User talk:Joeljkp



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Just wanted to let you know that I responded to your comments on WeRelate:Person and family wiki page format.--Dallan 10:56, 10 December 2006 (MST)

What shows up in the place drop-down list

Hi Joel,

A discussion is developing at the bottom of Place Talk:Scotland that I thought you might want to lend your thoughts on.--Dallan 12:14, 23 December 2006 (MST)

Gedcom upload

Hi Joel,

I replied to your issue on the family tree explorer discussion page, but I thought I would also reply here in case you weren't watching that page. Could you please try the upload again (I've added some logging statements to the server so I can follow what's going on), and can you tell me what operating system and browser you're using? Thanks.--Dallan 01:18, 4 February 2007 (MST)

Ok, I started the import again and left it for a couple hours. It remained at 0% the entire time. --Joeljkp 13:55, 4 February 2007 (MST)
Thank-you for trying again. The server's not seeing your request for some reason. It looks like you're using Firefox on Ubuntu. I just tried it with Firefox on Suse and got the same situation. Didn't think to test gedcom upload on Linux since Flash is supposed to be cross-platform :-(. At least this gives me something to go on. I'll look into it more on Monday and let you know when it's fixed.--Dallan 16:17, 4 February 2007 (MST)
Could you please try it once more? I made some change to my program today and installed the latest version of the flash player (the one released on the 16th or 17th of January), and it works for me now.--Dallan 21:39, 5 February 2007 (MST)
Ok, that seemed to work. I pressed Ok or Submit or whatever it was and the box went away. No confirmation or anything? If not, I guess it worked fine. --Joeljkp 22:07, 5 February 2007 (MST)
Yes, the Flash player is supposed to call my application with the upload status returned by the server, but it doesn't on Linux. That's one of the reasons it was just hanging before - I never got the return call. So the "fix" is to close the "Please Wait" dialog as soon as all of the data has been sent. Since I don't get a status back from the server on Linux, a success/failure confirmation dialog box isn't displayed on linux. It's not a good solution, but it's the best I've been able to think of for now. Hopefully Adobe will come out with a patch.--Dallan 08:01, 6 February 2007 (MST)
Argh, your upload wasn't successful. I don't know why. Would you like to email me your gedcom and I'll upload it?--Dallan 22:50, 6 February 2007 (MST)
Sure, I can do that. Are you sure you don't want to keep trying until it works as it should? I can email it to you tomorrow. What's your address? --Joeljkp 22:54, 6 February 2007 (MST)
I like that idea if you don't mind waiting a bit. Do you have the latest version of Flash? I'm still trying to figure out why it's working now on my system but not on yours.--Dallan 18:54, 7 February 2007 (MST)
"Shockwave Flash 9.0 r31" on Ubuntu 6.10 --Joeljkp 20:51, 7 February 2007 (MST)

I spent awhile today testing gedcom upload on Ubuntu. About 1/3 of the time the Please Wait dialog goes away immediately and the file is not uploaded. About 1/3 of the time the Please Wait progress bar climbs to 100% and the file is uploaded successfully. About 1/3 of the time the progress bar climbs to 100% and the file is uploaded successfully as before, and Firefox immediately crashes. I've tried uploading the same file multiple times and I can't find anything that would cause the crash or the dialog box going away immediately. I'm left to think that Flash on Linux isn't very stable yet. I'm going to wait awhile to see if it is fixed in a later release. Until then, would you try uploading your gedcom file a couple of times to see if it uploads successfully? I'll put a notice in the help pages about this.--Dallan 19:35, 15 February 2007 (MST)

Hi, thanks for the reply. I ended up uploading my GEDCOM a couple days ago through Windows. But if I have another one, I'll keep trying Ubuntu. Thanks for looking into it for me. --Joeljkp 22:36, 15 February 2007 (MST)
I'm glad you were able to get the gedcom uploaded. Please let me know if you find any other problems.--Dallan 10:38, 16 February 2007 (MST)

I just noticed that you tried to reupload different parts of your original GEDCOM yesterday. We haven't currently been accepting re-uploaded GEDCOM files because doing so would cause duplicate person and family pages to be created. However, due to popular demand, we plan on implementing a way for users to delete the pages associated with a family tree, thus allowing a GEDCOM to be subsequently re-uploaded. This should be ready by the end of this week. -Nathan 12:40, 19 March 2007 (MDT)

Yeah, that's the thing. I wasn't reuploading my original GEDCOM, but had created a new tree and was uploading completely different GEDCOMs (from's famous people pages). I got the message about trying to resubmit my original one and gave up on it. --Joeljkp 12:47, 19 March 2007 (MDT)
Sorry about that. I neglegted to look at the GEDCOMs in detail when it said that there was an overlap. Go ahead and upload your GEDCOMs again, and if the program still detects overlap with your previous GEDCOM, wait 24-48 hours and we'll have the pages created to your family tree. Thanks for using WeRelate and we apologize for the delay! -Nathan 14:31, 19 March 2007 (MDT)

Thomas Rogers

It's true that I have a few people in my database who have the surname "Rogers", but I don't think I can get any of them to show up on my pedigree chart and the earliest was born Abt 1818, which doesn't connect with your Thomas Rogers (1), who was a Pilgrim and born in 1571. I didn't check your other Thomas Rogers. Best wishes.--Dquass 22:50, 24 April 2007 (MDT)

I'm sorry, I'm a bit confused. I didn't mean to ask you directly about this; did I do that somehow? --Joeljkp 07:22, 25 April 2007 (MDT)
Yes, but I'm sorry that I don't remember where I saw your message about letting you know if I was linked to your Rogers line.--Dquass 20:12, 25 April 2007 (MDT)

revisions to Marr794 data [12 August 2007]

Thanks! I am incorporating the info you pass on. Would like a name and contact info to include in my sources.

For anyone who wants my name, I am Ann Tracy Marr, 21:28, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Rogers family

I just read your message from May - I would love to clean up my data in here, but I don't have a clue. And no time to figure it out right now.

Ann Marr

Kingdom of England [29 October 2007]


I was going through the place index and noticed that you had created Place:Kingdom of England. Since we already had Place:England, I redirected it to Place:England and included "Kingdom of England as an alternate name. Does this make sense to you? Or, should we maintain to the 2 pages?--sq 16:22, 29 October 2007 (EDT)

Hi Solveig, thanks for the question. My concern with this is that the Kingdom of England included the present-day England and Wales both, not just England. I think it'd be best as a separate page, listed as a previous place for both the England and Wales pages. If you agree I can go ahead and do it, I'll be glad to. --Joeljkp 22:16, 29 October 2007 (EDT)

That sounds good. I'll let you fix it. Thanks for the help.--sq 22:39, 29 October 2007 (EDT)

Shared interest in New England genealogy [19 January 2009]


Just came across your page; don't know if you're still around. But I'm putting together a list of werelaters who are working on colonial new england. jillaine 11:31, 19 January 2009 (EST)

Jillaine, yes, I'm still around! I'm not living in N.E. now, but nearly all of my genealogy happens there. I'm mainly focusing on the Konkles and the Parkers of the Boston area, back to the Mayflower on both sides. --Joeljkp 16:20, 19 January 2009 (EST)

Family:Thomas Rogers and Grace McKim (1) [30 March 2009]


I was checking recent changes. I noticed that some of the pages you watch were incorrectly merged and you unmerged the first family page. There was a second merge into that family. I unmerged them but because I don't know the pages I was hoping you could make sure the right information is on Family:Thomas Rogers and Grace McKim (1) and Person:Thomas Rogers (5). Thanks,--sq 16:18, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

Thanks, they both look good. Fixed the source refs on the second. It's a big mess when someone merges whole families together incorrectly! --Joeljkp 17:12, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

Audrey Hepburn [27 August 2009]

Hello Joel,

My name is Debbie Freeman, one of the WeRelate Administrators. As you know we are doing a Source Renaming Project. Because of that I am going to change your Audrey Hepburn source to a Person/Family Page, and add your source as a Repository. Do you want to work on these Person/Family pages? Thanks for your understanding. Debbie Freeman --DFree 13:20, 25 August 2009 (EDT)

Hi, thanks for asking! I added those pages a while ago to get them onto the site, but I have no interest in maintaining them. I'll remove myself promptly. --Joeljkp 22:45, 27 August 2009 (EDT)