User talk:BECKY



Welcome to WeRelate, your virtual genealogical community. We're glad you have joined us. At WeRelate you can easily create ancestor webpages, connect with cousins and other genealogists, and find new information.

Create Webpages

The first 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 a 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.

The Family Tree Explorer is a Flash application and will need to use some space in your computer to cache the files. That's computer talk for "If you store some ancestor page information on your computer, you will be able to view more pages faster. Otherwise, the system has to fetch each page every time you edit or look at it. This caching is not permanent and only lasts as long as you are at WeRelate each time.

Connect with other genealogists

You should always sign in when you are editing or adding pages. Use the signature button to sign your work (the swiggle, second from the right, above the edit box). 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.

Great things you can do at WeRelate

Please see the Great things you can do at WeRelate article.

Thanks for participating in your virtual community.--Kittydoc 08:22, 29 March 2007 (MDT)

How do I create a shared research page?

The easiest way to create a shared research page is to navigate to your profile, click on the Edit arrow at the top of the screen, and click on "Add Surname and/or Place". Type in the surname of the family line you are researching into the Surname box. Enter the place where you are researching this surname into the Place box. To begin, we recommend that you set the place to a state or country. (You can change the place to a smaller area if the article gets too large -- see below.)

For example, if you were researching the Daniel Phillips family in Denton County, Texas, and the Gottfried Quaas family in Germany, you would enter:

Phillips | Texas
Quaas | Germany

Once you have added lines for the families you are researching, save your profile. You will see links to your shared research pages in the upper-right-hand corner of your profile. You will also see links to the related surname page and place page. You may want to click on those links and "watch" those pages so that you'll be notified when someone adds information to them. You can watch any page by clicking on the Watch link at the top of the page.

If a shared research page for that surname and place has not yet been created by someone else, the link to your page should appear in red. This means that you have not yet entered any information onto the page. Click on the link to display the page. You can now edit the page (click on the Edit link) and add a question or any information that you want to share. This will cause the link on your profile to turn blue. Regardless of whether you want to edit the page now, you should watch it (click on the Watch link). This allows you to be notified when someone else "creates" the page by adding a question or sharing information. You will also be notified each time that someone modifies one of the pages you have selected to watch.

To see which pages have changed since you last visited them, look at your Watchlist from the MyRelate button. If you entered your email in your preferences, you will receive an email whenever someone changes a page in your watchlist.

Shared research page titles

If you title all your shared research pages with one surname and one place (without abbreviation), they will be indexed into categories properly. It will be easier for your cousins to find your pages. For instance, if you create a page for Smith in Kentucky, it will be indexed in the Smith category, the Kentucky category and the Smith in Kentucky category. The next time someone creates a page for Smith in Kentucky they will come to your page instead of creating a second page for "Smith in Kentucky". It's all about making networking with other genealogists easier.

When abbreviations are used, the system thinks that the abbreviation is a different place. It won't put "Kentucky" articles in the same category with "KY" articles. If you title your page with an abbreviation, for example "Smith in KY", and your cousin titles a page with "Smith in Kentucky", your articles will not be in the same category. Thus, it is less likely that you will connect with that cousin. The same is true if you title your page with multiple locations. For instance, if you title your page with "KY, OH and MT", it will be placed in the "KY, OH, and MT" category. A cousin searching for "Smith in Kentucky" won't see your page in the right category index.

Click on a surname category link at the bottom of a person page to see the category index list. :-D--Kittydoc 08:24, 29 March 2007 (MDT)

Error importing FTLegend.exe1_1E7C15062BCD46498311FC742781F246.exe

We had an error while attempting to import FTLegend.exe1_1E7C15062BCD46498311FC742781F246.exe. This is most likely our fault. We will review the error and should have your pages ready tomorrow (or Monday if tomorrow falls on a weekend). There is no need to re-import your GEDCOM file.

-WeRelate agent 01:18, 28 March 2007 (MDT)

NEW FTL FILE MY TREE export to werelate.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "NEW FTL FILE MY TREE export to werelate.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 12:01, 28 March 2007 (MDT)

Oliver Johnson Ancestry [13 April 2014]

Hi Becky: I do hope you get this message. We have ancestry-in-common ! Oliver Johnson is my great-great Grandfather. Please send me an email if you get this message at I live on Vancouver Island Canada. My Grandfather was a pioneer in Northern Alberta Canada where we lived for 100 years as farmers. Looking forward to connecting ! Lorne Johnson--Lornejohnson 22:37, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Unlinked Elin Ranesdatter [11 November 2014]

You may have noticed that I unlinked Elin Ranesdatter from her parents. Given the information you uploaded for her husband, I do not believe that she was the same person as Elin Ranesdatter, daughter of Riddar Rane Eivindsson and Åsa Salmundsdatter, in spite of the fact that both were married to men named Peter/Peder Nikulasson/Nilsson (essentially the same name). I have created a new page for the latter Elin Ranesdatter.

Since I have no information on the descendants of Peter Nikulasson Søum and Elin Ranesdatter, I cannot be sure that they are not the same couple as yours. If you believe they are the same, please fix, noting that the source I used for Peter Nikulasson's ancestry is a well-researched book, although this family is not part of its main focus.--DataAnalyst 16:44, 11 November 2014 (UTC)