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  • Angelsinthewindow

    http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Alice_Lisle_(1624-1696) Was not actually the daughter of John Lisle (1610-1664) and Alicia Beaconshaw (1605-1685) or at least there is no proof in this. I have been doing some reserch lately and it has been shown that was a comon misconseption. Lisle was given as a title, not a last name. 


    Refrence 

    https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-356354

    https://familysearch.org/tree/person/LK4D-ZR8/details

    https://books.google.com/books?id=cmILAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6&dq=Alice+Lisle+Hoar&source=bl&ots=xMVvZN6PK2&sig=3Ph7VuzU2hH3SdCApNk3PH7-9Qk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivsdjyt97SAhVJjlQKHWEuAecQ6AEIUzAJ#v=onepage&q=Alice%20Lisle%20Hoar&f=false - showing it was Bridget Lisle who married John Hoar's brother instead of Alice be…


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  • MainTour

    On February 18, (less than two weeks ago) I created a brand new article for the subject Green Harbor Monument, a semi-historic cenotaph in Old Winslow Burial Ground in Marshfield, Massachusetts. In less than two weeks this article has soared to a 1st place ranking on the Bing search engine and 2nd place on the google search engine for searching the term "Green Harbor Monument".

    I feel that that this simple SEO exercise validates the magnificant potential of Familypedia to become an suberb resource of this history, especially family history and related landmarks and events. MainTour (talk) 15:24, March 1, 2017 (UTC)

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  • Robin Patterson

    I have created and . Anyone can use them to create new articles or to add to existing "surname in place" articles. Examples are at Smith in Greater London and Forlong in New Zealand.

    I can easily create matching templates for localities and for states/provinces. But before I do that, I'm calling for suggestions for improvements. Comments, please!

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  • Robin Patterson

    Quoting from the LostCousins newsletter - "All UK & Ireland records are free at Ancestry's UK site between Saturday 18th February and Monday 20th February. There are around 2000 datasets in the offer, some big, some small..."

    That's UK time, so you probably have over 16 hours left. I'm sorry I didn't notice it earlier.

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  • Robin Patterson

    Smarter userboxes

    January 25, 2017 by Robin Patterson

    Wikipedia's userboxes are getting smarter, and we can adapt them.

    See , then maybe see how I use it on my user page. Note that there are over a dozen options for indicating some link with the place, then see if you can adapt that to create a multi-option template for your favo[u]rite ancestral or 21st-century place!

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  • Robin Patterson

    Findmypast hinting records FREE until 15 January. Email message says "tree hints will do the hard work for you, searching our record collections for more information on your relatives and even unearthing ancestors you never knew you had. "

    This link should take you to the search page (but you may have to log in - e.g. with Facebook - to see transcriptions):

    http://www.findmypast.co.uk/start-your-journey/?utm_source=fmp&utm_medium=email

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  • Robin Patterson

    Familypedia now has over 50,500 SMW-based articles about individuals. Those are articles that use the best linking and display facilities (although some are admittedly fairly rudimentary). However, we want to have one such article for every person whose existence has ever been documented. We hope all readers are inspired to add pages for their own ancestors and other people.

    We have over 10,000 old-style person-articles that need upgrading. If you feel in the mood for some rather mundane but valuable contributions to the wiki, please have a look at Help:Upgrading old-style person articles.

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  • Robin Patterson

    I've created a Category:Couple histories (with a brief explanation on it) and a more explanatory project page with a suggested preload. This can save repetitious typing and amending for a slice of family history that can appropriately appear as a section of each of the articles for a married or unmarried couple and even on the page for any of their children (particularly a first child). It works with one of the lesser-known aspects of template syntax.

    The idea arose from my creation of the history of the meeting and marriage of my parents: Bill and Gretta Patterson's life together. Other similar pages had been written by other people but not incorporated in individuals' articles. I've now incorporated one of those too.

    I hope one of our guru…

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  • MainTour

    Explore 50+ generations of the Cotton Family and their landmark home Combermere Abbey, an old English monastery they acquired in 1354 after it became defunct because of scandal and corruption.  Famous guests, including King William III and Wellington have stayed at the home. There have been many noteworthy descendants of the family in both America and England, including the famous Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere (1773-1865), a hero of the Napoleonic Wars and Governor of Barbados.


    And no family history is complete without a spooky ghost story based on a bizarre photo from 1891. MainTour (talk) 20:33, September 5, 2016 (UTC)

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  • MainTour

    I have completed Phase I of the Familypedia:Plymouth Colony project which means completing a Semantic Media Wiki page for each of the 102 known passengers of the Mayflower (and many of their first generation descendants). I hope everyone will find this most helpful in linking their families and other famous people back to the First Families of America. MainTour (talk) 23:07, July 10, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Robin Patterson

    Brexit has reminded some genealogists that UK PM David Cameron and one of his challengers, Boris Johnson, are eighth cousins, each descended from an illegitimate union involving a Prince. Familypedia has an article about each of the good people in the relationship path.

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  • Robin Patterson

    Findmypast.co.uk is offering free access to 65 million world military records and all UK and Irish census records, from 27 June to 4 July.

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  • Kelbrit

    Robert Oliver Milner

    June 4, 2016 by Kelbrit

    On Robert Oilver Milners page there is info posted that is his brother Carls. Plus it said add a photo. I thought it meant for his page. I added one but don't see it

    Thank you

    Bob Milner

    kelbrit1@yahoo.com

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  • Drewsky1211

    I don't know how to add an offspring table, tree, or descendants tab, which is why I add parents, spouses, and children to the page only. Can someone help?

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  • Robin Patterson

    Well done, folks! We're still comfortably in fourth position in the list of the biggest English-language wikias (which I have just updated; maybe one of you younger people should bookmark that page so as to update it when I'm no longer capable).

    We get between 6,000 and 10,000 page views on average days. Definitely doing something right.

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  • Robin Patterson

    Quoting from recent email:

    "Dear Robin,

    " We're excited to reveal the launch of 10 million new Irish Catholic Parish Registers on Findmypast today. Covering the majority of Ireland, this incredible record set includes 40 million names, 3,500 registers and over 1,000 parishes. To celebrate, we're making all 110 million Irish records free for everyone until 7th March."


    Postscript: Two days later, Ancestry.com announces:

    "We are pleased to announce 10 million historic Catholic Parish records from Ireland have been indexed and are now available online.
    “This is the largest collection of its kind available digitally, and means that Ancestry now offers access to more than 55 million Irish records – making it a significant resource for people around t…

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  • Robin Patterson

    22-25 January, free access to historical records. These free weekends are great!

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  • Robin Patterson

    I've been adding to the smwtest wiki to try to help us understand the current versions of our SMW extensions. To see the release posting that corresponds to our current version of Semantic Forms, see http://smwtest.wikia.com/wiki/Semantic_Forms_3.3

    Those of you who are really interested might "follow" its category and the SMW equivalent.

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  • Robin Patterson

    We have passed the half-million mark. Just under 40% are articles, and lots of those are about places, but there are tens of thousands of articles about individuals, cleverly linked. Keep it up, folks! -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:06, November 4, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Robin Patterson

    Some familypedians are very good at marking edits as "Minor" or giving brief edit summaries. Some of you are less diligent. To minimise the amount of scrolling needed for browsing "Recent Changes", please:

    • Check the "Minor edit" box whenever you're creating a standard subpage (sensor, tree, etc), so that we can "Hide minor edits" and thus see more real edits listed.
    • Give an edit summary, so as not to have your edit record spread over three lines. One word is often enough - such as "new" or "parents" or "spg" - and if you're copying from Wikipedia you can achieve it in one click with the green button.

    -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 07:18, September 29, 2015 (UTC)

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  • Robin Patterson

    Another software change, over which we users have no control, has caused problems with renaming pages and maybe with other things. Please read the notes at the top of Help:Renaming pages.

    In 2013 staff remained "committed to keeping [SMW] active and useable on wikis that already had the tool". Let's hope they continue to help with Familypedia, one their biggest wikis.

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  • Robin Patterson

    "Hi Robin Patterson,

    It's time for your daily dose of activity from Familypedia.

    8104 people viewed your wiki.

    Keep up the great work adding interesting content for people to read!


    488 edits were made.

    Happy editors make happy wikis. Make sure to thank your editors and check in with them from time to time.


    21 people joined your wiki.

    ... "

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  • Kimbo8867

    My Sixteen

    March 6, 2015 by Kimbo8867

    One of my 8 great, great grandmothers-Phoebe Ann Bronson, was born September 28, 1859 on the  NJ side of Greenwood Lake. Her family lived in Warwick, NY which is not far from Greenwood Lake. I believe that her mother moved in with her sister to have the baby, as census records show Phoebe's aunt, Elizabeth Decker Leachman, residing in Greenwood Lake. Phoebe's parents were Edward Bronson and Anna Maria Decker, both from Warwick, NY (in Orange County). 

    Phoebe was the youngest of 4 children. (However in the 1900 census her mother reportedly gave birth to 6 children in total, only 3 of which were living in 1900). Pheobe had sisters Harriet, Sarah and brothers John and William. The family was relatively poor, however they did manage to live in …

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  • Robin Patterson

    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

    To create new person-pages, please go to Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person or Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model and copy-n-paste.

    For existing pages, "Edit with form" may work; if not, just use "Edit".

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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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  • Viliusr

    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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