User talk:David Newton



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Duplicate repositories [29 August 2010]

Hello, I noticed that you are creating new repository pages. Some of these may be duplicates to pages already on WeRelate. One example is Repository:City of Westminster Archives (England) and Repository:City of Westminster Archives Centre. If nothing links to the older version, and the title is incorrect, you can place it into Category:Speedy Delete. If, however, pages link to it then one will need to be redirected to the other. In the future, it may be easier to check if the repository exists first and rename that instead. The easiest way to search, I think, is to search for the URL of the site. Let me know if you have any questions. --Jennifer (JBS66) 20:11, 29 August 2010 (EDT)

1851 Census Image - John Spreadborough [30 August 2010]

Hello David,

I thought I would mention a suggestion on this image. As you might have already seen it is usually better to name your images on WeRelate to something more distinctive. Maybe like "John Spreadborough family 1851 census". Otherwise it might confuse other Users and create confusion. If on the other hand you want to add an example image to the Source Page for 1851. That would work. Thank you for your contributions, Debbie Freeman --DFree 20:42, 29 August 2010 (EDT)

The reason that I named it like that is that the image does not just concern the Spreadboroughs. There are other people enumerated in that image. If this were an image from the 1911 census schedules where only one family is on the schedule then I would very much agree with you that the family should be referenced. However this image could also be used for the Benham family, the Silver, Upfield and Hasher families. Like the census citations this uniquely identifies the image and where it comes from in the census. Probably what could be done is to annotate the image to say where it comes from to eliminate potential confusion. David Newton 11:06, 30 August 2010 (EDT)

Place renaming [14 August 2019]

Hi David,

I didn't realize when I suggested you could rename the countries in the UK, that renaming them would affect place matching in GEDCOM uploads. I'm getting reports on my talk page that it has. I realize now that the place matching algorithm prefers place-names without commas to place-names with commas when matching, so renaming Place:England to "Place:England, United Kingdom" (place link removed --cos1776 17:26, 14 August 2019 (UTC)) has caused the place "England" in a GEDCOM to be matched to Place:Kingdom of England (since it doesn't have commas in the title). So I'm renaming the places back, and putting United Kingdom as an also-located-in. Someday I need to enhance the place-matching code to avoid this limitation, but until then, renaming is the best solution.--Dallan 14:27, 13 September 2010 (EDT)

England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes [14 October 2010]

Hi David,

Like myself you seem to be interested in sorting out some of the variety of Sources which can be selected. I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only one, but I'm rather surprised that there are not a few more people watching England sources.

I have noticed that you are watching the Sources relating to England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes and wonder if you would be interested in discussing your thoughts. In particular, I was wondering why there should be separate sources for births, deaths and marriages instead of just one. I am in Australia and when I search for a record on a website such as Free BDM I do not need need to go to a different location. Also, if I go to our state library and use the mircofishe, although there are in different carousels, they are in the same location. I'm not a libraian who could explain catalogueing rules but I really don't see any difference, do you? Regards Ken Amoore--Kenamoore 05:00, 14 October 2010 (EDT)

Source for Civil Registration Certificates [26 October 2010]

Hi David, what would you think if I were to change Source:England and Wales. Civil Registration Indexes to be Source:England and Wales.Civil Registration Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates and adding a statement which would say "It is suggested this souce be used to provide a citation for a primary source document such as a birth, death or marriage certificate, certified extract of an entry in a register or a copy of an entry in a register which was issued by the General Registrar Office for an event which occurred in England and Wales after September 1837."

If you would prefer this source to remain as is, could you please give me your thoughts/reasons for doing so. I may then create a new source instead so I can cite my souces more accurately. Regards Ken--Kenamoore 04:32, 26 October 2010 (EDT)