User talk:Wrhelp


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Could you please help me. I cannot seem to change the title of a family page from, for example (Richard Pennyfather and Unknown) to Richard Pennyfather and Emily Wise.

Help Name Page

Hi Christian,

At the [Help Name Page], under "How do I tell what changes have been made...?" there is an invalid link.

The Longmore link in this section, provided as an example of a name page that had been modified, is not presently valid. This particular page may not be an ideal choice now because it recently had to be rolled back. In any case, I wanted to make you aware that this link (below) is invalid.


Mary--Kittydoc 10:21, 9 May 2007 (MDT)

Thanks Mary, I appreciate your help! --Wrhelp 14:48, 9 May 2007 (MDT)

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Creating a family page between two existing persons?

I want to marry Arthur Sinclair Ward and Rose Bell McCarty. They are both in they system already. But whenever I try to marry them, the program creates a new person. How do I connect the existing Arthur Sinclair Ward with the existing Rose Bell McCarty? Thanks.

My last question

I made a mistake. Please disregard. I want to join Rose Bell McCarty with George Shelby Ward who doesn't yet exist on this system. He is the son of Arthur Sinclair Ward. I will try again and then maybe I'll still need that help. Thanks and sorry!

Rich Hollenbeck

Fixed first problem [11 August 2007]

I went back to patrolling Person pages and the problem that I reported a while ago has been corrected, i.e., when I go back to the Recent Changes page, the page that I just patrolled is no longer on my list of sites to be patrolled.

Thanks for fixing this problem. :)--Dquass 19:03, 10 August 2007 (EDT)

Thanks. I don't remember how I fixed the problem. I do not understand the code you guys use. I just depend on the front-end interface. I know a little VB and VBA, a little C and C++, a little Java, JavaScript, and a little HTML. I have even played with Perl. I know just enough programming to really goof things up! But this code looks like nothing I have ever seen. I had to reinstall my Linux (Samba) file server from scratch about six times until some kind soul gently informed me to stay the @#$* out of root! I can't imagine how complicated your job is, but I want you to know that I appreciate you. I can see that WeRelate has recently undergone a pleasant face lift.--Rghollenbeck 03:39, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Search box on help page? [16 August 2007]

Hi Christian,

Several times lately I've popped over to the Help page (by clicking on the convenient Help link in the blue banner) and then been frustrated that there isn't a search box there. If the help that one is looking for isn't apparent in the contents shown on that page, it would sure be nice to have a box where you can type the word/phrase of what you're looking for and click 'Search' (which would automatically search within the 'Help' namespace). For me, I've been around here long enough to know that I can go over to the 'Search' page, and search within the 'Help' namespace. But I'd bet a lot of other people looking for help wouldn't know how to do that. Just a suggestion...

Thanks! TomChatt 01:00, 16 August 2007 (EDT)

Dover Neck Place Name [1 December 2007]

Not sure what the convention would be on this historic place name. "Dover Neck" is enclosed by modern day Dover, in Strafford County NH. However, at the time of its existence, this may have been Rockingham County. Since you touched this place name, I was wondering what your thoughts are. Thanks. -jrm--Jrm03063 11:07, 1 December 2007 (EST)

Dover Neck - I'm correcting myself [1 December 2007]

I've looked a little more carefully, and the NH County layout did not exist before 1767/1771. The county wikipedia article is helpful. Since Dover Neck is in Dover, and Dover was never in any county other than Strafford, "Dover Neck, Rockingham, New Hampshire,..." can't ever be right. I'm going to create "Dover Neck, Strafford, New Hampshire,...". Unless something I'm not familiar with points at "Dover Neck, Rockingham", I'll nominate that to be deleted.--Jrm03063 11:20, 1 December 2007 (EST)

Thanks! I see you redirected the other page to point to the Strafford page. That's perfect.--Wrhelp 13:33, 1 December 2007 (EST)

[5 December 2007]


It's not clear to me why or how you are moving links in Steuben County, New York between the Towns and Villages of Bath and Canisteo. In New York, a Town is a division of a County that may or may not include any incorporated Villages. For example, I reside in the Town of Greenwood which has a hamlet of the same name but no incorporated Village. The Town of Canisteo does have an incorporated Village of the same name. In these rural Towns, the incorporated Villages are a small subset of the Towns' area so how do you know if someone resided in the Town or Village when you are moving links about settlers?

Not complain'--just askin' :)

Perry--Streeter 20:47, 4 December 2007 (EST)

Hi Perry, when we rename the page it automatically moves the links. The only time the links don't move is if the old page name is deleted or edited. So, if you originally added a link to the village page. They will still be linked to the village page even if the name is changed.
That said, with all the changes to the place index going on currently, it is possible some links have been inadvertently broken. You may want to check yours. We have been standardizing place names for New England today. We need to standardize the place names to make the upgrade in the search/match/merge function work smoothly. Since every jurisdiction operates differently, we have needed to create a standard that works for each jurisdiction and will work for the search/match/merge function that we will be bringing up next quarter. For New York and Wisconsin, we will default to villages and cities, the "towns" will have "(town)" in the name; because residents tend to ignore the town and refer to the village or city. However, other jurisdictions use these types differently, so for MA, CN, RI, NH, and ME we will default to the towns with "city" and "village" in parenthesis, because residents tend to ignore the village and refer to their town. We have almost completed the worldwide standardization process--hoorah! It has been quite a challenge. The system will be updating this week, when its finished the place index will be much more consistent and easier to use. All these changes have made the the vast resources of the FHLC and Getty much more accessible, and created an extensive coherent searchable index of world place names. Hope this helps. :)--sq 23:03, 4 December 2007 (EST)