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Please leave a message on my talk page if you think I may help with anything! Robin Patterson (talk) 09:59, December 30, 2020 (UTC)

Good work![]

Splendid start there, Mr Moore! You seem to be doing everything right, and I expect the parents with no dates are there because you don't know their dates.

I'm about to disambiguate your "Auburn", after which Auburn, Washington/bdm will be of interest. I have a few relatives in King and Yakima counties but no direct link with Auburn.

--- Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:19, January 1, 2021 (UTC)

John Blaxland (1729-1780)[]

By way of encouragement, I've created John Blaxland (1729-1780) from a Geneanet file. But Wikipedia has no hint that any place called Holborn was ever in Kent. Maybe you have more convincing sources! --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:52, January 1, 2021 (UTC)

Unbelievably, between my first look at those Geneanet pages and my latest look, the birthplace has changed. Seems consistent with the narrative. And I see that our biggest contributor has found a Wikipedia link for you. See Help:Copying from Wikipedia in case you strike another one. Maybe your surgeon/mayor ancestor is lurking in Wikipedia too, but the text of his sons' articles suggests not. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 12:20, January 1, 2021 (UTC)

Place name standards[]

Please note for future reference:

  1. Australia is not a county: please enter it in the "country" fields
  2. we use Wikipedia as the standard for entering place names, which are "context-free", so Ryde, New South Wales rather than just "Ryde".

Thurstan (talk) 05:44, January 1, 2021 (UTC)

Renaming pages[]

Please note that we use subpages, so when you rename a preson page, please select the "Rename subpages (up to 100)" box too. Years ago I asked the central Wikia administration if we could have this selected by default, as it is easy to overlook, but they were of no help. Thurstan (talk) 00:58, January 4, 2021 (UTC)

Thurstan, That is great advice!! I had been fixing the sub pages by recreating them manually. I did not even see the check box when renaming pages. I will do that from now on because it will save so much time! I agree with you that renaming should just automatically rename the sub pages. Mcmoore01 (talk) 18:35, January 4, 2021 (UTC)

George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c1497-1558)‎‎[]

Why are you monkeying with pagenames? Please don't. Thurstan (talk) 20:15, April 9, 2021 (UTC)

I was trying to resolve the links that were broken. And so I could more effectively link descendants--Mcmoore01 (talk) 20:22, April 9, 2021 (UTC)

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