User talk:DFree

Archived topics: 2009, 2010


Welcome [6 June 2009]

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 15:02, 16 April 2007 (MDT)

Thanks for welcoming me... [18 January 2011]

--Gnu 23:23, 17 January 2011 (EST)

[17 January 2016]

Glad to see you home here again !--HFR100 21:06, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank You. I truly appreciate the message. WeRelate is a welcoming community. Now I get to see if my memory remembers how to do things. Luckily if not I should be able to locate the info. My first try to remember is how to archive my old pre 2016 messages. Take Care.

Picture in Rocking Chair [26 June 2017]

Love the picture!

Could you be sitting on a Cracker Barrel Porch ? :D

I am retired from Store #115 !

Just sayin Hey! --Julie 01:15, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

renewed interest in the suggestion list [30 June 2017]

Hi Debbie, Just thought I'd drop a reminder note to tell you that there is renewed talk of working this summer on some of those long languishing suggestions on WeRelate. I know you've not been active recently (and I miss you) but perhaps you'd be interested in coming back to review that list again and be sure you've 'watched' those that appear most helpful. So we/they are just beginning to sort out which ones can be worked on this summer and I wanted your voice to be heard.--janiejac 20:56, 30 June 2017 (UTC)