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    Jslash831

    Braham Abrahams family

    October 1, 2014 by Jslash831

    I have been researching my paternal side of the family for about 15 years now.  Initially I had my last name only to research, Braham, while researching more and more I found that the original surname was Abraham(s), depending on the person, time and place.  But the curious thing was/is that the family went by Braham Abrahams.  There was a brother of my great grandfather living in New York named Samuel Braham Abrahams.  He carried my current surname as a middle name.  Researching further various members of this family referenced their middle initial as "B.", I have to assume for Braham.  My great grandfather changed his name to Braham after living in the United States for a few years.  There were stories why that happened but in researchin…

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    Robin Patterson

    Wikia management decided last year not to allow any more Wikia sites to take up Semantic MediaWiki, because of apparently insoluble problems. As our expert staffer said, "SMW is tough to run on a wiki, it's almost impossible to run effectively on a farming platform like Wikia."

    At that time staff remained "committed to keeping it active and useable on wikis that already had the tool". A recent staff posting may even cast doubt on its retention: could StructuredData replace it?

    See w:c:smwtest:Wikia's current approach; and please feel free to comment on that page's talk page or that wiki's forum.

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    Phil allen

    Hi

    August 26, 2014 by Phil allen

    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

    Cheers Phil Allen

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    Robin Patterson

    The 33,333 counts only the pictures that have been uploaded. There are thousands more that appear automatically by a process of transclusion from Wikimedia Commons.

    Uploaded images include relatives' contributions of photos of people and the places where they lived as well as of original census pages and a variety of other matters of genealogical interest. We're not very good at categorizing photos, so a full search of the wiki (not just the articles) may turn up a photo of something very relevant to your research.

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    610456

    88888

    May 24, 2014 by 610456

    yusuf ilter doğum 1 temmuz 1924 ölüm 18 mayıs 1972

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    Taurus82

    The Bradlee Lineage

    May 14, 2014 by Taurus82

    • Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459-1519), lineal descent

    • Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368-1437), lineal descent

    • Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282-1347)


    • John of Denmark (1481-1513), lineal descent

    • Henry I of England
    • Edward III of England

    • Henry VII of England

    • Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (1435-1504)

    • John II of France (1319-1364)
    • Charles VI of France (1368-1422)



    House of Aviz

    • Edward I of Portugal and the Algarve (1391-1438)





    • James IV of Scotland (1473-1513)


    • House of Anhalt-Zerbst

    • FitzAlan
    • Beaufort
    • Bourchier
    • Dacre
    • Fiennes
    • Greene
    • Holland
    • Marshall
    • Mortimer
    • Neville
    • Percy
    • Putnam
    • de la Zouche

    • Earls of Derby
    • Earls of Kent
    • Earls of Pembroke
    • Earls of Somerset
    • Baron Borchier
    • Baron Fiennes
    • Baron Zouche
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    Robin Patterson

    User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) and I have given qualified support to the proposition set out at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_genealogy_project. Other Familypedians should look at it.

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    RSRAMAVARMA

    ABOUT ME

    February 26, 2014 by RSRAMAVARMA

    I am kind hearted open minded god fearing human being with love care compassion and heart for the people.A staunch Devotee of Sankaranarayana and ardent follower of the Late Maharaja of Travancore His Highness Sri Sri Padmanabhadasa Chithirai Thirunal BalaramaVarma III and Staunch follower of BHARAT RATHNA Late Shri.MGR(M.G.RAMACHANDRAN) and following the Foot Steps of My Great and Wonderful Father Swargeeya Sri S.Sethuraman of Kamakshipuram.Born and brought up with Royal and Noble Family Background and the Royal Lineage exists for several Centuries with Divine and Royal Legacy with Noble and Good Virtues and so to as belongs to the Paramadhayaka Peruman Dynasty whose Divine and Royal Footsteps I follow and maintain now. Presently Chairman…

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    Spike511

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenzie/GenNICHOLS.htm

    (Source: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969) 

    WILLIAM3 NICHOLS (ISAAC2, THOMAS1) was born 1742, and died 1802 in Loudoun Co VA, at his farm between Hamilton & Purcellville . He married SARAH SPENCER March 22, 1770, daughter of SAMUEL SPENCER and MARY DAWES.

    Notes

    Ref: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969 pg. 256

    Members of the Nichols and Hoge families emigrated to Vi…

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    Spike511

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenzie/GenNICHOLS.htm

    (Source: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969)

    ISAAC2 NICHOLS (THOMAS1) died 1802 in Loudoun Co VA . He married MARGERY COX March 26, 1742 in Hockessin M.H., DE , daughter of WILLIAM COX and CATHERINE KANKER.

    Notes

    Ref: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969, pg. 259

    Came to Loudoun Co., VA, from Chester County, PA, in 1743. Isaac, like many of the early Quakers was stron…

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    Spike511

    REMIX

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    Spike511

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenzie/GenNICHOLS.htm

    (Source: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969)

    Descendants of THOMAS NICHOLS

    Generation No. 1

    1. THOMAS1 NICHOLS was born in Rugely, Staffordshire, England, and died 1724-1728. He married (1) SUSANNA CHECKLETON September 25, 1697. He married (2) MARY LUDFORD ABT July 13, 1704.

    Notes

        • REFERENCE: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969

    Thomas Nichols of Wolverhampton, Staffords…

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    Spike511

    THE NICHOLS LINE

    January 3, 2014 by Spike511

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenzie/GenNICHOLS.htm

    The Nichols Line

    The name Nichols did not appear in England before the period of Norman French occupation and amalgamation. The Normans brought it with them from the continent and due to its religious association with St. Nichols, who lived several centuries before and had become widely known as a patron saint of children, the name became quite popular in England about the time family names were being formed, that was in the period centering around the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries.

    There were some twenty-five different lines of Nichols closely connected back in England. The earliest in America seem to be Thomas Nichols of Hingham and probably before that in the vicinity of cambri…

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    Spike511

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenzie/GenNICHOLS.htm

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    Spike511

    Bookmarks

    January 3, 2014 by Spike511

    http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Nichols_(surname) 

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    Spike511

    My Sources

    January 3, 2014 by Spike511

    http://growingthefamilytree.blogspot.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Historian/305269222944287

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112145482873701687571/112145482873701687571/posts

    http://raynichols.tribalpages.com/

    http://www.gencircles.com/users/raynichols

    http://www.myheritage.com/site-family-tree-222890171/nichols-family-tree#!profile-1500003

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=famtree3

    http://www.geni.com   

    http://www.familysearch.org   

    http://www.ancestry.com 

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    Spike511

    Nicknames and AKAs

    December 29, 2013 by Spike511

    Sometimes people are listed by their nicknames or middle names instead of their legal first name. Don't write off your source at first sight. For example, Mary is sometimes listed as Molly or Polly. Augustine may be listed as Austin, Margaret might be Peggy, and Clarissa might be called Betty. Keep hunting.

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    Spike511

    www.wikitree.com    

    www.geni.com    

    www.familysearch.org     

    www.ancestry.com

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    Spike511

    Like the FOLLOW button it mentions and  a CANCEL button in case a person has nothing to add.

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    Spike511

    About me...

    December 28, 2013 by Spike511

    Hello, I am Ray, son of Howard, grandson of Rufus. I was born in 1966, 3 years before the moon walk and the break up of the Beatles. I am the father of 4 and the grandfather of 1. I have been researching the family tree since about March of 2013 and am working on the seventh generation of my pedigree. Enjoying the profiles here and glad I found this site. I am building a tree at Wikitree and Geni and have a gedcom at World Connect. 

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    Spike511

    What are Wikia Blogs?

    December 28, 2013 by Spike511

    Wikia community blogs allow you to contribute a blog post to any wiki's Community Blog.

    Blogs are used by wiki communities for fan fiction or original work, news and announcements, questions or recommendations to the community, or reviews or op-eds. Check out Fallout Wiki's News Blog andLostpedia's Theories Blog to see two examples.

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    Robin Patterson

    On 12 November 2010, a great genealogist passed away. WARGS is his legacy, which we can all learn from and enjoy. Requiescat in pace, William.

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    Vilius2001

    Uh... So, this is my first blog post.

    Somehow I reached Adam and Eve making ancestors of William Mountbatten-Windsor (1982) (Duke of Cambridge).

    Adam (4004 BC-3074 BC) and Eve (4004 BC-) > Seth ben Adam (3630 BC-2718 BC) > Enosh (3525 BC-2620 BC) > Kenan ben Enosh (3435 BC-2525 BC) > Mahalalel (3365 BC-2470 BC) > Jared (3138 BC-2338BC) > Enoch > Methuselah > Lamech ben Methushael > Noah ben Lamech > Shem ben Noah > Arpachshad ben Shem > Salah > Eber > Peleg > Reu > Serug (bef2000 BC-) > Nahor (bef2000 BC-) > Terah (bef2000 BC-) > Abraham ben Terah > (long line of Genealogy of Jesus) > Josiah (c648 BC-609 BC) > Zedekiah > Tea Tephi > Íriel Fáid > Ethriel > Follach > Tigernmas > Enboth > Smirgoll > Fíachu Labrainne > Óengus Olmucaid > Maen >…

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    Robin Patterson

    I've just tried clicking on "Death at event: " for a gentleman who died at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh. All I did to the edit screen was click the "Julian" button to show that it was "Old Style". The system threw away most of the other carefully assembled facts. So I undid the edit while incorporating the new line that mentioned "Julian".

    It needs fixing. One approach could be to have the calendar options as part of the standard form, hideable if possible. Another approach, not necessarily inconsistent with that, is to make the "Death at event" edit box perform the same way as the child box does: i.e. not affecting anything else on the page.

    First thing to do should be to disable the invitation represented by the blue link style for "Death a…

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    Robin Patterson

    Announcement from Wikia's latest technical update:

    • As we previously announced, wikis that have Extension:GoogleMaps enabled will have all maps converted to the Maps extension. The GoogleMaps extension will then be disabled on those wikis. This conversion script is almost done running and Maps - now on version 2.0.1 - is stable.
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    Robin Patterson

    We used to have to add to get templates to list according to "pagename" rather than all under "T" for "Template...". (Even subcategories had to be similarly "piped" many years ago too, I think.) Now we don't. See, for example, Category:People and person templates, where "Cite AWT" is in the right place despite having no extras added - though now I see that there's a subcategory where it would be more appropriate. (I don't know about "Davis..." under "R" and I can't be bothered checking it.) I guess Mediawiki software, or at least the Wikia version, has caught up with what most users want.

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    Robin Patterson

    Is "Category:Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Screen Actors Guild Award winners‎" our longest category name so far?

    Well - who has changed his mind about the value of listing famous people?

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    Robin Patterson

    With our forms now so darned easy to use for adding pages, expect a flood of new person-articles.

    But it will be easier to handle if we have more agreement on page names; otherwise there will be more duplication than is desirable.

    So please all put Forum:Page names for individuals on your watch lists and keep an eye on it and offer your tuppence-worth whenever you feel inclined.

    -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:38, December 30, 2012 (UTC)

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    Robin Patterson

    Thanks to my wonderful son.

    It's great to see the site progressing. Someone should update the Big Wikis page on "Central".

    Don't expect contributions from me very soon. (How many thousand emails do you get in 5 months?)

    -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 00:58, December 24, 2012 (UTC)

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    Xean

    It's Time To Play

    October 30, 2012 by Xean

    Wikia is rolling out a fun new initiative for the holiday season called “Time to Play” where we ask our wikis what page they’re most proud of. We want to know which page you would want to have represent .

    There will be an official blog going out on Nov. 1 but we wanted to reach out to you early and see if you were interested in participating now.

    If you wanted to participate, a “Time to Play” badge would go up on the right rail of the mainpage that links users to the page that you choose, while the footer will live on that same page that links to hub pages eg. http://www.wikia.com/Entertainment for Time to Play goodies. You can see how the badge looks by clicking here and how the footer will appear by clicking here.

    We will feature on http:/…

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    RobMeddaugh

    I joined this site in hopes of finding ancestors. Last name is Meddaugh. I have been able to determine that my fathers’ family lived in Detroit about two generations back. I believe that my paternal great-grandfather moved into Chicago sometime during the first past of the 20th Century. I have not been able to trace my family tree back to my paternal great-grandfather. I was told that paternal great-grandfather had brothers who migrated west across Canada and eventually moved into Oregon and Northern California.


    I hope that this site will work as a repository/ clearing house for information and details regarding family ancestors.

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    SouthWriter

    Mississippi Martins

    April 28, 2012 by SouthWriter

    I am putting this up for educational purposes right now, but I invite Martin and descendants of Martins that came to Mississippi in the 1800's (especially) to let me know what is going on in your lives.

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    Robin Patterson

    Seven years here

    April 12, 2012 by Robin Patterson

    Seven years ago I joined what was then the Genealogy Wiki. I think it has a good future under its current name. So did the world-renowned Dick Eastman.

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    Bharatmata

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    Todrobbins

    New!

    January 25, 2012 by Todrobbins

    Wow. After all these years I finally made the connection that wikia is a Jimbo endeavor. Small I am.

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    Govind Rawal

    Rawal Samaj

    January 18, 2012 by Govind Rawal

    Jay Mahadev






    Under Construction




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    Stephen Mark Ulissi

    During the first two weeks of July 2012 those who departed Valle San Giovanni for faraway lands, as well as their descendants and families, are encouraged to return to Abruzzo for a series of festivities and entertainment. To make this happen 20 newly restored private apartments in Valle are being made available for a nominal fee. If sufficient demand exists, a second Discover Your Roots can be repeated during the last two weeks of July 2012.



    Three types of apartments are available: One bedroom - up to 2 people, 1 double bed, bathroom, combo kitchen/living room. Cost EUR 500 (approx. 685 dollars) Two bedroom - up to 3 people, 2 double beds, bathroom, combo kitchen/living room. Cost EUR 600 (approx. 822 dollars) Three bedroom - up to 5 people, 3 dou…



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    Cv-s

    If anyone is researching their Dutch ancestry, as I have just started to, they may find some of these websites useful in their search.


    • http://www.genlias.nl/en/page0.jsp

    Genlias is the first step in researching Dutch ancestry. It has transcripts of original documents spanning over a century, with almost complete data for many regions between 1820's and 1940's.

    • Genlias itself gives this account on it's webpage: "Genlias is a national Dutch database containing essential information for genealogical research. It is a joint initiative by a number of public archives in the Netherlands and overseas. You can use Genlias to find information recorded in official Dutch civil registers."

    • http://www.digitalestamboom.nl/Search.aspx

    Digitale Stamboom Portaal …




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    Grovyle4life

    Hi

    August 25, 2011 by Grovyle4life

    Hello everyone!

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    Hope Productions

    Doty Dairy

    May 29, 2011 by Hope Productions

    Hi Dennis,


    I am a filmmaker making a documentary about Sycamore, IL, and found your blog. In the film, Pete Johnson tells the story of working at Doty's Dairy when he was a boy. I've been searching for photos of the dairy, the milk trucks, anything! Do you know if photos exist? Would be so grateful for any help.


    Thank you so much, Dennis.


    Warm wishes,

    Susan Hope Engel

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    Robin Patterson

    Inspired by one of my second cousins, with whom (along with astrophysicist Stephen Hawking) I share MacGregor ancestors, I've dredged up the part of my file (mostly supplied by the late Rod Drummond of Auckland) that listd Rob Roy and some of his descendants. Note the John Drummond in generation 5, who married May MacGregor and ended up in the Tasman Region (part of Nelson Province) of New Zealand; descendants included Rhys Drummond, who married a daughter of my sister-in-law.

    Descendants of Robert (Rob Roy) McGregor        

    0  Robert (Rob Roy) MCGREGOR b: 1671  d: 1734 

    -  +Mary MCGREGOR b: c 1671 m: 1693     
    -- 1  James Roy MCGREGOR b: 1695  d: 1754 
    -- ---  +Annabel MCNICCOL b: c 1695      
    -- 1  Colin Campbell MCGREGOR b: 1698 …
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    Robin Patterson

    Now that even the latest upgrade of Firefox won't handle our standard forms, and a recent software "upgrade" stripped most of the box labels, I expect I may be the only person using them. They are great time-savers, and I won't stop until Firefox 3 becomes dangerous or I become incapable. I hope we can fix the problem first.

    Please all reply with a yes or no, and any comment you feel like adding.

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    Robin Patterson

    I wasn't the founder, but I was lucky to find the site fairly soon after it started. Now nearly 28,000 edits, though some of the "newbies" put me to shame in the numbers game.

    Despite its problems, this is a great site. I expect to be with it until after a rather personal sensor page gets non-null entries in more than one death property and a name change. I regret that we have (perhaps temporarily) lost some stalwarts, particularly the man who developed the SMW then took on two extra children. Families, huh!!?

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    Quinser's

    Im back

    April 4, 2011 by Quinser's

    Hi my computer was having a problem. Now it's fixed.

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    Robin Patterson

    It never meant "Save this as a draft". It meant "Preserve this as the new published version of this page". Now Wikia has changed its labels to make that more obvious. The button says "Publish".

    Some of our instruction pages have been changed accordingly. Others will as soon as someone with the power to change them can be bothered.

    At the same time, Wikia changed "Move" to "Rename", which is what it meant all along. Instruction pages will probably all catch up eventually. Not all of Wikia's own documentation has caught up yet. See Help:Move", for example.

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    Robin Patterson

    I have just responded to a staff blog post with the following:

    ... most of the two billion people online could have their parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors listed on Familypedia, which would make it a world leader. Sites such as Geni.com are working towards having a network of relationships linking every person whose vital statistics have ever been recorded. Wikia should be up there with them, but its software is currently unable to do it properly for even 30,000 individuals. There's a challenge for Wikia staff.
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    Robin Patterson

    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter describes itself as "the most popular online genealogy magazine in the world, as measured by Alexa".

    Its seventeen-paragraph review of Familypedia in November 2010 (symbolically on Remembrance Day) helped to bring over fifty new registrations in 24 hours (the same number as in the previous 30 days), resulting in a 3-hour cut-off of Semantic MediaWiki because Wikia's Apache and MySQL servers could not handle what they were being asked to process.

    Clearly the rising popularity of Familypedia, with our aim to make it at least fifty thousand times bigger than it is, requires more thought to be given to how a website can properly use Semantic MediaWiki for cleverly connecting many hundreds of millions of indiv…

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    Robin Patterson

    Since returning to my favourite website after breakfast, I've seen no properly displayed "facts" articles. Looked at several and seen what looks like a jumble of templates etc.

    Even a "/tree" page is garbled. Here's what I see for Byrd Webb (1802-1889)/tree:

    and goes on for screens and screens.

    I've checked the wiki "recent changes" since I was last active here last night. No changes to templates. It must be a Wikia software problem affecting our key templates.


    I've sent the following to "Contact Wikia" under the heading "Bad problem with display of most Familypedia articles":


    Wikia software appears to have changed something that has a disastrous effect on the majority of Familypedia's articles - those that use the standard templates and can be…


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    Robin Patterson

    Familypedia, a genealogy wiki, has been using Semantic MediaWiki, Semantic Forms, and Semantic Drilldown since mid-2009. Currently 180,000 total pages and growing at several hundred per week with only half a dozen really active volunteers and dozens of casuals adding ancestors.

    When a user adds or edits a page about an individual, the data is in form fields, with the software creating or editing "facts" (a fact being a combination of a "property" and a value). A later query gets selected facts displayed in a chosen arrangement.

    http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Semantic_MediaWiki/demo_query-range shows an example of the result. It lists all articles of people born in the 1500s that have images, tabulated with columns for image name, bir…

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    Eridge1

    Elizabeth Boardman

    June 20, 2010 by Eridge1



    Descendants of :

    Eliza Boardman





    Generation 1

    1. Eliza Boardman was born 17 Mar 1868 and died 05 Mar 1919. She married Henry Metcalf. He was born 1845 in Camden NSW Australia and died 20 May 1922. Read more >

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