Sasha Kopf's Celtic knot ring

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Penfield Cemetery[]

I just wanted to drop by and say, "Good job!" on your Penfield Cemetery page. Nice work! Lanica 16:00, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Place names in forms[]

You need the full place name (usually as on Wikipedia) for proper linking. I completed the Jimmy Carter county names so that they link to the county page. I then gave the county page a "bdm" subpage so that its births, etc, are automatically listed.

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-- Robin Patterson (Talk)

Welcome back![]

I've upgraded a couple of your relatives' articles to the standard "Forms" format. Still a bit of manual work to complete H. Calvin, but there's much more on the page than when I started it. Not difficult, and quite rewarding even for a non-relative. I hope to see more of yours upgraded. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 09:54, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

William de Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (c1423-1469)[]

Samuel, I've been creating pages for more of your ancestors. Two lines to Charlemagne so far, but I understand that you have more of those, and I'd like to see them if convenient.

The most controversial figure so far is William de Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (c1423-1469). You don't put the "de" in his name, and I'm inclined not to too. However, his mistresses are more interesting than his name. Your WorldConnect site has more detail on them than other sources I've seen. Maybe you'd like to look at his page and add or comment whatever you can in case you have better documentation.

Kind regards

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:57, September 27, 2016 (UTC)