Help:Entering a Family on WeRelate tutorial

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If you received your confirmation email and clicked on the link in the email you should now be able to sign in. Sign in and let's get started.

Starting Your Family Tree

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  • Click on the My Relate tab in the upper left menu bar and select Trees.

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  • Select launch FTE.

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  • Do you have a gedcom to import? Select no.

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  • Start your tree. Select the X.

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  • Now lets have some fun and add person and family pages to our tree. Do you have your list ready? I want to add Rev. Robert M. Cunningham, D.D.
    • To add a person, click on Add in the upper right menu bar. Next, click on Person from the drop down menu.

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  • If you notice, I didn't add in his prefix (Rev), middle initial (M), his suffix (D.D.), or a second given name. This is because I can add these pieces of information later.

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  • Oops! I almost forgot to search to see if Rev. Cunningham already has a page on WeRelate. Did you forget? This is a Wiki; and there should be only one person page for Rev. Cunningham.
  • Fortunately for you and I, when you click on the Add Person button, WeRelate automatically checks for similar pages. Lets check the results; I hope that the guidelines were followed for entering person and family pages; so that I can find his page if he already has one.

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  • Now we can add the title, middle initial and suffix for Robert Cunningham. Add the birth date, birth place and death date for your person, if you know them.

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  • At the bottom of the editing page select: show preview. If your details were entered correctly select: save page. Here is the image of Robert Cunningham's page.

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  • You may use the pipe symbol to change how your place displays on the page. Use the description field to add any additional information.

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  • This is the image of the new page after the place edits.

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  • Let's add a source citation.

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  • Our next step is to select our source type. Mine was a book, so let's select book for now.

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  • Next, enter in the information that you know about your source.

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  • Once you do that, click on the find/add page button for your results.

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