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Glamorgan

Regarding the Glamorganshire category, I have no interest in Welsh research and was only categorizing an uncategorized category. I did not create the category. If you would like to see a category re-named or deleted, please discuss it on the discussion page of that particular category. Thanks! Molliewog 17:07, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks. Already created by Darris. Bromaelor 18:09, 20 May 2008 (GMY)

Wales Category

I love the image you added to the Wales category page. This changes the experience for users in a positive way. There is a lot of catch up that other areas in the world will have to do, thanks to you!  Darris 19:36, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Skype

Regarding the making available of the Wales Study Group skype  get-togethers you have, there is a way to do it.

Get 'Freecorder'.  It's a program and a browser toolbar that allows you to hit a button and begin recording a Skype call, you can pause it, and resume the recording.  The free version will only record two minutes but the paid version (about $20 US) will allow you to record the whole thing regardless of length.

Then you can distribute it however you find it convenient to do so, podcasts work, but also using YouSendIt or ssimilar large file distribution pages also work. 

Need more info about this?  Just drop a note on my talk page.  JamesAnderson 17:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks James but I don't have Skype (or even a camera!). I'm just tidying up some of the pages. bromaelor 18:27, 24 May 2008 (GMT)


I saw some of the work, that's good stuff you're putting up there.

Skype is a free download, and calls from any Skype user to another are also free, and you don't necessarily need a camera, audio-only calls are also possible with a headset, available at most computer stores or from the shopping area on the Skype website itself.  Using a headset will allow you to work on say, the wiki while talking to others about what is going on with it.  Everyone else can do the same and you can all be working on the wiki at the same time.  JamesAnderson 19:31, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

  • I know what Skype can do as several friends have it and I've seen it in action. However, as I'm already spending too much time in front of a computer, I feel that Skype, Facebook, MySpace, ... are innovations I can do without :-) bromaelor 12:16, 25 May 2008 (GMT)

Format of tables

I appreciate you explaining what each of them do (I do not know html)& when I get a chance I will go over each of the [[Category:Old microfilm number conversion]] tables that I changed. Can you please check that the following is correct for me to use on those tables?

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davide 00:10, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Deletion Template

Thanks for creating the deletion template! I have added a category to the functioning of the template, so that all articles that use the template are added to a category called Deletion Requests. This way, the sysops can more easily find the tagged articles. Molliewog 15:21, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

It was a "quick one" and is far from perfect. It needs more work to allow parameters to be past on! I'll try to improve it when I get time. bromaelor 12:04, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Rights change

Because of your active participation, I have just given you moderator rights. I'm not sure what you were able to do with reviewer rights, but you can now upload images, delete pages, etc. Let me know if you don't want the rights, or if you have any other questions! Molliewog 16:41, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Weigh in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project?

Project pages are getting hard to find because people are putting them in multiple namespaces and using all kinds of naming conventions. Would you mind weighing in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project? Thanks! Ritcheymt 00:29, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Please vote on search result title link color

Some users have reported that the red color of the article title links in search results are confusing because in a Mediawiki site, a red link means a link to a page that has no content. There is a poll on the forums as to whether to make the links blue instead, which would also conform to what Google and Bing do. Please read the thread/explanation and vote. RitcheyMT 16:17, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected

Hi Bromaelor,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the [[A genealogical glossary terms]} article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by&nbsp;October 17, 2011. &nbsp; Within a few days of this date this article will post.&nbsp;If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know.<br>Thank you for your time and effort!

joy&nbsp; Wyzer17 15:25, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU / Your Article is Selected

Hi Bromaelor,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that Wales Societies article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 30, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort! joy --Wyzer17 19:29, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Jersey Parish Registers

Thanks for your work on this page. There are a couple of points where I think you are mistaken - to my knowledge there has never been a specific register for St Paul's, as it has never become an Ecclesiastical District church. (Jersey is very careful in its use of the word parish because it also has significant legal connotations). But I'm very new to this game and have no wish to tread on toes unnecessarily. --CIFHS 20:41, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Looking at the History file, I don't think I've ever created content for this page. I simply separated out existing content from another page, on the Channel Islands, into its Jersey and Guernsey components. Feel free to edit. --Bromaelor 11:02, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying that - I shall go ahead. --CIFHS 17:04, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Denbighshire Parishes

Hope I have corrected the Error on the Denbighshire Parishes pages check out the following page use Denbighshire Parishesto find the correct historic parishes. --Sandralpond 01:53, 22 February 2013 (UTC).

Apologies for the delay in replying! I have serious reservations about some of the Welsh "parishes" which are appearing on the wiki. I'm not sure where these are coming from but a large number of them are so wrong. I have corrected the obvious errors but I'm baffled by some of them (particularly on the Caernarfonshire page!). You can always check with the at the Genuki site but remember that these refer to the historic county of Denbighshire, which bears little resemblance to the modern county of Denbighshire!!! You could also look at the Clwyd FHS church pages, which are listed by modern county. --Bromaelor 12:40, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
I've taken a further look at some of those pages.
I think we are in danger of putting far too much emphasis on parishes!!! I know the LDS Library want to tie everything into its Parish Register records but this is a very narrow view.
Looking at the (blank) page for Bangor, Caernarfonshire (it should be Bangor, Gwynedd!, see below) for example. If we are assuming this page is only about the "parish" of Bangor (an ecclesiastical concept!) why are we including information on "Civil Registration" and "Census Records", which have no religious connections whatsoever??? If this page is solely about the "Parish of Bangor" then the "Civil Registration" and "Census Records" sections would have to be removed and placed in a separate page about the "Civil Parish of Bangor", and that would be a totally unnecessary venture! What is important is that the wikipage is about the "place" and not simply the "parish".
So I'm not convinced we need any reference to parishes in the breadcrumbs on these "so-called parish" pages?
Wales > Caernarfonshire > Caernarfonshire parishes > Bangor
should simply be
Wales > Gwynedd > Bangor
with "Historic Caernarfonshire Parishes" added as a Category? That's all that's necessary.


Note: As counties have changed on at least three occasions in recent history, it makes more sense to standardise on the current county in the page title and then explain the history of the changes, as I've done on Ruthin, Denbighshire for example. --Bromaelor 19:05, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Welsh Parishes

Thanks for all the work you've done is setting up the tables for parishes, can you tell me where you are getting the information on the 'neighboring' parishes? Thanks. --brissonbankscv 01:35, 12 April, 2013

Apologies for the delay in replying! The information was extracted from several sources. One important source was "Historic Parishes of England and Wales : an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 by Kain, R.J.P. & Oliver, R.R.,". But in reality it relies on good local knowledge! I have only attempted the former counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire as I would not feel confident in doing the same for other counties. --Bromaelor 12:40, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the information about the Walsh Parishes. I am very happy you are working on such a beneficial project that will help so many of us to search in the right places. I am doing much categorization on all Uncategorized but will leave it to you to do all the Wales parish ones. Thanks again and thank you. Sandralpond 13:46, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Llanfor, Denbighshire

I am working with the FamilySearch Wiki team to clean up redirects, and I noticed that the page "Llanfor, Denbighshire" has been redirected to a non-existent wiki page. I'm wondering if you could provide insight as to what page the redirect is intended so I can fix the broken redirect? Thanks. --Dwsmith2 23:46, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

"Llanfor,Denbighshire" should redirect to Llanfor, Gwynedd. Llanfor (formerly Llanfawr) has never been in Denbighshire.

Wiki Contributor Meeting

We would like to extend this invitation to join us for the next Wiki Contributor's Meeting to be held Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 PM Mountain time. Please follow the link to the Wiki Contributors Meeting for further instructions on how to join:
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Contributors_Meeting_6_June_2013

We are looking forward to your feedback on how things are going as well as:

hints or tips you have to share that may benefit other moderators.
ways to resolve problems that arise.
areas that you may need assistance.
If for some reason you cannot attend, please forward anything you would like to share. We will be happy to bring it before the group and provide a response. You may also post any feedback on the agenda above or on my Talk page: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User_talk:SavingStories

Sincerely,

SavingStories 17:44, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Cheshire SEO

Hi, Thank you for your interest in the SEO paragraphs at the top of Cheshire parish pages. Yes, we're aware of the 154 character limit. The purpose is to improve natural search engine rankings on Google. We tried to squeeze (1) the name of the parish, (2) the terms "parish register," "birth," "marriage," "death," "records," "baptism," and "burial" into that space. Do you know of any other terms that might be searched more frequently that we should include? Murphynw 15:54, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

I have to confess that I'm simply using a cut-down version of what you had: Bronington, Wrexham --Bromaelor 16:07, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
I like it! I think that should do the trick. Thanks for doing this. Murphynw 23:06, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

A couple broken redirects

I noticed there are a couple Wales oriented pages that have broken redirects (specifically Bryngwyn, Cardiganshire and Nancwnlle, Cardiganshire. I noticed you redirected these pages recently, and I was wondering if you could tell me to what pages we may redirect these broken links.

Thanks,

Dwsmith2 02:14, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I'm in the process of restructuring all of the Wales pages. They are in a confusing state! The concepts of "ecclesiastical parish"; "civil parish"; "community"; etc. are being combined into a "one-stop" page and the pages now take account of local administration and boundary changes. This will take time! The Cardiganshire pages were particularly bad! The so-called "parishes" also included pages devoted to townships; villages; hamlets and even houses. There was also much duplication (several times over in some cases!) where pages had been created using a variety of redundant spellings of place names. All will be resolved when the process is complete ... soon. The two pages is question were spelling variations: Bryngwyn/Brongwyn and Nantcwnlle/Nancwnlle. I now used the standardised spellings of Nantcwnlle and Bryngwyn. --Bromaelor 11:10, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Ian I am working on some changes on the Wales pages. We've been putting sidebars on all the Ireland and English county pages and want to do the same for Wales and Scotland. However, as I have been looking at the main page of Wales, I wonder if this is worth the effort if all records are located in one place as apposed to being in each of the counties. Would like to talk to you maybe over skype about this. Elder Charles Smith FamilySearch Wiki Support Team P.S. Was a missionary in Wales for about 75% of my time there. Was in Aberdare in South Wales and the Connah's Quey in North Wales.

Ian I am working on some changes on the Wales pages. We've been putting sidebars on all the Ireland and English county pages and want to do the same for Wales and Scotland. However, as I have been looking at the main page of Wales, I wonder if this is worth the effort if all records are located in one place as apposed to being in each of the counties. Would like to talk to you maybe over skype about this. Elder Charles Smith FamilySearch Wiki Support Team P.S. Was a missionary in Wales for about 75% of my time there. Was in Aberdare in South Wales and the Connah's Quey in North Wales. Ccsmith 20:43, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Is this map useful for your work?

Look at the following Map Glamorgan Parish Sandralpond 23:18, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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