User talk:Joanl


Hi - thanks for signing up and creating a homepage! Here's a suggestion: if you separate the surnames and places with a bar(|), which is above the \ key on most keyboards, as in the following list (but enter it single-spaced), you'll be able to get links to those pages from your homepage, which will make it easy for you to create those pages when you're ready.






--Dallan 14:25, 20 June 2006 (MDT)


I noticed you put the surnames in all caps. This is standard genealogy nominclature. However, the software platform (wiki media) we use is very case specific (it treats UPPER and lower case letters as different letters) and the wiki standard is to capitalize the first letter and leave the rest lower case (Burchart instead of BUTCHART). We are aware of the problem but I don't know if we will cure it. In my mind, it shouldn't ever be case specific. But, some things are hard coded into the software platform.

So what this means to you is that if you put the surnames in all caps they don't link to the surname pages. I don't know if this is important to you. Anyway, thanks so much for participating. If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know solveig

We would really appreciate your help in making the help and tutorial pages clearer. Please feel free to edit or add sections. Thanks again wonderful page --sq 15:43, 24 June 2006 (MDT)


Person:Barbara Davies (1)

Did you want me to delete Person:Barbara Davies (1)? If so, I noticed that Family:Ruth Bellamy (1) still points to it, so if I delete the page, the child on the family page will also be deleted. Is that ok?--Dallan 00:29, 24 December 2006 (MST)

Yes please delete Barbara Davies (1) and while you are at it, could you please delete Herbert Davies (2). I think I have it figured out now! Thanks.
We deleted Barbara Davies (1) but couldn't find a page for Herbert Davies (2). If you wanted us to delete a different page, let me know.--Dallan 19:14, 26 December 2006 (MST)

Family Tree Explorer


We just launched a early release of the Family Tree Explorer. In case you'd like to try it out, I've taken the pages that you've created and added them to a tree called "mytree". So when you launch Family Tree Explorer, you should be able to click on File then Open to view your tree. I'd be interested to get any feedback you have. We're going to be working on it intensely over the next several weeks, so this is a great time to have some input into how it will turn out.--Dallan 23:29, 20 January 2007 (MST)

Bellamy's [9 December 2007]

Joan: I will try to explain this as clearly as possible. I married/divorced a Bellamy and have traced some of his family tree. **However** at the moment - I have a cousin who married a Bellamy and I'm doing a little research just to see if we in any way are related. Her husband has little info on his Bellamy side, however his Father's name is John Edward Bellamy B: 4 Feb 1913 and his grandfather's John Standhope (Stanhope) Bellamy, Born in England. His father, John Edward, does not know his father's date of birth or particulars and is 95 yrs of age now, so.... John Edward did tell them that he was born in Calgary and moved to Edmonton when he was around 5 yrs old. He also said he had two cousins who lived in BC that did family research, no names or other info. So, the long and short of it is, I have been searching - I came across your WeRelate site and I find this extremely interesting - especially the name from "Stanhope" changed to Samuel - Do you think this is the same family and this is his relationship?

You can email me at I would be more than pleased to hear from you. Thank you. Lou Bellamy--Lou 12:45, 9 December 2007 (EST)

Hello Joan [21 February 2009]

--Rbrieg 17:22, 21 February 2009 (EST)

We have a common ancestor [21 February 2009]

Hello Joan

From reading your posting, I realized that your great-grandfather and my grandfather were brothers. My grandfather was Peter E Butchart who went to Edmonton in the early 1900's.

Ron--Rbrieg 17:25, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Lillian Davies - Kellogg, Idaho [9 February 2012]

I am the grandson of Lillian Davies - born in England with her relatives from Canada, Victoria BC. I am attempting to find out about her sons, Herman, my Dad (he adopted me after marrying my Mother, Claire in Kellogg, Idaho, and his brothers Paul and Harold. I saw something that indicated Grandma Riep was married before she married my Grandfather, Paul Riep. It indicated that Harold was born of her first marriage but I can not find out exact informaton concerning it. Do you have anything concerning that information. I know Harold was living in Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA as I was Stationed in Washington and visited him all the time in the early 70's. He never mentioned anything about being adopted into the Riep family or that he had a different birth last name then Riep. His daughter, Patricia Riep-Dice is also interest in the family tree. So I am helping here find out information. Thanks, George--George Earl 12:05, 9 February 2012 (EST)

Davies family of Runcorn [19 April 2014]

Hi Joan I have no relationship to the Davies family. I spend a lot of time on WeRelate bringing the descriptions of the places up-to-date. When I get bored I look at "What links here". This afternoon I was at Runcorn when I decided to take one of those breaks. Your Davies family was the one I happened to click on.

It turned out to be less straight-forward than some I might have picked. I couldn't escape without "removing" and putting back Margaret Fairhurst and 3 of her children. The entries had been corrupted somewhere along the line. Please check through the data and make any corrections I missed. There is a way to format numbered bullets (like your list of children for John Davies and Margaret Fairhurst), so I thought the page might look nicer if I used it. Incidently there are two places named Bangor in Wales. One is in Flintshire and one is now in Clywd, but the county of Clywd might have had another name in the 19th century.

Yes, I'm a Canadian who moved to England--almost 50 years ago. My genealogy is spread between Ontario (back to 1800!), Scotland and Yorkshire.

Regards Pat----Goldenoldie 21:15, 19 April 2014 (UTC)