User talk:Samwilson


HALL_FAMILY.GED Imported Successfully [26 February 2009]

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Contact [28 August 2009]

I notice that there has been some activity on WeRelate regarding the Egerton-Warburton family, and in discussions with Beth(administrator on WeRelate) it seems that you may have been making some contributions. My name is Richard Allberry, and am related to the Egerton-Warburtons through My mother's sister, Celia Egerton-Warburton (nee Robinson), who was married to John E-W. I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Whereabouts in the world are you? Do you have any further info about the E-W's, Robinsons, or Allberrys--Allberry 19:28, 26 August 2009 (EDT)

Hmm, yes, it seems that I am distantly related to Georgina Egerton-Warburton, who married Leslie Peel Hall, who was the (only?) son of Henry Hastings Hall (and Dorothy (Dora) Ann Hall née Peel), who was a brother of my great-great-grandfather William Shakespeare Hall. That information I have from my grandmother, H. Margaret Hall, who was a historian of Western Australian history; the sources I do not have to hand. I know nothing, I'm afraid, of Georgina's provenance.
I must have, at some point, uploaded some information to WeRelate; I don't use the site regularly. Are you adding information here? Can we link our ancestors? I never know where's worth putting time into, with these genealogy sites — they're all so separate, and I can't be bothered adding data to them all; wouldn't it be nice if there was a genealogy site with Wikipedia's prominence?!
Anyway, hope I can be of some help!
Samwilson 05:50, 27 August 2009 (EDT)

Hi Sam, Thanks for your response, and I agree with you about the plethora of genealogy websites today - they all seem to have their good points - and bad.

I, too, am related to the Egerton-Warburtons, but am not actively following their history. Rather I prefer to follow my own, as do you, no doubt.

I believe it would be possible to link our two trees through WeRelate, if we tell them about it, I suppose. Do you want to pursue this? You could have a look at my tree on WeRelate if you like, as I did at yours. Let me know how you feel. I can also give you some details of the family of Verna and Philip Egerton Warburton, if you want.

BTW, I lived for a long time in my formative years in WA, and still have a fondness for the place.

Regards, Ric.--Allberry 22:38, 27 August 2009 (EDT)

Person/Family page titles [25 February 2012]

Hello Samwilson, I noticed that you have pages where the wife's name matches her husband's such as Family:John Ley and Azelia Ley (1). I just wanted to make you aware that WeRelate's titling convention is to title pages with the wife's maiden name, not her married name. If the maiden name is not known, you can use the word Unknown instead.

You can rename these pages by clicking on the Rename link on the left. Note that both the Person and Family pages would need to be renamed. Let me know if you have any questions, thank you, --Jennifer (JBS66) 09:08, 25 February 2012 (EST)

Ah yes, I forgot! Thank you for picking that up. I've fixed both pages now. Sam Wilson 09:18, 25 February 2012 (EST)

George Hartup and Phillis Baker [27 February 2012]

Hi SamWilson I'm descended from GH & PB, I have images of their marriage register, the passenger list of the Winefred and newspaper reports of poor George's death, if you are interested.

Cheers Beth--macbeth 18:06, 26 February 2012 (EST)

Hi Beth! Thanks for the info. Would you be able to upload these documents to WeRelate? That'd be great! By the way, I'm not actually related to the Hartups; I'm just interested in Fremantle history, and Person:Alice Hartup (1) died in Freo. :-) But I'm happy to help in what ever way I can! Sam Wilson 19:56, 26 February 2012 (EST)

No Probs, Sam, will. FYI Alice was my GGrandmother.--macbeth 20:48, 26 February 2012 (EST)

/* Templates for transcribing standardized source documents? */ [27 February 2012]

I replied to you on this at some length on the watercooler. Some of what I said might actually be useful - you'll have to decide!

BTW, while not without ills, I think this IS the best of the genealogical wikis out there. If for no other reasons than you can upload by GEDCOM and export your work if you get ticked off and really feel like you have to leave! It also uses EXACTLY the same licensing rules as WP, ensuring some reasonable compatibility in terms of sharing pages, and it's associated with a real non-profit (a public library) so there probably isn't a way it could be seized and turned into someone's personal empire.

Anyway, I like your idea - hope I've added some useful thoughts.

--jrm03063 13:37, 27 February 2012 (EST)

MyPlace [29 February 2012]

There really isn't a notion of a MyPlace. We have something almost as good however. You can create a light-weight place by using a google map template in the description field of a fact. When that's present, the lat/long of the google map takes precedence over the lat/long of the political place name. For examples, check out my Grandfather. It's a particularly handy item for getting a refined location in a large cemetery. --jrm03063 09:24, 28 February 2012 (EST)

Hi Samwilson and JRM, we also have the ability to embed Google Maps on pages, see Help:FAQ#Can I embed a Google Map on a page.3F --Jennifer (JBS66) 10:47, 28 February 2012 (EST)
I guess I was looking for some way to list all people in a street, or a school, or somesuch. Categories work for that (e.g. 'Category:Attended x school' for a person page). Or is that contrary to how things are done here?
Oh, and it'd be great if we could use OpenStreetMap maps too! :-) Then we can update maps where they don't have the features we want! — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 19:53, 28 February 2012 (EST)

GEDCOM Export Ready [25 March 2013]

The GEDCOM for tree maternal is ready to download. Click here.

GEDCOM Export Ready [28 July 2013]

The GEDCOM for tree maternal is ready to download. Click here.

Printable WeRelate [31 August 2013]

Hi Sam,

I have looked at this and I like the idea and the sample output but I don't really understand how to make it work. Can you please give me a slow run down of what to do? Thank you.--JeffreyRLehrer 19:59, 22 August 2013 (EDT)

Sure! Basically, it's not very user-friendly at the moment. I recommend using the master-old branch for the time being, as it actually works. It's not got as nice formatting, or the caching features, of more recent developments. If you wait a couple of weeks, I'm planning on having a publicly-usable setup at I just need to sort out how best to edit the list of ancestors and descendents (i.e. who gets included in the tree).

Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 22:36, 22 August 2013 (EDT)

Thanks, I look forward to the release--JeffreyRLehrer 02:49, 23 August 2013 (EDT)

Okay, there's a working prototype of the 'book' output here:

Or this one I set up with your Person:Madeleine Carabin (1) here:

Checkout the source of those pages to see how it's set up. At the moment the resynchronisation is done manually, so you wont see anything updated there till I run it again. :-)

Would love to know what you think! :-) I'm working on the tree-graph next, and fixing up the many missing bits in the books.

Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 01:01, 31 August 2013 (EDT)

GEDCOM Export Ready [12 January 2014]

The GEDCOM for tree maternal is ready to download. Click here.

GEDCOM Export Ready [5 February 2014]

The GEDCOM for tree maternal is ready to download. Click here.