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)