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Toldijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand [7 January 2017]

Hallo, good evening The above town seemed to have been added to the system once, but when I wanted to use it it did not come up. Can anybody help me with this problem please? Thank you - Beatrijs--Beatrijs 09:14, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

I have found this entry: Place:Toldijk, Steenderen, Gelderland, Netherlands
If you perhaps typed Toldijk, Gelderland, you might have missed it. Is this the place you are looking for?--Judy (jlanoux) 13:02, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello Judy, thank you for answering! Toldijk, Steenderen, Gelderland, Netherlands came up, was okay, but not together with "Burgerlijke Stand" that was the problem. In the meantime I received a reply from Pkeegstra, explaining why I have to use Steenderen, Gelderland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand instead.

Pkeegstra wrote: Place:Toldijk, Steenderen, Gelderland, Netherlands|Toldijk]] is a dorp and has never been an independant gemeente; the Burgerlijke Stand is kept in Steenderen. So the citation should reference the source page Steenderen, Gelderland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand

Thank you Judy, kind regards from Beatrijs; 7 Jan 2017


Duplicate place pgs?? [8 January 2017]

I'll bet these two place names are duplicates. Can someone check and merge?
Place:Harford (township), Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
and
Place:Hartford (township), Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
I believe the one without the 't' is correct. --janiejac 20:42, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Verified that DeLorme and Wikipedia agree, and on that basis redirected Hartford (township) to Harford (township). Note that DeLorme does show an unincorporated community of Harford, so having both that and Harford (township) is valid. --pkeegstra 21:55, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Place Page created erroneously [8 January 2017]

I seem to have made a mess when trying to create a place page for Tamaqua (Borough), Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. But the system wouldn't let me do that; system insisted the title should be Place:Tamaqua, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. I thought I could outsmart the system by accepting the erroneous title and then renaming it. But no, it won't let me do that. So I have created a page that I don't believe is correct and I can't delete it. Frustrating! I have no idea where the Schuylkill Haven came from. I tried it twice without it and it just kept putting it in there. Can someone either fix it or delete it? --janiejac 21:42, 7 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi Janie, I placed a "Speedy Delete" on the incorrect Place Page. An Admin will see the template and delete it for you. FYI, if you click the Admin category on the top bar, you can copy "Speedy Delete" and place this in the Text section, give the reason for the delete and the date. Regards --SkippyG 22:09, 7 January 2017 (UTC)


Deleted. Note that the page for Tamaqua with no explicit qualification specifies that it is a borough, so there is no need for an additional page Tamaqua (borough). --pkeegstra 02:45, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Information on my father [9 January 2017]

If I give you informatiion on my father can you updated his information? --Caverly 00:41, 9 January 2017 (UTC)


Making a table problem [13 January 2017]

I am trying to edit the table I have made on page [[Place:Bedford Rural, Bedfordshire, England]]. The titles currently include a cell saying "Duration<++++++>". I added the plus-marks in order to stretch the title so that the year ranges below would always print on one line. Needless to say I don't want the plus-marks. I've been teaching myself html5, but haven't figured out all the markup yet. Can someone tell me how to sort this out? Thanks. --Goldenoldie 14:06, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

I am not really up on what is html5 and what is old stuff you shouldn't use. You can add &nbsp; [non-breaking space] instead of plus signs. Also, noticed this on a tutorial website: The width attribute of <td> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead. CSS syntax: <td style="width:100px">. and a quick test with <td style="width:20%"> seemed to work. --Jrich 14:41, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. A series of &nbsp didn't work on a previous attempt. I shall try the width:20%. It's pretty hard to estimate the width of a page in pixels when the page can be squeezed and stretched like an accordion. --Goldenoldie 15:10, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I added six &nbsp; and did a preview on what the saved page would look like and it worked. Not sure what you did. But clearly the nowrap suggestion below works. --Jrich 03:37, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
At first glance I would suggest learning Wiki table syntax, but I digress.... To solve your pr oblem, you can simply add the CSS style "white-space:nowrap;" to any of your <td> elements that you want to keep on a single line. -Moverton 17:17, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

How to change my email? [16 January 2017]

How and where do I change my email? --Nancygrs 23:02, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

At the top of the page, just after your user name, it says "Settings". Click that and it should take you to the page that has your email address on it. You can change it there. --GayelKnott 00:26, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Deleting all caps in surname problem [17 January 2017]

I've tried to fix this but there is still a minor problem. Look at Person:LaVerne Jackson (1) and look to the right to see his father's name in all caps. But when I click on the family page, it's already been fixed and the name is properly 'Jackson'. This is NOT a big, bad problem, but I don't find a way to fix it so that the all caps don't show on the children's page. Perhaps I shouldn't fret the small stuff! --janiejac 03:31, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Some combination of conditions, probably due to the system getting busy so that some timeout gets exceeded, causes propagation of changes to fail. Resave the page, in this case saving the father's page made the difference, and the system will bring everything up to date. --Jrich 03:48, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Unsourced Person/Family Pages [19 January 2017]

Is there an easy way to view all the pages in your tree that are still in need of sources being added?--sstults 06:05, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure I'd call it "easy", but you could open up 2 windows and view your tree in both. This takes you to a search window with the keyword field filled in. In one window, leave the keyword field as it is, and in the other, type the word source at the end of the keyword field. Sort both searches by page title. Then look for persons and families in the first search window that are not in the second. You can filter by namespace (Person or Family) in both windows if you choose.
Hope this helps.--DataAnalyst 00:42, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Actually, there is an easier way. You only need one window; just add a "-" (minus sign) in front of source in the Keywords field of the search page, like this:
+Tree:"Sstults/Stults" -source
It's also good to select either Person or Family in the Namespace drop-down menu (so that other kinds of pages don't pop up). Here's a link to an example. --robert.shaw 19:30, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you Robert.shaw--sstults 20:35, 19 January 2017 (UTC)


Properly sourcing Family Search record w/o link [19 January 2017]

I have a "cousin" who uses a lot of Family Search items that do not link to an original record, all are RED at this time. I've searched Help looking for the proper way to cite these, but found nothing. I vaguely recall a discussion, but can't seem to find that either. Can someone point to an example ? or relay the proper WR way to handle these ? --SkippyG 19:35, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

These days FamilySearch entry results usually have a Collection Name following the name of the person you are search for (e.g. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975" or "Canada Census, 1881". These Collection Names should be in our WR sources. Make a note of a FamilySearch Collection Name (letter for letter), and then enter it in the WR source box. Click on the (edit/add file) at the end of the line. This should send you to a list of files with similar names to the one you found on FamilySearch. Select the closest one and click again to bring it in to your WR entry. This should provide you with a source in black. However, some of our WR source files may need updating. If you think so, contact the Source Patrol. --Goldenoldie 20:42, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you.--SkippyG 21:42, 19 January 2017 (UTC)