Sasha Kopf's Celtic knot ring

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Gidday, sport! (The above message was automated. This is really me.)

You may notice that I added another ancestor of yours since my FB reply. And I've copied lots of facts from that McCrae and Perkins site to my personal file, which will get Curries, Twiggs, and others displaying next time I update my WorldConnect file. No relevant Abercrombies obvious from a quick web search, but we could try a search of genealogy sites such as RootsWeb.

Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:37, September 13, 2010 (UTC)

I restored what was on Hedda's page. You couldn't have meant to wipe all of that. To revert to a previous version if you mess up a page, go to the Page History and look for the previous good version then edit and save it. As you seem happy to have your birth year public, I'll rename the Stephen page in our more standard manner. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:00, September 13, 2010 (UTC)

The site is behaving more or less as it is designed to. You can now see a bit of an ancestry tree for yourself. Tomorrow, you may tinker with existing pages and create new ones, but if you are not using Firefox avoid the "Edit with form" option and just go for "Edit this page". I've just seen that Ross Nixon has shown parents for Elva Alice. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:55, September 13, 2010 (UTC)


Another burst of activity from you: good!

When creating a page from a click of a parent page in a person's infobox, it's best to include at least that child in the form because it's a bit fiddly to have to add the coding on a later edit. Adding other children later is easy.

Unusual age difference between your parents. Kids turned out OK!

Is your father OK with having full birth date published?

What happened with Mellissa? If she wants to be "anonymous", that's fine, but we should then show her as a blank before your wife's name in the "joined with" field so that Shavaughan doesn't show as your wife's daughter.

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:57, March 13, 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation needed.[]

Please have a look at Talk:Whakapapa and give a preliminary response at least. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:55, March 16, 2017 (UTC)