User talk:Vwsheldon

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Welcome

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.


Video Tour

We strongly recommend that you spend a few minutes taking our video tour. 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.


Create Webpages

The next thing to do is launch Family Tree Explorer, 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 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 abbreviate. 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.


Thanks for participating in your virtual community.--Kquass 19:13, 8 April 2007 (MDT)


Calvary Cemetery, Seattle [28 December 2010]

Hi! I'm a volunteer administrator here at WeRelate. Did you mean to make Category:Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States a place page? If so, I can mark the "Category" page you make for deletion and move all of the text over to a Place page. (Or you can do that yourself, of course.) Thanks. -- Amy (Ajcrow) 19:11, 28 December 2010 (EST)


Amy, I really don't know what I want to do. I am editing my WeRelate stuff for the first time, and I am having a devil of a time figuring it out. I added the cemetery in an individual's page, and I was trying to add info about the cemetery. Vicky--Vwsheldon 19:18, 28 December 2010 (EST)


The easiest way to add a place page (for a cemetery, city, township, etc.) is to type it in one of the Place fields on the person page. As you're typing, the pages that match what you're typing will appear. If nothing matches, the place will show up as red on the Person page after you save the page. Click on that red link and you'll be prompted to create that page. (Just make sure that you entered the name of the place as it should be on the Place page -- for example, Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States). -- Amy (Ajcrow) 19:22, 28 December 2010 (EST)


Image:Calvary Catholic Cemetery-Seattle.jpg [28 December 2010]

Hello, I am a volunteer admin and it's my job to help people learn the system. You asked for help licensing your images. I can't license your images but I can give your guidance. There are numerous licensing options, but most images fall into one of these categories:

  • Original published in US before 1923
  • Low resolution copy of an historical photograph. (When you reduce the image before upload, the resolution is reduced.)
  • Snippet of historical document
  • Work of US government--Public domain
  • If you took the picture, select the CC-BY-SA
  • If you know the photographer, get written permission.

Hope this helps. Please be aware that images left in the "Help needed" category for longer than two weeks will be deleted. If you have any more question please leave me a message. :)--sq 19:49, 28 December 2010 (EST)


Image Licensing [17 January 2011]

Hello, I am a volunteer admin and it's my job to help people learn the system. You asked for help licensing your images. I can't license your images but I can give your guidance. There are numerous licensing options, but most images fall into one of these categories:

  • Original published in US before 1923
  • Low resolution copy of an historical photograph. (When you reduce the image before upload, the resolution is reduced.)
  • Snippet of historical document
  • Work of US government--Public domain
  • If you took the picture, select the CC-BY-SA
  • If you know the photographer, get written permission.

Hope this helps. Please be aware that images left in the "Help needed" category for longer than two weeks will be deleted. If you have any more question please leave me a message. :)--sq 14:37, 17 January 2011 (EST)


Image:Calvary Catholic Cemetery-Seattle.jpg [23 September 2011]

Hello, I am a volunteer admin and it's my job to help people learn the system. You asked for help licensing your images. I can't license your images but I can give your guidance. There are numerous licensing options, but most images fall into one of these categories:

  • Original published in US before 1923
  • Low resolution copy of an historical photograph. (When you reduce the image before upload, the resolution is reduced.)
  • Snippet of historical document
  • Work of US government--Public domain
  • If you took the picture, select the CC-BY-SA
  • If you know the photographer, get written permission.

Hope this helps. Please be aware that images left in the "Help needed" category for longer than two weeks will be deleted. If you have any more question please leave me a message. :)--sq 13:12, 23 September 2011 (EDT)


Brusselback [18 March 2012]

Hello,

  I noticed you are watching many of the Brusselback family members.  I was wondering if you might be related somehow?  I just found this website and have been making a few updates as I enter my lineage.  Maybe we could help each other.

Thanks,

Nate Brusselback--Nbrusselback 02:31, 18 March 2012 (EDT)

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