User talk:Suzyq


Welcome [21 August 2008]

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If I'm reading your information correctly, you are showing first wife of Isaac Standefer as Elizabeth Jones. His first wife was Elizabeth Standefer, they were first cousins. Their fathers were brothers. I descend from this first marriage and would like to find more on when and where Elizabeth died.--Kin Katcher 01:08, 21 August 2008 (EDT)

Suffixes and prefixes [3 July 2008]

Hi Suzyq... I'm one of the admin volunteers and just wanted to explain why I've been editing the titles of some of your Person and Family pages. With the new match/merge function that Dallan is working, everything that comes after the FIRST space in the TITLE of a person page will be treated as a surname. So it's best to keep the title simple and uncluttered. Prefixes and suffixes can be added on the Person page later, as well as alternate names or various spellings of the name that may differ from that in the title.

For more information on this please refer to: Creating a person page.

Thanks for your contributions to WeRelate! :)

--Ronni 02:08, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Hi Suzyq. I'm curious and have to ask why you put the suffixes back in the titles of your pages? As explained, doing this will actually hinder other people from possibly finding your pages when looking for possible matches. --Ronni 11:28, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

I guess I am not clear what I should do. The names should be First and Last. Do I leave off Jr, Sr, etc? I have so many of the same named people when I am entering data that I put them in to keep them straight. Should I go back and rename the record after I am finished? Should I re-edit the record and take out the Jr.Sr then? I can't find records by searching for people, I have to use Family searches so I can find the right one and back into the other record for the person. I think I understand what you all want, I'll try to go back and clean up some of these records.

Sorry for the trouble.

Carol--Suzyq 11:37, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Hi Carol. I brought your comments over from my User page to yours. We can discuss it here.

The titles consist of FIRST NAME and then LAST NAME only. Leave off the suffixes and any prefixes, etc. Suffixes, prefixes and variant spellings can actually be included on the PERSON page using the fields supplied. Variant spellings can be used as well on the PERSON page by choosing the "alt name" field. As to renaming them after you are finished, you actually shouldn't be adding them to begin with. The number in parenthesis, called an index number, will automatically be assigned by WeRelate to each PERSON. That is how the system keeps the various Thomas Smiths and George Jones separate. I realize that just looking at the title of a page it's difficult to tell one Thomas Smith from another, but it's just a matter of clicking on the page and seeing the info that's there to be able to distinguish who is who.

There are several ways to find the people you are working on.

  1. Use the browse function under MYRELATE > BROWSE PAGES that is in the blue menu bar at the top. Change the field to PERSON and type in the first name and hit GO and a list of those people will come up.
  2. Use your tree view which will bring up a list of all the people in your tree. Click on MYRELATE > TREES in the blue menu bar at the top.
  3. Use the Family Tree Explorer, which is a handy little tool for looking at your tree. See Help:Family Tree Explorer tutorial for more on how to use it.

Carol please understand that we are here to help. We want you to enjoy WeRelate and the suggestions we are providing are because we were once new users as you are now and we know what works and what doesn't. :) I would suggest that you go over as many of the tutorials and HELP pages as you can. WeRelate continues to be a learning experience for all of us. --Ronni 11:56, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Carol, Beth here. You can find your people without using the search function. Launch the Family Tree Explorer for your Hooper file. Notice the index card button above the All pages button on the FTE screen. Click on that button. Now there is an index of all of your people. If you highlight one with your mouse; an info screen shows the persons birth info, etc.

Let's take one example. Select Person:Robert Lawson (4). Now look at the very top of the FTE. You will see the Person Page for Robert Lawson with the name entered the optimal way and immediately below is still the name as you have entered it.

So what we are trying to do is to title your pages that will give you and others the best results in locating your pages. You can still find them and you may enter the preferred name and alternate names in the name section on the edit page.

It is not hard ;but it may be confusing but a person page title should be first given name and surname for males and females. The family page should be male first given name and surname and then female first given name and maiden surname. No initials, titles, middle names or anything. Hope this helps some. --Beth 12:22, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Redirect [3 July 2008]

Hi Carol,

Read Help:Merging pages. Your redirect is not correct. This tutorial explains how; I know that you have successfully done this before but I forget sometimes and need to read the tutorial again. If the redirect works; the results are displayed immediately. If not then something was entered incorrectly. --Beth 21:17, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Using Guidelines for Naming Pages [4 July 2008]

Good evening, I'm an Administrator for WeRelate and have renamed some of your Family pages by replacing the blanks with the word "Unknown" in order to keep the Search function working better for all of us. If you have any questions about this, please respond here.

For more information on creating titles for Family pages, please click on this link Creating a family page.

Thanks for all your contributions to WeRelate! Please help us all work together smoothly. --Dquass 23:01, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

Ferree First Four Generations Project [19 October 2009]

My name is Charles Heisterkamp ( I note that we share an interest in some of the persons listed on WeRelate. I have placed the first FIVE generations of the Ferree family in America on WeRelate. I hope to improve the primary documentation on this group of individuals through a cooperative effort to locate wills, land records, etc. However, I do have more extensive data on some of the descendants of Daniel Ferree (Fierre) and Marie Warenbuer. Because of my focus on the early family, I have not entered all my data on all the descendants at this time . However, I would be happy to exchange information with you if you are interested. Have a great day. Charles--Ckamp3 20:41, 18 October 2009 (EDT)

Gay family [27 December 2009]

Hi Susy, I have a copies of the will of Henry and Thomas Gay. I will scan and add to their pages and add other data as time permits. My husband researches the Gay family from the Isle of Wight in Virginia. My husband is descended from a John Gay from North Carolina who moved to Tennessee in the 1800's.--Beth 18:44, 26 December 2009 (EST)

Thanks so much. I would love to see the wills.--Suzyq 20:56, 26 December 2009 (EST)

Establishing Places at GIS coordinates [30 March 2011]

I observed your comment in regards to the places discussion. While it happens that I have a liberal view on what can or should be a place, it sounded from your comment like you were not aware of the google map template. For example, the Tomb of the Unknowns ({{googlemap|38.87638|-77.07217|Tomb of the Unknowns|Tomb+of+the+Unknowns|14|h}})at Arlington National Cemetery. Use of this template in the description field for a fact, will override the coordinates of whatever is given in the place field. This is very handy for allowing a more narrow specification of coordinates in a large cemetery, when a former residence or place of work is known with precision, and other purposes (I make liberal use of this feature on the page for My Grandfather). --Jrm03063 16:15, 30 March 2011 (EDT)

Howdy SuzyQ [14 April 2011]

Who are you?

Your sure doing a fine job on this web site. Give me a shout sometime at

Talk to ya,

Ron L. Hooper Saginaw, Texas--Ron Hooper 14:13, 14 April 2011 (EDT)

Images [31 May 2011]

Hi Suzyq,

I looked at your contributions list, and a few suggestions going forward --

  • It's a good idea to indicate where you got the image, but the best place to do it is on the image page itself. Even better is to include the original source information or at least a link to the page where you got it.
  • Only images that are not in the public domain need a license - follow the permissions listed on Wikipedia.
  • You can't repost cemetery images from Findagrave unless the copyright holder (i.e. the person who took the photo) gives permission, and I've never seen that. Permission needs to be posted on the WR image page if that's the case. Images of people that are clearly over 120 years old are in the public domain (and thus can be reused), but anything more recent you should know the particulars about where/when it was taken to determine if it's in the public domain or if it fits into another of the license exceptions.

If you have any questions about anything else, let me know.

--Amelia 00:32, 1 June 2011 (EDT)

Ashton Cemetery, Shelby Co., Texas [11 May 2013]

Hi Suzy,

Regarding the page Place:Ashton Cemetery, Shelby, Texas, United States, which Ashton Cemetery in Shelby County is this one? There are 2 on Find A Grave, a #1 and #2. --Beth 08:56, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Ashton Hill Cemetery #1, located in Shelby County, 6 mi south of FM 139 close to Joaquin, TX. The other two Shelby cemeteries are in Austin County and Erath county. Name should probably say Ashton Hill if it does not. I don't know why the #1 is on this cemetery.--Suzyq 21:11, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

Image tooled

Greet--Lidewij 20:45, 10 May 2013 (EDT)