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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. Hi

    Researching for own enjoyment and so I have more to pass on to my children more than came down to me. Mind you I didn't ask until it was too late and computing and the internet were barely conceived at that time and life was so much more difficult for previous generations. I make use of other...

    Started by lennythelemur‎, 02-09-2014 8:51 AM
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  2. Never give up

    I've been researching my family tree off and on for the last twenty years, but have made little headway, lots of distractions and short attention span being the two main culprits. However, like the Bruce's spider, I'm always ready to try agin, so, here we go. Cheers Ian

    Started by Welshexpat‎, 31-08-2014 5:14 PM
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  3. hello all

    Hello all, I have been researching my family history for about 5 years now, I live in Australia and finding my ancestors here has been some what easy, I am finding it more difficult to trace them in the UK. I am looking forward to finding out more about the UK part of the family and would...

    Started by mhetfield‎, 31-08-2014 6:53 AM
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  4. Greetings from Canada!

    Just joined the forum today and I'm looking forward to chatting and adding a few tidbits to my ancestry research, as well! I've been researching my family for about 5 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. My brick walls tend to be caused by those destroyed Irish records! Maybe this forum will...

    Started by angmcp‎, 29-08-2014 2:54 AM
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  5. Post Newby

    Hi, I've been researching my family history fir a few years now on and off. I have found some skeletons and some great stories. My grandma was a wealth of information and gave me lots of dates, names and stories to get me started on my mums side of the family. I do focus more on my dad's side....

    Started by Deniseq‎, 26-08-2014 10:12 PM
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  6. To a wonderful relationship!

    I am in the US. All four of my grandparents were immigrants; three were English or Ulster Scots. I hope to learn a bit about their and my ancestors here. I started genealogy two years ago next month when my husband suggested a trip to Ireland and I wanted to go where our ancestors' actually...

    Started by PhairMason‎, 28-08-2014 1:12 AM
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  7. Hello all!!

    Hello! Joined today. My interests are the Le Prevost's from the Channel Islands as well as the Cleatons who immigrated to America in the late 1600's. Looking forward to chatting with you. Krsiten

    Started by kleprevost‎, 25-08-2014 8:46 PM
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  8. Bushby and Streeter Family

    Hello there I am researching my great great grandparents George and Mary Bushby (nee Streeter). I have a fair bit of information but would like more on the Streeter side at the moment. George and Mary left Worthing in Sussex, UK in 1829 and sailed to Western Australia and then went to...

    Started by JohnB52‎, 25-08-2014 9:26 AM
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  9. New to this site

    Hello I'm Stuart and have been researching my family history for a couple of years. My main focus is on the Hateley and Keepax families, as I saw my name on the Menin Gate at Ypres a few years ago - actually Samuel Hateley and I have now found a link! I've joined various online sites to try to...

    Started by sjh047‎, 25-08-2014 9:18 AM
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  10. Hello all

    Hello, my name is Julie and I have been researching my family tree for around 9 yrs. I have uncovered a couple of unexpected things that I was unaware of in my ancestry, this is what I enjoy about it as you just don't know what you may find out.

    Started by JulieG‎, 23-08-2014 10:10 PM
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  11. Researching Savidge's in England

    Hello, I am a Savidge. My family came from England to the U.S. in the late 1700's to early 1800's. I believe my ancestor may have been William Savidge who had a son Thomas Savidge who was married to Ann (Anna) Loveridge in Zanesville, Ohio. I would appreciate any help of any kind! Thank...

    Started by susanna1212‎, 21-08-2014 1:01 AM
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  12. Unhappy hello - looking for closure

    Hello All, I have never known my dad - and it has haunted me for all my 42 years.... I have tried many times but dont seem to get anywhere - My mum and dad we not married and I was a surprise I guess.... I have been torn most of my life on if its fair to either of my parents to look for my...

    Started by louise123‎, 22-08-2014 5:49 PM
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  13. willacy family

    my name is richard willacy, im just one of 7 brothers sisters, 3 brothers & 4 sisters, live in hunslet leeds, im 51 and disabled guy, im on facebook, my father was called eric willacy, he died 1/3/2013, i have 2 border collie dogs called sam & lucy, anyway its nice to see all you guys n girls on...

    Started by sam76644610‎, 22-08-2014 11:41 AM
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  14. I live in Kent

    I have been looking into the Blackmore-Squires family for sometime, I married into this family in 1967, though the London side of the family dropped the `Blackmore` from their name, my father-in-law was the last one in London to have it on his birth & death certificates, we are not why sure this...

    Started by darrylanne‎, 22-08-2014 12:14 PM
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  15. Just starting out

    Hi, my name is Robert and I live in Johannesburg , South Africa. I have only recently taken an interest in the family history and I am trying to find our more about my grandfather , Alfred Alexander Godwin, who came to South Africa in the late 1800's with the 2nd Gloster Battalion. He had a...

    Started by Roberth1‎, 21-08-2014 7:42 PM
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  16. Introducing me and the Lindridge family!

    Hi everyone, I've 'lingered' here for a while, and thought it high time I said hello. I do also have a couple of questions, I'll save those for later. I've been researching the Lindridge family for around 10 years, and made relatively good progress. But I tend to get easily sidetracked, as...

    Started by maidofkent‎, 02-08-2010 10:21 PM
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  17. Thanks for allowing me to join!

    Good morning! My name is Martin Clift and I am the Director and Founder of a small charity, Bellewaarde 1915. My interest is the Great War, specifically the battle that took place on 16th June 1915 and I am looking for families of those who fought and those who fell on the 16th June 1915 at...

    Started by Bellewaarde1915‎, 18-08-2014 11:56 AM
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  18. Hi from Aussie Newbie

    HI All, Very new to this wonderful site, I have already located some useful information many Thanks I do have a question I hope I haven't overlooked this in the FAQ's but if I want to search for a name including first and surname will it show all for each i.e searching Florence Buckland will it...

    Started by LMsFamily‎, 18-08-2014 7:51 AM
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  19. Saying Hello

    Hi there. I have been researching 6 of my family trees for the past two years with some pleasant and some surprising results. I do, however, have a number of brickwalls and queries which I hope you will help me overcome. There are some significant birthdays coming up and I would like to complete...

    Started by madetotreasure‎, 13-08-2014 6:10 PM
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    13-08-2014, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile dollydaydream

    Hello Everyone I have been researching mine and my late husband's family trees for 14 years. Very difficult with the name of Johnson plus not knowing which regiment. I do have a photo taken in 1945 showing the uniform but do not know how to get it identified. Have managed to find my Partners...

    Started by dollydaydream‎, 11-08-2014 8:41 PM
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