User talk:Dougcouch



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dougcouch-all-06242008.ged Imported Successfully [24 June 2008]

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Merging... [26 June 2008]

The pages for the early puritans are fairly well developed. With few exceptions, the changes that you are seeing are redirections of your original pages to the consolidated pages for those people. In a couple of cases, you had extensions that were not formerly present, various additional folks and so on. In those cases, your originally uploaded pages are retained.

To see the edit history of any page, look at the "History" tab at the top of any page. If you want to see back to your original pages, go to the "More" tab and select "what links here".

I'll defer to your assessment on whether your stuff needed help, but it's head and shoulders above some of the crap I've been wading through the last few months...--Jrm03063 20:03, 25 June 2008 (EDT)

discrepancy in Hopkins related history [29 June 2008]

Feel free to amend the Hopkins page (as well as any and all others you think appropriate) with your information. The point of me redirecting the pages you uploaded, that were in common with the community, was to help get you and your information merged into the community. In many cases, the community already had a lot of the information you uploaded, but certainly not all. You added lineage that wasn't already covered and information in some places that wasn't already there - to say nothing of the more recent lineage that is certainly unique to your contribution.

Now, as you see a chance to benefit a page (that others are working on as well - look at the watch list in the lower-left corner) you help yourself and the community at the same time. There's also no way to lose the past condition of the page since wiki keeps a complete history of every edit a page ever had (see the "history" tab). If you want to consult others before making amendments (assuming others are watching) then add your remarks to the talk page associated with that particular person or family.

Please! Just dive in!

Oh, and welcome!--Jrm03063 09:40, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

Lovicy Plumley [24 November 2008]

Hi Doug,

Thanks for the note!

I do know Joel and have shared a lot of research with him (both ways). If you haven't joined his Hager family website yet you might want to. It's really a "southwestern West Virginia" family website. I'm pretty sure everyone from that area are all related :)

I'm not personally related to Lovicy Plumley in any way, but filled in that part of the Adkins tree because their (John and Lovicy Adkins) granddaughter Emeline Adkins was the first wife of my g-Grandfather Gilbert Hager. I'm also doing research on unionist vs. secessionist families in the area and so will eventually trace 2 or 3 generations of marriages from all families in Lincoln/Boone during the Civil War to see if there are any interesting patterns in inter-marriages between the two sides.

I was born in Huntington, and have a lot of southwestern West Virginia lines on my maternal side, so we'll probably bump into each other again :)

Van--Van 01:30, 24 November 2008 (EST)

Merging Couch Pages [26 November 2008]

Hi Doug,

I am not really a Couch researcher but came upon a number of duplicate pages which I merged and as a result you received multiple emails. It looks like 2 people uploaded GEDCOMs containing nearly identical information and since it is a goal of WeRelate to have only one page per individual I merged some of the duplicates. I am sure there are more duplicates and perhaps you would like to undertake merging others.

My Couch interest is in a Marcus Couch in MN who married my relative Ruby Russell in Olmsted County, MN in 1899. For years I thought this Marcus Couch was Marcus Nye Couch b. 1865 but last night I realized I am looking for a different and younger Marcus Couch -- say b. about. 1878.

Regarding Thomas Wheeler and Ann Halsey - The names look very familiar but I can't place them in my file at the moment. I have 2-3 Thomas Wheeler's from New England in my ancestry. --Susan Irish 22:44, 25 November 2008 (EST)

Possible duplicate pages [3 May 2009]

There is not enough information on these 2 pages to determine if they are match. As a volunteer on WeRelate I am merging duplicate pages. Please examine these two pages and give me your opinion: Family:John Bangs and Hannah Smalley (1) and Family:John Bangs and Hannah Smalley (2). --Volunteer Administrator-Beth 21:48, 30 April 2009 (EDT)

It would appear so. I do not know. Best guess: Yes. Dougcouch 01:25, 3 May 2009 (EDT)

Person:Andrew Adkins (2) [15 June 2009]

Hi, you may be wondering why you got all the "=" signs on your page. The "=" is used to create headers. You need to put a word in between "=". Such as ==Early Life== or ===Family=== . The number of "=" signs determines the level of the header so 3 equal signs is a subdivision of a two equal signs header. They system will create a table of contents if you have more than 3 headers of double equal signs. Hope that helps.  :)--sq 19:47, 15 June 2009 (EDT)

Eunice Higgins [18 June 2010]

It seems that we may be related through Eunice Higgins (b. 1788 Fairfield, CT). She married Elisha Strong about 1805 in New York. Do you have a birth record for her or any primary source documents that confirm her parents as George Higgins and Patience Mapes?

Thank you for any information,

Virginia Strong Reynolds--Vinnielue 23:38, 17 June 2010 (EDT)

Patrick O'Rourke and Maria Doonan [19 September 2013]

Hi Doug,

I am a descendent of Patrick O'Rourke and Maria Doonan. Familysearch shows that they had children named Tierney, Catherine, Bridget, Anne, Ellen, Bernard, and Maryanne. I am descended from Catherine.

I'm interested in seeing what information you have on them. So, please contact me back and let me know if you'd like to collaborate on researching.--WmAchnitzIII 23:52, 18 September 2013 (EDT)