User talk:Kittydoc

The sug;gest change is minor. However, as a student [long ago but not that long ago] putting the quote marks around el al was improper if not acceptable.


Noticing Propegated changes :)

Hello! :)

I noticed the changes on my pages :) Are you the same person in charge of I just discovered this site, and it is so cool to be able to continue our family work over here. Should all websites be links?

Anyway, I just wanted to say welcome to the family!  :)


Titles for sources

As you probably can see I am playing around with the titles for source documents. Keeping in mind some objectives I read from (someone?) that the titles should be somewhat intuitive so that the contributor can enter something simple and the automatic filler then populate the field, I have concluded that the exact name of sources is impractical to use consistently and that some sort of convention should be followed in these titles that incorporates the key points of the title, but perhaps abbreviates it and/or makes it consistent with other like titles. The full real title would be spelled out in the article itself. So, for instance, the "Baptismal and marriages records of the Old Dutch Church at Kingston..." become the "Kingston Reformed Church Records." That way it would be consistent with say the "Hartford First Congregational Church Records," and the "New York Fourth Presbyterian Church Records," which is really the "Fourth Presbyterian Church of the City of New York." (all which I just made up) Likewise genealogies would follow some convention like "Osterhout Family," "Osterhout Genealogy," or something to distinguish it from "Osterhout Town Records," or "Osterhout Chapel Records," etc. etc., regardless of what the real title is. I know this logic is probably anathema to academic indexers, but I can't think of another way to deal with this problem. Please consider it and perhaps you can make some suggestions to resolve the issue. stilltim 09:16, 20 July 2007 (MDT)

David Owens/ Laura Rader

      I'm new to this type of family tree, it should say for David Owens wife Mary Francis Case
      Not Laura Rader as she is the wife of William Owens. How do I fix this?

Thanks and . . . [3 August 2007]

I appreciate your changing the Source references. Would you let me know which is better for uploading a GEDCOM file. One which is an Ancestor chart or one which is a Descendant chart. My thinking is to use an Ancestor gedcom as it would allow me to be sure no living folks are included. Whereas using the Descendant gedcom all the current generation shows up and I don't want to include any who might object to having their names on line.

Lastly, since I started to enter two generations and see that the typing would be too time consuming, is their a way to link the few entries I have put in with the gedcom I would load into the site?--Ivanhoe 12:00, 3 August 2007 (MDT)

Barnes & Candlish [13 September 2007]

Hello Kittydoc! I only discovered this site today, and am on a steep learning curve, but think you have entered info on John Barnes & Elisabeth Candlish. Is that right? I'd be interested to know how you are connected, as they are my ancestors! Best wishes, SusanUK--SusanUK 12:39, 13 September 2007 (EDT)

MANN PHOTO "GRANDDAD" [20 September 2007]

Hi Kittydoc,

Thanks for the photo naming info. Obvious after you mentioned it but I never was very quick on the uptake! :-)


Phil--MANN 10:15, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

Edit Harvell Family - thank you [24 September 2007]

Hi Kittydoc,

Thanks for the contribution. I have a lot of info on but I am looking for an alternative site that I can share with my family. Ancestry really does a disservice by doing so much marketing of subscriptions that it confuses new users. This site looks like a great way to share what I am finding with my family.

On another note - my step father's family grew up in Fort Wayne! Maybe you can help me on how to work with researchers in the Center in Fort Wayne / Allen County. I've love to visit the center with my step sister some day.

Take care - I hope I am doing this "TALK" thing right :-)

Dave Galloway

Mom - Anne Harvell Step Dad - Robert F Lotz--Dbgnvan 20:24, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

your nickname tip [28 September 2007]

Thanks for pointing out the "alt name" function, Mary. I hadn't noticed it, but now I know it is there and will update my names.

Linda/--Cymrusa 19:26, 28 September 2007 (EDT)

Place names [12 October 2007]

Hi kittydoc,

Thank you for the cleanups to some of my pages.

However, on the place names (Chicago Ward 9, etc.) I wonder if these could be separate places located within Chicago? or is the four-level structure (town, county, state, country) all there is?

The reason is that this project is very place-based (the location of these folks was key to my finding them) and I'd like the wards to be clearly visible rather than buried in the sources. I'd be happy to create the few places needed (basically Ward 9, Ward 33, and Ward 34 of Chicago) if that is an option.

Thanks! Lelani--Larris 22:55, 11 October 2007 (EDT)

Hi Mary,

Not sure how to reply as your comment was left on my page (I'm new to this wiki stuff).

I'll defer to your advice (tell me what you would prefer) as to how to deal with the chicago wards, as obviously I want things to be useful and not add to place clutter (which I can see is an issue). And I can see that the info would be more useful to the personal researcher but not necessarily the person searching for a relative. In my case, the census ward (and even the ED) were critical bits of info, but I was researching a whole bunch of unrelated people in one place at one time, which is probably not typical of most genealogical research.

Also I've created a map of my kids in 1900 on Google so interested (relatives?) can see how everyone fits together, that may be enough.

Cheers, Lelani--Larris 00:38, 12 October 2007 (EDT)

Citation Styles [24 November 2007]

Hi Mary... I've been putting citation information on source pages I create or edit. What citation style do you recommend? Thanks! --Ronni 08:22, 24 November 2007 (EST)

Lexington (independent city)? [28 November 2007]

Hi Mary, I hope things are going well. I noticed that you put Place:Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States under Rockbridge county. It's an independent city, and I've been putting independent cities directly under the state (which is what the FHLC does). What do you think -- does it make more sense to put independent cities directly under the state or inside the surrounding county? What would most people expect to see?--Dallan 11:23, 28 November 2007 (EST)

Changes to Norma Haas Robbins Page [3 December 2007]


Thanks so much for the changes you made to my page - I have learned a great deal between the things you corrected and just the plain fact that my GEDCOM data is unwieldy - Instead of trying to clean up the WeRelate pages I plan to remove the tree so that others are not inconvenienced as you were.

I find that I can clean up the data a lot easier in my database and then I can upload a, hopefully better, GEDCOM that can be an asset to WeRelate.

I look forward to working with all aspects of WeRelate - a great place

Thanks again for your help Walt--Walt 15:38, 3 December 2007 (EST)

McCauley Family [10 December 2011]

My name is Richard Henry. I am an amateur in geneology. I was searching for my g-g-grandmother Stella McCauley Miller and ran across this site and your entries. I am very interested in any information you might share. I also have a photo of Stella. Don't know if you have one. I am happy to share.--Dickhank 20:27, 9 December 2011 (EST)