User talk:MizLiv



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Places and Descriptions

Hello Anne,

I would like to pass along my WeRelate tip of the day about places and descriptions to you. I was checking recent changes, and noticed that you appear to use the same format for places that I do (such as X Co. WA, or Y Cemetery, X Co. WA). As I have learned recently myself, WeRelate indexes places more accurately when we use a standard format, such as "Town, County, State, United States" with everything spelled out, and no "Co." or "County". I also tend to add cemetery names to place names in my own records, but if you place the name of the cemetery in the Description area instead of the Place area on the edit page, it makes it easier for our cousins to find us. When you have set up a place and description in the "standard" way, the information will show up as a blue link. Red links are either not in the standard format, or just don't have any text information associated with them yet.

I'm in the process of "cleaning up" my own entries to WeRelate to standardize them, but since I am assisting with administration as well, I'm trying to let other users know how to best use our wiki. Thanks!--Kittydoc 11:04, 17 April 2007 (MDT)

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Arthur Patterson, s/o Francis & Catherine (Perry) Patterson [1 October 2007]

Dear Anne: I am interested in the source of the info that Arthur Patterson had sons named Thomas and Robert. I was aware of only Robert (mentioned in Conover's "Concerning the Forefathers"). I am also interested in the source of the info that Arthur Patterson died "after 1830" in Caldwell Co., KY. Conover wrote that Arthur settled in Shelby Co., KY, and this seems to be confirmed by census records; I see Arthur's household there in Shelby Co. 1810 and 1820, but Arthur is gone by 1830. I had assumed that Arthur died 1820-1830 in Shelby Co. until I saw the info that you had posted. According to your info, Arthur must have then moved to Caldwell Co. sometime after 1820, when he would have been a relatively old man. However, I cannot find Arthur in Caldwell Co. on the 1830 census, nor is there a male who would have been Arthur's age in any of the Caldwell Co. Patterson households in 1830. Hope to hear from you, Janice (Patterson) Rosenthal--Janicerosenthal 19:24, 1 October 2007 (EDT)

[30 January 2008]

HI MizLiv

I notice you are looking at a Kentucky Migration Project. Similar motivation it seems to my Southwest Virginia Project. If you haven't looked at that, check out the "starter" page---this is just a place where I'm collecting links to key articles---or to menu's. Eventually there will be a "Portal" type page to replace this one on my homepage. I'm likely to create occassional articles about folks in Kentucky, but that's simply because they came to Kentucky through SW VA, or otherwise have some cross connection, There are articles being built dealing with Person:John Dunkin (2) and his brotherinlaws Samuel Porter and Samuel Litton, are cases in point. All three were in SW VA prior to 1779, went to Kentucky, and among the captives from Martin's and Ruddle's Stations in 1780. After release by the British in 1783 they returned to SW VA, rather than to KY. As a result, their may be some overlap between your Kentucky Migrations Project and my Southwest Virginia Project---which is a good thing---as I'm quite happy when I can link to a needed article created by someone else.

I also notice you have some interest in Blount County TN. I have several indirect lines (Walkers and Cowan's) that I follow, which passed through Blount County. I looked over your surname list, and you seem to be mostly looking at folks in the western district. While most of my work is along the Little River, and into Miller's and Tuckaleechee Cove, my Cowan lines settled in the Western District; There are also some unrelated Walkers that settled in that area as well; I pay attention to them simply because they get confused with my Little River Walkers. I also have an interest in the Houston lineages, and I see that you have some overlap there as well. Bill 09:29, 21 December 2007 (EST)

I just found your message about your Southwest Virginia project. I am so sorry to have not responded earlier. I see it was posted right before Christmas and I had a double whammy - the holiday which coincided with a blown motherboard on my main computer. I am limping along borrowing the daughter's laptop at the moment.

I want to look at your project and see if you have anyone I recognize. There was strong migration from this part of Virginia to Mercer Co. KY, I know, and some of the Mercer people came over to Hardin and Nelson where I do so much research.

I think WeRelate offers wonderful opportunities to build projects like this and am excited about the possibilities and being able to experiment.

I will be in contact! Anne Livingston [Mizliv]--MizLiv 19:02, 30 January 2008 (EST)

S'okay. I'm accustomed to the long slow beat of some email conversations. Genealogy is one of those hobbies where nothing really changes that rapidly, so a slow beat works well (G). Recommend you User:Quolla6/Test_Portal Go Here for the current entry way. There aren't many "people" articles actually populating the project at the moment---I'm mostly filling in background work---but there are lots of lists of people for whom articles are eventually intended and I'd be highly surprised if you find no cross matches. Bill 19:08, 30 January 2008 (EST)

Orondo, Douglas Co., WA [31 January 2008]

Hi I know you are working on the Orondo Project and I need a favour. I am having trouble getting the Leroy Thompson s/o Harry Thompson and Stella to "merge". Would you be so kind as to try to "merge" it for me.

Leroy married Thelma Gowing d/o Joshua Gowing and Nancy Russell Thanks ~ SLarsen--SLarsen 18:04, 30 January 2008 (EST)

I don't quite get the merging stuff myself but I will get it to work right. Some things I have figured out pretty well at WeRelate and others ... well not so much. I think it gives researchers ways to work with each other that we have never had before but it does take some learning curve.

I never knew Ward Thompson's real name was Leroy! Anne--MizLiv 18:57, 30 January 2008 (EST)

Thanks for extra info. I had trouble in the beginning trying to find Joshua Gowing as anything that was in family records always referred to him as Raynor and one being Raynard. Leroy Thompson was called Ward all his life. Do you have the complete write-up in the Walla Walla Bulletin on Joshua? PS I think I have got the merging problem solved. Sometimes its hard to navigate. Shirley--SLarsen 16:02, 31 January 2008 (EST)

Dunaway Line [26 May 2008]

Hi, I am gr granddaughter of J. Howard Dunaway and Mary Jane Simonds. My grandmother Gretchen M. (daughter of Isaac Howard and Anna M. Niffenegger) was a great researcher and I think I inherited her love of geneology. I have been researching my family since the early 80's. Gretchen had always thought our Dunaways were from the Darby Dunaway line in Virginia but was unable to link to them. I worked on the line but lost the link when the family moved through Ohio. I eventually abandoned my search. So it was exciting to find someone else who was researching the line and will watch your pages with much interest. If I find something can I run it by you first for your thoughts? If there is any information I can give to you regarding the line I would be happy to share. Most of my documented work is on Mary Simonds and her line to the Allertons and Cushmans. Hope to here from you when you have time,

Mary Cummings Wlodarski--Mcwlod 09:41, 24 May 2008 (EDT)


Oh I am so happy to hear from another Dunaway descendant! I have a couple of cousins who do Dunaway research that come from Thomas and Catherine but you are the first to ever contact me from any of Joseph and Emily's other children. Clear back before computers I used to write all sorts of Dunaways and none of them ever knew anything about our line!

I am still getting the hang of WeRelate. I am afraid the sourcing has been the hardest for me to figure out so I was delighted to see you had put in sourcing for census and I want to study your format. I know there is also some way you make a standard set of sources that you automatically refer to but at the moment my sourcing is rather primative - there but not in very good format and I have put in a lot of stuff that eventually I need to fix up a bit. I really like WeRelate but there IS a learning curve in doing things the best way.

I have ordered the deed index for Licking Co. OH and want to really mine it for any families I know connected to the Dunaways. Licking Co. lost so many records that the deeds seem to be about all there is to work with. I was so disappointed to learn that so many of the marriages are lost. The family had given our Thomas Dunaways wife Catherine as a Dodson but so far I have no proof of that; no marriage seems to have survived unless they got married in another county and I just haven't found it.

I  keep hoping that if I could get a feel for who mattered to them in Ohio (and who they might have had prior ties to) maybe I could back up into Virginia and really find out something about the families there.   I am trying to get all the census for everyone pulled and either copied or pull images so that I can get familiar with all Joseph & Emily's children so its exciting to make contact with someone who knows something about J. Howard!  

whenever I see his name I smile. Thomas and Catherine name a Howard after your Howard. Their daughter Carrie (my great grandmother) only had one boy and the rest were girls. I am not sure how come my grandpa got named Clarence (maybe she figured she would have more) but her daughter Emma named her son Howard clear out here in Washington and it all goes back to the Dunaways! I wonder if your J. Howard was the first?

will be in touch,

Anne--MizLiv 10:10, 26 May 2008 (EDT)

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John EDMONSON [2 November 2008]

Your John EDMONDSON m. Martha MOORE are my 5GGrandparents. So I merged our trees together, I have not come across the LOGAN name in my research but you never know I might have some other names that are of interest to you.

Thanks Heather--Gendigger 09:13, 2 November 2008 (EST)

another Bolles descendent! [3 February 2009]

Dear MizLiz,

This is my first visit to We Relate. There I read your research about my ancestors, Reuben P. Bolles, and his daughter, Louisa, with the greatest interest. That was very enlightening, albeit mysterious as well, to me. I plan to share your research with others of like interest in the Bolles Family Association. Thank you so much for that information!

If you are not familiar with the above resource, take a look. I had researched my Bolles ancestry back to Reuben P. Bolles born in Connecticut in 1804 and they had researched down to him and then stopped. They are founded as a resource for the descendents of Reuben's immigrant ancestor, Joseph Bolles, who came to Maine in 1640. They have phenomenal research on his European ancestry that goes back to the 6th century. This Joseph Bolles descends from 15 Kings of England (2x from William the Conqueror by my research) and two Roman Emperors (4x from Charlemagne). They have every generation back to King Alfred the Great of England (4x descended from him). It is a family history researcher's dream. Since he descended from royal lines, there is much info.

Due to the economic downturn, I just returned from 1.5 years working as an architect in London. Family history research is a compelling hobby for me and I wish I knew how to make money doing it. I am now living near my daughter who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I am residing on the plains at the foot of the Rocky Mountains which location affords great views of the Rockies and lotsa tumbleweeds, hence my latest moniker.

Sincerely,--Amidsthetumbleweeds 23:26, 26 January 2009 (EST)

I am behind!! I want to talk about the Bolles but haven't had any research time lately for myself. I do research for others and it is harder for me to block out time for personal research but let me catch back up to you (I hope) later this week!

I have not worked as much on the Bolles as some of the other families that graft into this side of my daughter's family. I have read some of the things you refer to (years ago) and want to do an inventory and ask some questions!

Anne--MizLiv 13:07, 3 February 2009 (EST)

MySource Title [3 February 2009]

I am an admin for WeRelate. I noticed that you created a MySource page titled MySource:IGI:_British_Isles. This title is missing your username - it should likely be titled MySource:MizLiv/IGI British Isles. Here is the help topic on titling MySource pages MySource Help Page. Let me know if you have any questions!--Jennifer (JBS66) 12:18, 3 February 2009 (EST)

actually I think I am going to delete the MySource pages I tried to make and forget about it. I have read the directions but it is just not connecting and I will just enter sources as I have before without using this feature because I don't have time to figure it out.

Anne--MizLiv 13:40, 3 February 2009 (EST)

I guess it boils down to, is the source something that is of general interest - if so, then it would be a Source. If it pertains to something about a specific person, like a birth certificate, then it would be a MySource.
In browsing your MySources, it appears that most could actually be Sources. One example is MySource:MizLiv/Portrait and Biographical Album of Ingham and Livingston Counties Michigan. This book is a Source here (note:I recently cleaned this source up and renamed it). I also noticed where you had the Google Books link on your MySource - this is great info that benefits others, and I added it to the Source page. So, you could reference this source - instead of your MySource.--Jennifer (JBS66) 14:21, 3 February 2009 (EST)

Edmiston's [20 February 2009]

MizLiv, perhaps you've been following the discussion related to one of your "cards"---the one for William Edmonson. I don't want to repeat the whole history here, but I do want to get your input on somethings related to this person---I'm wondering if you would be willing for me to incorporate some of your cards into the Southwest Virginia Project. This would entail placing the Southwest Virginia Project banner at the top of each card, plus some reformating of articles according to the standard layout for the project. What I don't want to do is to just "grab" your hard work, and convert it into something you don't want. Hence this request. Among other things, what I'm trying to do on WeRelate is to establish collegial working relationships with other genealogists interested in the families of Southwest Virginia. WeRelate gives a great opportunity for doing that, much better than what's offered via message boards, etc. Let me know if you'd like to work together on the Edmiston line. Thanks Q 20:28, 19 February 2009 (EST)

Oh yes by all means do! I would love to work with others on these kinds of things. I have some other land records for a variety of early SW VA families that I might add if I knew people were working on something like this.

I will try to find the discussion about this and read it. Even though I have been at WeRelate nearly since it began there are some parts I understand better than others and keeping up with messages seems to be part of it that is less intuitive for me. I will try to find your conversation because I am very interested!

Anne--MizLiv 11:22, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Hi Anne--Great! that gives us four persons working together on this family. Here's a good place to join the discussion: Family talk:William Edmiston and Margaret Montgomery (2) Q 13:55, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Deans [26 February 2009]

Hi Mizliv, Thanks for your message about the Deans: I have absolutely no recollection of ever using the WeRelate site before, but I clearly have! I notice that you have changed the marriage of Duke Dean and Mary Singleton to have taken place at St Mary's, Jersey: I'm pretty certain you're mistaken, as I found the marriage on the microfiche of the original parish record. What's your connection to the Dean's? My maternal gr-gr-grandmother was Sarah Dean, who married John Jowett. Thanks for getting in touch: I have bits and pieces of info I'm more than happy to share with you. My e-mail is if it's easier to get in touch directly. Regards, Margaret--MargaretB 12:24, 26 February 2009 (EST)

Well that is strange. I didn't change anything; only uploaded the parish record. I would not have changed the marriage since I don't know anything about it. I don't know what happened but please fix it and I won't open the edit page again if weird stuff happens when you do.

I was simply looking at the parish registers and thought perhaps you would like copies from the originials if you didn't already. I would never change any of your data so either something odd / unintentional happened or that change was done by someone else. I don't know but I will go sit down now and never mind :-)

Anne--MizLiv 17:23, 26 February 2009 (EST)

Deans [26 February 2009]

Hi MizLiv, This is so weird: I wonder how the change happened? Mind you, I'm still wondering how I got on this site in the first place: I still have no idea, but my family tree is clearly there!!! I hope you didn't think it was a 'cross' message: I was just curious where your info had come from? How have you managed to get scans of the parish registers? Are they on-line? I'd LOVE to have copies if you wouldn't mind: I live near Elland, but our local family history society has microfiche, or the originals: nothing you can scan or photocopy. Questions, questions, questions! Best wishes, Margaret--MargaretB 18:05, 26 February 2009 (EST)

Article Category Project [1 March 2009]


I'm volunteering for Dallan/WeRelate on a project to categorize (attach category names to) pages in the general Article space. You have quite a lot of these types of pages. If you have time to look at the section on the above page about "Surname-in-Place" pages, you'll see we're considering moving the content of such pages to their appropriate "Category" pages (and why). But I don't want to do anything to your pages without your agreement. The overall goal is to make such pages easier for users of WeRelate to find and use. -- jillaine 07:45, 1 March 2009 (EST)

Indenture John Edmondson and Isabella [16 March 2009]


I've added the indenture to the digital library, and placed a link in the Notebook:Edmondson Family of Cecil County Maryland This seems to me to be related to the patent to William and John Edmondson issued in 1737. One possibility is that The "william" of that patent is the one who went to Augusta County in 1740, and his presumed brother John stayed behind, selling the property in 1748. But of course, there are many other possibilities. I'm intrigued by the repetition of the given names in this area and in Augusta County. "Isabella" is not that common a name, but we have an Isabella married to John Edmondson in Cecil, and an Isabella married to David Edmondson in Augusta. Eventually with the help of you and others with similar interest, perhaps will have enough data to sort the puzzle out. In the meantime, what we've got is on display in the notebook for anyone interested in the problem. Thanks! Q 18:57, 16 March 2009 (EDT)

Mick Family,Canada [8 October 2009]

I Seen Your Info On The Mick Family,I Also Have Mick In My Line That Came From Simcoe,Ontario,Canada.
     I Come Off Of James Mick & Amelia Ball & James Mick & Margaret Smith.
             Please Contact Me At
       Thanks Debbie--Genealogy2010 11:47, 8 October 2009 (EDT)

Jediah Ashcraft [19 August 2015]

Hi, Anne---

I'm presently adding to and expanding some of the Ashcraft pages, especially Jediah Ashcraft, and his descendants, and I have a question: You have Jediah's daughter, Nelly married to George Brownfield -- but the consent you quote by the mother is from Ann Ashcraft, not Nancy -- and it relates to a marriage to Shepard Gum. And you have him married to Elizabeth Ashcraft. I really think these are two different "Nelly Ashcrafts" -- and I believe your "Nelly" is the same as my "Eleanor," who married George Brownfield as his 1st wife, and who died shortly before Dec 1806. (And "Nelly" usually isn't a nickname for "Elizabeth.") As you may be aware, there was a large group of Ashcraft brothers & cousins in Kentucky & southwest Pennsylvania at that time, and they tended to use the same small pool of names for their kids. I also have documentation for the marriage of Elizabeth Ashcraft (whose middle name was probably "Friend," after her mother) and David McClure in 1792, and their twelve kids. Do you have any thoughts about all this? --MikeTalk 09:24, 20 September 2010 (EDT)

It is nice to hear from you as I have had trouble sorting this out and welcome someone who knows these families better than I do. I am trying to track the Ashcrafts as part of a cluster who lived on Nolin Creek in Hardin Co. and have emailed to explain more. I am so pleased to hear from someone who can recognize any errors! Anne--MizLiv 17:12, 20 September 2010 (EDT)

I've been working on the Ashcrafts for ~30 years. The best all-in-once source is Martha Neal's book The Ashcraft Family (Gateway Pr, 1994). I'm ordinarily suspicious of "family history" compilations (I'm a retired history/genealogy librarian), but I watched her work on this one for many years, and she was a good researcher, very thorough. The Ashcrafts are an interesting bunch, starting in England, then to Barbados, then to Stonington, Conn. in the 1670s, then down to what is now West Virginia in the mid-18th century, then to southwest Penn. (which was claimed by Virginia at that time). My branch went on to southern Indiana. Most of them appear to have been violent by nature, and most were Indian-killers at every opportunity. Probably not the best neighbors -- but interesting. --MikeTalk 22:58, 21 September 2010 (EDT)


I tried to email you but got someone else so I guess I will talk here.

I initially added a few Ashcraft families simply so I could attach some documents from the Nolin Creek area but then realized that the basic information I had been given must be mixed up. I have a pile of bonds, court records etc. and was going to sort it all out but got sidetracked by some other circumstances and had not gotten back to it to rework or delete these entries so I am relieved that you are fixing them.

I have been following migrations to Nolin Creek in Hardin Co. for years and have seen the Ashcrafts on their path before Kentucky but am wondering about their migration out of New England initially to the Sleepy Creek area. Did they come straight from New England or did they layover somewhere in PA or NJ etc. or does anyone know? Did they come with families that have been identified?

I have been curious about what launched them to move where they did, who they came with etc. My primary interest has been the Brownfields, Friends, Phillips and Alexanders of Nolin Creek (who I keep trying to track backward into the PA/DE/MD areas) but a growing curiosity about the migration aspect of the Ashcrafts is what started me collecting "sightings" which I wanted to just place somewhere for further reference. I have been sidetracked with the start of school (I work in a community college library and we are at the start of a new semester) but I have a few documents I might like to ask you about to be certain who I am looking at down the line.--MizLiv 12:12, 22 September 2010 (EDT)

Hello again, Anne---

Been a few years, but I'm updating a lot of Ashcraft info from my desktop files into WeRelate, and I have a question: On Family:Richard Ashcraft and Elizabeth Carr (2), you have a "Do Not Merge" note with regard to Family:Richard Ashcraft and Elizabeth Carr (3). These are, in fact, the same couple. Do you have a specific reason for thinking otherwise? Because there are duplicate-parent listings for them I would like to get rid of with a merge. --MikeTalk 11:05, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Well if I added a do not merge it was accidental because I don't even know how to do that and while I am interested in the Ashcrafts am not expert enough to be putting edicts on what people should or should not do. If this is something I have to undo can you tell me how? I don't use WeRelate much anymore and don't recall seeing how to do or undo this.--MizLiv 15:58, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, . . . actually, anyone can add a "Do Not Merge" to any page. But you were the only one watching that page, so I assumed it was you. Apparently it wasn't, and I apologize. It's a template and you do it on the "Talk" page of a Person or Family page by typing "nomerge|Family:Richard Ashcraft and Elizabeth Carr (3)" inside double-braces. If someone then tries to merge that page into another one, WeRelate calls it to your attention and won't allow the merge. It's very useful when you KNOW "John Smith A" is a different person from "John Smith B," and you also know people will jump to conclusions anyway. And you can undo it by just deleting the template from that page -- which is what I'll do now. Thanks for replying so quickly, too. --MikeTalk 18:32, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Cooper family [19 August 2015]

A coup;e days ago I stumbled on to this site It looks interesting but it doesn't--Dori 23:51, 26 May 2012 (EDT) show up much in search engines

My line is Granddaughter of  Samuel Cooper Lewis l Cooper James L Cooper  Nancy Elizbeth Cooper Mable Moon and Mother Wilma Eubanks 

Am interested in this site as well as maybe talking with e-mail Dori Guy Olympia Washington