User talk:StevenLewis

Question: I need to add another family to my profile list.There use to be a way to do this. apparently things got changed. Advise. Thanks.10/18/07

Question:Why am I blocked from adding Info to the gnealogical records that I have been working for the pass several months? StevenLewis 9/2/07

Hi, thanks for the carfications. I have thirty plus years research which I want to contribute to We Relate. It will take me time but I am excited by the aspect.

I really appreciate your enthusiasm. It's wonderful to have people participate like this.--sq 21:35, 12 June 2007 (MDT)



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Thanks for participating in your virtual community. --Kopuru 13:55, 6 May 2007 (MDT)

Lewis Family

Hi Steven, I'm not working on the Lewis family (you left a message on my page about him.) I was just looking at entries for Ohio and corrected a spelling on one of the places. I should have left you a note that that's all I did. Sorry for any confusion. --Ajcrow 16:51, 10 May 2007 (MDT)

Dora and other places

Steven -- Welcome to WeRelate! I just added the "contained in" field for your listing of Dora. Although I live in northern Indiana, I'm not very familiar with Wabash County -- I see someone else has a place listing for a Dora township there. If your Dora was an "inhabited place" you might want to add that to your listing for clarity.

I was glad to find someone else who's also researching lots of people in lots of different places. One thing I discovered that you might find useful is that the software here works better if you enter one surname with one place. So instead of (using my mom's folks as an example) "Thrall in Connecticut, Vermont, Ohio" enter "Thrall in Connecticut," "Thrall in Vermont," and "Thrall in Ohio" so that a newcomer will find them in each place. The software won't pull "Connecticut" out of the joint listing. --Hh219 08:50, 13 May 2007 (MDT)

Thanks for the wondeful suggestion. Will have to try soon. Right now I am busy putting my collection up on the wereleate site.

Family Mary Elzroth

Hi. I moved your Family:Mary Elzroth page to Family:Galen Lewis and Mary Elzroth (1). It's necessary to include both spouse's names in the family page title. You have really been busy creating pages. I am impressed. You must have a huge file. :)--sq 12:46, 14 May 2007 (MDT)

missing info on Solomon Lewis

Hi Steve, If you could be a little more specific, maybe I could help. At the bottom of your profile page, there is a contributions link. This will give you a list of all the pages you have worked on and when. It might help you find the missing material. Also you could check the "history" button at the top of any page to see who made what edits.--sq 13:43, 12 June 2007 (MDT)

Solomon Leighty DOB September 25, 1852 [29 February 2008]

I am new to and also just beginning to research my family history and found your research on Solomon Leighty DOB September 25 1852. He was my great grandfather. His daughter Gentrude Minerva Leighty Prostrollo DOB March 19, 1886 was my grandmother. Thank you for the extensive information. Marcia Goth--Marciagoth 16:11, 29 February 2008 (EST)

Lewis family [18 July 2008]

Hi Steven....

Long time no talk to...just found this site...very impressive! I have a new email addy and if there is anything I can add from my research let me know...(Nathaniel Lewis to Samuel Lewis to Aaron Lewis to Ollie Lewis Spouses and children) cheers, Therese Lewis (Mckirdy now...I got married in Feb!)--Ladyt1 14:38, 18 July 2008 (EDT)

Questionable information on Family Page [3 June 2010]

Hi Steven, I am one of the Volunteer Administrator's on WeRelate. I noticed some very questionable information on the following family page:

Martin Urner and Unknown

Could you please check your files/sources and see if you can correct this family? Thanks and best regards,

Jim:)--Delijim 16:11, 3 June 2010 (EDT)

Christina leighty [6 January 2014]

I am trying to find out more about the leighty family.

I have made a connection with some people who think that her last name was Mendenhall, not leighty.

Can you help me with proving the last name?--Simistermike 21:24, 6 January 2014 (UTC)