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 22:50, 31 March 2007 (MDT)
Shared research pages
Just FYI, if you title all your shared research pages with one surname and one place (without abbreviation), they will be indexed into categories properly. It will be easier for your cousins to find your pages. For instance, if you create a page for Smith in Kentucky, it will be indexed in the Smith category, the Kentucky category and the Smith in Kentucky category. The next time someone creates a page for Smith in Kentucky they will come to your page instead of creating a second page for "Smith in Kentucky". It's all about making it easier networking with other genealogists. It is best to use larger jurisdictions such as states or countries instead of towns because our ancestors moved around and generally had connections in the surrounding areas. The information you are looking for may well be in a nearby town. If you want to be more specific, autocomplete will give you a list of towns, counties, districts, etc., if you type in the name, add a comma, then wait a moment. You can then select the standardized jurisdictional name.
When abbreviations are used, the system thinks that the abbreviation is a different place. So, it won't put "Kentucky" articles in the same category with "KY". If you title your page with an abbreviation, for example "Smith in KY", and your cousin titles a page with "Smith in Kentucky", your articles will not be in the same category. Thus, it is less likely that you will connect with that cousin. The same is true if you title your page with multiple locations. For instance, if you title your page with "KY, OH and MT", it will be placed in the "KY, OH, and MT" category. A cousin searching for "Smith in Kentucky" won't see your page in the right category index.
Likewise, if you title your page with multiple spellings, such as Smith, Smythe or Smothe or with added letters such as Smither/s or Smyth(er)(s), your page will not be put in the categories for each spelling; instead, a new category will be created for your particular list. Your cousins may not have the same list and probably won't enter that exact list in their search, making it more difficult for you to connect.
Click on a surname category link at the bottom of any person page to see the category index list. :-D--Kittydoc 08:45, 5 April 2007 (MDT)
Under Construction [16 June 2008]
This site is presently under construction but will become the public site of my "Buchanan of Essex, Ontario, Canada" genealogical project. In the interim, one may view my original public site at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rabuchanan/ --Raganosis 18:17, 16 June 2008 (EDT)
BU2008-06-16 WR.ged Imported Successfully [16 June 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.
Robert Gustin [23 September 2009]
Descendants of Sophia Elliott Keeler
1 Sophia Elliott Keeler b: 10 Dec 1857 in London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, CANADA d: 25 Dec 1918 in Essex, Ontario, Canada .. +Robert Gustin b: 05 Jun 1847 in Kingsville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada d: 08 Dec 1928 in Essex, Ontario, Canada m: 19 Aug 1882 in St Clair Co., MI Father: John Gustin Mother: Alice Stewart 2 Frederick 'Freddie' Gustin b: 13 Feb 1883 in London, Ontario, CANADA d: 1947 in Orlando, FL ... +Mary J. Hank b: 26 Jan 1861 in MISSING PLACE m: 18 May 1915 in Marion Co., IN 2 Sadie Lavinia Gustin b: 02 Sep 1886 in Ontario, Canada ... +Charles McVoy b: Unknown in ? M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE m: Unknown in ?M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE 2 Ernest Arthur 'Ernie' Gustin b: 10 Apr 1888 in Colchester South, Ontario, Canada 2 Maude Mae Gustin b: 12 May 1890 in London, Ontario, CANADA ... +Everett Orton b: Unknown in ? M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE m: Unknown in ?M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE 2 Allen Ikemand Gustin b: 14 Apr 1892 in Ontario, Canada 2 Robert Burns 'Bob' Gustin b: 15 Nov 1894 in MISSING PLACE d: 27 Feb 1963 in London, Ontario, Canada Burial: Springbank, Ontario, Canada ... +Bessie Olive Grant b: 15 May 1905 in MISSING PLACE d: 27 Dec 1947 in London, Ontario, Canada m: Unknown in ?M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE Burial: Springbank, Ontario, Canada Father: John Alexander Grant Mother: Mary Caroline Kulp 2 Almina Elsie 'Mina' Gustin b: 29 Dec 1895 in Ontario, Canada d: Aug 1979 in London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, CANADA Burial: Aug 1979 Spouth Gpsford Twp., Ruthven, Ontario, CANADA ... +Charles Tapping b: Abt. 1895 in Wales, UK d: Jun 1961 in London, Ontario, Canada m: Abt. 1915 in MISSING PLACE 2  Edith Gertrude Gustin b: 13 May 1899 in Mersea Twp, Essex Co, Ontario, Canada d: Unknown in ? M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE ... +Judson Wright b: 12 Jan 1899 in Colchester S. Twp, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada d: Unknown in ? M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE m: 29 Mar 1918 in Ruthven, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada *2nd Husband of  Edith Gertrude Gustin: ... +Unknown Wordsworth b: Unknown in ? M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE m: Unknown in ?M, D, Y - MISSING PLACE--Thoot 13:30, 23 September 2009 (EDT)
William Leslie [16 May 2010]
Hi, I just upload my research on the Leslie Family (from Port Mouton, Queens, NS) and notice you have a William Leslie who married a Mitchell. Do you have any further information that might connect him to the Leslie's I have uploaded?
Regards, Linda Hart--Kittyeben 10:32, 16 May 2010 (EDT)
Rolphe Webb Hendershot & Jean Mcmaster Macintyre [25 May 2010]
These were my Grandparents. Jean daughter of Solomon Macintyre of Ekfrid Ontario and Isabel Hogarth of Hespeler Ontario was Born 1902 Grand Rapids, Michigan. Have more info on extended family.--Ballywing 01:21, 25 May 2010 (EDT)
HAGEMAN family [19 July 2010]
If you belong to Genealogy Wise I have posted a file of 6 generations on the HAGEMAN family on the Long Island group in the discussion forum. You do have to register with Genealogy Wise but there is no fee. http://www.genealogywise.com/group/longislandgenealogy/forum/topics/hagaman-hageman-hegeman-etc
There is also a web page devoted to the HAGAMAN (& various spellings), again free but you do have to register to add comments. http://www.hagaman.net/
I collect all HAGAMAN/etc. data (male lines) on the Dutch family that settled in New York, thanks, Jim.--Jim LaLone 10:42, 19 July 2010 (EDT)
Great Grandson of Henry Cassidy [24 October 2010]
I have just found this site and have started researching my family background. I have desended from Mr. Henry Cassidy (my great grandfather), father to George Kimball Cassidy and Lena McEldowney, and son to Robert William Cassidy.
I see that you have added Henry Cassidy to your watchlist. May I ask that you contact me as I am trying my best to gather information on my past family.
Thanking you in advance.
Kimball George Cassidy--Kimball G Cassidy 07:45, 24 October 2010 (EDT)
Nellie Dickinson 1871-1946 [16 January 2011]
Hi I noticed that you had a watch on this page. This Nellie Dickinson was my great grandmother. I noticed that you had the name Chapman in your surname list, so I am wondering if you know more on the Chapman line than I am finding currently listed.
Thanks, Joan--Qtzlady 19:06, 15 January 2011 (EST)
Rev Adam Snyder. [6 November 2011]
I am the Great Grand daughter of Rev Adam Snyder and Jessie Wright. My Grandfather was Reidie Garfield Snyder, he had 2 sisters, Lillian and Mildred.. I am trying to find out more about Rev A Snyder.--Tessa Rochfort 01:11, 6 November 2011 (EDT)
Ring, etc. [2 September 2012]
Ron, Just saw your Ring information on werelate. Naturally, I wondered who put it there. Nice to see you are still active in this family stuff. Good Hunting!! Gil Leach in the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY.--Gildcgs 16:19, 2 September 2012 (EDT)
Duncan MacColl [aka McCall] and his wife Catherine Wigle [29 June 2013]
Hi! I have been working on Find-a-Grave memorials for persons with monuments at the Ford Cemetery in Elgin County, Ontario .
While looking for additional information on Duncan MacColl and his wife Catherine Wigle, listed on the MacColl family memorial as having connections in Gosfield, I found the WeRelate pages for Person:Duncan McCall (2) & Person:Catherine Wigle (6), which you are watching.
Although Duncan  & Catherine might not be actually buried at Ford Cemetery, the text on the memorial for the extended family will be of interest to you. With just the single source (the cemetery transcript), I didn't feel confident about making changes at WeRelate.
If you would like to provide additional information, corrections or links for the Find-a-Grave memorials, I will gladly incorporate the data. I'll also try to answer any questions - I grew up in Aldborough Township, but am not related to any of the people in the Ford memorials or their descendants.
--Bgwiehle 11:26, 29 June 2013 (EDT)
lance Corporal Max Munger Wright [16 November 2013]
I'm doing some research into geographical features in northern Canada named in honour of Canadian fatal war casualties. L/Cpl Wright has a Lake in NWT named in his honour I'm attempting to obtain a picture of each of the fallen If you have a picture of this brave infantryman or know where I might look it would be greatly appreciated. Also I have prpared a biographical sketch if you are interested.
We shall remember them \ Blair Neatby Yellowknife,NT--Bneatby 19:54, 16 November 2013 (UTC)