User talk:Janiejac

Information from 2008 & 2009 has been moved to User talk:Janiejac/Archive 2008-9
Information from 2010 & 2011 has been moved to User talk:Janiejac/Archive 2010-2011
Information from 2012 & 2013 has been moved to User:Janiejac/Archive 2012-13
Information from 2014 & 2015 has been moved to User:Janiejac/Archive 2014 & 2015

Earliest Known Jackson Ancestors


Robert Leap.ged Imported Successfully [7 June 2016]

Person:Robert Leap (1), father of John William Leap who married Margaret Cassandra Jackson, d/o William Jackson and Cassandra Garrison. Settled in Wetzel Co., West Virginia. The Jackson connection will be added later.

--WeRelate agent 13:56, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Capt John of Fairfax to Jack.ged Imported Successfully [13 April 2016]

--WeRelate agent 21:56, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
--WeRelate agent 16:39, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Richards update.ged Imported Successfully [21 April 2016]

Richard, s/o Capt. John Jackson of Great Falls, Fairfax, Virginia has been updated.

--WeRelate agent 17:54, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Benjamin Jackson.ged Imported Successfully [6 May 2016]

This is Norman Jackson's tree and will have ancestors added later. (started with Henry on Dec 17, 2016!)

--WeRelate agent 03:09, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Cemetery pages [7 May 2016]

Hi Janiejac, I see you've added some cemeteries. I think that's great, but you're missing some elements of creating a cemetery page. I'm going to go ahead and add the needed elements to the newly-created Marcy Cemetery that are missing. If you have any questions, let me know. There are instructions in the Help feature, but some are a little confusing. Take a look at what I add to Marcy Cemetery after about 15, 20 minutes. Regards, Neal--SkippyG 17:54, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

My Heritage & Cem pages [7 May 2016]

Hi ! I agree MyHeritage is a messy problem; I'm fairly sure Dallan will change or eliminate the ad from the body of the person pages. If you have a list of the counties where cemeteries may be incomplete, as a Find A Grave contributor, I'd be happy to review those counties and update them. Recently, I cleaned up cemeteries for Trumbull Co, OH, Stark County, OH, Elk Co., PA, etc. Regards, Neal--SkippyG 20:19, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Cemetery, etc. update [8 May 2016]

Hi Janie, Quick update. Updated Exeter, Wyoming, PA with a quote from "History of Lackawanna, Luzerne & Wyoming counties, Pa.". Pinned Exeter to the map by placing the borough of Falls and Fitch Cemetery to Exeter. Fitch Cemetery updated.

Tried to find Wilmington Cemetery in Will Co., IL. Wilmington Cemetery must not exist or bears another name, as neither Find A Grave nor Interment has a cemetery of that name. Will Co. has a Will Cemetery, a Williams Cemetery. The oldest cemetery appears to be Oakwood (Old) Cemetery, and the associated and larger Oakwood Cemetery, seemingly in the same approximate location. I guess you'll have to do a quick search in Finda for the person(s) you have buried there.

BTW, I have lots of family in Luzerne & Wyoming, Centre Cos. (Rogers, Thompson, Taylor etc.), a connection to Herkimer Co., NY (Gunn), so updating those cemeteries is actually helpful to me. More updates later...Neal --SkippyG 21:37, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Cemetery, etc. project DONE [11 May 2016]

All cemeteries and places are done.--SkippyG 16:33, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Scale Mound, etc [14 May 2016]

Don't see the duplication of the source mentioned; you must have deleted one of them. FYI, sometimes the same source/book may have more than 1 version, due to one being an "updated" publication at a later date. Also, only an admin can merge sources, therefore leave a note stating you believe the source is a duplication of another.

Created "Scale Mound Township Cemetery". Note that "Township" is not abbreviated. Find A Grave rarely uses abbreviations, other than "Saint" & "St." which both occur in names of cemeteries. Neal--SkippyG 17:51, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the feedback [26 May 2016]

I agree entirely with all you say, it is perhaps unfortunate that you donated just as Dallan was going on vacation, as far as I am aware only Dallan can do anything about donaters and advertising. As I understand it a lot has changed since last year and most of the help pages and volunteer pages are out of date and nobody is willing to update them, in fact many people listed as admins are no longer active, I am removing admin privileges from inactive members quicker than new admins are volunteering.

I am still hoping to make something of WeRelate, I care about quality research and making it available to anyone and a community wiki does seem the best way to go. I am however totally against all advertising and more so when it tries to trick people into thinking is is more important than it is. I did not even realise there was advertising here when I joined as my adblocker prevented it displaying.

I am confidant that the current unease will settle down soon and those of us passionate about sharing genealogy will make something better.--Rhian 07:39, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

I got busy and forgot to tell you I updated the donate page, and just to check you are now add free or is that still a problem?--Rhian 08:22, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I still have ads. THREE ads on person pages, one across the top, a very wide one on the right and a more narrow one on the left. Very distracting to have that much extraneous material on the person pages. But at least there is no embedded ad in the user area!!
OK I will get back to Dallan about it. he is fishing in Canada until next week and is the only one that can remove ads at the moment. At leasy he removed the embeded ad before he went.--Rhian 18:51, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Robt Jackson Fredericksburg.ged Imported Successfully [2 June 2016]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

--WeRelate agent 02:08, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Giles Tillet Jax fr VA Proj.ged Imported Successfully [10 June 2016]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to

--WeRelate agent 17:44, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [12 June 2016]

You're not done yet!

Was to be Samuel Jackson 4 generations (Stafford Co., VA) Will remove upload to double check that I can prove or disprove the assertion below.

Click here to review your GEDCOM

Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol VII, pg 478
Jackson Family
SAMUEL JACKSON was son of Francis Jackson, of Prince William County, d. 1782, and Sallie Tyler, dau of Judge Charles Tyler.
FRANCIS JACKSON was son of John Jackson of Stafford, 1738, and Miss Kenny.
JOHN JACKSON was son of Samuel Jackson, in Stafford, 1694.

My records are not in agreement with the above.
I see that I'll have to prove or disprove one or the other because once others pick up published info, it is difficult to say differently without extensive documentation. I'll double check to see if I can prove my records.
I knew I was going to have to prove whatever I posted to WeRelate anyway so this exercise will fit in with my plan to post Samuel's descendants to WeRelate. But ugh....

--WeRelate agent 01:58, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Re: Prince William County, VA research map [15 June 2016]

Hi Janie, I have NO memory of this-- been too many years. And I see that there is no longer a map on that page, so I presume you removed it?

What do you think will happen to WeRelate? Seems like Dallan has more or less abandoned it. I've been hanging out at wikitree for awhile now.

Jillaine 02:02, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Ordering census sources [25 June 2016]

I would prefer to put this comment under the Suggestions discussion, but the last time I tried that I knocked out Cos1776's earlier reply.

I don't use GEDCOMs much, so I don't have much experience of what they can do to records, but it would appear that they depend on the entry date of the source rather than the date of the event the source refers to. That makes such a mess in a site like WeRelate where we are trying to make a nice understandable presentation for others to read--and putting them back in order once they get to WR is not easy. Practicality and presentation should come first.

Regards, Pat or --Goldenoldie 19:08, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Your suggestion re ordering "what links here" [4 July 2016]

>I went to a Place Page and clicked on what links here to check on some folks. The results are listed first by templates, then all the sources, then all the places and FINALLY lists the persons -which is what I wanted to see. A 'what links here' page cannot be edited, but if I could have, I would have placed a template on the page so that one could select either family, person, place or sort alpha. I guess the template normally used for this would have to be edited to include templates. But some way to sort the results on a 'what links here' page would be very helpful! --janiejac 17:27, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi janiejac
I wish the "what links here" pages I look at had a consistent order of templates, sources, places, persons. (Oh, that's interesting, the current order is reverse alphabetical! I wonder if that was a mistake in software writing?)

In English placename pages they are all mixed up because numerous redirects have come in from time to time. Each redirect brings with it a whole lot more links which come in with their own lists of templates, sources, places, persons, also arranged in the that order.

I agree with your suggestion. We ought to be able to inspect any one of four or five different types of pages. We have this choice on the "List" tab under "Contributions". The instructions in the software could include the same directions.

Meanwhile, would using the control key + "f" be of help? Control key + "f" brings up a little box in the bottom left hand corner into which you can write anything, perhaps "Smith". This will bring up each reference to Smith in turn. Longwinded, but helpful. Also, you can ask for 500 items to show at once rather than the usual 50. This will get more persons on the screen at once. (Persons and families are sorted by first name at the moment. I bet this is fixable, too. And I wish it included birth and death dates.) Lastly, you can print the "what links here" list and cross off the ones you have inspected.

Hope this helps --Goldenoldie 06:28, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Update desc Jas Jax Arnold.ged Imported Successfully [2 August 2016]

--WeRelate agent 18:35, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Benj Alex Jax 14300.ged Imported Successfully [9 November 2016]

--WeRelate agent 18:48, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Joseph Jax RIN 363 WR 120.ged Imported Successfully [13 November 2016]

--WeRelate agent 22:56, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [16 December 2016]

You're not done yet!

Now that you have uploaded Josiah Jackson_Ruth Steer ver2.ged into our review program, it is time for you to match your data to ours. Your next step is to review and resolve any potential warnings that your file might be showing and to match place names, source names and families to pages that may already exist in our database.

GEDCOM removed. Will try again later.

--WeRelate agent 22:16, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Henry Jax_2gens.ged Imported Successfully [21 December 2016]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully.
Henry Jackson, immigrant, settled in Fairfield County, Connecticut. This is an addition to Norman Jackson's line imported into tree 'Benj Jackson of Rensselser'.

Henry's two generation GEDCOM uploaded 17 Dec 2016. This is the first of several GEDCOMs I expect to upload in segments.
Son John and wife Elizabeth have 37 desc; three generations. DONE
Dau Hannah has two husbands, no known children. She is already uploaded.
Son Moses and two wives have 36 desc; four generations. DONE 18 Dec 2016.
Son Samuel has three wives and so many desc that they will have to be broken into segments
Son Joseph and wife also have many desc that will be broken into segments for upload. 4 gens uploaded, editing.

--WeRelate agent 01:35, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

John Jax RIN 418 all desc.ged Imported Successfully [17 December 2016]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully.
John, s/o Henry, and John's wife Elizabeth Smith; three generations.
This is an addition to Norman Jackson's line imported into tree 'Benj Jackson of Rensselaer'.

--WeRelate agent 04:36, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Moses Jax RIN 416 all desc.ged Imported Successfully [19 December 2016]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully.
Moses, s/o Henry, and Moses' wife Deborah Hyatt; four generations.
This is a continuation of Norman's tree imported to 'Benj Jackson of Rensselaer'.

Joseph Jax RIN 401 4gens.ged Imported Successfully [20 December 2016]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully.
Joseph, s/o Henry, and Joseph's wife Mary Godwin; four generations.
This is a continuation of Norman tree uploaded into 'Benjamin Jackson of Rensselaer'.

--WeRelate agent 16:30, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Benjamin Jax RIN 18 12 gens.ged Imported Successfully [9 January 2017]

This is an update to info previously imported to tree of Person:Benjamin Jackson (77) of Vermont and New York. Has not yet had final tweaking.

--WeRelate agent 16:35, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

peterhoffjackson.ged Imported Successfully [15 February 2017]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. Now you can:

--WeRelate agent 22:17, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

David Jax Fairfield RIN 574.ged Imported Successfully [26 June 2017]

This is a continuation of Norman tree uploaded into 'Benjamin Jackson of Rensselaer'.

Now you can:

Wm M Linn.ged Imported Successfully [26 June 2017]

Linn ancestors of Florence Maude Linn, RIN 21414, tracks back to Maryland. She is the only Linn/Lynn in Hempstead file.

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [18 March 2017]

This was going to be an update to descendants of Alpheus Jackson Strother. But GEDCOM was larger than I wanted to deal with so deleted it and will upload smaller file later when I have more time to devote to it. It does need doing!

--WeRelate agent 04:40, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Alfred Jax Strother 27 persons.ged Imported Successfully [9 July 2017]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully.

Now you can:

desc of Francis Reno RIN 1380.ged Imported Successfully [9 July 2017]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully.

Now you can:

Swetnam relatives.ged Imported Successfully [29 March 2017]

This small upload adds Elias Jackson's first wife Elizabeth Swetnam and her ancestors and descendants as far as currently known. This line originated prob in Prince William, Virginia, settled in Bath County, Kentucky and some of Elias' children moved on to Missouri.

--WeRelate agent 21:40, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [26 June 2017]

You're not done yet! I must have deleted this upload as Farmer tree on user page shows zero persons! I could try this again later.

Helen Louise Hill [22 April 2017]

Hi Julie Bojanowski here. I have added a few people and will continue to look over this weekend. I did notice that for my mother, Helen Louise Hill, it shows with a question mark residence in Tarrytown in 1972. This is incorrect. My cousin Louise (daughter of Harold Hill) lives there. Helen lived in Castleton-on-Hudson in 72. I couldn't figure out how to change.

I am so grateful for all the work you and Norman have done and sorry for not helping more.

Julie--Julie Boj 21:05, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Arthur F Jax Rhode Island.ged Imported Successfully [26 June 2017]

This is unrelated Jackson based on research related to an obituary. Goes back to immigrant ancestor from England.

Arthur Jackson of Rhode Island.

John Stiles.ged Imported Successfully [24 May 2017]

This is tiny GEDCOM starting with John Stiles to connect eventually with Jane McHenry, wife of Silas Jackson in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania.

Daniel Beers Young.ged Imported Successfully [24 May 2017]

This was just to update this family of Betsy Jackson and Daniel Beers Young with some grandchildren.

John Jackson Young.ged Imported Successfully [24 May 2017]

This small 16 person gedcom was imported to the Small Bits file. These folks were researched to help differentiate between the various Jackson Youngs. No known relationship to my line.

Link to John Jackson Young.

Artimecia Jackson_Benj B Jax.ged Imported Successfully [26 June 2017]

This small 31 person GEDCOM allows me to connect Artimecia Jackson with her Connecticut parents and her dau Mary Polly Ruggles to my Benjamin B. Jackson, s/o Silas of Pennsylvania. There is uncertainty about Artimecia's mother but until better/more info is available, I'll assume her mother was Daniel's known wife, Abigail Sanford.

Resorting source pages [30 June 2017]

You are reminding me of a page that really ought to be on my watchlist, but I hate to think how much useful time I would have to add geography notes to WeRelate if all those pages were really there. Thanks. I'll pop it on---and also push this suggestion to "work that could be done this summer". I think it would be an easy fix for those who know how to program.
Regards, Pat --Goldenoldie 06:20, 30 June 2017 (UTC)--Goldenoldie 06:23, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

GEDCOM Export Ready [30 June 2017]

The GEDCOM for tree Benj Jackson of Rensselaer is ready to download. Click here.

Deleted MySource [4 July 2017]

Hi Janie - I've been working on a lot of Wanted pages lately. I'm hoping you can help me decide what to do with this one. In 2013 you deleted "MySource:Janiejac/Rootsweb chart of Larry Flesher and Kimberly Tappmeyer includedb lfle". Since deleting a MySource doesn't remove the citations on each linked page, there are still about 60 pages trying to link to it. I am writing to ask if you would like those citations removed from each page or perhaps turned into "Citation only" to remove the red link but preserve the text that is there? Thanks, --cos1776 10:32, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Oh wow! 60 sources to a rootsweb chart! I really ought to get better sources for those folks, but probably won't do that at this point. I just checked; the current URL for that rootsweb chart is []. Could you make it a citation and at the same time update the URL? Hoping there is a way to do that with one fell swoop. I do appreciate all the 'cleanup' work you are doing!! Thank you!! --janiejac 14:29, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I think I can. Before I get too far into it, would you take a look at Person:Adam Neff (2). His first citation is what exists now and the 2nd is what I would change it to. Do you approve? --cos1776 15:23, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Lacking a better source, your edit is the best we can have right now. Question: do you think viewers would be more apt to stay on WeRelate if they saw the actual URL instead of having to click on the link to see where it takes them? Once they click on it, they may not come back. I know I've gone rabbit trails like that and never found my way back! But yes, your edit gets the job done just fine.--janiejac 18:20, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
The job is complete. To answer your question, I hadn't heard before that seeing the actual URL might be more likely to keep a reader on a page. I guess I can only speak for myself and say that it wouldn't make much difference to me. It is generally considered bad practice to leave the whole URL there and, in that respect, I do tend to think it looks less professional. As far as rabbit holes go ... I'm right there with you. :) It is a hard habit to break! Take care, --cos1776 19:25, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Why I like to see the whole URL - it helps me stay on track and avoid those rabbit trails. When I see a source I'd be interested in checking further, I'll copy the URL and paste it into notepad to work on later. If I have to click on a link to see whole URL, I'll be leaving the original page and may not get back to it. I put the whole URL in everything I can; never had been told it might be 'unprofessional'. I probably do a lot of things that don't have professional polish :) !! --janiejac 00:43, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Light Colored Names on Network page [9 July 2017]

Hi Janie,

What do the lighter colored names in my watch list mean?

My old profile is that color. Does that mean inactive?

Okay so one more question, is there a way to merge my two accounts or delete one? Julie 20:27, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Julie, I'm sorry but I really don't know. Try asking on the support page - upper right corner in the Help dropdown list. --janiejac 02:17, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you Janie I will try that.

Julie 03:00, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

FYI -Request List [19 July 2017]

Hi Janie, I was just informed by DataAnalyst that you have to give the total point value to vote for an improvement. You just gave 2 points for a 4-point item. (I did the same thing yesterday). Slightly complicated voting system. Regards --SkippyG 16:22, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Voting on Request [19 July 2017]

Respectfully, Janie...Please reread the Section "How to Vote". Overly-complicated admittedly, if you reread these as I had to, you'll find that only one of your votes follows the voting instructions. Neal--SkippyG 18:15, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

David C Wright .ged Imported Successfully [4 August 2017]

Congratulations! The pages from your GEDCOM have been uploaded to the Robert Jackson of Hempstead tree. David's dau Sarah married Henry Flesher; Sarah's mother=in-law was a Jackson.

Now you can:

--WeRelate agent 19:43, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Next step: Review your GEDCOM [12 August 2017]

Now that you have uploaded John Lynn plus all related.ged [ Aug 10] into our review program, it is time for you to match your data to ours. This file had too many 'warnings' in it so I removed it. If it can be corrected, I'll update again later. This 'plus related' contained a lot of my Virginia Project studies and I may want to remove them from a future upload.

--WeRelate agent 04:20, 11 August 2017 (UTC)