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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. Julian from Co Durham

    Been doing research for a year or so, but new to site and forums.

    Started by Julesuk51‎, 09-11-2011 11:01 PM
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  2. hi

    hello all my name is jan I have been researching my tree (and hubbys) for 12/13 yrs I started with my grandad on my dads side lol and still have not found his date of birth but somehow i got hooked I ended up doing hubbys tree as well as my mums family my mother in law is also an addict in...

    Started by mjanetj‎, 09-11-2011 11:07 PM
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    10-11-2011, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  3. searching, searching...

    Hi, I've been researching the family tree for a couple of years now and am making good progress in some areas, and hitting brick walls in others! I am researching relatives who mainly come from the counties of Wiltshire, Berkshire, and Somerset though now we live in Dorset. I'm new to this...

    Started by Jennypiglet‎, 09-11-2011 3:27 PM
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    09-11-2011, 4:52 PM Go to last post
  4. Hi

    Hello My name is Maria and although I have been interest in creating a family tree for ages, it's one of the things I've never got around to, until now. I purchased two cd to help 'Family Tree' & 'Who do you think you are. Family Tree Maker' and will probably use Family Tree Maker. This...

    Started by yena‎, 09-11-2011 12:43 PM
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    Hi my name is Martin Lee, I was born in Torquay Devon but now live in Milton Keynes with my dear wife who unfortunately has Vascular Dementia and lives in a little world of her own but is well cared for by myself and my two sons and daughter. I spent 25 years in the Royal Air Force spending quite...

    Started by Martin Lee‎, 08-11-2011 3:37 PM
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    09-11-2011, 8:30 AM Go to last post
  6. Charity Children

    Hello I am new to the site and still trying to find my way around and just hope this is in the correct place! I have been doing my family research since 1990 and am unfortunate in that my maternal grandmother and her brother were orphans! In the 1901 census they are with the lady who raised...

    Started by Vallon‎, 08-11-2011 4:22 PM
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    09-11-2011, 6:54 AM Go to last post
  7. New to the site, but a couple years in

    Hello. My name is Amber, and I am 19 years old. I have been researching my family tree since I was 17, and am proud to say that it includes 93 names. :D I am a married mother of two, my daughter being 4 and my son nearly 9 months. My aim in this research is to provide my children with a solid...

    Started by irelandmissed‎, 08-11-2011 4:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-11-2011, 6:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Post I am very new here

    I am even newer. I can find a thread by googling outside this site, but cannot find the thread when I am loggod on. What can I do? George.

    Started by george123‎, 06-11-2011 3:36 PM
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  9. Post New Registration

    Hi I am new to this site and need help trying to trace my family as most of the older generation have passed and do not have much information on family members. I have been looking for the past 3-4 years and have been able to trace some branches because was able to tap into other family members...

    Started by lrowe‎, 05-11-2011 6:21 PM
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    I've been researching our family history for just a few months now and made enormous progress in a short space of time. Had an experienced researcher helping me that made a significant difference. Retired now which has given me a lot more time to spend on this activity. From the briefest of detail...

    Started by londoner‎, 04-11-2011 3:48 PM
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    05-11-2011, 1:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile Greetings from Yorkshire

    Hi I started tracing my family tree in the pre-internet days of the late 1980s, but abandoned it for several reasons including a diasterous marriage - I started again last year and am amazed at how much easier it is (sometimes!) now... Fortunately my Nan was still alive when I started and...

    Started by Cati‎, 24-04-2009 12:57 PM
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    05-11-2011, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Greetings from the Colonies

    My name is Arthur Scott Moxon-Hults. Until this year, I'm 68, I always thought my family name was Hults. I thought my grandfather changed his name from Moxon (which I assumed was German) to Hults at the start of World War I because living in Connecticut it wasn't too cool to have a German name. ...

    Started by Old Navy‎, 29-10-2011 9:27 PM
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  13. New to British- Genealogy

    Hi all. I am from Ontario, researching several family members on both my side and husband's side...in Derbyshire, Essex, Gloucestershire. I have been doing genealogy for 40 years, even helping friends find their families. Unfortunately I cannot find my own grandfather's British family. Will...

    Started by EmmaLynn‎, 30-10-2011 6:38 PM
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    30-10-2011, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Smile Not exactly a Newbie!

    Hi - been a while since I was here, sold house, moved in temporarily with son, finally moved and settled (and loving it in North Yorkshire!0 - now picking up the threads of Family Research again, and have so many brick walls am wishing I'd left well alone... Good to be back though, Christa

    Started by Christa‎, 30-10-2011 3:58 PM
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    Hi everybody,my user name is hank and i live in neath south wales,i realy am new to it all but i have a couple of leads and will stumble on with it. have a great weekend, hank.

    Started by hank‎, 28-10-2011 10:18 PM
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  16. Smile Hello and a bit about my research so far

    Hello! Cant believe I haven’t found this website before – what a find! Thought I’d say hello and detail what I’ve found so far in the hope of maybe finding more info and distant rellies! I did some very basic research about 6 months ago having become addicted to ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’...

    Started by flyingbrick‎, 27-10-2008 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    29-10-2011, 7:21 AM Go to last post
  17. Hi, my name is Meryl

    Hi, my name is Meryl. I took over researching our family name Timbrell-Burt after my father got so frustrated not finding the correct information. He had spent a couple of years doing research only to find he had picked up some wrong info: there had been 2 Arthur Burts - born within a couple of...

    Started by merylcowdell‎, 25-10-2011 3:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    27-10-2011, 4:24 PM Go to last post
  18. New (fairly), researching Eames and Burdett

    I've just realised I have not introduced myself, even though I've already had some (mch needed) help already. I'm from Doncaster and currently unemployed, so I've taken the opportunity to start researching my past. There are two family stories which I'd like to resolve, which is why I'm doing it....

    Started by lostinspace‎, 27-10-2011 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    27-10-2011, 4:19 PM Go to last post
  19. 50% English

    How do you do. I write from Wisconsin, USA, although half my genealogy research is in England (the other half is in Poland.) My grandparents migrated to Canada in 1911; immigrated to the USA in the 1920s. The majority of my English ancestors lived in northwestern Kent, especially Cudham,...

    Started by Yeates‎, 26-10-2011 2:16 AM
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    27-10-2011, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Hello, I am Cheryl

    Hello: My name is Cheryl Morel, I live in Durban, KZN South Africa. I come from a large Catholic family, mother English and father French. I am trying to trace my grandfather, I have so much information about him but his birth date and where he was born, Scotland or England. It has been very...

    Started by Bensam32‎, 23-10-2011 4:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    24-10-2011, 3:44 PM Go to last post

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