknown at this time. To further complicate this, Another sister Eliza Jane "Lide" Van Kirk had a child (son) out of Wedlock with an unknown man and then married A William Henry Powell. My tree is up on rootsweb, and you had probably ought to take a look to see if your Iza may be the daughter of Martha. I think Martha Van Kirk may have told Iza about Martha's sister who married a William Henry Powell and maybe the story got confused? The names just all seem to fit.
The link to my tree is above. Please fell free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Jarrod--Jvankirk 21:31, 13 January 2010 (EST)
I am very excited about your posting. I have looked for years for the Van Kirk/Powell connections and have rarely found anything that is even remotely concrete. And my great grandmother, Iza, being so secretive did not help. My grandmother, Miriam looked for many years for her official birth record and could never find anything. So the "redbook diary" is all that we have to go by. I was glad to find the SS-5 applications but again the leads seemed to be deadends. Your hypothesis also leads to some questions and I need to study it and put the names together more carefully. I will be contacting you at your regular email and will be most grateful for any ideas you have, especially if you have any documentation - newspapers, etc.
So we are possible cousins somewhere along the line legitimate or otherwise. Regards, Peggy--Peggytrobinson 15:06, 15 January 2010 (EST)
AA [26 January 2010]
--Marr794 10:54, 26 January 2010 (EST)
Sorry, my computer is jumpy today. I was going to say that I don't edit my pages -- don't have time. The administrators of werelate are doing it for me rather than just dumping my data off the site. If you would like to discuss my reasearch, email me at email@example.com
WeRelate Featured Page - Week of April 11, 2011 [12 April 2011]
Hi Peggy, just wanted to let you know that your person page, Andrew Kennedy has been selected as this week's WeRelate Featured Page! Great work, keep up the good work and best regards:)
mage:Mary Annelle Landrum.jpg [23 September 2011]
Hello, I am a volunteer admin and it's my job to help people learn the system. You asked for help licensing your images. I can't license your images but I can give your guidance. There are numerous licensing options, but most images fall into one of these categories:
Hope this helps. Please be aware that images left in the "Help needed" category for longer than two weeks will be deleted. If you have any more question please leave me a message. :)--sq 14:26, 23 September 2011 (EDT)
Rinker families [9 February 2012]
I was wondering if you would be willing to share with me some information on the people you may have in your Rinker Family. Regards Fraq10--Fraq10 12:30, 9 February 2012 (EST)
I will gladly share what I have on the Rinkers. Most of it is on these werelate pages. Is there something specific you for which you are looking? I also have a tree on ancestry.com that is more up-to-date as I have not worked on the werelate pages in awhile. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.--Peggytrobinson 13:39, 9 February 2012 (EST)
Living people [8 July 2012]
I noticed that you have created pages for people who are likely still living (for example: this family). WeRelate's policy does not allow the creation of pages for living people due to privacy concerns. Please delete your Person and Family pages for living people by clicking on More>Delete from the menu on the left of each page. You can use templates such as Template:Pedigree3 to connect family lines using a chart on your User page. --Jennifer (JBS66) 19:09, 8 July 2012 (EDT)