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"Resided in ..."05:38, October 13, 2014Robin Patterson
Displaying "Other place(s)"05:27, October 13, 2014Robin Patterson
Year in place13:11, August 17, 2014Robin Patterson
2012 software upgrade00:53, February 7, 2014Thurstan
Divisions of Australian states08:29, January 1, 2014Robin Patterson
This Wikia is now multilingual23:28, December 25, 2013Robin Patterson
Born or died in a locality09:35, December 19, 2013Robin Patterson
Terminology08:42, December 19, 2013Robin Patterson
New Zealand regions06:15, November 23, 2013Thurstan
Form when adding children04:18, November 18, 2013Elrondlair
Jamaica09:09, November 12, 2013Robin Patterson
Page-loading speed07:57, November 8, 2013Robin Patterson
Concepts01:43, November 8, 2013Robin Patterson
Templates update08:40, November 2, 2013Robin Patterson
Charlemagne's descendants01:29, November 1, 2013Robin Patterson
Page names for individuals02:42, October 31, 2013Thurstan
Question-marks in page names00:59, October 31, 2013Robin Patterson
Burials11:05, October 25, 2013Robin Patterson
Alumni etc21:10, October 19, 2013Afil
International migration12:02, October 17, 2013Robin Patterson
People by place02:45, October 17, 2013Robin Patterson
Does this Wikia deal with the tools and methods of Genealogy23:11, October 16, 2013Robin Patterson
Familypedia reaches 20,000 articles, now 30.000, next month 100.000 ?04:45, October 13, 2013Robin Patterson
Refreshing tree and descendant pages12:42, October 3, 2013Robin Patterson
Some publicity for Familypedia02:20, September 5, 2013Robin Patterson
Famous people04:53, May 13, 2013Robin Patterson
Mayflower02:19, May 8, 2013Robin Patterson
Gedcom bot and Rtol's improvements to Yewenyi's process03:55, March 26, 2013Robin Patterson
Regarding importing GEDCOM data03:43, March 26, 2013Robin Patterson
Children box23:29, March 18, 2013Robin Patterson
Archipelagoes02:59, March 12, 2013Thurstan
Parishes19:51, January 29, 2013Thurstan
Person notes and sources06:12, January 21, 2013Robin Patterson
Census page and category names11:46, January 18, 2013Robin Patterson
100,000 edits03:19, January 8, 2013Robin Patterson
Family categories11:45, January 5, 2013Robin Patterson
Where is tech support? - here, looking at our problem forms10:20, January 2, 2013Robin Patterson
Census pages02:48, January 2, 2013Robin Patterson
Wikia tour still worth taking09:51, January 1, 2013Robin Patterson
Change to "showfacts biography"01:33, June 19, 2012Thurstan
Edit count going down?04:58, February 21, 2012Cv-s
Ancestry's License Restrictions10:10, February 17, 2012109.169.70.96
Upgrade to template Navbox04:04, February 16, 2012Robin Patterson
Copies from Wikipedia07:44, February 12, 2012Robin Patterson
SMW13:42, January 3, 2012Robin Patterson
Perspective-Place article02:22, January 3, 2012Robin Patterson
WikiaStats - New special page03:09, November 21, 2011Thurstan
"Skills" and capitals07:58, October 4, 2011Cv-s
Article count past 40K, past 50K21:42, August 29, 2011Thurstan
Settlements and establishments03:00, August 12, 2011Robin Patterson
Decades, settlements, etc06:02, August 10, 2011Robin Patterson
Ten thousand edits03:47, August 10, 2011Robin Patterson
Refrigerant04:27, June 9, 2011Afil
How to call a pope19:41, May 27, 2011Rtol
Main infobox and nearby features since the 2010 New Look07:17, April 24, 2011Robin Patterson
County subpages - categorising12:07, March 27, 2011Robin Patterson
200,000 pages11:59, March 20, 2011Robin Patterson
Holy Roman Empire08:29, February 28, 2011Rtol
Semantic Forms version 2.0.813:04, February 27, 2011Robin Patterson
County-based categories01:08, February 25, 2011Robin Patterson
Burke the genealogist descended from Charlemagne10:33, February 11, 2011Robin Patterson
Romania08:43, February 7, 2011Robin Patterson
Multilingual site, or separated: eg: de.genealogy.wikia19:51, January 29, 2011Thurstan
Standardising page names for individuals05:55, January 27, 2011Thurstan
Standardization of place names and categories14:23, January 23, 2011Robin Patterson
Births in (location)/Deaths in (Location)20:49, January 11, 2011Thurstan
Future of Familypedia18:42, November 28, 2010Simant
Happy second anniversary, rtol12:02, November 19, 2010Robin Patterson
French names that include "dit"09:06, November 16, 2010Robin Patterson
Navigation: Page-top menus11:58, November 14, 2010Robin Patterson
Wikia's new look, November 201011:37, November 14, 2010Robin Patterson
Pier Gerlofs Donia descendants?02:11, November 14, 2010Robin Patterson
Pier Gerlofs Donia descendants and ancestors?02:08, November 14, 2010Robin Patterson
Sweden11:24, November 4, 2010Robin Patterson
February 2905:24, October 25, 2010Robin Patterson
New Look04:41, October 25, 2010Robin Patterson
Standards on dateless individuals14:18, October 23, 2010DennisDoty
Noble/Royal Titles15:47, September 13, 2010Rtol
Person name properties13:29, September 13, 2010Robin Patterson
"Place" properties13:50, September 8, 2010Rtol
Contributor's lament20:13, September 7, 2010Rtol
Rodovid07:15, September 5, 2010Rtol
Unfinished projects02:03, August 27, 2010Robin Patterson
General genealogy help.06:32, August 15, 2010Robin Patterson
Number of People in database08:25, July 23, 2010Thurstan
Cemeteries and Semantic MediaWiki15:46, July 10, 2010Robin Patterson
"Concepts"15:24, July 10, 2010Robin Patterson
Google rank14:55, July 3, 2010Robin Patterson
41,000 edits04:55, June 26, 2010Robin Patterson
Masonic Category15:49, June 25, 2010Plcoffey
Other Genealogy-related Wikis on Wikia02:03, June 25, 2010AMK152
Value of page name standards04:38, June 22, 2010Robin Patterson
Projects15:31, June 15, 2010Rtol
Proposed change to name/date convention so as to eliminate the question-mark14:42, June 1, 2010Robin Patterson
Census Attempt05:51, May 31, 2010Rtol
Diagnostics05:27, May 31, 2010Robin Patterson
Middle names09:50, May 3, 2010Rtolbot
Dutch patronyms are not given names09:50, May 3, 2010Rtolbot
Navigation boxes blue or pale yellow?14:03, April 28, 2010Robin Patterson
Nobility categories13:06, April 28, 2010Robin Patterson
Switchover to Showfacts articles15:15, April 19, 2010Robin Patterson
Polishing the standard mini-biography11:03, April 18, 2010Robin Patterson
Bot operators- read this12:30, March 23, 2010Robin Patterson
Proposal: A bot flag for RtolBot12:25, March 23, 2010Robin Patterson
Descendants tab - so easy, everyone with offspring should have one19:43, March 11, 2010Rtol
Royalty- Surname encoding12:05, March 6, 2010Robin Patterson
Categories05:11, March 3, 2010Thurstan
Phlox returns to work05:55, March 2, 2010Rtol
Should I nuke Defaultsort lines?13:46, February 20, 2010Robin Patterson
Questions about forms01:52, February 10, 2010DennisDoty
States and territories of India15:48, January 25, 2010Robin Patterson
Logo has a G- change?05:15, January 12, 2010AMK152
WikiAnswers09:44, January 9, 2010Robin Patterson
Language separation00:33, January 5, 2010Robin Patterson
Showinfo ahnentafel20:19, November 23, 2009Phlox
The next two months02:43, November 21, 2009Phlox
Phased Bot conversion of Info articles16:34, November 19, 2009Phlox
Template:Citation and Template:Link20:06, November 10, 2009Phlox
Initial Info page conversions02:36, November 7, 2009Phlox
How we fix slow articles17:27, November 6, 2009Phlox
Familypedia as our url and wiki name11:22, November 5, 2009Rtol
Factsbox off by default21:42, October 23, 2009Thurstan
Names: All caps, "unknown", "not found"22:19, October 22, 2009Phlox
Page names21:58, October 13, 2009Phlox
Inquiry:Chinchen family ancestors15:26, October 12, 2009Phlox
Wiki Books17:05, September 29, 2009Phlox
SMW articles update21:04, September 28, 2009Phlox
Peter Stanley 1539-158322:31, September 27, 2009Elrondlair
Image annotator18:38, September 13, 2009Phlox
Events00:22, September 1, 2009Elrondlair
Familypedia isn't yet good enough ?11:35, August 25, 2009Bergsmit
Main page: Familienforschung und Genealogie-Wiki09:56, August 23, 2009Bergsmit
Status of Misaligned Page problems19:32, August 18, 2009Uberfuzzy
August: free access to 1930s US census04:08, August 17, 2009Phlox
Neutral Point of View (NPOV) guideline revision08:41, August 15, 2009Bergsmit
Ancestry from ...00:32, July 28, 2009Rtol
Sidebar links17:23, July 25, 2009Phlox
The trouble with SMW Ahnentafeln and descendant lists10:47, July 24, 2009Robin Patterson
Inbreeding07:47, July 22, 2009Rtol
Yewenyi article upgrade05:15, July 22, 2009Thurstan
Category : Ancestor of18:18, July 14, 2009Rtol
Slideshow on home page07:21, July 13, 2009Phlox
Idea for growth02:32, July 12, 2009Phlox
Genealogy tours using Google Earth20:25, July 11, 2009Rtol
Rich text editor- now 5 sec loads on info articles17:01, July 7, 2009Phlox
User avatars (those little pictures)19:04, July 2, 2009Phlox
Wiki blogs and User Masthead02:54, July 1, 2009Robin Patterson
Issue 1 of the Familypedia Times23:25, June 30, 2009Phlox
Do we really want to subst Biography?15:10, June 30, 2009Robin Patterson
CategorySelect14:52, June 30, 2009Robin Patterson
I will remove template Info categories18:02, June 29, 2009Bergsmit
People who help research?08:53, June 29, 2009Robin Patterson
Heavy weapons17:02, June 28, 2009Phlox
Cleanup run on WP template09:17, June 26, 2009Robin Patterson
Dutch and other translators- automatic biographies08:30, June 26, 2009Robin Patterson
Top users16:31, June 24, 2009Phlox
Optimizing the usage of DPL15:45, June 16, 2009Phlox
Licensing change: CC-BY-SA15:40, June 16, 2009Phlox
SMW is way faster than info pages23:52, June 14, 2009Phlox
Mailing list for this wiki11:01, June 14, 2009Robin Patterson
Labels in tables- spouse/ "state"19:39, June 13, 2009Phlox
Skin changes22:12, June 12, 2009Phlox
Home page- Featured articles13:13, June 9, 2009Robin Patterson
Familypedians: Can we reach 36,000 ARTICLES by 30 June 2009?06:53, June 9, 2009Bergsmit
Multilingual articles09:50, June 3, 2009Robin Patterson
No all cap names08:52, May 24, 2009Phlox
One person does not make a generation02:18, May 21, 2009AMK152
Semantic MediaWiki is here!!!!!11:54, May 19, 2009Rtol
Person article assessment09:12, May 19, 2009Rtol
Competing cat structures commons vs wp14:17, May 16, 2009Robin Patterson
Have you seen any other abbreviations than these?16:59, May 15, 2009Phlox
People with no birth or death dates21:48, May 12, 2009Animebill
How we encode our data13:54, May 12, 2009Robin Patterson
VB or C13:29, May 2, 2009Robin Patterson
Extra lines at end of Showperson infobox16:01, April 27, 2009Phlox
Quicker links to info page creation12:07, April 27, 2009Robin Patterson
Moving pages11:06, April 27, 2009Robin Patterson
Standardizing subpages of people pages05:33, April 22, 2009Robin Patterson
Surname article creation03:26, April 21, 2009Robin Patterson
Date formats06:21, April 17, 2009Robin Patterson
Interesting article on consanguinity05:01, April 16, 2009Rtol
Creation of /info pages for all person articles14:21, April 6, 2009Robin Patterson
Tabs templates09:37, April 6, 2009Robin Patterson
New Info Page features13:38, April 5, 2009Robin Patterson
The future05:33, April 5, 2009Robin Patterson
Copacetic to Edit User Pages?18:22, April 2, 2009Jillaine
Speculative, mythical, fictional and so13:21, April 2, 2009Robin Patterson
Peize Wikia pages that I am copying13:03, April 2, 2009Robin Patterson
Netherlands subdivisions07:29, March 22, 2009Rtol
New welcoming templates05:11, March 20, 2009Robin Patterson
Templates on Wikipedia09:45, February 27, 2009Rtol
Settlements established in 1626 etc21:45, February 24, 2009PhloxBot
Is Genealogy a Hobby?05:31, February 24, 2009Robin Patterson
Improving the "people-page start page"00:34, January 21, 2009Robin Patterson
Deleting valid information02:58, December 28, 2008Robin Patterson
Template documentation13:23, December 25, 2008Robin Patterson
Jumble of subcategories and/or articles06:49, December 17, 2008Robin Patterson
Canadian counties etc03:42, November 29, 2008Robin Patterson
Category:Ancestry by location00:07, November 6, 2008Robin Patterson
Breaking news- let's grab some traffic01:26, November 5, 2008Robin Patterson
Model state pages10:20, October 11, 2008Robin Patterson
Category in same categories as its main article or in more or fewer?03:18, October 9, 2008Robin Patterson
Family/families pages and categories04:56, October 1, 2008Robin Patterson
County Pages11:57, September 24, 2008Robin Patterson
Perry research10:47, August 15, 2008Robin Patterson
"Victoria"09:22, August 14, 2008Robin Patterson
AMK152Bot, need consensus20:39, August 6, 2008Phlox
New wikia features using the Quartz skin05:55, August 6, 2008Robin Patterson
Yorkshire10:32, August 3, 2008Robin Patterson
Watching pages06:32, August 3, 2008Robin Patterson
Infobox Surname15:02, July 28, 2008AMK152
Identical People12:50, July 25, 2008Robin Patterson
Genealogy now has a Bot- PhloxBot12:37, July 22, 2008AMK152
Cat Terminology: Pioneers vs settlers vs colonists09:14, July 21, 2008Robin Patterson
Australians all, let us ... create district navboxes like the US and UK county navboxes03:31, July 21, 2008Robin Patterson
Place names03:55, July 15, 2008AMK152
Category Admins02:12, July 15, 2008Robin Patterson
Time and Space category naming15:58, July 14, 2008Robin Patterson
Organization15:29, July 14, 2008Robin Patterson
German people, People of Germany, People from Germany, Emigrants from Scotland - and so on15:26, July 14, 2008Robin Patterson
People with their own categories15:20, July 14, 2008Robin Patterson
Sandbox21:12, July 11, 2008TreeGenea3
County Pages Idea08:44, July 5, 2008Robin Patterson
What should be added to new pages?02:53, July 2, 2008Robin Patterson
Methodology revolution of DNA and implications for this wikia13:57, June 27, 2008Andrew Lancaster
Objectives14:38, March 31, 2008AMK152
Mission Statement03:49, March 22, 2008Robin Patterson
Familypedia IRC channel00:27, February 21, 2008AMK152
Main page Redesign12:09, January 26, 2008Robin Patterson
Tutorial: Help for users getting started03:10, December 22, 2007AMK152
Automatic Category Bug?01:42, December 13, 2007Elrondlair
Person Template internationalized01:26, December 10, 2007Phlox
Brand name for this wiki16:59, December 9, 2007Phlox
Neat extension- googlespreadsheet06:26, December 6, 2007Phlox
Migrants/immigrants/emigrants - including those who stopped over on the way06:56, November 30, 2007Robin Patterson
Feeling Lost02:04, November 28, 2007Robin Patterson
Microformats on Genealogy08:06, November 26, 2007Phlox
Googlemaps now available18:20, November 22, 2007Phlox
Bot Runs- Current status17:20, November 21, 2007Phlox
Index and related matters01:51, November 18, 2007Robin Patterson
Big import of counties coming up19:22, November 13, 2007Phlox
PhloxBot change messages can now be hidden04:42, November 13, 2007Phlox
Why WP articles are a good base for us to build on08:20, November 11, 2007Phlox
Infobox by user AMK15201:54, November 8, 2007Robin Patterson
Births by Year/Deaths by Year20:11, October 29, 2007Phlox
Birth cats moved- death cats tonight- ok with everyone?16:54, October 29, 2007Phlox
PhloxBot flooding of the recent changes list02:56, October 27, 2007Phlox
Htmltidy bug22:12, October 25, 2007Robin Patterson
Hey Robin- please install googlemaps extension03:40, October 24, 2007Robin Patterson
Template:Wikia genealogy for WP inbound links to here.01:59, October 23, 2007Phlox
Poll: Firefox?20:48, October 22, 2007Phlox
New Reader Very Confused03:15, October 22, 2007Robin Patterson
Graphviz extension07:06, October 21, 2007Phlox
Living persons03:09, October 18, 2007Phlox
Interwiki links to other language Wikipedias12:09, October 17, 2007Robin Patterson
Collapsible tables05:25, October 15, 2007Phlox
We can do Videos now on Genealogy03:54, October 4, 2007Phlox
Non ascii names02:12, October 4, 2007Phlox
Hey Robin or WM- edit MediaWiki:Common.css16:39, October 2, 2007Phlox
Ten thousand edits on this site16:47, September 28, 2007WMWillis
Template:Categories20:01, September 23, 2007AMK152
Proposal- no upload without license declared14:08, September 20, 2007Robin Patterson
Some "Professional Help"?00:10, September 16, 2007WMWillis
Sound Files21:02, September 11, 2007WMWillis
Policy on Living people03:17, September 10, 2007Phlox
Wikia Commons?16:56, September 5, 2007Knife Maker
Moving categories?01:33, September 5, 2007Knife Maker
Some DNA guidelines10:23, September 4, 2007Knife Maker
Table class="infobox collapsible"03:06, August 31, 2007Knife Maker
Template: Edit?09:36, August 29, 2007Knife Maker
Ahnentafel16:23, August 22, 2007AMK152
Attribution template14:28, August 19, 2007WMWillis
Starting New Pages13:01, August 14, 2007WMWillis
Page access counting00:24, July 12, 2007Robin Patterson
Template:Infobox Settlement06:14, July 9, 2007Robin Patterson
Where Find List of Categories?11:44, July 7, 2007Robin Patterson
Protocol in Collaborative Editing14:15, July 6, 2007WMWillis
Help Page updates/fixes13:20, June 25, 2007WMWillis
Help Page02:33, June 24, 2007WMWillis
Wikipedia's genealogy templates14:04, June 19, 2007Robin Patterson
Cemetery names and categories14:30, June 13, 2007Robin Patterson
Successful use of Template:Clear06:26, June 13, 2007Robin Patterson
Copyright questions02:12, June 12, 2007WMWillis
See Also vs Also See01:54, June 12, 2007Robin Patterson
Robin Patterson01:45, June 12, 2007Robin Patterson
Abbreviations in Titles01:01, June 11, 2007Robin Patterson
How to indicate a page to be erased?01:43, June 4, 2007WMWillis
Tagging01:06, June 4, 2007WMWillis
"See also" - save time with new template00:14, June 4, 2007Zephyrinus
Social Security Numbers15:40, June 1, 2007WMWillis
New template for blank pages matching Wikipedia pages04:41, May 30, 2007Robin Patterson
Welcome to the new Watercooler!00:47, May 30, 2007Zephyrinus
Main Page00:37, May 30, 2007Zephyrinus
TOC for long lists in categories23:28, May 29, 2007Zephyrinus
Wiki access problems10:27, April 19, 2007Jayoval
Penance04:22, April 8, 2007Robin Patterson
Forum fixed20:07, April 3, 2007Sannse

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