Welcome [12 September 2007]
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. To get started:
If you need any help, I will be glad to answer your questions. Just click on my signature link below and then click on the “Leave a message” link under my name in the upper left corner of my profile page. Thanks for participating and see you around! --Ronni 00:25, 19 August 2007 (EDT)
Randy -- Several years ago you provided a bunch of information to me or my daughter (my records aren't that specific) -- it's great to see you here! My interest is in the branch of the family that intermarried with the Meads, specifically Lydia. (She's a sister of my GGG grandmother.) --Hh219 12:49, 12 September 2007 (EDT)
seaverged.GED Imported Successfully [18 August 2007]
The pages from your GEDCOM, "seaverged.GED" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 19:08, 18 August 2007 (EDT)
Hi Randy [22 August 2007]
You're the first person I know who's online here so I'm thrilled to be trying out the messaging with someone other than staff (who are very helpful by the way). I hope we can get more of the "group" in here and really put this platform to work! --Denise--Moultriecreek 05:54, 22 August 2007 (EDT)
Phillip Seaver in St. Augustine [3 September 2007]
I was researching an article on WeRelate's source area and did a search on St. Augustine. Lo and behold a Seaver ancestor popped up in the results! I thought it might be fun to take a picture of the Seaver house and send it to you but when I looked the address up in Yahoo Maps I found that it doesn't exist anymore. Going back to the census records to see what other streets were in Phillip's neighborhood, it looks like they lived in "North City" between what is now US 1 and San Marco Avenue. Bernard and St. Sebastian (now just Sebastian) are near the Mission of Nombre de Dios - the site of the original settlement of St. Augustine. There's a street named Old Mission Avenue which could be St. Louis renamed or St. Louis could be a cross street that doesn't show up on the map. I'll try running up there this afternoon and check it out.
I recognize a lot of the names of families in Phillip's neighborhood. Many are the parents and grandparents of people I grew up with. This area would have been considered a good middle-class neighborhood at that time. These days those homes cost a small fortune. The Stephens family who lived next door are very "respectable members of the community".
Unfortunately the library is closed for the holiday or I'd take a look at the city directories to see if they have anything useful. I'll try getting down there next weekend.--Moultriecreek 10:55, 3 September 2007 (EDT)
Linked in to your Slafter/Hovey ancestors [3 October 2007]
Hi there, just wanted to let you know that in pursuing my research of Slater/Slafter family in colonial New England, I came across your pages for John Slafter and Elizabeth Hovey. I have added some information on those, and your tree now connects to my work on SLAFTER, as well as another person's work on the HOVEY family, which goes way back to England and some interesting stuff there. As Christiana Slafter married a Seaver, I'm guessing these may all be direct ancestors of yours. Anyway, it's fun to see this website living up to its promise of researchers expanding into each other's trees! ---TomChatt 02:43, 3 October 2007 (EDT)
Polly Stewart [4 September 2008]
Hi I wonder if we may be cousins by marriages I have a Polly Stewart that was married to Truman Stewart son of David Stewrat of Hadley Luzerne NY I am wondsering if the widowed Polly might be the same one you have listed in Day NY the towns connect. I akm very new at this I hav posted my Alexander and Elizabeth Stewart of Hadley to this site son David a surveyor (spelling)had son Truman married Polly had children Morton Mary and Scott. Valeria--Stewart 14:03, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
Next step: Review your GEDCOM [5 May 2010]
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rjs-richmond2.ged Imported Successfully [8 May 2010]
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Please pay more attention when you load your data [8 May 2010]
You just created duplicate pages for children of Family:Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu (1) that already existed, duplicate parents for Person:Hester Mahieu (1) (and less well specified parents) that already existed, and created a duplicate child for Family:Joseph Holley and Rose Allen (1) that already existed. Just because a page has different data than you do, doesn't mean your page isn't the same person, especially when dates are only estimated with the precision of "Abt.". It means that you and the existing page disagree, which is usually because one of the disagreeing parties hasn't had a chance to see the definitive sources for that subject yet. Given that all these pages are very old families from which many people descend, and that several people have contributed to the existing page, it is usually prudent to leave it as is, and if, after thoughtful review, your sources still convince you that the page is wrong, to start a discussion, or manually edit it (in which case you would cite your source so others may be made aware of it). --Jrich 13:26, 8 May 2010 (EDT)
Elizabeth Bygrave and James Sever [15 July 2010]
Thanks for the information on Doc and Bess. Their children have died but they have two living grandchildren.
Liz--Elizby 16:13, 15 July 2010 (EDT)
Graveyard in Roxbury, MA [16 October 2011]
HI, my name is Ben Wade. Several of my ancestors are buried in the graveyard in Roxbury. I have not gone down there, but I live nearby. If you want, I could take pictures of the graves. Let me know.
My address is bestbenwade at gmail dot com Sorry, but you'll have to put that together. ;-)--Ben 21:52, 15 October 2011 (EDT)