User talk:Rsht61



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trysterD220709.ged Ready for Review [22 July 2009]

Welcome to WeRelate! WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded your GEDCOM, your next step is to preview what your pages will look like and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. When you have finished your review, your GEDCOM will be imported. Click here to review your GEDCOM.

--WeRelate agent 17:02, 22 July 2009 (EDT)

Your gedcom [22 July 2009]

Welcome to WeRelate and thank you for contributing your gedcom. While reviewing it I noticed that you have a number of cases where the husband and wife have the same surname. It is the custom to use birth names for females. If the birth surname is not known, it is best to leave it blank or write Unknown. While you don't have to change them, this is much easier to fix prior to import than after. Just remove the surname from the wife's page. So I am returning your file to User Review status to give you a chance to do this if you wish. When you have completed any changes that you want to make, just go to the Import tab and click Ready to Import. --Judy (jlanoux) 21:02, 22 July 2009 (EDT)

trysterD220709.ged [20 August 2009]

Hi again.
How are you doing with your gedcom? Please let us know if there is a problem. You can choose to continue working on fixes either now or after your gedcom is released. Whenever you are ready to release it, just go to the Import tab and click "Ready to import". I'll process it for you as soon as I see it is ready. --Judy (jlanoux) 06:20, 12 August 2009 (EDT)

Hi again and thanks for your patience,

I've gone through all warnings and all have been corrected, bar three that aren't mistakes: i.e., there are two cases in my tree where Cohns did marry Cohns and my son was indeed born over two years before my marriage to his mother. I understand I'll hear from you (or someone) once the Gedcom has been looked at again.


Stewart--Rsht61 07:35, 20 August 2009 (EDT)

Great, there will always be more to do. I've imported your file. I hope you enjoy WeRelate. --Judy (jlanoux) 10:33, 20 August 2009 (EDT)

trysterD220709.ged Imported Successfully [20 August 2009]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may now:

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to

--WeRelate agent 10:34, 20 August 2009 (EDT)

Image Licensing [6 June 2010]

Hello, I am a volunteer admin and it's my job to help people learn the system. You asked for help licensing your images. I can't license your images but I can give your guidance. There are numerous licensing options, but most images fall into one of these categories:

  • Original published in US before 1923
  • Low resolution copy of an historical photograph. (When you reduce the image before upload, the resolution is reduced.)
  • Snippet of historical document
  • Work of US government--Public domain
  • If you took the picture, select the CC-BY-SA
  • If you know the photographer, get written permission.

Hope this helps. Please be aware that images left in the "Help needed" category for longer than two weeks will be deleted. If you have any more question please leave me a message. :)--sq 20:49, 6 June 2010 (EDT)

Image Licensing [9 June 2010]

Hello, This is a copy of the answer to your question on my talk page.

We cannot post images that someone else owns. That said there is a fair use exception that most people use. Copyright laws are written to protect commercial interests. So, if you are a non-profit (which Werelate is) and you are publishing the image in a way that wouldn't compete with the owner's commercial interests it is usually OK. What this usually means is that the resolution is reduced enough so if the image were enlarged to its original size, it would not be so clear--thus not saleable. Or, only a small snippet of the original is used--again the posted image is not competing with the owners commercial interests. You can reduce the resolution by putting the image into paint or some similar image editor and reducing its size. This reduces the pixellation and thus the resolution. Hope this helps.  :)--sq 10:01, 9 June 2010 (EDT)

Titles for person and family pages [28 September 2010]

Hello Rsht61,

I noticed that you have created a few pages with titles such as Person:Anna Deutschenbauer/Deitsebairin/Teutschebaur (1). WeRelate has naming conventions that specify person pages must be kept in the format First Name Last Name. If there are alternate names that a person went by, those can be added later, on separate lines within the edit screen.

To rename your Person and Family pages, you can click on Rename in the menu on the left. When renaming, you do not need to add the (1) index number, this will be added automatically. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, (volunteer admin) --Jennifer (JBS66) 06:10, 28 September 2010 (EDT)