User talk:Parkave777



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Missing links [6 December 2012]

Hi Parkave,

I just wanted to flag for you that Person:Halbert Dieter (1) seems to be missing any links to any family. If you need help adding them, please let me know. (I'm a volunteer admin, and hit your page while doing a routine recent edit patrol.) Welcome! --Amelia 13:09, 6 December 2012 (EST)

He was a typo and I have yet to figure out how to delete him. I added him again correctly, I missed typing all of the last name some how. I entered it as dieter by mistake, it is actually dieterman.

Thank you for catching this for me. I will see if I can figure out how to delete him as I am very new to this site.--Parkave777 13:18, 6 December 2012 (EST)

Groninger Emigrants [10 December 2012]

Hi, You might be wondering why I have an interest in the people you add to WeRelate, Well, I happen to live in the province of Groningen and one of my 'projects' is to try to add all the registered Groninger Emigrants on [1] to WeRelate Groninger Emigranten

--henk 13:18, 10 December 2012 (EST)

[13 January 2013]

Hello, I'm doing research to the Hoeksema-family. We also are descendants of Jacob Nanning Hoeksema. Will you contact me please? Metha Hoeksema Hoeksema-Westra 08:30, 13 January 2013 (EST)

Surnames in the Netherlands [13 January 2013]

I see, you did a big job on the Schanssema family. The first usage in the official records is from 1812. The people died before that date didn't have a familyname and are not to be called Schanssema.--Klaas 12:10, 13 January 2013 (EST)

Christening field, renaming pages [15 January 2013]

Hi, I was looking at a few of your pre-1811 pages and noticed a couple of things. The first is that you are entering the "Doop" dates as a Baptism field. The preferred field for this information is the Christening field. This is because when there is no birth date added, the system displays the Christening date instead. Also, when there is an exact christening date, but no known birth date, please do not add an approximate year of birth. Lastly, I know that you removed some surnames from pre-1811 people and put their patronymic name in the surname field (for example, Person:Aaltje Schanssema (1)). The next step you'd need to do is "Rename" both the Person and Family pages to Aaltje Heines instead of Aaltje Schanssema. If you have any questions, just let me know! --Jennifer (JBS66) 13:33, 15 January 2013 (EST)

OK...Thank you for the information. I will do that from now on and will try to get to the ones I did as Baptism as soon as possible. I know I did some editing today as I found both Christening dates and Birth dates and entered them under birth & Christening. Also found some that had surnames that had not been entered as such, but used patronymic names. I only did these changes if the person had died after 1811 and there were legal records with the surname. I hope that was correct to do.--Parkave777 15:01, 15 January 2013 (EST)

It depends on which records used the surname. Say a person was born & died before 1811 and did not use a surname during their lifetime. Then, in later records, there is a marriage or death record of a child that states their parent did have a surname. Since the person did not themselves use a surname in their lifetime, you'd use their patronymic name. However, if the person died after 1811 and a surname was indicated on their death certificate - then you'd use their surname. If you have any questions on specific people, I'd be happy to take a look at them. --Jennifer (JBS66) 16:30, 15 January 2013 (EST)