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DOB for Steven A. White

Greetings! I see you added a date of birth to the Steven A. White article, but you didn't add the source supporting the date. Where'd you get it? The source mentioned with the introduction gives his age as of a particular date, but not his birthday. —C.Fred (talk) 22:04, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

It's on a cached copy of a four star general info page - I'll look elsewhere for a mention, I'm sure it's somewhere. Connormah (talk) 22:05, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
Can't find it anywhere, but it might be worth noting that public records searches also bring up the 1928 date. The 1928 date is more likely. Connormah (talk) 22:13, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
Just doing the math, I think the 1928 date is more likely, but 1927 is still possible—at least, based on what I've seen to this point. —C.Fred (talk) 03:11, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, I think the date I had previously is correct (shows up in public records, and the site I got it from lists most DOBs of four star officers correctly), but just 1928 should do, I guess. Connormah (talk) 03:15, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
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Good news, everyone!

The A-Class Review for the Frank Buckles article was closed and promoted just moments ago. I want personally thank you for your help on the article and hope to work again with you on the FAC in the near future. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 10:35, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

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Eli Abbott

I added a bit on what I was able to find. Cbl62 (talk) 05:47, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Gustave May

Without a bit more info, I can't be sure if I'm finding info on the same guy you're interested in. Using the New Jersey connection, I do find info on a Gustave Henry May, born June 2, 1881 in New York. He was still alive and living in Ridgefield Park, N.J. at the start of WWII. Cbl62 (talk) 06:03, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

ernest graves

There is quite a bit of information about graves. This publication [1] has some of the most detailed information. I've added dates of birth and death and some of the military service info. Cbl62 (talk) 03:08, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

AOL/Bell

Hi Connormah. You'll see in my blocking log I've recently put down some range blocks for this long termer. As this is an area you're into editing, and you know roughly what to look for, please keep an eye open for more IPs. Let me know about them and I'll make the necessary adjustments. Thanks. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:51, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

No problem, thanks a bunch. I'll try and dig up the AIV thread with the pages the the IP has hit and watch them. Connormah (talk) 21:53, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia April 2011 obit list

I rv Alice Ward again from the April 27 obits. Assuming good faith on your part, you were nevertheless mistaken when you indicated, in your edit summary restoring Ward's name after it was rv, that there is no rule against redlinks. In fact red links are removed from the obit list after 30 days unless a valid article for the subject is created and thus the name is no longer red-linked, which given the result of Ward's AFD, which I initiated, is exceedingly unlikely. Yours, Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 15:33, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

My mistake. Apologies, on that matter, then. Connormah (talk) 21:36, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

H.B. Galbraith

This is a tough one. I found three possible candidates, but the evidence is inconclusive with nothing clearly tying either of them to the Univ. Ariz. Here are some leads if you decide to follow up:
(1) Harry Bradbury Galbraith, born March 30, 1891, was sometimes referred to as "H.B." He was born in New Jersey and had a successful business career in Long Beach, California. In 1900, he was living in Camden, NJ. In 1910, he was living in Long Beach. He became the treasurer of the Buffum's Department Store chain and died in October 1953.
(2) H.B. Galbraith, born 1884 in Pennsylvania. He later had a career as a successful attorney in Brownsville, Texas. He moved to Brownsville c. 1912 and was admitted to the Texas bar in 1914. He died c. 1947
(3) Harry B. Galbraith, born 1877 in Ohio. Served as a school superintendent in Uhrichsville, Ohio. Died June 1, 1970 in Uhrichsville.
There is a reference to an H.B. Galbraith of Arizona playing as a halfback for a 1910 college football all-star team in this article, which suggests that he was probably a player/coach at Arizona.Cbl62 (talk) 02:56, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Other than the one article you referenced, I find no references to a Holamer Galbraith on any newspaper sites or ancestry.com Cbl62 (talk) 03:03, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Don't know if you've paid to access the article referencing Holamer Galbraith. Might be worth a couple bucks. It's quite possible that the name got scrambled in the scanning process. It might be a scrambled version of "Homer," and there are a number of "Homer Galbraith"s who were living in the US during this time period. Cbl62 (talk) 03:11, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Luke Smith

I don't think so. It doesn't appear to be a wiki, but still a volunteer/community page setup like Knol or Associated Content, so it's unreliable for our uses. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 23:28, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.

Hi Connormah: you have made changes to the Ernest Wilkins bio indicating or editing his date of death. Can you provide the requisite reference to a reliable source to support his death? If not, will you retract that information? Best: HarryZilber (talk) 03:03, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Please disregard the above, as I've been able to locate an obituary for Mr. Wilkins Jr. Best: HarryZilber (talk) 03:27, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Isaac B. Cameron

you put a birth and death date for this fellow, but forgot to state a reference for it.
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Nerd2o6

Don't worry about it ... I defer to your judgement. Daniel Case (talk) 04:02, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Signatures

Hey, friend. Thanks for doing the legwork on John Marshall to find his exact dates of birth and death and his place of death. I've recently gotten more active on Commons and have found a pot-load of poltician signatures to upload. I always upload them in JPG, but I know you like to trace them in Illustrator and re-upload them in SVG. If you're interested, here's the list:

I understand if you don't have time or don't want to work on this. It's a big list, and I don't have any idea how long it takes to trace a single one in Illustrator. If you do decide to take it on, each of these folks should have his own personal category on Commons, so if you'd just make sure the SVG signatures get in the right category when you upload them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks again. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 14:02, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

That's a lot of signatures! By the way, if you see one for Kenesaw Mountain Landis, it would be appreciated as I hope to start work there once I have all my references to hand.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:22, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, apparently around the turn of the last century, it was a popular thing to put a guy's image and his signature in a book that contained a short bio of him. I found a lot more for folks that don't meet WP:N, unfortunately. It's possible that I would run across one for Landis, as his successor was Happy Chandler, also a senator and twice-governor of Kentucky, putting him squarely in my "wiki-wheelhouse". BTW, I'm working on a rewrite of Chandler's article to make an eventual FA run. If your interest in Landis is on the baseball side, maybe you'd like to scan over that part of the Chandler article when it's done. I'll have a lot more on his politics than his baseball career. (BTW, sorry for kinda jacking your talk page here, Connormah!) Acdixon (talk contribs count) 15:02, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
(sorry too Connormah) I was reading a fairly recent bio of Landis, it goes into quite a bit of his involvement in Indiana and national politics before his judgeship; I was thinking of consulting one of our Indiana people in fact. I think I'm about equally interested in his judgeship and his commissionership, being both a lawyer and a baseball fan. Yes, I will look at the Chandler article as well, though I don't think the two men knew each other except possibly casually. I have never been a Landis fan but am starting to find him an interesting character.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:06, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
No problem, should keep me busy - I'll look through them. Connormah (talk) 21:29, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm procrastinating...I'll take a look at some this (long) weekend. Connormah (talk) 04:09, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
No problem. I uploaded a few more yesterday and someone on Commons tagged them as needing to be converted to SVG. I didn't know there was a tag for that. I'll try to add it to all my future signature uploads rather than asking you to be personally responsible for them! :) Acdixon (talk contribs count) 14:02, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
As this gives you a heavy workload, Connormah, I've taken the liberty of going out and finding a Landis signature, here. I love his letterhead. "Baseball". Sigh.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:10, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

John Cigna

Hi Conner. I was wondering if you were planning to expand this article a bit, as it seems that the current version does not pass A7? If you plan on adding more, I can put a construction tag on it.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 03:07, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Possibly, if I get the time - there's a bunch of articles on him that are 3+ pages out there, it can definitely be beefed up a bit. Connormah (talk) 03:08, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I'll put a construction tag on it so it doesn't get tagged for A7 in the meantime.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 03:37, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Done what I can at this point - I'll keep an eye out for more material. Thanks for the note, I appreciate you notifying me. Connormah (talk) 22:17, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

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William S. McKinnon

you put a death date for this person, but forgot to state a reference. It is considered good form to reference stuff on wikipedia.
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If you were a newbie, I'd be much more gentle. I don't happen to think number of edits should allow a pass on unsupported statements, I've made plenty of edits myself, and don't find referencing all that onerous. cheersRoseohioresident (talk) 20:11, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Lincoln

Thanks for the image adjustment; I notice you are an administrator. The editor Gwillhickers who made the original increase in the image you edited there is also a philatelist and insistent upon placing stamp(s) in the Lincoln article, contrary to the recommendations of FAN reviewers. Lincoln of course draws lots of discussion; I'm just surprised to see such a prolonged argument spawned by the recommendations of FAN reviewers. I have come to my own conclusion that this editor's (Gwillhickers) behavior here meets the definition of tendentious, per WP. I have no expectations of you here, just still learning and exploring the ins and outs of the rules. Thanks again. Carmarg4 (talk) 14:57, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

No problem. Great job on the article, BTW, it's great that someone like you is taking the time and effort to improve it. Connormah (talk) 15:10, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment and for listening; as AL said, our work requires fair criticism and a helping heart. Carmarg4 (talk) 15:50, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

RE:Something that may interest you

I will definitely take a look at the article and the link, and see what can be expanded. I also have some books that may be able to help expand the article. Thank you for the message. Cheers Kyle1278 18:31, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Hi! I was just wondering if you could tell me why you've changed the photo/logo in Edmonton Valley Zoo; I'd only added the new logo a week and a half ago, and I wasn't entirely sure why you switched it out. Not a huge issue, but if I've done something improperly I'd like to know so that I don't make the same mistake again; I've been away from Wikipedia for quite awhile and I'm in the process of re-familiarizing myself with the Wiki-ways! By removing the first image, I believe that it renders the image's file obsolete, as it is no longer linked in any articles. I had used the Red Panda logo in the article, instead of the others, because it was used in several news articles on the Zoo and is featured on their website. That being said, of course, I would guess that they will use the others in advertising as well and they'll all probably see their fair share of the spotlight, so it might not matter in the end. I'd love your feedback. :) DreamHaze (talk) 03:26, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Don't worry, you weren't doing anything wrong :) - I just wanted to add a vector version of the logo, they are usually better quality than raster images, and the one I added was the only one I could find. I can delete the other one if you want. Connormah (talk) 03:30, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Ahh, that's good to know! If you wouldn't mind deleting the other one (Red Panda logo) that would be great. :) Thanks! DreamHaze (talk) 02:59, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Done. Connormah (talk) 03:20, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Cox, et al.

I'll keep my eyes open for Cox's full death date. His name always jumps out at me because there was a mayor by the same name in a town near me. And thanks so much for the heads-up on my nom of John Y. Brown. Somehow, I failed to get him listed at FAC. That explains the no comments! As for the signatures, no big deal on those. I just didn't know at the time how else to notify someone of the need to convert them. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 14:46, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Great new resource

Are you familiar with paperofrecord.com? It should be useful, among many other things (I have subscribed) for some of your obscure Canadian politicians. Just look at the list of newspapers!--Wehwalt (talk) 21:52, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Interesting, looks like it could be pretty useful. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to subscribe, so I'll have to stick with going to the archives for papers... Connormah (talk) 21:54, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Well I can certainly help you out, send you screenshots, that kind of thing.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:40, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Philip Primrose

Just a quick note to state that I have reviewed your above DYK and that I believe the article needs a cite to get the thumbs up. Cheers, FruitMonkey (talk) 18:33, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

All good. FruitMonkey (talk) 21:50, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Daysland, Alberta

Sorry about the delay in the editing of the article. I have school and not much time to be on Wikipedia. I have been reading the source and jotting down notes to add, but it may be a couple of weeks before there is major change to the article. Hope you understand, if you want to edit it or have someone else edit I have no problem with that. Cheers Kyle1278 23:49, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for William L. Walsh

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Signature request

Hello. I've admired your work digitizing and preserving signatures and was wondering if you would consider doing so for Jon Huntsman, Jr. I've located a document with his signature here. Thank you for your consideration. —Eustress talk 23:12, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Will do. Thanks for asking! Connormah (talk) 23:24, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Image

Could you do some cleanup on this image? Unhappily, it looks like the google news original newspaper was badly scanned and I am looking for another.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:53, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do. Let me know if you need scans of some Eisenhower dollars or any other common coins, I can probably do that again. Connormah (talk) 03:55, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
I got sidetracked on a 1969 mockup of the dollar and wound up posting a question at MCQ if you are interested. I think we have a complete set of dollar designs already in the article. I have not done any work on the text of the article, I'm not ready to work on it, I'm just poking around at images. Library of Congress, btw, has several images of Landis as commissioner from the Bain collection so I think things are cool there as well. I'll get to your Canadians tomorrow sometime, but I'm really hoping to finish up Landis's pre-commissioner career too. Thanks for your help.--Wehwalt (talk) 04:19, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
No problem, there's no rush for my articles. Connormah (talk) 04:23, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
BTW, I've been trying to finish up William Eakin, which I started a couple months ago, but I'm out of the writing mood. More reasons for procrastination, I guess, or something... Connormah (talk) 04:30, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, there are lots of times I don't feel like writing. I find that once I get started I get utterly zoned in on the subject matter and it is hard to work on anything else.--Wehwalt (talk) 04:34, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Walsh is done. I'll look at the others soon. Right now, back to Landis images.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:03, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

[File:Saint-Gaudens high relief.jpg here] is another image. I was shooting through glass and a plastic holder and out of a number of shots, this was the only one that came close. Is there any way you can clean it up a bit? Many thanks,--Wehwalt (talk) 08:00, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I'll see what I can do. Connormah (talk) 15:45, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Just got home, so I will be back in the game.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:04, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks

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For selflessly improving the encyclopedia through the digitization and preservation of signatures. Cheers! —Eustress talk 17:02, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks! Connormah (talk) 21:27, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

92.232.126.106

The block of 92.232.126.106for vandalism I believe is too short. I suspect that IP address is a sockpuppet of Yeahmuan,who you also blocked. 

The reason:vandalism on the same pages around the same time.--1966batfan (talk) 18:38, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

WP:BLOCK states that first offense blocks for IPs should typically be shorter, getting progressively longer as the vandalism continues. Anyways, first offense IPs are usually blocked 31 hours, so my 48 hours is a bit longer than usual. If, though, the vandalism persists, I can protect the page(s) effected. Connormah (talk) 18:41, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

The only reason I was discussing this was due to the suspected sockpuppetry.--1966batfan (talk) 18:44, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for Philip Primrose

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Watermarked images

Hi, Connormah. I cleaned up all the images you requested and also any similar others I could find. I wanted to let you know that I developed a simple method to remove these watermarks, so feel free to upload as many images from Provincial Archives of Alberta as you like. Just let me know and I'll clean them up. If you are interested, I can also give you the instructions (and the mask) for removing these watermarks. It's really just 2–3 simple steps. —Quibik (talk) 15:14, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Oh, and by the way, please categorize your images. —Quibik (talk) 15:16, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

No problem, I'll get to that later this week (a bit busy now). Thanks! Connormah (talk) 18:45, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

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Cox and Bramlette

Thanks for the catch on Cox's death date. It was just a typo. All of the sources I used were published well before his death in 1950. I just happen to be going through the Biographical Cyclopedia at the moment (since it's not online anywhere that I know of), and Cox was the next bio I came to. I'll continue to be on the lookout for stuff about his later life. Maybe the NYT archive would at least have an obit, but maybe not.

As for Bramlette, that's a great find. I've seen stuff from that site before, and they are all about some crazy watermarking. Not sure why they have to be so possessive about PD photos! Good luck with the watermark removal, and kudos in advance if you are able to remove it. Bramlette's article is on my watchlist, so I'll see if/when you replace the painting with the photo in the infobox. Thanks for all your help on articles of mutual interest. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 01:23, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Dawson (politician)

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Shawn Storm

You previously one of the sock accounts related to this, please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shawn Storm. -- Cirt (talk) 23:35, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Don't know if this interests you

A little work in progress]. Probably can't develop it enough for FA, but GA's good enough for this. I've been thinking about this one for months. Help out if you'd like to.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:52, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

There is a map linked here. Do you know anyone who could redraw it?--Wehwalt (talk) 15:24, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I can maybe give it a shot, though I think WP:GL/M would be able to assist more. Connormah (talk) 18:39, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Do you know of a PD map to use as the basis? I'd rather have them, you have much to occupy you.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:45, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Could use a locator map if you know the coordinates: Template:Location map British Columbia. There's plenty PD maps of BC and AB I imagine on Commons, someone should be able to use one and base it off the image you just posted. Connormah (talk) 21:29, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I'll put in a request at the graphics lab. May take a while, though. Connormah (talk) 04:09, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
You've done so much, but could I prevail on you to clean the dirt off of this? If you can, upload a new version please as I've made it lead image on the Landis article.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:44, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm terrible at those sorts of things, but I can put in a request to have that done. My patience isn't quite there (It'll probably require extensive cloning with the clone tool) Connormah (talk) 20:12, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Would you put in the request? Probably some idiot was dragging it around Doubleday Field. I'm a bit miffed. For $30, the Hall of Fame should have cleaned off the dirt.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:40, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

SVG airport logos

Noticed all the new airport logos you uploaded over the past couple of days. Nice job, thanks! -- Zyxw (talk) 07:18, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

No problem, thanks! Connormah (talk) 17:39, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

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Connormah, can you move MissMJ's image, this, into the infobox under the large scale map? That is, have two images in the infobox? That way I can use a detail from a CNR map I found further down in the body of the article. Many thanks.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:56, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Never mind, figured it out.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:17, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

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Just ragging. Sorry, won't happen again.--Something12356789101 (talk) 01:48, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

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Macdonald

I've found and happily added a few editorial cartoons about Macdonald and his times, including one which should make the Canadians who really don't like Americans happy. There is a better signature of Macdonald here. Could you do the honours? I think this one is much better because Macdonald was signing for display, rather than as a routine, and it is much nicer. On July 2 at 0001, we'll decide on next year's project!--Wehwalt (talk) 21:39, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I'll see what I can do (though this one will probably be an autotrace due to the pen pressure, etc in this one). Connormah (talk) 20:06, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, haven't been able to come up with something of my usual quality, I've forwarded this to User talk:Scewing. Connormah (talk) 00:55, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I understand none of the technical aspects of this, but I appreciate your efforts.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the understanding. I just wanted to assure that the signature doesn't look too drastically different from the original, I'm particularly bad at tracing the parts where the pen stroke widens, etc... Connormah (talk) 00:59, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Not a problem. I've just spent some time reviewing the images and so forth. Aside from this trivial detail which no one will notice, I think it will be good to go, assuming it is selected.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:01, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Nice!

Greetings Connor! Just a question about your edit to John Arthur - where did you happen to find his date of birth? I had looked around for it considerably, and couldn't come up with it! Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 22:06, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for your contributions to the article. Can you find a more specific reference as we don't usually accept Google search results. I notice there's a Who's Who in Australia in Google Books. Could you perhaps link to that? Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 21:36, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

On second thoughts don't worry about it as I've done it. The bare URL was making things look a bit messy so I decided to tidy it up. I've linked to the article concerned and all looks good now. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 21:40, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I was just erring on the side of caution that the direct link to the book didn't display the DOB...User:Mewulwe was been picky about that in the past... Connormah (talk) 22:04, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
No probs. I'll keep an eye out for a ref with a DOB. There's bound to be one somewhere. We could cite the Australian equivalent of the General Register Office as a source. I've seen the GRO used on lots of British articles so it should be ok. TheRetroGuy (talk) 22:08, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

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Connormah, can you take this image, cut the whitespace at the bottom, and keep the text alongside, moving it up to the right of the actual picture? I believe by the terms of gift with the Bundesarchiv, we have to keep their captions.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:21, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Connormah (talk) 17:02, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

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Will take a look later, apologies, I've just been really busy as of late. Connormah (talk) 20:34, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

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I have moved the page to your userspace. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 01:37, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm moving it back...there is no WP:DEADLINE, plus he's involved right at the moment with America's Got Talent, which will probably trigger some searches. There's atleast something in the article, and I will work on it. Connormah (talk) 01:40, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, but this protects you from getting more deletion notices. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 01:41, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I've get a bunch of articles that I will add from...It'd help if people weren't so damn quick to PROD it...seriously, merely 12 minutes from restoring.... Connormah (talk) 01:42, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
That is why its better to keep it in your user space. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 01:44, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
There is some meat to the article already...I tend to only userfy new creations. Just give me some friggin' time... Connormah (talk) 01:45, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't mind the article being there, rather I am saying its in your interest so other editors don't bother you. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 01:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Well, I've got some refs in, so I hope it won't be a problem anymore... Connormah (talk) 01:54, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Harry Ely

Connormah: Jrcla2 and I are trying to figure out if Harry Ely (baseball) is the same person as Harry Ely. My suspicion is yes, but I have nothing solid to tie the Fordham coach to the early Baltimore Orioles player. The NCAA database and Fordham football media guide say the Fordham coach was an alumnus of Yale. This June 1903 New York Times article [2] says "Harry Allen Ely, a Columbia College graduate, will coach the Fordham eleven this Fall." This September 1900 NY Times article [3] mentions "Harry Allen Ely...First Lieutenant...of the United States Volunteers" serving in the Philippines. In 1922, we've got "Harry Allen Ely, Chairman of the Washington Heights Tenants' Association" [4]. Then in 1925, we've got "Captain Harry Ely, aged editor of the Tenant" with a tie to public library at Fordham.[5] If you get a chance to look for anything else to flesh this all out, that would be great. Thanks. Jweiss11 (talk) 18:28, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

You've got me interested. I'll take a look at this in the coming days... Connormah (talk) 21:23, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Added another guy - Frank Martin - to the mix. Jrcla2 (talk) 22:29, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Public Records

Hello there, Connormah. I monitor/edit a number of bio pages, and, while a birthdate for the person can usually be found with enough searching, sometimes I simply can't find one. I noticed that you just recently edited two articles and added in birthdates or years. (Kermit D. Johnson, Douglas L. Carver) Is there any free public records database that you used to get this information? I'd greatly appreciate your response. Thanks. Rockhead126 (talk) 04:15, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Gimme a sec for a link...Johnson was from a Google Book BTW. Connormah (talk) 04:18, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Carver: [6] Johnson: (see search result) [7] Connormah (talk) 04:20, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
If you also don't mind me asking, any chance you can create articles for the two redlinks at List of active duty United States four-star officers? Many thanks. Connormah (talk) 04:22, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. As for the redlinks, I'm more than happy to help out in return. It shall be done. Rockhead126 (talk) 04:37, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks! Connormah (talk) 04:39, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
(Cecil D. Haney, Gilmary M. Hostage III) Here's what I have so far. Pretty basic, but it should do until tomorrow. (Gotta wake up early for work) Will add more then. Rockhead126 (talk) 05:26, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Looks good. Thanks again. Connormah (talk) 05:27, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

July 2011

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Before saving your changes to an article, please provide an edit summary, which you forgot to do before saving your recent edit to Angela Merkel. Doing so helps everyone understand the intention of your edit (and prevents legitimate edits from being mistaken for vandalism). It is also helpful to users reading the edit history of the page. Thank you. Cognate247 (talk) 18:38, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Oh come on. My edit wasn't even close to significant, an edit summary is unnecessary, as is this templated warning. Connormah (talk) 18:39, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Also, WP:DTTR? Connormah (talk) 18:40, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm deeply sorry if I offended you. I was under the impression that it was good practice to provide an edit summary with every edit, not just "significant" ones. In any case, WP:DTTR is not a Wikipedia policy, but an opinion. I guess I was just being bold. Perhaps, in the future, it would be kinder to respond in a more polite way when you receive a template warning. I don't understand the need to be so argumentative. Cognate247 (talk) 19:06, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Sigh. Long day for me (damn waking up early). Sorry if I sounded harsh. I usually perform the same kinds of edits, some with summaries, some without...apologies for missing this one, but this one is pretty simple, the infobox title parameter by default bolds the name, and common names are usually used in infoboxes. Sure it is a good practice to summary all of them, but you sort of get tired of it after a while, and not every minor edit requires one. A personalized message of why you found my forgetting an edit summary (that's not too uncommon here) would've been nicer, though. Connormah (talk) 03:09, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

SSDI dates and sources

I don't doubt that the birth date added in this edit is accurate, but shouldn't the source be explicitly specified in detail in the edit itself in the article in reference form, rather than being simply mentioned in brief in the edit summary. Alansohn (talk) 11:18, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Martin Hartwell birth year

Could you cite the article you were thinking of when you estimated Hartwell's birth year? There's not a lot showing up on the Web for this story, and I may be forced to go to a bricks-and-mortar library and look at actual non-electronic text to find out more about him. --Wtshymanski (talk) 14:31, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Sure. I recall searching Google News and finding something that listed him as age 45...I'll try to find it again. Connormah (talk) 17:57, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

No luck

They didn't bring out any of the stuff you wanted. If it is any consolation, they only brought out one box of what I wanted, and I came home with only five usable images, nothing I needed but too nice to pass up (I'll give you a link when I upload one). There were some signal corps images from WWII and I looked for some of the generals you listed but didn't see any (I saw other generals, there must have been an awful lot)--Wehwalt (talk) 22:49, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Albert McPhillips

Hi Connor, I'm not a close relative. I was wondering about the same thing myself, I was also curious to find out if he was a son or nephew of Albert Edward McPhillips as i wanted to link the 2 pages. [8] has a lot of info about the McPhillips family, But I couldnt find any info about Albert DeBurgo McPhillips. dukes of connaught regiment might have some info on [9] . Sorry I couldn't be of more Help, Sean McPhillips (talk) 13:23, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for the tips and your help! Nconwaymicelli (talk) 04:02, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

No problem. Connormah (talk) 23:05, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

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Ahem. Eisfbnore talk 22:33, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Sorry. Busy month for me. I'll implement your suggestions, though, I don't really care about the GA at the moment. Thanks for the review, though, Best, Connormah (talk) 23:27, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

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That image you're wondering about, File:Paul K. Carlton portrait.jpg, is indeed the Official Color USAF portrait for Gen. Carlton, Rec'd 18 Oct 1973, Norton AFB. It's NARA citation is 342-P-132-4-OFFCOLOR. I've updated the file information. Let me know if you need a new scan of it. BcNARApix (talk) 19:03, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

First steps on the Generals

I just took a preliminary look at the list, a few I know we have (such as DuPuy) but the ones with asterisks seem to have at least unofficial portraits? Should I just go down the list instead, to simplify? I just want to make sure that I prioritize, although I'm hoping to get the relevant materials out the stacks and just go down the list all at once. I found a few references to Roberts and Cook, so I'm pretty sure we'll have something for them; Cains however, the only reference I saw was to that unofficial portrait already on his page. Will let you know more in a bit. BcNARApix (talk) 18:05, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Unofficial portraits here? Yeah, there are just pictures of them either speaking or at events in uniform here - some are hard to see. Weird on the Carns note, after I emailed the USAF about Carns missing a portrait, they put up one on his official bio, [10] - seems to be scanned from a book or something. He's still alive in his early 70s and retired in 1994, it's weird how there's nothing else on him. Also, there's another portrait at [11] (albeit it's horrible quality). For Otis there's [12] and Gorman has [13] and [14] (though they are all scanned from books as it seems and are not good quality). – Connormah (talk) 01:02, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Doh, I just figured it out. Unofficial wasn't really the right word. The portraits that are up, say on Vicellio's, which seem to have decent portraits, are of them as lower ranked Generals, and you preferred the 4-star if possible. When I meant unofficial, I meant "informal"? (would that be the word for someone not in their dress uniforms?) such as in Meigs', and I think I see why you asterisked them. Anyway, I have done the scans on Carlton, Cook and Roberts and are uploading JPGs now, will link momentarily. I have the TIFFs if you'd like them, but my bandwidth restrictions at work kept me from uploading them direct, so I'll have to bring in my external harddrive on Monday (I really, really need to buy a flash drive). Let me know! BcNARApix (talk) 01:33, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and about the confusion for Carns, this might be a job for DVIA, which is what I was thinking since his promotion/retirement is right smack dab on the end of our Air Force accession (which means the AF would still have the print and negs in their holdings, and we'd have to talk to them about getting a scan). I thought it was strange as well that nothing came up on him, especially as Vice Chief of Staff, so I'll take another look but it might be because of the timing. BcNARApix (talk) 01:38, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Wow, thanks...much appreciated. For, say, Vicellio, his four star was up (in B&W and with scanning artifacts; looked like it was from a B&W book), but I had looked on defenseimagery.mil and found and replaced with better ones - back then I didn't know the insignia, I guess you learn as you go (I'm Canadian, after all..). Some I could find color portraits or better portraits of the four star portraits, some in a different rank (usually Brigadier General/Major General), like, say, Gary E. Luck. Anyways, another question - in theory, should the black in white portraits I linked to above be within the holdings, since they (appear to be) official? Also, newbie question, what is the DVIA? I'd contacted the Alumni association, the Air Force Website, defenseimagery, National Security Council (for Frederick Kroesen), and even the NARA (they however wanted to charge me, since I emailed), basically anywhere I thought would be associated with the portraits. – Connormah (talk) 01:42, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Yeah, I'm by no means a military, or for that matter photography, expert (my study was in more in diplomatic history), so I'm kind of picking up the nuances as I go along too. Oh, and DVIC (C, not A, whoops) is the Defense Visual Information Center, and they're related to the Defense Imagery website. I'm not entirely familiar with their research procedures for the public, but chances are if it's after 1982, not with NARA, and military related, they have it or know where it is. Also, I think you might be referring to reproductions that NARA was going to charge you for, since we have vendors that do our reproductions (including digital) for us. However, NARA does do limited research (three specific topics a month) via email and provides photocopies through the post.
With regards to your question, the short answer would be yes they should be with us. The way it works is that if there is a photograph taken by a federal photographer, it goes through what's called a "records cycle" (usually about 20 years) when it's held by the agency of origin. At the end of that, it's then either classified as "significant" (historically, politically, legally, etc.) and transferred to our custody, or otherwise is destroyed. With these types of images, as a series of related images that the branches did for almost every general officer (i.e. the official portrait), and since they're not within the last 20 years or so (most of them), they are more than likely in our custody. However, and this is the big caveat: is that perhaps the photographer took many shots, and only one was considered the "official" or "alternate" etc. portrait. Since the Air Force already has their "official" copies, they discard the rest after a records cycle. But say then the photographer keeps a copy of all his shots, and down the line gives a copy to his buddy, a military historian, who then writes a book and includes the shot in his book (as they are public domain, unclassified views free to all to use). It wouldn't be held by us, in those types of situations, since it never got to us as an official record. However, that would be an admittedly rare occurrence, but it does happen as researchers and book writers often want to find "unseen" views, and will go well beyond just writing the records agencies. Hopefully I explained that well enough. It's a convoluted system at times, but with over 30 million views in our holdings, it's a necessary one.
Anyway, all that aside, here are the links for what I have got uploaded. Cook (This is an Alt portrait and one of him as a 3-star: it aggravated the bejeezus out of me earlier that I couldn't find the Official, but I figured it out right before I left for the day: I was only looking in B/W due to the time period being mostly B/W, and the negative was in color :-P. Will get you the OFF one on Monday.) File:CookALTFH148462jpeg.jpg Roberts Official: File:RobertsKE67589jpg.jpg Roberts Alt: File:RobertsALTKE53480.jpg Carlton Alt: File:CarltonALTjpg.jpg. Hope these will help, should have some more time to help you and User:Kumioko on the Gen. Officers and MoH recipients next week BcNARApix (talk) 02:42, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

<- Wow, thanks for the info and the answers. The Lieutenant-general portrait of Cook should do for now (it's miles better than what I found before). Thanks for Roberts and Carlton as well, both are great improvements of the existing. As for your question about how to tackle this, I can think of no other way than to just go down the list - if you have a better way, please do do it in any way you feel is best (I had most of the ones that had driven my crazy to find portraits of at the top anyhow). All are Air Force and Army (don't think there's any Marine Corps or Navy in there), FYI. I believe Cook is the only General officer on the USAF website without a portrait - perhaps I or you could contact one once you have the official scanned to put one up? – Connormah (talk) 02:51, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

You mean to contact USAF's website and provide them with the scan so they can put it up on there? Sure, I don't see any problem with that. BcNARApix (talk) 03:07, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. The next few on the list should hopefully be easier, I guess I will hear from you on Monday....thanks again! – Connormah (talk) 03:12, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
BTW, just noticed that the alternate of Roberts looks to be as a Lieutenant General - is that all you could find? DW about it either way, though, just curious. And for the Cook official, is it his 4 star? Again, out of curiosity. – Connormah (talk) 18:35, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

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Re: Hoyt Vandenberg

You're most certainly welcome Connormah, thanks for your message. I'm not sure if it applies in your case, but usually when I see accidental "chops" like that, it winds up having to do with edits made from a mobile phone... and with the contributor left unaware that anything had gone wrong. In any case, best of luck to you. Stay well, and happy editing! :)  -- WikHead (talk) 05:16, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Gerrity

The NYT obit does not give a cause of death. It just says he was stricken at his home and DOA at the hospital. Cbl62 (talk) 21:03, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Dwight Eisenhower

Just a side comment in re: this edit; perhaps the reason you don't recall seeing that formatting in the MOS is because, like some of us, you don't recheck it daily and missed the change recently made by the same sysop who changed the article. Face-smile.svg Fat&Happy (talk) 21:50, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Saw that right after. However, it is still under discussion and I'd prefer to not have it changed until there is a consensus for it – Connormah (talk) 22:19, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Don Fambrough

Done. Added source and changed parts of the article to past tense representing him being deceased. When I made my original edit, I was unable to find a source but I found one on my local newspaper's (Wichita Eagle) website.--Rockchalk717 (talk) 19:50, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Not a problem. I understand completly, especially with the death of a person. Like I said, orginally I couldnt find one that was reliable because I found out on KU athletics's twitter account about his death and I know social networking sites aren't considered a reliable source.--Rockchalk717 (talk) 19:56, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
It says its offical but its not verified. I can make a twitter account for a professional athlete or celebirty and call it official, but that doesn't make it true, but like you said it is unneccesary.--Rockchalk717 (talk) 19:59, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Winton W. Marshall

Hey Connormah, I just wanted to let you know that I took a look at your recently created article Winton W. Marshall--This image is real great.However, I think the article seems to contain a few errors: the article does not contain in-line citations, and so doesn't follow Wikipedia style guidelines. Kind regards and happy editing! Amy Z 20:03, 8 September 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amyxz (talkcontribs)

Will look when I have time. It is basically a copy paste of his public domain bio on the USAF website, and it is attributed as such at the footer. – Connormah (talk) 23:35, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

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