User talk:Hh219

Welcome, Hh219! If you find yourself in need of help, just ask. This is a new site, but the philosophy and roadmap are exactly what genealogy needs. I hope you enjoy it!--Brad Patrick 10:17, 13 April 2007 (MDT)

And here is the formal welcome... --Brad Patrick 10:21, 13 April 2007 (MDT)



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Brad, thanks for the welcome. I like your statement about genealogy and agree with it, including the part about having things in my GEDCOM that are pretty embarrassing now!

I'm away from my computer and GEDCOM this weekend, so I can't upload even part of it, so I'm trying to get acquainted in other ways.

Is there a way I can search for shared research pages?

Is the elegant family tree viewer available otherwise than from within one's own tree? --Hh219 11:45, 13 April 2007 (MDT)

Shared research pages Yes. Click on the connect tab. Enter the Surname in the surname field, the place in the place field and select Article for the namespace.
Family Tree Explorer you can boot up the FTE when ever you come to WeRelate and do anything you want to do at WeRelate from within the FTE. You could manage multiple trees or load unrelated persons into one tree--you would need to bookmark the root person for each tree. You can search the web or WeRelate, upload images, research the indexes, whatever from within the FTE. The FTE has several menu bars, there is also a tutorial and help pages. We plan to make the FTE downloadable sometime in the future, but that will probably be next year. I don't know if that answers your question? Thanks for you interest. :-) --sq 23:51, 13 April 2007 (MDT)

Comment on the Canton of Bern districts

Hi, I see you've been creating some districts in the Canton or Bern - thanks! I think I misled you in a previous comment: The other place in Switzerland all end in "Switzerland", so for consistency's sake until we rename everything I think it would be good for the places you're creating to also end in "Switzerland". I renamed all of the places you've created so far, so you don't need to worry about them. One thing to note: there were already "Inhabited places" within the Canton of Bern with the same name as some of the districts you added. I assumed that these referred to the town and not the district, but we can't have two places with exactly the same title so I added "(district)" after the name. For example, there was already a Place:Burgdorf, Switzerland, so I renamed Burgdorf to Place:Burgdorf (district), Switzerland.--Dallan 13:09, 18 April 2007 (MDT)

Thank you for clearing and cleaning that up. I was still confused, not realizing that the title of the page could be different from the preferred name of the place. Anyway, that is all the districts AFAIK. Your surmise about places and districts is correct, that's what I wanted to do also.
I'll bear this in mind for future occasions, and continue transferring places in Canton Bern from "Unknown" into "Inhabited Places" as warranted. Maybe I'll have some thoughts about Sweden later too. --Hh219 13:17, 18 April 2007 (MDT)
Thank-you for your contributions!--Dallan 22:04, 18 April 2007 (MDT)

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Handling places that used to be located in other places

Hi, I sure do appreciate what you're doing with Swiss places. I've been thinking about how to best handle places that used to be located in other places than where they are now. A lot of people want to enter a place title using the hierarchy the way it was when the record was created. So I think we need both place pages: under the old jurisdiction and also under the new jurisdiction. But we should have the place pages link to each other. I'm also thinking of getting rid of the "previously located in" field for places, since each place would be listed just under the "located in" place that corresponds to its title. Take a look at Place:Damphreux (inhabited place), Canton of Bern, Switzerland and Place:Damphreux (inhabited place), Canton of Jura, Switzerland and tell me what you think.

Oh, you're welcome. It's nice to find something that I usually know how to do, in an area I've worked before, with just enough oddities showing up so that I can learn something about how WeRelate works too. I agree that we need both place pages one way or another; your solution sounds fine but I'm not confident about my opinion in such matters. As long as the places are linked and the reasons are given as you have in the Damphreux case it sounds fine, and then the "previously located in" field could be dispensed with. I think the key point is that it be clear and obvious that the place has previously been located in another jurisdiction or jurisdictions. --Hh219 17:26, 23 April 2007 (MDT)
Right--Dallan 10:40, 25 April 2007 (MDT)

Your comments on the Swiss places

Hi, I appreciate your comments on the probable duplicates. I can't tell if they're duplicates for sure either, but I think the important thing is to have it noted as a comment. I'm also going to add the possible duplicates you mention as "see-also" places. (We'll eventually use see-also places like alternate place names in Search, so when you search for one place it will pick up matches for the see-also places as well.) Also, I wanted to let you know that sometime in May I'm going to modify the software to display the text of the Talk page underneath the primary text on the corresponding primary page, so that way comments won't be missed.--Dallan 11:55, 30 April 2007 (MDT)

Sounds great! --Hh219 16:51, 30 April 2007 (MDT)

Hi there!

Harold, I knew we would cross paths soon. I am so glad you are here contributing to WeRelate. It's been a number of years, but we corresponded in the past about Minerva Elzira ROBERTSON, from St.Clair County, step-daughter of my great-great-grandfather, Haynes T WOODS who married her mother, Elizabeth J STARR ROBERTSON. Minerva married John Wesley FLINT, who I believe was a brother to Edith FLINT THRALL. I believe John and Minerva lived around Franklin and Williamson counties during the 1880 time frame and possible other times as well. I'm typing sans notes so not sure I have this exactly right. Also, apparently Alice V WOODS CHAMBERS, my great-great aunt and daughter of Haynes and Elizabeth WOODS, lived with John and Minerva (her half-sister) for some time.
As soon as I enter my WOODS line we will "meet up" on WeRelate. Which will be great.
Right now, I am focusing on the Place page for Franklin County and entering Place pages for all of its villages/cities and so forth. This is great fun because I am getting all kinds of info about FCI that I never knew and really enlarges my viewpoint of my own family there.
It's a lot of fun to be able to discuss the working of this potentially great website. I hadn't thought about the fact that "previosly located in" might be from a boundary change. You are probably aware, but I have some comments here [Usertalk:Dallan] about the listing of names on the sidebar. I think Dallan is going to change the designation of places that no longer exist to "historical". --Debbie V. 06:36, 3 May 2007 (MDT)


Great ideas. Thanks so much! {:-)

I will try to see how I can do what you suggested, as well as include sources.

Hatch Family

Could you unwatch the page Person:John Hatch (17)? I am trying to remove duplicate pages in the Hatch line and I proposed to delete this one. Thanks. --CTfrog 19:14, 23 May 2007 (MDT)

Hello, Hh219

I just discovered WeRelate a couple days ago. I think it's a wonderful concept and I'm looking forward to contributing information on the Thomas Gunn line. I want to thank you for your contribution to the Thomas Gunn story. I have started a tree with Thomas and Elizabeth as the root, and have incorporated some of your text. I hope that's ok with you.

Cheers, gunnj


Just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks for fixing my page.. I am VERY new to this whole Wiki thing, and I am not really good at navigating my way around it. I am having a devil of a time trying to get anything useful from it so far, but maybe, my info could help someone somewhere. I hope that no one mistakes Butler and Butler Township. They are both in Dekalb County, but in completely different places. Butler is where I grew up, and Butler Township is on the south side of Garrett. Anyway, Thanks, Amy

Amy -- Don't give up! It takes a while to get it, and there are parts of it I still haven't got after a few months. --Hh219 16:31, 9 July 2007 (MDT)

Methodist History by Thrall [4 April 2008]

Hi, Do you own a copy of this book by Thrall? If so wondering if the book mentions a Methodist minister named Mansel Coker. He lived in the Indian Creek community in Comanche County, Texas from the 1850's until his death. --Beth 10:40, 9 February 2008 (EST)

Thanks. I will obtain a copy through interlibrary loan. --Beth 07:06, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

Clara Bowton [29 May 2008]

I saw where Clara was a member of the Methodist Church in Farmington. She was listed on page 23. Is there any more information regarding her? Thanks, nurserachett--Nurserachett 10:12, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

William Berry [7 June 2009]

Hi - just ran across where you include William Berry in your research and became very interested in as much as the gentleman in guestion was (is?) my Great;great grand father. I have not had time to see where my family fits into the rest of your family tree ; but was very excited to see the information you presented conserning his service in the war and his capture . I'm very much a novice at family tree research ; so far most of what I have put together has came from my own family as i have several siblings who have supplied much of the information.

 Just wanted to say thank you for this information you have presented - if I can be of any help ; with what information I have ; I would be glad to share.--Cooter 19:54, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

Elmer E. Lane & Alice Loretta Potter Research [11 January 2010]

Hi there!

Just found your posting and would love to compare information on our Lane and Potter families!

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Pam--PLane 20:32, 10 January 2010 (EST)

Two recommended books . . . [18 March 2011]

Hi -- You were the only other person listed as a watcher for the Handbook of Texas Online so I came poking around out of curiosity. I'm a retired librarian so I'm always interested in what books other folks might recommend in a given field -- and I quite like your particular suggestions of genealogy books that "tell a story." I'd like to suggest two more that you may not have seen:

Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy & Its Aftermath, by John Philip Colletta (2000). Phil is a terrific conference speaker and a very good writer, and this one kept me reading far into the night. (I was an outside speaker at a course he was teaching a few years ago and presumed on that connection to get him to sign my copy -- something I very rarely do!)

Isle of Canes, by Elizabeth Mills (2004). This one is, technically, a novel -- but everything in it is good history (Elizabeth is incapable of doing bad history), and it's all her own family.


--MikeTalk 16:56, 18 March 2011 (EDT)

Flint/Thrall letters [9 January 2012]

Hi there I am the granddaughter of Rosalie Thrall Carmichael. She did some extensive geneology work her last several years of life. I started googling some of those family members and stumbled across your post. It's fascinating and exciting to see someone else with similar information. Thank you for sharing.--Bobbilynn 11:47, 9 January 2012 (EST)