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Surname: Sparrell [14 March 2010]

Interested in everyone with surname Sparrell. See http://library.gramps-project.org/users/sparrell/index.html--Sparrell 08:57, 14 March 2010 (EDT)


Your question about merging Elizabeth Hawkins [14 March 2010]

I noticed your question on Lynn Nelson's talk page, and wasn't sure if she would get back to you soon. The rule of thumb is, if in doubt, DO NOT merge. If you are relatively new to genealogy, you might be surprised by the number of people who shared the same name at the same time in about the same place. You shuold not merge these people without significant evidence (through wills, for example) that they were the same person. Keep them separate until your own further research or someone else's confirms that they are the same person. Given the information you have mentioned, they just as likely are not.

Hope that helps, and feel free to ask me questions on my talk page, although I won't guarantee how quickly I will respond. --DataAnalyst 10:48, 14 March 2010 (EDT)


Next step: Review your GEDCOM [4 May 2010]

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--WeRelate agent 12:49, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

Problem with families [5 May 2010]

I'm importing your file as requested. But you will need to work on your families. It appears that you had many couples "broken up" by your gedcom export. The best way to tackle this is with the FTE. Bring up this tree and use the List view. To get there choose MyRelate, Trees and then click the Launch FTE link next to your Mayflower tree you just created. The left hand panel has buttons across the middle for the view you want: Ancestors, Descendants, Both, List. The List view looks like a series of lines stacked. You will have to merge the families or you can edit them to add the missing spouse.--Judy (jlanoux) 18:46, 5 May 2010 (EDT) (WeRelate volunteer)


JustMayflower.ged Imported Successfully [5 May 2010]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

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--WeRelate agent 18:47, 5 May 2010 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [12 May 2010]

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--WeRelate agent 12:38, 12 May 2010 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [12 May 2010]

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Now that you have uploaded RobStet7.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate lines and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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--WeRelate agent 13:32, 12 May 2010 (EDT)

RobStet7.ged Imported Successfully [13 May 2010]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

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--WeRelate agent 09:57, 13 May 2010 (EDT)

Image Licensing [20 May 2010]

Hi, I am a volunteer admin. I checked with findagrave at using images. Findagrave claims no copyright, but the copyright to photos on findagrave belongs to the person who uploaded it. So, you have two options, get written permission to use the photo or upload a thumbnail (reduce the image considerably) and upload under fair use as a low resolution copy. Please decide what you are going to do with the images, I usually delete unlicensed images after about two weeks. Thanks, :) --sq 23:06, 15 May 2010 (EDT)


I contacted both photographers involved and they gave permission to use--Sparrell 13:29, 20 May 2010 (EDT)


JNSDesc3.ged appears to overlap a previously-imported GEDCOM [20 May 2010]

The pages from this GEDCOM have not yet been generated because they appear to match pages from a GEDCOM you have previously imported to WeRelate.

If you have already imported a GEDCOM containing people in this GEDCOM and you want to replace that tree with this GEDCOM, you need to delete that tree first so duplicates aren't created when you import this GEDCOM. Click on Trees in the "My Relate" menu, then click on the "delete" link next to that tree. Please be aware that any pages in the tree that are being watched by others won't get deleted. Once that tree is deleted you can create a new tree and re-upload this GEDCOM into it. (We're planning to make re-uploading GEDCOM files much simpler soon.)

If you don't think you have already imported a GEDCOM containing people in this GEDCOM, or if the two GEDCOM's don't overlap that much, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org and we'll go ahead with the import.

--WeRelate agent 13:29, 20 May 2010 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [21 May 2010]

You're not done yet!

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Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate lines and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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--WeRelate agent 09:44, 21 May 2010 (EDT)

JNSDesc3.ged Imported Successfully [22 May 2010]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

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--WeRelate agent 19:46, 22 May 2010 (EDT)

GEDCOM Export Ready [24 May 2010]

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


Next step: Review your GEDCOM [7 September 2010]

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Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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--WeRelate agent 22:36, 7 September 2010 (EDT)

LilaMitchellAncestors.ged Imported Successfully [9 September 2010]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 09:23, 9 September 2010 (EDT)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [2 January 2011]

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WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded CFSparrell-2011-01-02.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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--WeRelate agent 16:45, 2 January 2011 (EST)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [3 January 2011]

You're not done yet!

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Now that you have uploaded CFSparrellAnc-2011-01-03.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

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--WeRelate agent 08:02, 3 January 2011 (EST)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [5 January 2011]

You're not done yet!

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded 2011-01-05-HS-Sparrell.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

Once you have finished your review and marked your GEDCOM Ready to import, one of our administrators will review your GEDCOM and finalize the import. This usually happens within 24 hours. You will receive a message here when the pages have been created.

--WeRelate agent 12:39, 5 January 2011 (EST)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [6 January 2011]

You're not done yet!

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded 2011-01-07-HS-Sparrell.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

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--WeRelate agent 00:06, 7 January 2011 (EST)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [7 January 2011]

You're not done yet!

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded 2011-01-07b-HS-Sparrell.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

Once you have finished your review and marked your GEDCOM Ready to import, one of our administrators will review your GEDCOM and finalize the import. This usually happens within 24 hours. You will receive a message here when the pages have been created.

--WeRelate agent 22:21, 7 January 2011 (EST)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [9 May 2011]

You're not done yet!

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded 2011-05-09-MarionFisher.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

Once you have finished your review and marked your GEDCOM Ready to import, one of our administrators will review your GEDCOM and finalize the import. This usually happens within 24 hours. You will receive a message here when the pages have been created.

--WeRelate agent 07:58, 9 May 2011 (EDT)

2011-05-09-MarionFisher.ged Imported Successfully [13 May 2011]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to dallan@WeRelate.org.

--WeRelate agent 06:56, 13 May 2011 (EDT)

Question on unknown surnames [14 May 2011]

Hello Sparrell, I noticed something odd with the page titles of your most recent gedcom upload. One example is Person:Margaret Unknown076 (1). Can you tell me if Unknown076 is actually in the surname field in your home database? I'm wondering if this is an error on WeRelate's side or if this came through from your gedcom. Thank you, --Jennifer (JBS66) 07:07, 13 May 2011 (EDT)


Oops. I should have realized that. When I don't know a given first name or last name, I give in a unique name unknownxxx where xxx is a number. That way it's easy to find where I need to do more work. I didn't think about how that would translate up to this site.--Sparrell 12:37, 13 May 2011 (EDT)

I didn't even notice this when I was reviewing your gedcom... If you could search through your contributions (by searching for the word Unknown) and rename both the Person and Family pages to remove the number that would be helpful. Our software thinks it is a valid surname and uses it in the page title. If the field were blank or just Unknown, that would import correctly. If you need any help renaming, just let me know. --Jennifer (JBS66) 12:49, 13 May 2011 (EDT)

Done--Sparrell 09:31, 14 May 2011 (EDT)


Great Migration categories [26 May 2011]

Hi,

I noticed you've one some work on Great Migration immigrants and categories. Welcome! There's lots of work to be done. Some of your changes made me realize that the structure hasn't been very clearly documented as it has evolved. We actually did write out the structure on this page, but it's really hard to find!

Town founder pages aren't there (yet - I'm going to work on that), but the idea there is that there's a template that goes on the person pages, which means it needs to be pretty small - your Scituate template just needs reformatting so it's not one vertical list. But the most useful thing about having a template is to be able to write the "founding" story once with the key dates and other sources about it, which adds useful information to each person's page and reduces (particularly inconsistent) duplication. If there's nothing on the template except a list of names, then a category can serve the same function with a lot less work :-)

If you have any questions, let me know. --Amelia 12:29, 26 May 2011 (EDT)


Sources for Joseph and Rebecca Hurlbut [29 November 2012]

I was wondering where some of the information on Joseph Hurlburt and Rebecca came from. His birth is not recorded in either the published Wethersfield Vital Records or the 1888 Hurlbut genealogy. Are you aware of another credible source for this exact date and place of birth? Also, I have not been able to find any confirmation that his wife's birth surname was Brown. She certainly was not born 1650 at Woodbury since that area was not settled by Europeans until about 1672. I have confirmed both his death and that of his wife Rebecca are recorded in Woodbury Vital Records.--jaques1724 16:06, 27 November 2012 (EST)


I do not know. I believe from my father's notes, and it did not cite a source.--Sparrell 13:41, 29 November 2012 (EST)