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Forum: Introduce Yourself

Tell us about yourself, how long you have been researching and the problems you are having (or had) when trying to trace your family history. Please DO NOT post your research queries on this board as it is ONLY for introducing yourself. Once you have made your introduction, please take a look around the forum and post your queries on the relevant boards.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: If you're new to online genealogy...

    There's a collection of advisory threads stuck at the top of the "Navigating Brit-Gen" forum which should help. Everything from how to post images in Brit Gen to how to fomulate a query that helps us to help you. It's here...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 27-01-2014 10:22 AM
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  1. Hello From Swansea

    Hi my name is Mike and I've been researching my family tree since 1995, but have only just discovered this site. I have plenty of brickwalls so will be posting lots of queries in the appropriate forums. So a happy new year to all and I look forward to progress in the year. Mike

    Started by sgeti1‎, 06-01-2014 8:00 PM
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  2. Hi from Stockport, Cheshire.

    Hello all, I'm new to the site so be gentle with me. I'm relatively new to researching my family history, having been at it for about 18 months I've had no end of trouble trying to find the facts. The main line I'm researching contains some almost non existent family members. I can't find where...

    Started by Andy C‎, 05-01-2014 8:09 PM
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  3. Hi I'm Jacqueline

    Hi Guys, I have just found your site, can't believe I've not found it before. I have been researching my family history since 2001 when the 1901 census went online. I had remembered some names my grandmother told me and found them on the census, that was it I was hooked. I used to hope I...

    Started by Jacqueline Mary‎, 08-01-2014 9:36 PM
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  4. Marcus family

    Hi my name is danny I have always been interested in family history but never had time to do any now retired and doing well with both my wifes line Bamford and Seddon, and mine Liston but at a wall with part of mine the Marcus line I can go back to 1790 in northern Ireland then nothing. perhaps...

    Started by mochafd‎, 09-01-2014 9:59 AM
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    15-01-2014, 2:20 AM Go to last post
  5. research

    This looks as though it could be a useful site. I just found somebody looking for a lady called Mary Ralphs in Lancashire (Wingates) and found out that she was my father's nurse! (he was born in 1904, died in 1987). I believe we even have a photo of the two of them together. My brother Martin...

    Started by PETERF SHEPPARD‎, 27-09-2013 2:01 PM
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  6. New member

    Hi I have just joined and excited to hear from fellow researchers. Live in Sydney Australia and researching the Walker, Mills, Harris and Neary families

    Started by Deanrj‎, 13-01-2014 7:56 AM
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  7. Hi from Essex, UK

    Hi, My name is Peter and I am 61 and retired. I am a semi-professional researcher and also a web designer and developer. I am on the committee of the Kelvedon and Feering Heritage Society and we are currently researching one of Feering's residents that died in the Great War (Captain Frederick...

    Started by ukpeterg‎, 03-01-2014 6:29 PM
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    04-01-2014, 9:11 AM Go to last post
  8. mccarron mclaughlin roots

    hi i,m ed mccarren from maine u.s.a. i have mccarron and mclaughlin roots from galway and donegal ireland on my fathers side,and brown and shep.Any suggestions?herd roots on my mothers side form several places in england.Have some luck tracing my mothers side but little luck in ireland.They left...

    Started by edmccarren‎, 10-04-2010 4:44 PM
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  9. Hello from Southern California

    My name is Dave Mitchell. My wife, Lynne, and I live in La Canada Flintridge CA 91011 USA. We are both age 75. Two of my family lines, Massingale and Chadbourne, trace back to England. Others, including Mitchell, I can trace back so far only within the USA. Lynne's father's parents were born...

    Started by davidmitchell‎, 31-12-2013 8:39 PM
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  10. Red face Hi there

    Hello, My name is Wendy and I live on the north east coast, I have been tracing my ancestors for the last year in my spare time and not finding it easy. I am pleased to find this site and be able to chat about any problems I'm sure I will come across. I have other interests for example...

    Started by Wendyann‎, 30-12-2013 8:06 PM
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  11. another mixture

    I'm David; I live in the UK and in France but my origins are County Louth, Eire. I am interested in three names: Jonathan Abbott of Lambeth, born 1796 because I met a descendant of this man who stowed away and became a living legend and his successors were even greater. John (known as Jack)...

    Started by onlyme‎, 31-12-2013 9:34 PM
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  12. tracky

    Hello, I am from Australia and I have been researching my family for 5 years. I have hit a brickwall and thought I might have to try and get some help in overcoming this. On Maternal side I am interested in the Orpin's from Kent in England, and on Fraternal side the Munce's in Ireland,...

    Started by tracky‎, 31-12-2013 11:32 PM
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  13. Hello from Carlisle

    Hi ,My name is David Ward ,researching my family history in Cumbria

    Started by Cumbrian Falcon‎, 27-12-2013 6:26 PM
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  14. Smile Sheila Fagence-Sewell

    I have wanted to trace my dads family tree for many years...but because his parents and grandparents are gypsies I just didn't know how. My dad passed away in November this year, and I have taken to attempting the family tree for comfort. I remember a few things he told me...and am hoping to...

    Started by billyboy38‎, 27-12-2013 9:48 PM
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  15. Red face A real mix of origins

    Hi there! My name is Nicolette! I'm Dutch, married to an Englishman and I'm researching both sides of the family and because I love this 'ferreting' as my husband calls it, I also research the history of previous owners and their families of the house we've just bought which has a history as far...

    Started by NicSmith‎, 27-12-2013 12:06 PM
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  16. A Vernon in the house

    Wanted to say hello to the fine folks here. Been doing active family research for about a year now. I live in Toronto, Canada but am only fourth generation. My entire family hails from the United Kingdom originally: The Vernons and Spencers from Derbyshire, the Barkers from Nottinghamshire, the...

    Started by jaimievernon‎, 23-06-2010 4:58 AM
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    25-12-2013, 3:30 AM Go to last post
  17. Hello From Wendy L

    I have only just joined this forum today and I am still finding my way about, but I found a few things already that I was able to reply to. My Family History has been going on for some years now and I have managed to get back to the late 1700's on some family lines, but I don't just collect names....

    Started by Wendy L‎, 21-12-2013 11:33 PM
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  18. Smile Hi From South Yorkshire

    Hi. this is the first forum I have posted on for Genealogy. I started a few years back tracing my WATSON Family Tree, but stopped after hitting a brick wall (Not being able to find my Grandad). Decided to give it another go. Now it's my wife's side of the family that I am having problems with....

    Started by Snowtop‎, 22-12-2013 8:27 PM
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    23-12-2013, 9:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Smile Fenwick Family Tree

    Hi, My name is Clive Lucas-Fenwick and I live in Wiltshire. My name at birth was Fenwick. I changed my name after I married. I have been researching my ancestry for a few years now and have got to the point where I am making very little progress, due to numerous brick-walls. Who knows with the...

    Started by clivefenwick‎, 25-11-2013 11:32 AM
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  20. Talking Reykjavik Brass Band

    Hello all:smile: Hoping to find anything I can about about my Dad, who was stationed in Reykjavik for the duration of WW2. I know next to nothing about his time up there, except for what my sister, who is 12 years older than me and must have been about 4/5 years old when she saw him for the...

    Started by Matthusala‎, 21-12-2013 12:53 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    21-12-2013, 7:49 PM Go to last post

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