User talk:Gsirwin



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Entering Places in a WeRelate family tree [22 April 2015]


I saw your revisions to Chapman Township and Magnetawan last night and then decided to look at your tree. I noticed that you have entered some 1901 UK census entries and the places given are only street addresses. What town? Street addresses should go into the "Description" box--the one on the right. The "Place" box in the centre is reserved for Places (e.g., Chapman Township and Magnetawan) which will be in our database. If you click on "What links here" on any place page you will find all the persons in the WR database with links to that place.

Take a look at

Some things can come in from a GEDCOM and can't be left in their original state. They need a bit of manoeuvering and manipulating to get right.

--Goldenoldie 16:06, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. I can always use help. The 1901 UK census that you referred to is actually the 1901 Canadian census. I referenced the 1901 census for William Irwin (33). As he lived on a farm in the Township of Chapman, I used 'Chapman, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada' as the place name. This is not a street address. There is no town. I have added Lot 97, Concession B in the description box. Does this work?--Gsirwin 17:09, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Fullerton is Fullarton [11 August 2015]

I have redirected your entry for Fullerton. The hamlet and township are both spelled Fullarton. Regards, --Goldenoldie 06:49, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Census sources specific to one family [5 November 2016]

Hi. I noticed that you created Source pages for Canadian census records that apply to a single family (e.g., Canada. 1901 Census of Canada, Robert Irwin Family). As per WeRelate policy, a MySource page should be used for something that has significance to your specific research but not the community as a whole.

There are 2 different ways you could handle the census records.

  • On the Person page, you could link to the community's shared census page (e.g., Canada. 1901 Census of Canada) and then add the link to the specific census image in the Record field of the source citation on the Person page. See John Wallace Baker's page for an example of this approach.
  • You could create a MySource for the census image (instead of a Source).

I would say that the former approach would be desirable, as the community's Source page might have information of interest to someone looking at your page (e.g., the official enumeration date). It is a bit more work because the link to the image has to be added to each person page, but it can be copied from one page to the next.

If you could please switch over to one of the above approaches and delete the specific Source pages for the Robert Irwin family, that would be greatly appreciated. Your specific source pages show up in the source drop-down and could easily be selected by mistake.

If my explanation above does not make sense to you or if you need help making the change, please ask. Thanks.--DataAnalyst 12:59, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

We have in conflict two Sarah Mallough's. [23 December 2017]

My entered Sarah Mallough is not the Sarah you have entered married to a Haskill.

I believe the one you have is Sarah Victoria Mallough. My Sarah, born in 1836 in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland is the daughter of Benjamin Mallough=Elinor Hasty, lived in Goderich, ON or nearby Dungannon, ON. Migrated to the Dakotas with family thence to San Francisco. She married in San Francisco, 18Jan1874 to William nmn Kennett and had three children. The 2nd daughter my Grandmother. Sarah Victoria is a 1st cousin 2X removed from me Daughter of John Mallough and Ann McIntyre. Please collaborate with me, I have quite a bit of Mallough family people and history given me by E. David Mallough a now deceased researcher.--Ivanhoe 01:01, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Ivanhoe, sorry I clicked on that link by mistake. Can you kindly delete the page for Sarah Mallough (1). I have unwatched it and deleted the text that it contained. Apologies.--Gsirwin 04:46, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

[15 October 2018]

Gsirwin I am interested in connecting with you regarding our shared family histories.

I am the great great granddaughter of Mary McNiven (nee Mclean)--Sgosse 02:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Connecting re our family tree [14 September 2019]

GS Irwin I am really hoping we can connect about our common family tree please reply if you receive this message. I am the great great granddaughter of Mary McNiven.--Sgosse 04:51, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Mary Mclean Irwin [1 April 2021]


My name is Melissa and my partner is related to Mary Irwin. After doing some research I have seen that there are references to an unpublished memoir by Mary and I was wondering if there is anywhere online or elsewhere that it can be accessed.

Thank you for your time.--Mlcleary 21:31, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Melissa,

Sorry for the delay in replying to your query. You said that you are related to Mary Irwin (Mary McLean Thoburn) - kindly tell me how you are related. She was my mother. The document that I referred to as Mary M Irwin Memoirs, Unpublished was written for her children and contains the memories of her life. It is about 60 pages long and has not been digitally reproduced. I am reluctant to release it but am quite willing to help you with information from it. Let me know and we could chat by email or text directly

Stewart Irwin--Gsirwin 06:06, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Mary Irwin [2 April 2021]

Hello Stewart,

I'm actually Richard Irwin's partner. I hadn't spoken to Elgin about looking into things so I didn't realize that you were his brother.:) Any information you have would be great as Rich is quite interested as well.

Thank you,

Melissa--Mlcleary 21:34, 2 April 2021 (UTC)