User talk:Ccbreland



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.

Video Tour

We strongly recommend that you spend a few minutes taking our video tour. It provides a brief overview of how to use the features of WeRelate. A little time spent here may save you time later. There are also in-depth text tutorials available from the Help button.

Create Webpages

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.

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 would make navigating your tree very slow.

Connect with other genealogists

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

Shared research pages act like specialized message boards. Be careful to use only one name spelling and one location in each field; do not use abbreviations. Including postal codes and multiple spellings, names, or locations in these fields will cause your pages to be improperly indexed. It will make it harder for your cousins to find your pages and work with you. For more information see Shared research pages.

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.

--Kopuru 22:04, 26 April 2007 (MDT)

My Michigan Ancestors April 2007.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "My Michigan Ancestors April 2007.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 22:23, 26 April 2007 (MDT)

CHRISTIAN - ISLE OF MAN [18 October 2007]


I have a number of Christian's from the Isle of Man. I have some related to Kaighin's, although not added to my tree. If you don't already have information on this family, let me know and I'll point you at some good sources.


Phil--MANN 21:23, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

My Michigan Ancestors November 09 2008.ged Imported Successfully [9 November 2008]

The pages from your GEDCOM 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.

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to

--WeRelate agent 22:45, 9 November 2008 (EST)

Internal dupes in your uploaded GEDCOM? [12 June 2009]


Are you still around? I'm a volunteer with WeRelate, helping to de-dupe the number of duplicate pages on the wiki. As I go through the list, I see that your GEDCOM appears to have many internal duplications. You have some very nicely done and sourced information here, and I hesitate to do the de-duping myself because of how well sourced things are. We like to encourage people to de-dupe their own information if at all possible. After logging in to WeRelate, select "Show Duplicates" from the "My Relate" pull-down menu at the upper right of the page. There are many people here to help you if you need assistance, myself included.

Thanks for contributing your information to WeRelate and thanks for anything you can do to help us eradicate duplications.

-- jillaine 11:31, 12 June 2009 (EDT)

Bloom deletions [6 June 2014]

Wondered why you deleted Jemima and Martha Bloom from fa James Bloom ?--Neal Gardner 19:34, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Deletions [6 June 2014]

Why in heaven's name did you delete Lewis Bloom and Belinda Erhard ? These are distant relatives of mine, also. Now I have to restore many of the individuals that you have eliminated. --Neal Gardner 19:52, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Neal. Looks like you got caught, too. I suspect she deleted her file? This wasn't supposed to happen with deleted files. My losses were minimal, but you certainly have my sympathy if you lost big chunks. --GayelKnott 23:01, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [15 April 2016]

You're not done yet!

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded CCB for WeRelate 15 Apr 2016.ged, your next step is to review what your pages will look like, review any potential warnings, and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. You need to review your GEDCOM before it can finish importing. We will keep your GEDCOM in the queue for two weeks to give you time to review it.

Note: if your gedcom contains many errors or multiple families, we’d ask that you resolve and correct the errors, delete this gedcom and re-submit it without the errors before merging it with families already on WeRelate. If the gedcom is very large, we’d suggest breaking it up into separate files (or families) and importing them one at a time, which makes the review and correction process easier.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

Once you have finished your review and marked your GEDCOM Ready to import, one of our administrators will review your GEDCOM and finalize the import. This usually happens within 24 hours. You will receive a message here when the pages have been created.

--WeRelate agent 13:09, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Important Question [15 April 2016]

Hi, I am an administrator with WeRelate and I am currently looking at ways to make the GEDCOM uploading experience better.

I noticed you recently uploaded a GEDCOM, can I ask you if you read the help pages and FAQ's about the upload process, especially the preparing your GEDCOM for upload steps? If you did not read or do the things suggested would you mind telling me why not, it will help to make the process better if I can understand where we may be failing.

My recommendation would be to test the working of WeRelate by first trying a small GEDCOM, perhaps 50 people, say the ancestors and spouses of one of your grandparents or great-grandparents.

You can edit this page and add your comments below or you can email me from my profile page if you prefer a private discussion.--Rhian 14:50, 15 April 2016 (UTC)