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Sasha Kopf's Celtic knot ring

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Please leave a message on my talk page if you think I may help with anything! AMK152 (talk) 22:24, November 5, 2017 (UTC)

Good start! Edit

Welcome from me too.

It is unusual for a Familypedia newcomer to dive into the 15th century - but any creation of a valid article is welcome. Ancestor of yours?

You may have noticed that one of our prolific contributors has modified your new article. Some of the nonconformities are mentioned in Help:Articles/start, which should be re-read from time to time so that your pages get the best chance of linking and displaying properly while minimizing tedious work.

Please continue!

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 06:45, November 7, 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the clear reply on my talk page. And I see that you are in or from British Columbia. We don't have much here from that "BC" though coincidentally two of us admins have distant relatives who died there. You may become the local expert! Sooner or later I guess you'll want to create articles for everyone on your lineage from the Howards down to yourself or at least your grandparents. Such lines are most easily done from the latest generation upwards because you can start a parent's "form" page just by clicking his or her name in the child's infobox (and you are sometimes lucky when the software is behaving itself because you get several fields already filled in - though needing checking). -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:41, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

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