User talk:Azion



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.

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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.

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You should always sign in when you are editing or adding pages. Use the signature button (second button from the right 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

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Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --Ronni 11:36, 24 June 2007 (MDT)

JamesSrFamily.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "JamesSrFamily.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

-WeRelate agent 12:09, 24 June 2007 (MDT)

Charles Wakeman Dalton

Arthur, Where is the "history" of this family? All i see on this site is a old fashion family group sheet. Thats ok for letting new people be aware of the pedigree our Daltons and Whittakers, but if you can't add stories and histories then this is not the site to have.

Talk soon You long lost cousin Rodney

Instructions for cousins to open my family tree

Here are the steps required for one of my cousins to get into my data base. It is so complicated that I have had to refine the instructions by taking two cousins through the sign in steps. I think that this is much too complicated and so no one will ever find my complete data base. They will be able to tap into it but I would like to have them see the complete picture before they start adding to my data base. I want to make sure that they know that when they add to my data base it is the correct line. The only way that I know that is possible is for them to be able to start with my baseline. Here are the steps that it takes to view my data base. 1. Log on to 2. Register and click on automaticly sign me in. 3.Take the Tutorial while the register is going on. 4. They will send you an email. Answer the email 5. You will automatically signed in. 6. Click on the Create tab. It will open up a window that says Three Ways to Start Collaborating. 7. Scroll down and click on Launch Family Tree Explorer. 7. Change your user name in the small window to mine which is Azion 8. The window will then show the data base titled James Whittaker Sr. Descendents. 9. Highlight it if it isn't already highlited and click Open 10. It will then ask you to designate a starting person. Scroll down until you find Arthur Whittaker, and highlight him. 11. Go to the descendency chart icon that is in the upper left hand corner. Not the one that is the first one from the bottom with the five icons in a row. Click on it. 12. This will open up the chart with a number of colored boxes with names in them. You can click on any name and get the life history of that person if I have entered it. 13, If you want the standard family tree click on the family tree icon on the upper right side. This will open a new window with the family tree from the person that you have highlighted in the left hand wndow.

Can't an easier way be devised to be able to share data bases with cousins from the very beginning? Azion 22:06, 15 July 2007 (MDT) Arthur Whittaker

I moved this here from the Watercooler because instructions 7, 8, & 10 seemed pretty specific to your cousins. I left a message there pointing your cousins to this page.
On July 23rd or 24th we'll be releasing a new version of WeRelate designed in part to address the problem stated above. At that time there will be a "Family Tree" tab that will replace the current "Create" tab, that will list all of your family trees. In the list, there will be a "share" link that will allow you to email a link to your family tree to anyone, whether they are a member of WeRelate or not. When the recipient clicks on the link, they will launch the family tree explorer on your tree, with your primary person appearing as the primary person in their view. They can view your tree without needing to register; but if they register, they'll be able to save a copy of your tree as their own tree, and they will be able to edit the same pages as you. (Actually, they can do this now -- click on "Save As" from the File menu when looking at your tree in the family tree explorer.
Thanks for pointing out how much of a problem this is, by the way. I knew it was complicated but never realized how complicated until you outlined the steps in detail. Hopefully the changes next week will greatly simplify the procedure.--Dallan 12:30, 17 July 2007 (MDT)

how to add married info [30 January 2011]

I edited my grandmothers (Louella) name and date of death. When I saved it, her married info didn't show. How do I add this to her info.

Spouse Frank J. Armstrong married 28 DEC 1927 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Thanks, Jennifer--JennSch 18:52, 30 January 2011 (EST)

Vilate Huber [19 December 2013]

Thanks for the family info!--Manelson 13:11, 19 December 2013 (UTC)