GEDCOM import - More than 24 hours for review [9 September 2013]
I still new to this site. I think I done everything right but I am still waiting for more than 24 hours for Admin review of my gedcom. Can some advise me what may or maynot have done wrong?--Myfamilytree 15:31, 10 May 2013 (EDT)
WeRelate relies on people volunteering their time and effort to ensure a degree off quality in the genealogy you find here. This means that sometimes it takes longer then we would like for gedcom reviews to occur but there are positives to this. One of the greatest things about this site is that on werelate you are truly collaborating with others and not just duplicsting the same people as you share information.--JeffreyRLehrer 16:10, 11 May 2013 (EDT)
Perhaps the admins could think of something that could be done to manage this situation - perhaps agreeing some kind of target "service level" or messaging people if the delay is over, say, a day, to say "please be patient, we are busy and have x GEDCOMs above you in the queue" AndrewRT 17:35, 30 May 2013 (EDT)
Naming person pages [30 May 2013]
If a person Alex Bob Smith is usually known by his middle name Bob, should his person page be named Alex Smith or Bob Smith? (A well-known real-life example would be (Williard) Mitt Romney.) -- Ypnypn 20:58, 23 May 2013 (EDT)
Sources [9 June 2013]
How are we supposed to add sources if we uploaded a tree as a GED file and the sources did not carry over?
All 4 of the trees that I uploaded had sources attached to them but when they uploaded the sources were not carried over then another member went through my trees and made changes without my authorization and stating that I had "no sources" which is not true. Now all of my data that I have spent years collecting, researching and SOURCING has been changed.
I don't really understand how any member can make unauthorized changes to someone else's data without the tree owner's approval. Additionally, some of our families have kept family bible that have extensive records in them that no one else may have access to...--LEnde1018 00:20, 9 June 2013 (EDT)
I'm just another user, so these are not "official" statements, and I may stand to be corrected.
First, WeRelate is about collaborative research, so no one "owns" a person page. If you are registered to "watch" a page (automatic if you created the page), you will be notified whenever someone makes an addition or change. Where there are conflicts in the data, the users can use the talk page to understand each other's sources, and perhaps come to a consensus. You can also include alternate dates, etc. so that other researchers know when sources do not agree.
Second, regarding sources not getting uploaded. I have experienced this myself, and it is not a WeRelate issue, but an issue with the way I exported the data to create a GED file. If you use a text editor to review the GED you created, you should see lines with an SOUR tag. These are your sources. If there are no SOUR tags in the GED, try changing settings from your program until sources are exported. Another way to recognize the problem is once the GED file is uploaded and you are in the review process. If the Sources tab has no data, then none were uploaded. When this happens to me, I delete the file and start over.
When I begin to review a newly uploaded file, I have found it pays to quickly review all of the tabs to ensure they contain data, before working thru each one sequentially. It is a real pain to fix all of the places (match them to existing WeRelate places) only to find I have to delete the file and start over.
It is also worth the effort to match places, sources and families during the review process, so that you do not have as many manual changes to make on each person and family page after you complete the upload. And yes, I do review each page after I upload them because my program does no map data to the fields I think should be used. If I have done the work up front during the review process, then final clean up of each page goes very quickly. My program does allow me to flag records I have selected for export, so that I have a working list for this manual review.
When I have completed the upload, review, import and manual review process, I can then sit back and wait for a fellow researcher to "find" my pages and make their own contributions to them.
Where does this leave you with the "sourceless" pages? You can generate a new GED file that does include the SOUR tags, and upload it. You will then need to merge the new data to the existing person and family pages. Experiment with a small number of these so that you understand the merge process. You can deselect data from either the person page or the new upload so that it is not included in the updated page. This will prevent two of everything being created. For example, where a data element is exactly the same, such as a name of date, keep the new one you upload because it will include your source. You can deselect the original field that had no source. If the original already has a source, play around to understand how to keep both of them. You don't want to delete someone else's source, you just want to add your sources to the documentation for the page.
Sorry this is so long. Don't be discouraged by the learning curve. I have invested a lot of time in uploading thousands of person pages, and would do it again. However, I continue to find ways to make the process go faster. It is worth the effort.--RGMoffat 01:15, 9 June 2013 (EDT)
list of alternate spellings of names [9 October 2013]
Where is Dallan's list of alternate spellings of names? I need to add some alt spellings. I understand if they are added to the that list, the search engine will find the right page even if all the alt spellings aren't on the person's page. --janiejac 12:31, 18 June 2013 (EDT)
Naming Convention [22 June 2013]
What's preferred -- Abraham van der Meulen OR Abraham Van der Meulen OR Abraham Van Der Meulen? Thanks!--Frank 16:53, 22 June 2013 (EDT)
Sub-catagories not showing on Category page [6 July 2013]
I have created a number of categories pages for counties in Ontario, Canada, but they do not show up on the "Category:Ontario, Canada" page. My most recent addition was "Category:Renfrew, Ontario, Canada" I have reviewed in edit mode the sub-categories that do show up and cannot see where the problem is.
What am I missing?--RGMoffat 17:43, 5 July 2013 (EDT)
Go figure! I expected all sub-categories to be listed on the first page, before the Places. There are three of them there. Obviously, they all occur alphabetically before "P." Maybe this can be added to a wish list somewhere along the line.
Thank you for responding. I had left an earlier note (last year) on a different talk page, but it was never answered. I need to remember to use the support page in the future.--RGMoffat 09:52, 6 July 2013 (EDT)
Clean-up of Cemetery Name Variants [15 July 2013]
During my earlier data uploads, I used cemetery names as found in various sources. I have now confirmed that the following are all the same cemetery:
< nowiki >Place:Country Cemetery, Georgetown, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United States< nowiki >
< nowiki >Place:Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United States< nowiki >
< nowiki >Place:Georgetown Cemetery, Dearborn, Indiana, United States< nowiki >
I have re-linked person pages to the last entry in the above list.
Please delete the first two place pages so that they do not get used in the future.
In addition, when I created a place page for the historical community of Georgetown, I included the township name (Miller) in the place name. I realize this is non-standard, but I cannot rename the page because of existing links. Can an admin do this?
Sorry to cause extra work.
Rick Moffat--RGMoffat 17:51, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
More than 24 hours has passed and still no GEDCOM review [17 July 2013]
Is there a delay in this process? This is my first import and I have yet 3 more to do. Also is there any reason why you cannot continue to upload multiple GEDCOM rather than wait for the previous import to be reviewed?--Plapic 18:53, 16 July 2013 (EDT)
I noticed the WeRelate server was very slow yesterday. That could be the problem.
Just another WR user. --Goldenoldie 04:55, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
Handling Unwed Mothers [17 July 2013]
My grandfather never knew who his father was, so what's the best way of linking him to his mother. I feel like I shouldn't add a family record since there is no husband/father, but it seems that it's the only way to link him to his mother. (Although, I am new here and haven't quite worked out even all the simple details.)--Artbasement 14:09, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
Request - re-locate Hollywood [21 July 2013]
Hello. I would like to see Place:Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States moved to Place:Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States as Hollywood is a district within the city of Los Angeles, rather than just an unknown location type in the county of Los Angeles. Thanks for your help. I found I could not rename as there are subordinate pages. --ceyockey 11:29, 21 July 2013 (EDT)
Project pages - researching an individual [29 July 2013]
I saw the video and it mentioned setting up project pages. I have a research problem of trying to sorting out the identities of two men named James Behan to determine if they are in fact the same man. Another person is working with me on the project and we hope to get other descendants involved. I'd like to upload documents, images, notes, etc that would help us all analyze the problem.
Is a project page the way to do this? If we have death certificates, census records, immigration records and the like, what is the best way to upload those? I'm confused by the choices on the Add dropdown because it seems to relate more to books, etc when asking for description of the object.
Thanks for your help.--karen1 16:06, 21 July 2013 (EDT)
Please delete Dup [1 August 2013]
Can you please the following page. My Stupid Browse keep crashing leading me to think that the source was not add
thanks...--Myfamilytree 09:42, 1 August 2013 (EDT)
Help on new pages [1 August 2013]
I am currently working on a set of families that lived on the remote island of North Ronaldshay, in the Orkneys, North Scotland. One of the key "signposts" that has emerged in this research is the role played by the "Houses" on the island. These often held multiple families, were passed down the generations and were often included in the genealogical records. They also became a key way of identifying people, who often shared the same forename and surname - for instance, Thomas Tulloch was called "Tommy Garso", because he lived in a house called "Garso".
I would like to create a page or a set of pages that links together the information about the individual houses so that they can be used to trace the families through time. The first idea I had was to set them up as "Place" pages although I note that the policy seems to discourage this. The alternative seems to be in the general namespace which, unless I'm mistaken, doesn't have any particular rules about what should or shouldn't be created there.
Please could someone advise - where would be the right place to create this page? Thanks AndrewRT 18:13, 29 July 2013 (EDT)
I have the same problem currently in Southwest Scotland--Galloway to be exact. My own family lived in the main farmhouse of a farm named Auchenlosh, but the 1841 census indicates there were 10 other cottages there all housing farm workders. That adds up to a community of a comparible size to what might be called a hamlet in rural parts of the United States and Canada. And yet, I also hesitate to give the farm a placename. I intend to write an Article about this particular farm because (1) people in the cottages are bound to be related as in-laws and cousins, and (2) I own its 18th century rent book.
The parish, and all the parishes around, hold plenty of farms like these. It's an interesting situation, probably based on a need for many hands, leftover from feudal times, and which didn't end until the invention of the tractor. --Goldenoldie 07:26, 1 August 2013 (EDT)
auto suggestions and recently used sources - not working? (reposted from Watercooler) [6 August 2013]
(reposted from WaterCooler)
One very nice thing about this site is the suggestions for place names - to conform to the site to the same standard. This as well as the recently used source, which is nice for when you are using the same source over and over again. I tried 3 different browsers and I still have the same issue. I don't understand how a browser could affect the recently used source option. The auto suggestion feature is working about 25% of the time for me. I'd like to hear from Dallan or one of the admins as to what might be causing this...it's driving me up the wall. I must note that I am a Linux user, which has never been a problem with the site performance or any form until the last week and a half or so. Daniel Maxwell 06:45, 1 August 2013 (EDT)
Place page showing map location incorrectly [2 August 2013]
For some reason, the Google map embedded in this place page Place:Grantsville, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States is showing a different location. The coordinates in the place page are correct, but the map is showing coordinates for a different place (a few miles away). I don't see any way that I can fix this by editing the page.--DataAnalyst 19:08, 2 August 2013 (EDT)
Table -- varying data between one place and another [15 August 2013]
I have worked out a table that I could use to give specific bits of information about one place. Could I adopt it as a template to use in a series of places for which the same types of information could be provided? The first two columns of the table are permanent, the third column contains the variables.
The table can currently be found at Template:Buckinghamshire unions of parishes.
If it is possible to make a variable table, are these instructions in Help, anywhere? --Goldenoldie 06:47, 12 August 2013 (EDT)
I had a good look at the example and, as you expected, I was stymied by the complexity. What I was hoping for was a uniform template in the form of a table in which I could fill in the blanks (=variables/parameters) in the third columns. It would have been an expanded form of the See Also box.
I have now replanned my basic idea for presenting Buckinghamshire and added pages for the county divisions named "hundreds". I didn't know "hundred" was in the WR list of types of places until this afternoon. There are many English counties where this division was commonly used up to the early 19th century and someone is bound to need it sometime. By adding place pages for the "rural districts" and "urban districts" as well, I should be able to put all the information on a parish's membership in administrative areas in the See Also box.
Thanks for your help. --Goldenoldie 14:16, 13 August 2013 (EDT)
need help with template [1 September 2013]
The template that has been posted on Henry Leonard's page is too wide. It causes all info to fall 'below the fold' and at first glance, the page appears to have nothing on it. Can someone please make the template more narrow so it doesn't fall under the family info?--janiejac 16:36, 31 August 2013 (EDT)
Fixing Gotland place names [2 October 2013]
I've noticed that the placenames in Gotland, Sweden all use the format of "Somewhere, Gotlands, Gotland, Sweden". This is incorrect, there is not place called "Gotlands", and "Gotland" and "Gotland" is of course the same place. It should be "Somewhere, Gotland, Sweden". This differs from general Swedish place names because the Municipality, County and Region are all the same thing.
However, fixing this seems complicated, for reasons of consistency. I can for example not rename "Parish, Gotlands, Gotland, Sweden" if it contains places. But I also can't move the places it contains to "Farm, Parish, Gotland, Sweden", because "Paris, Gotland Sweden" does not yet exist.
So I think I would have to first create a new "Parish, Gotland, Sweden", then move the places within, then redirect the old Parish.
This is doable, but I'm wondering if there possibly can be an easier way? Because that will take a *long* time to do.
--Regebro 22:02, 6 September 2013 (EDT)
Problem with embedded URLs [2 October 2013]
If I paste  into a Text field of a Reference the URL links correctly.
However if I paste the same link into a Title field of a Reference it breaks.
--Jhamstra 09:40, 7 September 2013 (EDT)
Unfortunately there is still a problem with the display when I do this. Now the URL does not break but the entire URL displays rather than a "numbered square-arrow link icon" as I get elsewhere. Look at the results of Reference 6 (without nowiki brackets but no embedded spaces in URL) vs Reference 7 (with nowiki brackets to avoid beaking URL with embedded spaces) in this family.
You might want to go to the associated Talk page to see why I am updating this Family 8-).
--Jhamstra 08:45, 8 September 2013 (EDT)
One of the symptoms of this problem is that the inline editor seems to be replacing each embedded %20 in the Title field with a space before storing it. So it displays as %20 before I click Save but displays as a space if I click Edit again. I have no way of telling whether this is a WeRelate or MediaWiki problem or if it is a Firefox problem. However since Firefox seems to have no problems editing the correct result into text boxes including this one, I suspect the problem lies elsewhere ie something that filters the Title field when it is being saved.
At this point I have tried each of the following (sans nowiki and quotes) without success:
"An American Family History - The Bonham, Fuller and Lothrop Families [http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Family%20Indexes/Bonham%20Index.html]"
"[An American Family History - The Bonham, Fuller and Lothrop Families http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Family%20Indexes/Bonham%20Index.html]"
"[http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Family%20Indexes/Bonham%20Index.html An American Family History - The Bonham, Fuller and Lothrop Families]"
So if this is working correctly for you people who are trying to help me, then could you tell me what browser (name and release level) you are using? And exactly what character string you entered? --Jhamstra 00:47, 9 September 2013 (EDT)
Having trouble adding image to profile page [8 September 2013]
How do I attach the image I uploaded to my profile page?--Tammyhensel 16:05, 8 September 2013 (EDT)
Thank you very much.--Tammyhensel 16:41, 8 September 2013 (EDT)
Need advice on whether I can post a photograph [11 September 2013]
Can I upload a digital copy of the photo found at
if so, how do I fill out the copyright information
My grandfather is in the photo.--Charlie s 14:44, 11 September 2013 (EDT)
Live People [12 September 2013]
Is there a reason Live people cant be added to a family if I do a Gedcom upload--Jbtabb 17:47, 11 September 2013 (EDT)
Warnings bug?? [16 September 2013]
I uploaded a small gedcom of abt 30 persons. I had a warning that one marriage was when the couple was too young. Since it was such a small gedcom this one warning gave me 21% warnings. So I saw the marriage date was wrong and edited the page removing the date of marriage. That should have fixed the problem. But now the warnings are just doubled - and the list of warnings now list the same couple twice. Now I have 42% and cannot upload. Am I missing something here or is there a bug? --janiejac 21:14, 14 September 2013 (EDT)
Error messages at top of Watercooler page [27 October 2013]
Near the top of the Watercooler are some error messages:
Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/images/6/64/LibraryBook.GIF': @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2587. convert: missing an image filename `/mnt/images/thumb/6/64/LibraryBook.GIF/105px-LibraryBook.GIF' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3011.
Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/images/9/99/New_User.jpg': @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2587. convert: missing an image filename `/mnt/images/thumb/9/99/New_User.jpg/96px-New_User.jpg' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3011
This happens with Chrome and I.E. --Robert.shaw 04:47, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Help with email verification please [1 October 2013]
I have set up a werelate account for my best friend on Friday night. I have tried several times to verify her email address & although I have sent several email verification emails, they have not made it to her email account. All of her information is correct & her email account is working. Dallan emailed me & said there were some hardware issues but I am still not able to confirm Tracey's email account. Any help would be most appreciated.
Jules--JulesLonghurstStiles 21:14, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi Dallan I used my alternate email to verify my friend's werelate account. Which works just fine since I check my email often which my gf does not lol. I hope this is not a problem.--JulesLonghurstStiles 16:30, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Links to other websites are not allowed [29 September 2013]
I am working on my profile page and added some external links and got the following error message when I tried to save the page:
"Links to other websites are not allowed"
Since when can we not use links to other websites? Why are there directions in the Help section on how to create external links if we are not allowed to use them?
A little confused here... :(
Thanks for your input!--Marytennessee 13:42, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Mary, I attempted to recreate your situation. I added an external link on my profile page and did not get any error message. Jillaine 22:00, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi Jillaine! Thanks for your help! I tried the link again and it worked this time. WeRelate was having a bad hair day, I guess... :) Ruth--Marytennessee 22:50, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
GEDCOM review [2 October 2013]
Is every GEDCOM reviewed by an administrator prior to finalizing the import process? I understand that things need to be double-checked, but my hands are completely tied, waiting for an ok on my gedcom. Very frustrating. I was wondering if this will be a problem every time I try to import a .ged file.
Thanks--Marytennessee 00:17, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
rearranging order of marriages [4 October 2013]
I think I read somewhere that there was a way to list marriages in the proper chronological order when lack of marriage dates causes them to be listed out of order. I don't remember how to do that. How do I rearrange them properly?--janiejac 00:12, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Family tree search disgorges stale data [18 October 2013]
I cleaned up tree Jhamstra/Wilson one to two weeks ago, removing perhaps half of the entries. Yet these entries that are no longer in the trees still show up whenever I do a search. I have cleared my browser cache and they still do not go away.
Apparently they are cached somewhere within WeRelate server. Please clear this cache as it is tedious and impractical to find current entries in a search with all this old garbage coming back.
At what point should your cache of searches refresh itself?
--Jhamstra 19:56, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Russian place names not showing Located In correctly [18 October 2013]
It looks like Russian place name that include a form of accent over combinations of letters cause an error in the "located in" display, as if the commas in the name are being ignored. See Zaporiz︠h︡z︠h︡i︠a︡, Zaporizhia, Ukraine, which gives its "located in" as Ukraine, as a case in point.--DataAnalyst 23:05, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Dallan. I realized yesterday that what I was looking at was not an accent, but an indication that 2 letters were the result of transliterating a single Cyrillic letter (e.g., z︠h︡ represents the Cyrillic letter ж). It does not appear that this indicator is common practice (see Google maps), or necessary. The downside is not only the problem with the commas, but also that it interferes with the search engine. (When I search with the exact phrase "Nyzhnia Khortytsia", it does not find Place:Nyz︠h︡ni︠a︡ Khortyt︠s︡i︠a︡, Zaporiz︠h︡z︠h︡i︠a︡, Zaporizhia, Ukraine). I'm wondering if WeRelate should drop these indicators in place names (which seem to have been picked up solely from the Family History Library Catalogue). If they were to be removed through automation, I assume that duplicate place page names might result. (For example, Place:Verkhna Khortytsya, Zaporizhia, Ukraine and Place:Verkhni︠a︡ Khortyt︠s︡ya, Zaporizhia, Ukraine are almost identical other than the indicators.) This would result in a bit more work (to identify and merge the duplicates), but would result in better overall quality. I'll let you think about the best way to proceed on this (fix all bugs related to the indicators or simply remove them). --DataAnalyst 16:46, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Removal of some content [1 November 2013]
How do I go about removing content relating to a descendant? Although it may be factually correct, it serves no purpose being placed here.--LAPace 14:25, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
correcting a family [3 November 2013]
I have removed the incorrect wife of Person:Thomas Rockwell (11), however her name still appears with an "add" link.
How can I get a correct page for Thomas T. Rockwell, Sr?--Prcb 19:02, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
That's it, thanks!--Prcb 12:52, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
About East Asian language support. [15 November 2013]
Hi, I am just wondering how well does this site support on East Asian languages, i.e. Chinese (either traditional or simplified), Japanese or Korean etc. I have tried to import a GEDCOM file, exported from GRAMPS, containing Chinese character as well as other Chinese name styles (aka courtesy name). Then I found out the GEDCOM validation shows that most of the entries were excluded (Not sure why, but one warning caught my attention: 'There is only one character in surname').
A little short bio about myself: I am currently trying to trace my heritage of my family, which could go back to 17th century. I was happy using GRAMPS on building the huge heritage tree, then I realize that I need something like a wikipedia to call out others and toegether to finis this work. That is how I came across to this website. I love the concept and layout/visuals of the family tree. However, the first thing I stumbled is that it seemly support most of the English-like language (or fusional language perhaps). I have a CS background and have been programming for many years. If there is anything that I can help with this website, please let me know - I notice this is an open source project:).--Shannaracat 02:08, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the swift reply. I browsed the source code on git a little bit, and found out that the majority of the code that involve with naming convention / format is currently English-language-based. Convention such as 'People from East Asian countries where the surname comes first' does not seem to be fully supported yet. I would love to offer my help on this (i18n) topic or other technical subjects as well:) Is there anyone that I could contact with in learning about the overview / future road map of this project? Thanks in advance.--Shannaracat 10:15, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Dallan :) Let me know if there is anything I could help you with. Great site!--Shannaracat 03:38, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Collection of formatting guidelines or best practices [10 November 2013]
I'm wondering if there exists a page that outlines the best way to put together a page for a person. If WeRelate truly seeks to be a collaborative effort, it seems like we should aim for uniformity in the style of the pages that we create, no?
For example, I've been wondering:
It seems like it would be great to have some basic guidelines on some of these questions. Maybe that already exists somewhere, but I haven't seen it? - Jdfoote1 17:31, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
GEDCOM upload to Record name field? [12 November 2013]
Is there a GEDCOM tag that will upload to the Record name field within a source citation?--DataAnalyst 02:16, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Removing GEDCOMs [14 November 2013]
Is there a way to delete a specific offending uploaded GEDCOM from my tree without deleting the entire tree and starting over?--Av 01:30, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Places not shown on map [14 November 2013]
Some Finnish places are not shown on the map - can you please help in this! http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Tampere%2C_H%C3%A4me%2C_Finland http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:H%C3%A4meenlinna%2C_H%C3%A4me%2C_Finland http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Dragsfj%C3%A4rd%2C_Turku-Pori%2C_Finland http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Kemi%C3%B6%2C_Turku-Pori%2C_Finland They are not all small municipalities - Tampere is the 2nd biggest city of Finland. In some cases, it helped to add coordinates or change the place name into its current, not historical name. Werelate is very US Centric, there you often can tag places even within metropolitan regions. To make this great platform really work, also non-US locations should be made visible! I'm volunteering to correct these if only I get some info on how to do it.--Sjundea 21:12, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Submitted gedcom on Kelly family. [16 November 2013]
Can you remove the name of Anna Clara Kelly's great-granddaughter? She is a living person. Thanks, EKBDVA--EKBDVA 20:55, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Still in review--EKBDVA 22:02, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Warning: Elmira Kelly [18 November 2013]
More research reveals Elmira's maiden name was Bamberger. Can I edit this or must you do it from your end?
The date of Herbert's birth is correct. He was born out of wedlock and his mother later married Frank Bamberger who adopted Herbert.--EKBDVA 16:19, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
I am very new to your website and having trouble moving around within it. Elmira Kelly is the wife of Richard Kelly, look for David Kelly.--EKBDVA 18:17, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Maps all Global? [20 November 2013]
Did something change in the Google Maps call semantics? All the maps, no matter how tight the cluster of points, seem to be coming out global. --Pkeegstra 11:47, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Connecting person pages to an Article page [25 November 2013]
A friend and I are working on a project in which we are recording records for orphans which attended a specific Civil war orphan school in Pennsylvania. I have built an article page and there is a box on the edit for adding persons I attempted to add a person page that my friend built. However the entry I made says the page doesn't exist and it will not let me kill the created empty page. i also cannot load the correct person page.
Is there a way to connect these two pages http://www.werelate.org/wiki/White_Hall_School%2C_A_Summary and the person page http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Clarence_Keiffer_%284%29 Thanks--Mm103 23:43, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
person married himself [4 December 2013]
On the person page for James Arthur Matthews, Jr (http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_Matthews_%2867%29), under Facts & Events, it shows James Matthews is married to himself. But on the Family Page, it shows him correctly married to Sara Belle Turner. Any way to correct this? What might be part of the problem is the fact that James & Sara were 1st cousins. James' mother and Sara's father were siblings. Maybe this is confusing the software?--Marytennessee 13:50, 4 December 2013 (UTC)