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TopicLast EditLast Author
Migration to UCP02:10, 25 July 2022Robin Patterson
Templates update10:23, 11 April 2021Thurstan
Home page- Featured articles10:50, 10 December 2017Robin Patterson
Page names for individuals04:51, 3 May 2017Robin Patterson
Future-proofing by fixing question-marks04:18, 22 February 2017Robin Patterson
People by place01:23, 19 June 2016Robin Patterson
Copies from Wikipedia01:02, 8 June 2024Robin Patterson
Upgrading old-style pages12:32, 18 May 2024Robin Patterson
Oddities continue in 202209:44, 5 November 2022Robin Patterson
Some publicity for Familypedia02:40, 4 October 2022Robin Patterson
Migration to UCP02:10, 25 July 2022Robin Patterson
Mailing list for this wiki11:57, 26 August 2021Robin Patterson
Descendants still not working properly02:20, 16 May 2021Afil
Gedcom bot and Rtol's improvements to Yewenyi's process09:17, 27 April 2021Robin Patterson
How we encode our data09:02, 27 April 2021Robin Patterson
Nobles without surnames08:51, 18 April 2021Thurstan
Templates update10:23, 11 April 2021Thurstan
Wiki Rules and Blocking Policy04:17, 13 March 2021Robin Patterson
Burials10:05, 12 December 2020Robin Patterson
Yorkshire09:29, 6 December 2020Robin Patterson
Hyphen after birth year in page name08:51, 6 December 2020Robin Patterson
Dropping "Jr" etc from article names04:51, 22 November 2020Robin Patterson
Refreshing tree and descendant pages11:54, 22 May 2020Robin Patterson
German people, People of Germany, People from Germany, Emigrants from Scotland - and so on11:31, 22 May 2020Robin Patterson
Year in place04:12, 18 July 2018Thurstan
This Wikia is now multilingual12:43, 20 May 2018Robin Patterson
Noble/Royal Titles03:03, 6 May 2018Thurstan
"Place" properties05:34, 3 May 2018Robin Patterson
French names that include "dit"05:07, 3 May 2018Robin Patterson
Form when adding children01:25, 28 April 2018Robin Patterson
"Resided in ..."09:03, 27 April 2018Robin Patterson
Wikidata14:03, 8 February 2018Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Familypedia reaches 20,000 articles, now 30.000, next month 100.000 ?01:21, 16 December 2017Robin Patterson
Categories06:19, 15 December 2017Robin Patterson
Value of "(-)" for completely unknown dates04:36, 15 December 2017Robin Patterson
Name of "Project" namespace10:29, 14 December 2017Robin Patterson
Home page- Featured articles10:50, 10 December 2017Robin Patterson
Events of year in nation23:18, 15 August 2017Robin Patterson
Page names for individuals04:51, 3 May 2017Robin Patterson
Future-proofing by fixing question-marks04:18, 22 February 2017Robin Patterson
Wikipedia person-names04:09, 22 February 2017Robin Patterson
Forms and page names00:41, 11 February 2017Robin Patterson
Notes and references21:40, 9 October 2016Robin Patterson
Surname absence23:45, 2 August 2016Robin Patterson
International migration23:43, 19 July 2016Robin Patterson
What should be added to new pages?21:27, 2 July 2016Robin Patterson
People by place01:23, 19 June 2016Robin Patterson
Person notes and sources03:33, 24 January 2016Robin Patterson
Place-names09:09, 13 December 2015Robin Patterson
Mobile Main Page05:13, 10 December 2015Thurstan
Page-top navigation menus04:02, 10 November 2015Robin Patterson
"Concepts"02:52, 7 November 2015Robin Patterson
Settlements and establishments03:29, 30 September 2015Robin Patterson
Infobox Updates22:59, 9 August 2015Thurstan
Interwiki map22:22, 26 July 2015Thurstan
2015 software update05:45, 14 April 2015Thurstan
Road signs04:21, 22 January 2015Robin Patterson
Displaying "Other place(s)"05:27, 13 October 2014Robin Patterson
2012 software upgrade00:53, 7 February 2014Thurstan
Divisions of Australian states08:29, 1 January 2014Robin Patterson
Born or died in a locality09:35, 19 December 2013Robin Patterson
Terminology08:42, 19 December 2013Robin Patterson
New Zealand regions06:15, 23 November 2013Thurstan
Jamaica09:09, 12 November 2013Robin Patterson
Page-loading speed07:57, 8 November 2013Robin Patterson
Concepts01:43, 8 November 2013Robin Patterson
Charlemagne's descendants01:29, 1 November 2013Robin Patterson
Question-marks in page names00:59, 31 October 2013Robin Patterson
Alumni etc21:10, 19 October 2013Afil
Does this Wikia deal with the tools and methods of Genealogy23:11, 16 October 2013Robin Patterson
Famous people04:53, 13 May 2013Robin Patterson
Mayflower02:19, 8 May 2013Robin Patterson
Regarding importing GEDCOM data03:43, 26 March 2013Robin Patterson
Children box23:29, 18 March 2013Robin Patterson
Archipelagoes02:59, 12 March 2013Thurstan
Parishes19:51, 29 January 2013Thurstan
Census page and category names11:46, 18 January 2013Robin Patterson
100,000 edits03:19, 8 January 2013Robin Patterson
Family categories11:45, 5 January 2013Robin Patterson
Where is tech support? - here, looking at our problem forms10:20, 2 January 2013Robin Patterson
Census pages02:48, 2 January 2013Robin Patterson
Wikia tour still worth taking09:51, 1 January 2013Robin Patterson
Change to "showfacts biography"01:33, 19 June 2012Thurstan
Edit count going down?04:58, 21 February 2012Cv-s
Ancestry's License Restrictions10:10, 17 February 2012109.169.70.96
Upgrade to template Navbox04:04, 16 February 2012Robin Patterson
SMW13:42, 3 January 2012Robin Patterson
Perspective-Place article02:22, 3 January 2012Robin Patterson
WikiaStats - New special page03:09, 21 November 2011Thurstan
"Skills" and capitals07:58, 4 October 2011Cv-s
Article count past 40K, past 50K21:42, 29 August 2011Thurstan
Decades, settlements, etc06:02, 10 August 2011Robin Patterson
Ten thousand edits03:47, 10 August 2011Robin Patterson
Refrigerant04:27, 9 June 2011Afil
How to call a pope19:41, 27 May 2011Rtol
Main infobox and nearby features since the 2010 New Look07:17, 24 April 2011Robin Patterson
County subpages - categorising12:07, 27 March 2011Robin Patterson
200,000 pages11:59, 20 March 2011Robin Patterson
Holy Roman Empire08:29, 28 February 2011Rtol
Semantic Forms version 2.0.813:04, 27 February 2011Robin Patterson
County-based categories01:08, 25 February 2011Robin Patterson
Burke the genealogist descended from Charlemagne10:33, 11 February 2011Robin Patterson
Romania08:43, 7 February 2011Robin Patterson
Multilingual site, or separated: eg: de.genealogy.wikia19:51, 29 January 2011Thurstan
Standardising page names for individuals05:55, 27 January 2011Thurstan
Standardization of place names and categories14:23, 23 January 2011Robin Patterson
Births in (location)/Deaths in (Location)20:49, 11 January 2011Thurstan
Future of Familypedia18:42, 28 November 2010Simant
Happy second anniversary, rtol12:02, 19 November 2010Robin Patterson
Navigation: Page-top menus11:58, 14 November 2010Robin Patterson
Wikia's new look, November 201011:37, 14 November 2010Robin Patterson
Pier Gerlofs Donia descendants?02:11, 14 November 2010Robin Patterson
Pier Gerlofs Donia descendants and ancestors?02:08, 14 November 2010Robin Patterson
Sweden11:24, 4 November 2010Robin Patterson
February 2905:24, 25 October 2010Robin Patterson
New Look04:41, 25 October 2010Robin Patterson
Standards on dateless individuals14:18, 23 October 2010DennisDoty
Person name properties13:29, 13 September 2010Robin Patterson
Contributor's lament20:13, 7 September 2010Rtol
Rodovid07:15, 5 September 2010Rtol
Unfinished projects02:03, 27 August 2010Robin Patterson
General genealogy help.06:32, 15 August 2010Robin Patterson
Number of People in database08:25, 23 July 2010Thurstan
Cemeteries and Semantic MediaWiki15:46, 10 July 2010Robin Patterson
Google rank14:55, 3 July 2010Robin Patterson
41,000 edits04:55, 26 June 2010Robin Patterson
Masonic Category15:49, 25 June 2010Plcoffey
Other Genealogy-related Wikis on Wikia02:03, 25 June 2010AMK152
Value of page name standards04:38, 22 June 2010Robin Patterson
Projects15:31, 15 June 2010Rtol
Proposed change to name/date convention so as to eliminate the question-mark14:42, 1 June 2010Robin Patterson
Census Attempt05:51, 31 May 2010Rtol
Diagnostics05:27, 31 May 2010Robin Patterson
Middle names09:50, 3 May 2010Rtolbot
Dutch patronyms are not given names09:50, 3 May 2010Rtolbot
Navigation boxes blue or pale yellow?14:03, 28 April 2010Robin Patterson
Nobility categories13:06, 28 April 2010Robin Patterson
Switchover to Showfacts articles15:15, 19 April 2010Robin Patterson
Polishing the standard mini-biography11:03, 18 April 2010Robin Patterson
Bot operators- read this12:30, 23 March 2010Robin Patterson
Proposal: A bot flag for RtolBot12:25, 23 March 2010Robin Patterson
Descendants tab - so easy, everyone with offspring should have one19:43, 11 March 2010Rtol
Royalty- Surname encoding12:05, 6 March 2010Robin Patterson
Phlox returns to work05:55, 2 March 2010Rtol
Should I nuke Defaultsort lines?13:46, 20 February 2010Robin Patterson
Questions about forms01:52, 10 February 2010DennisDoty
States and territories of India15:48, 25 January 2010Robin Patterson
Logo has a G- change?05:15, 12 January 2010AMK152
WikiAnswers09:44, 9 January 2010Robin Patterson
Language separation00:33, 5 January 2010Robin Patterson
Showinfo ahnentafel20:19, 23 November 2009Phlox
The next two months02:43, 21 November 2009Phlox
Phased Bot conversion of Info articles16:34, 19 November 2009Phlox
Template:Citation and Template:Link20:06, 10 November 2009Phlox
Initial Info page conversions02:36, 7 November 2009Phlox
How we fix slow articles17:27, 6 November 2009Phlox
Familypedia as our url and wiki name11:22, 5 November 2009Rtol
Factsbox off by default21:42, 23 October 2009Thurstan
Names: All caps, "unknown", "not found"22:19, 22 October 2009Phlox
Page names21:58, 13 October 2009Phlox
Inquiry:Chinchen family ancestors15:26, 12 October 2009Phlox
Wiki Books17:05, 29 September 2009Phlox
SMW articles update21:04, 28 September 2009Phlox
Peter Stanley 1539-158322:31, 27 September 2009Elrondlair
Image annotator18:38, 13 September 2009Phlox
Events00:22, 1 September 2009Elrondlair
Familypedia isn't yet good enough ?11:35, 25 August 2009Bergsmit
Main page: Familienforschung und Genealogie-Wiki09:56, 23 August 2009Bergsmit
Status of Misaligned Page problems19:32, 18 August 2009Uberfuzzy
August: free access to 1930s US census04:08, 17 August 2009Phlox
Neutral Point of View (NPOV) guideline revision08:41, 15 August 2009Bergsmit
Ancestry from ...00:32, 28 July 2009Rtol
Sidebar links17:23, 25 July 2009Phlox
The trouble with SMW Ahnentafeln and descendant lists10:47, 24 July 2009Robin Patterson
Inbreeding07:47, 22 July 2009Rtol
Yewenyi article upgrade05:15, 22 July 2009Thurstan
Category : Ancestor of18:18, 14 July 2009Rtol
Slideshow on home page07:21, 13 July 2009Phlox
Idea for growth02:32, 12 July 2009Phlox
Genealogy tours using Google Earth20:25, 11 July 2009Rtol
Rich text editor- now 5 sec loads on info articles17:01, 7 July 2009Phlox
User avatars (those little pictures)19:04, 2 July 2009Phlox
Wiki blogs and User Masthead02:54, 1 July 2009Robin Patterson
Issue 1 of the Familypedia Times23:25, 30 June 2009Phlox
Do we really want to subst Biography?15:10, 30 June 2009Robin Patterson
CategorySelect14:52, 30 June 2009Robin Patterson
I will remove template Info categories18:02, 29 June 2009Bergsmit
People who help research?08:53, 29 June 2009Robin Patterson
Heavy weapons17:02, 28 June 2009Phlox
Cleanup run on WP template09:17, 26 June 2009Robin Patterson
Dutch and other translators- automatic biographies08:30, 26 June 2009Robin Patterson
Top users16:31, 24 June 2009Phlox
Optimizing the usage of DPL15:45, 16 June 2009Phlox
Licensing change: CC-BY-SA15:40, 16 June 2009Phlox
SMW is way faster than info pages23:52, 14 June 2009Phlox
Labels in tables- spouse/ "state"19:39, 13 June 2009Phlox
Skin changes22:12, 12 June 2009Phlox
Familypedians: Can we reach 36,000 ARTICLES by 30 June 2009?06:53, 9 June 2009Bergsmit
Multilingual articles09:50, 3 June 2009Robin Patterson
No all cap names08:52, 24 May 2009Phlox
One person does not make a generation02:18, 21 May 2009AMK152
Semantic MediaWiki is here!!!!!11:54, 19 May 2009Rtol
Person article assessment09:12, 19 May 2009Rtol
Competing cat structures commons vs wp14:17, 16 May 2009Robin Patterson
Have you seen any other abbreviations than these?16:59, 15 May 2009Phlox
People with no birth or death dates21:48, 12 May 2009Animebill
VB or C13:29, 2 May 2009Robin Patterson
Extra lines at end of Showperson infobox16:01, 27 April 2009Phlox
Quicker links to info page creation12:07, 27 April 2009Robin Patterson
Moving pages11:06, 27 April 2009Robin Patterson
Standardizing subpages of people pages05:33, 22 April 2009Robin Patterson
Surname article creation03:26, 21 April 2009Robin Patterson
Date formats06:21, 17 April 2009Robin Patterson
Interesting article on consanguinity05:01, 16 April 2009Rtol
Creation of /info pages for all person articles14:21, 6 April 2009Robin Patterson
Tabs templates09:37, 6 April 2009Robin Patterson
New Info Page features13:38, 5 April 2009Robin Patterson
The future05:33, 5 April 2009Robin Patterson
Copacetic to Edit User Pages?18:22, 2 April 2009Jillaine
Speculative, mythical, fictional and so13:21, 2 April 2009Robin Patterson
Peize Wikia pages that I am copying13:03, 2 April 2009Robin Patterson
Netherlands subdivisions07:29, 22 March 2009Rtol
New welcoming templates05:11, 20 March 2009Robin Patterson
Templates on Wikipedia09:45, 27 February 2009Rtol
Settlements established in 1626 etc21:45, 24 February 2009PhloxBot
Is Genealogy a Hobby?05:31, 24 February 2009Robin Patterson
Improving the "people-page start page"00:34, 21 January 2009Robin Patterson
Deleting valid information02:58, 28 December 2008Robin Patterson
Template documentation13:23, 25 December 2008Robin Patterson
Jumble of subcategories and/or articles06:49, 17 December 2008Robin Patterson
Canadian counties etc03:42, 29 November 2008Robin Patterson
Category:Ancestry by location00:07, 6 November 2008Robin Patterson
Breaking news- let's grab some traffic01:26, 5 November 2008Robin Patterson
Model state pages10:20, 11 October 2008Robin Patterson
Category in same categories as its main article or in more or fewer?03:18, 9 October 2008Robin Patterson
Family/families pages and categories04:56, 1 October 2008Robin Patterson
County Pages11:57, 24 September 2008Robin Patterson
Perry research10:47, 15 August 2008Robin Patterson
"Victoria"09:22, 14 August 2008Robin Patterson
AMK152Bot, need consensus20:39, 6 August 2008Phlox
New wikia features using the Quartz skin05:55, 6 August 2008Robin Patterson
Watching pages06:32, 3 August 2008Robin Patterson
Infobox Surname15:02, 28 July 2008AMK152
Identical People12:50, 25 July 2008Robin Patterson
Genealogy now has a Bot- PhloxBot12:37, 22 July 2008AMK152
Cat Terminology: Pioneers vs settlers vs colonists09:14, 21 July 2008Robin Patterson
Australians all, let us ... create district navboxes like the US and UK county navboxes03:31, 21 July 2008Robin Patterson
Place names03:55, 15 July 2008AMK152
Category Admins02:12, 15 July 2008Robin Patterson
Time and Space category naming15:58, 14 July 2008Robin Patterson
Organization15:29, 14 July 2008Robin Patterson
People with their own categories15:20, 14 July 2008Robin Patterson
Sandbox21:12, 11 July 2008TreeGenea3
County Pages Idea08:44, 5 July 2008Robin Patterson
Methodology revolution of DNA and implications for this wikia13:57, 27 June 2008Andrew Lancaster
Objectives14:38, 31 March 2008AMK152
Mission Statement03:49, 22 March 2008Robin Patterson
Familypedia IRC channel00:27, 21 February 2008AMK152
Main page Redesign12:09, 26 January 2008Robin Patterson
Tutorial: Help for users getting started03:10, 22 December 2007AMK152
Automatic Category Bug?01:42, 13 December 2007Elrondlair
Person Template internationalized01:26, 10 December 2007Phlox
Brand name for this wiki16:59, 9 December 2007Phlox
Neat extension- googlespreadsheet06:26, 6 December 2007Phlox
Migrants/immigrants/emigrants - including those who stopped over on the way06:56, 30 November 2007Robin Patterson
Feeling Lost02:04, 28 November 2007Robin Patterson
Microformats on Genealogy08:06, 26 November 2007Phlox
Googlemaps now available18:20, 22 November 2007Phlox
Bot Runs- Current status17:20, 21 November 2007Phlox
Index and related matters01:51, 18 November 2007Robin Patterson
Big import of counties coming up19:22, 13 November 2007Phlox
PhloxBot change messages can now be hidden04:42, 13 November 2007Phlox
Why WP articles are a good base for us to build on08:20, 11 November 2007Phlox
Infobox by user AMK15201:54, 8 November 2007Robin Patterson
Births by Year/Deaths by Year20:11, 29 October 2007Phlox
Birth cats moved- death cats tonight- ok with everyone?16:54, 29 October 2007Phlox
PhloxBot flooding of the recent changes list02:56, 27 October 2007Phlox
Htmltidy bug22:12, 25 October 2007Robin Patterson
Hey Robin- please install googlemaps extension03:40, 24 October 2007Robin Patterson
Template:Wikia genealogy for WP inbound links to here.01:59, 23 October 2007Phlox
Poll: Firefox?20:48, 22 October 2007Phlox
New Reader Very Confused03:15, 22 October 2007Robin Patterson
Graphviz extension07:06, 21 October 2007Phlox
Living persons03:09, 18 October 2007Phlox
Interwiki links to other language Wikipedias12:09, 17 October 2007Robin Patterson
Collapsible tables05:25, 15 October 2007Phlox
We can do Videos now on Genealogy03:54, 4 October 2007Phlox
Non ascii names02:12, 4 October 2007Phlox
Hey Robin or WM- edit MediaWiki:Common.css16:39, 2 October 2007Phlox
Ten thousand edits on this site16:47, 28 September 2007WMWillis
Template:Categories20:01, 23 September 2007AMK152
Proposal- no upload without license declared14:08, 20 September 2007Robin Patterson
Some "Professional Help"?00:10, 16 September 2007WMWillis
Sound Files21:02, 11 September 2007WMWillis
Policy on Living people03:17, 10 September 2007Phlox
Wikia Commons?16:56, 5 September 2007Knife Maker
Moving categories?01:33, 5 September 2007Knife Maker
Some DNA guidelines10:23, 4 September 2007Knife Maker
Table class="infobox collapsible"03:06, 31 August 2007Knife Maker
Template: Edit?09:36, 29 August 2007Knife Maker
Ahnentafel16:23, 22 August 2007AMK152
Attribution template14:28, 19 August 2007WMWillis
Starting New Pages13:01, 14 August 2007WMWillis
Page access counting00:24, 12 July 2007Robin Patterson
Template:Infobox Settlement06:14, 9 July 2007Robin Patterson
Where Find List of Categories?11:44, 7 July 2007Robin Patterson
Protocol in Collaborative Editing14:15, 6 July 2007WMWillis
Help Page updates/fixes13:20, 25 June 2007WMWillis
Help Page02:33, 24 June 2007WMWillis
Wikipedia's genealogy templates14:04, 19 June 2007Robin Patterson
Cemetery names and categories14:30, 13 June 2007Robin Patterson
Successful use of Template:Clear06:26, 13 June 2007Robin Patterson
Copyright questions02:12, 12 June 2007WMWillis
See Also vs Also See01:54, 12 June 2007Robin Patterson
Robin Patterson01:45, 12 June 2007Robin Patterson
Abbreviations in Titles01:01, 11 June 2007Robin Patterson
How to indicate a page to be erased?01:43, 4 June 2007WMWillis
Tagging01:06, 4 June 2007WMWillis
"See also" - save time with new template00:14, 4 June 2007Zephyrinus
Social Security Numbers15:40, 1 June 2007WMWillis
New template for blank pages matching Wikipedia pages04:41, 30 May 2007Robin Patterson
Welcome to the new Watercooler!00:47, 30 May 2007Zephyrinus
Main Page00:37, 30 May 2007Zephyrinus
TOC for long lists in categories23:28, 29 May 2007Zephyrinus
Wiki access problems10:27, 19 April 2007Jayoval
Penance04:22, 8 April 2007Robin Patterson
Forum fixed20:07, 3 April 2007Sannse