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Jim Lawrence

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Jim Y. Lawrence
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Congratulations in getting back before 1700! Since you are now back in the time period where many people can be descended from those ancestors, we need more details in your source area. As collaborative genealogists, we need to tell each other our sources so that we can work together to assess the relative reliability of the source and the evidence it contains. See the help page here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Pre-1700_Profiles

You might find some information on sources that will help you on the England project https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Project_Reliable_Sources

posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz, Jim!

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Sources are very important here on Wikitree, especially on Pre-1700 profiles. It is how we show where we got the info and helps others find it too. Find out more about Pre-1700 Profile sourcing here and source citation info here.

The United States project or England project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

If you have any questions, click “reply” below this message and I will get back to you.

Peggy ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Jim,

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

Sometimes links don't work in emails.  If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Ginny ~ WikiTree Messenger

Thank you for signing the Honor Code, Jim!

As you go along you may want to consider adding more tags. The clickable tags we follow and the comments we make about them at WikiTree help us collaborate with other members. Click the green tags on your top right of your profile page and see others following the same things you are researching. The more tags you add (20 max.) that include surnames, locations, periods of history or other genealogical interests, the more links to community research options you will have. This link may help you learn more about tags.

Tags should be single surnames, locations, or genealogical interests related to your family research. Comments should relate to why those tags interest you. Everyone does this a little differently but you can have a look at the tags on my profile to get an idea. Hope that helps!

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, let me know by using the "reply" link under my comment, or by clicking my name to visit my profile. From there, you can leave a comment, or send a private message.

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posted by Peggy Watkins
Welcome Jim

I am pleased to confirm and welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together.

I would suggest starting with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration.

I am here to answer any question you have, no matter how trivial you may think it is. There is no such thing as a silly question. Please add as much information as you can, it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site

Happy tree climbing

Karen ~ WikiTree Greeter

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Welcome

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

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Hi Karen,

We are newbies in setting up a digital genealogy tree. We have a lot of information from varied sources (some contradictory). We have made some missteps and need to remove a couple of duplicate profiles. Please advise how to do this, e.g. Elizabeth Garrison Lawrence 5793. Also having problem with siblings being tagged as 'half when not. Thanks for your help, Jim and Donna Lawrence

posted by Jim Lawrence
Hi Jim and Donna,

We were all new to this at one point, and we have all made errors, some of us, have made them more than once (me). One thing to remember is errors happen, and they can be put right, and you are not the first people to make the error, and you won;t be the last.

With duplicate profiles, they will need to be merged together, f you go to the bottom of your profile, you will see a section "Matches and Merges". Click on the link "initiate a merge"

That will take you to the page where you have Lawrence-5793 as ID1, then add the other ID in ID2, then click on Initiate a merge, if you are the profile manager for both profiles, then you can complete the merge, otherwise you will need the other profile manager to approve the merge, they will be sent a message asking them to approve it.

With the problem of siblings being classed as "half", that usually happens when one of the parents has not been attached to them, once you add the missing parent, then the "half" will disappear

I hope this helps, any problems please let me know

Take care Karen

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