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.
Connect with other genealogists
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.
Great things you can do at WeRelate
Please see the Great things you can do at WeRelate article.
Telling others about our project
Please tell others to come here! The more people we have using this project the better. Just tell them to come to WeRelate.org, have a look around the site, and then join up.
Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --Ronni 22:07, 3 July 2007 (MDT)
williamdouglass.ged Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "williamdouglass.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 09:07, 5 July 2007 (MDT)
Hi Rebecca [17 November 2008]
Please contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org. David and I have just connected with the Heller family. -- email@example.com Thanks--Frankpepper 13:33, 17 November 2008 (EST)
You still around? [30 November 2008]
I've been merging and cleaning up a lot of Wheeler pages, including pages you're marked to watch. While I have some Wheelers in my database, I'm not nearly as informed about the surname as others. (Although I've recently learned more than I ever thought I'd want to know...). I'd appreciate it if you'd look over what I've done, including the initial drafting of Wheeler_in_Massachusetts and Wheeler_in_Connecticut pages. I'm certain I've made some errors but I've been so in the weeds of the Wheelers, that I'm not sure I can see properly anymore. I'd appreciate your help and guidance. Thanks. jillaine 18:14, 30 November 2008 (EST)
John Cornwall/Cornwell [18 January 2009]
Hello! I just merged my John Cornwell with your John Cornwall. I want to know if you have any additional sources for John Cornwall. I also noticed that your version had the "Sgt" title, and was particularly interested in where that comes from.--JoshHansen 02:26, 18 January 2009 (EST)
Merger Question [24 January 2009]
Can you help with merging your pages? [15 October 2009]
I am a volunteer administrator here at WeRelate. As you know, we have a goal to merge all duplicate pages by the end of the year. There are a large number of pages in your tree that duplicate pages in others' trees. You can contribute to this effort by de-duping your own duplicates. To merge your own duplicates, log in, then select "Show Duplicates" from the "My Relate" drop-down menu. We need you (or someone interested in your tree) to review this list or we will need to remove your tree in order to expedite the review process. If you plan to review this list or have any questions, please reply by October 19th.--Dallan 15:38, 15 October 2009 (EDT)
David C. Heller [27 May 2010]
Please contact me by email regarding David C. Heller. I also would like to know who you are. I am the wife of one of his son's Duane D. Heller Sr. Thank you firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Heller, Cape Coral Florida--Vheller 15:44, 27 May 2010 (EDT)
Edward Parker (Edward John - John Edward) [24 November 2011]
Rebecca, I am "trying" to identify the correct birth date of Edward Parker who married to Elizabeth Wood Potter around 1646.--Djparker 20:47, 23 November 2011 (EST)