Frequently Asked Questions

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How Do I Change My Password?

Changing your password for the Society website is pretty easy. The hard part is finding WHERE to change it! If you don't know your password then it is pretty straight forward.

  • First Click on the Login/Profile Link at the top of the page.
  • Then click the Forgot Login? link under the login boxes and follow the onscreen directions.
Changing your Password however is a little more of a journey!

  • Log in first, then click on the Login/Profile link to go back to the members page
  • Click on Profile link on the left menu
  • At the top of the profile page hover the mouse of the word Edit and when the dropdown menu appears click on the "Edit Your Profile" link
  • Next click on the Contact Info tab
  • You will then see your personal information including Password and Verify Password boxes. This is where you can change your password!

How To Upload GedCom to Caperton.info

To upload a Gedcom to Caperton.info please follow these steps
  1. You must be logged in. First login using the login/profile link in the top menu.
  2. Go to your profile bby cliking on Profile after clicking Login/Profile in the top menu.
  3. Select the GedCom tab
  4. Click "Click to upload"
  5. In the dropdown menu select "upload file"
  6. Click the Browse button to find the file on your computer you wish to upload.7
  7. Click Save to upload the file to Caperton.info

What are the ID numbers like "D-212" scattered all over the website for?

They are the Henry numbers used by Bernard Caperton in his book The Caperton Family, to identify specific individuals in his book. The Society STRONGLY recommnds this book! you can sometimes find used copies on the internet or you may purchase a reprint from the society.

What is a Gedcom?

GEDCOM stands for Genealogical Data Communications and is a file format specification that allows different genealogical software programs to share data with each other. It was developed by the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide a flexible, uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data. This standard is supported by FamilySearchâ„¢ Internet, by the family history products that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints produces, as well as by the vendors of most of the major genealogical software products.

What is a Henry Number?

This explanation is from Bernard Caperton's The Caperton Family book:"Each person in this genealogy has his own number which, if read from right to left, will give the number of his parents, grandparents, etc. By dropping the last digit on the right from each generation, any person can trace his direct line back to John and Polly Thompson Caperton.

The capital letter which precedes each number, refers only to the generation of each individual beginning with John Caperton as Generation A. The children of the second generation are all preceded by the letter "B", the third generation by the letter "C", etc. This merely makes it simpler to trace a person's line of descent.

I have not assigned a number to John Caperton, the original settler, but have assigned a number 1 through 8 to his eight children in the projected order of their birth: Hugh B-1, Adam B-2, Sarah B-3, Mary B-4, Nancy B-5, Elizabeth B-6, William B-7, and James B-8. The children of these eight children will be shown by adding a number, in order of birth, to the parent's number. For example, Hugh's children will be C-11, C-12, C-13, etc. Therefore, the children of Hugh's oldest child will be D-111, D-112, D-113, etc. If there are more than nine children, I use the letter 'A' for the tenth child, 'B' for the eleventh, etc. If there is a question of the exact line of descent, but we are certain that a person is of a particular branch, I will use a question mark where the uncertain gap occurs."

I have kept with the same numbers throughout this website that Bernard used in his book as a way of linking the two forms of data.

Where is all the advertising?

Thanks to our sponsor, White Rose Web Design, we have been advertisement free since the first day the site went live in 2002! White Rose is also responsible for the look and feel of both this site and the www.usscaperton.info site. They also do what they call "micro-hosting" of family history websites. So if you would like to have your own site for a great price, visit their site, and tell 'em Donald sent you!