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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 11:22 AM
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  1. Another 'new' Canadian - Hamilton / Lawson &

    ...Aitkenhead / Harvie Hamilton/Lawson and Aitkenhead/Harvie - Rutherglen Lanarkshire Hello All! I just discovered this site by accident when searching for info on Rutherglen for a Christmas gift to my mom. After poking around in the site I find it's a gift for myself! Thank you so much...

    Started by sue604‎, 23-11-2011 6:05 PM
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  2. Red face Karen y

    Hello all I am new on this site, hoping I can navigate successfully. Now for a bit on myself. I am from Ontario Canada and have 3 grown girls and one daughter who thinks she is grown up, I also have 2.5 grandchildren The goal of my search is to explore my English roots. My Father was born Jack...

    Started by Key04‎, 28-11-2011 11:27 PM
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    08-01-2012, 8:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Smile Looking for new leads

    Hello, I am a Canadian and have been researching my husband's and my family history for about 10 years. I have four great grandparents from England, two from Ireland, and two from the U.S. (--haven't yet been able to trace them back to Europe). My biggest brick wall is trying to locate where two...

    Started by srdyck‎, 03-12-2011 10:33 PM
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    08-01-2012, 8:16 AM Go to last post
  4. New to the forum

    Hello all, I'm new to the form but have been researching my family tree for around 25 or 30 years. I'm just trying to find my way around so will be posting family links later. Also any help that I can give to members will be freely given.

    Started by moonie‎, 30-12-2011 1:40 PM
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    08-01-2012, 7:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Smile bdking

    Hello I live in British Columbia , on Vancouver Island and have joined this forum in hope that I can locate perhaps some picture's or a little information on my great uncle . Died in battle( I assume) in France ( another assumption as he is buried in La Clytte Military cemetary) Died at about...

    Started by bdkingsley‎, 05-01-2012 5:25 PM
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    08-01-2012, 7:48 AM Go to last post
  6. Red face Introducing me....

    Have been researching my tree for about 6 years now - got stacks of info but am now at the 'head against brick wall' stage with 3 twig lines! :wacko: Been meaning to join for a while and only just got round to it...not enough hours in the day for everything - so hello to everyone!

    Started by Belle‎, 07-01-2012 10:31 PM
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    07-01-2012, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  7. Wink intro

    Hi just a quick intro, been researching now for about two years and now have gone back to 1800s, now found out i have a convict sent to australia on the ship proteus so a new line to research. will it ever stop? anyway onwards regards malcolm.

    Started by mr angry‎, 07-01-2012 10:47 PM
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  8. Red face New girl

    Hi, been researching for about seven years, so covered a lot of ground so far, but now getting to the problem areas where I seem to be making little or no headway. Have been advised to give this site a go where I have hit a brick wall, so here I am. Fedup.

    Started by fedup‎, 07-01-2012 5:45 PM
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  9. Hi All

    I'm Danny, I have been doing the family tree thing for a while, I'm starting to get a bit peeved at hitting the proverbial "brick wall" with my Celtic forebears, these are Archibald Charles Stewart (B1820 Edinburgh), George Bradwell (B 1850 Dublin) John Reilly (B 1841 c Down) & a few others...

    Started by xdannystewart‎, 05-01-2012 9:40 PM
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    06-01-2012, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  10. A Quick Hello

    Hi there, My name is Andy Goudie and I have been researching my family tree for about the last two years, following on from some work my cousin did in the days before google etc. I am quite lucky having a surname like Goudie and origins from the Shetlands because the record keeping up in...

    Started by andyg‎, 04-01-2012 11:15 AM
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    05-01-2012, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Here we go...another newbie

    Hello Everyone... I am Linda, and live in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I've been researching the ancestor who must never have existed for 8 years now, and am getting a real run for the money. I cannot stay away from this computer, even when I have no clue what I'm going to look for...I think I am...

    Started by lindasurrett‎, 04-01-2012 1:14 AM
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  12. Post New to Brit-Gen

    Hello Iíve retired from a enjoying a lifetime in the book industry. I started researching my family history about 18 months ago by asking my near relations to give me any dates and names they could remember. The tree is growing well, and Iíve gone back about 120 years, and am really enjoying the...

    Started by George Gamble‎, 04-01-2012 5:16 PM
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    04-01-2012, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  13. Cool introductions

    hi im new to this forum have been re searching for a few years now guess im hooked on it now

    Started by rachil‎, 03-01-2012 8:27 PM
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  14. Just my little intro

    Hi to everyone. My name is John Oakes from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Researching my family history has always been one of those things I said I would get around to doing 'some day'. I don't expect it to throw up anything interesting regarding fame or fortune of any of my ancestors but obviously...

    Started by Johno‎, 02-01-2012 1:18 PM
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  15. Hello to all, HOYLE - Lancs

    Thank you in advance, to all who aid searchers from across the big pond. A bit about me... I currently live in Vancouver BC and I'm the first Canuck. All the Hoyles in my family originated in the Rawtenstall/Newchurch/Haslingden area of Lancs. My HOYLE'S are a muddled lot. In fact, I've never...

    Started by swaggerz‎, 19-01-2008 7:47 PM
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    29-12-2011, 9:59 PM Go to last post
  16. researching by default

    Well I never really intended to get in to family tree research, but because surnames have always fascinated me and being lucky enough to have a book at home owned by my grandfather on all the heraldic information of the UK, a book of the meaning of surnames another book called the Encyclopedia of...

    Started by Heather Barford‎, 27-12-2011 1:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    29-12-2011, 8:53 PM Go to last post
  17. Rossendale Hoyles

    It has been a while since I logged in but since that time I have been studiously discovering my Hoyle roots in a greater depth than ever... A trip back to Rawtenstall, Crawshawbooth, Lumb and Waterfoot as well as Southport for more recent family members revealed a lot... As well, I was able to...

    Started by Slmyers‎, 29-12-2011 8:38 AM
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    29-12-2011, 8:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Red face KEG - Just started on B-G

    Hi, I have just started on B-G, but I have been researching my UK families for 6+ YEARS. I have made two trips to Wales on genealogy, the first when I found my gg grandfather of my Dad, to see the area where the family lived...St Asaph. Plus I traveled for another week or so around North Wales to...

    Started by KEGTEX‎, 15-12-2011 7:36 PM
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    20-12-2011, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  19. AlanD - intro

    Just joined as very much a green learner - only been at the family history game for a few months and have already made a lot of the same mistakes described in the website intro notes! However, am getting better at spotting transcription errors and other confusing non-facts that are openly given...

    Started by disuebailey777‎, 15-12-2011 5:01 PM
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    20-12-2011, 8:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile New Member

    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and hoping to also find some help with brick walls and other anomalies. I've been researching for a few years now, but I wouldn't consider myself an expert by any means! Any help will be much, much appreciated. Daniel.

    Started by mofowax‎, 13-12-2011 8:38 PM
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    14-12-2011, 11:28 PM Go to last post

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