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 06:20, 4 June 2007 (MDT)
dl20070604054850royfamily.zip does not appear to be a GEDCOM
We were not able to import your file, "dl20070604054850royfamily.zip", because it does not appear to be a GEDCOM file.
-WeRelate agent 23:15, 4 June 2007 (MDT)
Error importing royfamily.ged
We had an error while attempting to import royfamily.ged. This is most likely our fault. We will review the error and should have your pages ready tomorrow (or Monday if tomorrow falls on a weekend). There is no need to re-import your GEDCOM file.
-WeRelate agent 00:08, 5 June 2007 (MDT)
Tip for profile
Hi, my name’s Christian and I’m a WeRelate admin. I just wanted to give you a quick tip on filling out the information on your profile. When you include names and places that you are researching, you are creating links to shared research pages, or pages that allow researchers to collaborate on the same family lines in the same places. We try to classify these pages by surname and US state or country, in order to have an easy, standard way to begin collaborating with other researchers (ex. Phillips in Texas, not Phillips in Houston, Texas, or Phillips in Texas and Kentucky). If you include just one surname and one state or country per line, it will automatically link to the relevant shared research page, if it has been created by another researcher. If not, a red link will appear on your profile. By clicking on that link, you can create the shared research page in hopes of future collaborators running across it. See Help:Shared research pages for more information. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.--Wrhelp 03:40, 6 June 2007 (MDT)
royfamily.ged Imported Successfully
The pages from your GEDCOM, "royfamily.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them byand opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.
-WeRelate agent 21:53, 6 June 2007 (MDT)