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Just a meeting place on the Brit-Gen forum where people can get away from the more "serious" stuff and have general discussions about topics other than family history.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Campaign to Open Historic Registers

    There is now a petition online at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62779 Please sign this petition and share the url with your friends and contacts Apathy will destroy any chance of success. These registers are your heritage. They are...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 25-03-2014 12:46 PM
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  1. Hi to all after a long long time

    Just wanted to say hi to all my friends at Brit Gen - I have been so busy, but wanted to update you on a success story (not mine). My mom's cousin gave a baby up for adoption a few decades back who ended up living in Illinois (I am in Massachusetts) and she decided to look for her family. She...

    Started by beachbaby‎, 24-07-2012 12:52 PM
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  2. Fave aspect of finding ancestors?

    What do you find compelling about ancestors? Mine is the places they came from and lived. I am very attached to my London lines whose ancestors before them came from places from Norfolk to Dorset. I love finding ancestors who lived far away from where they were born and such. I also like names but...

    Started by benny1982‎, 30-06-2012 3:13 PM
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  3. St Mary's Church Market Place Stockport

    Have learnt this evening that the pews are being reoved possibly in the next week, photographs of the church as it is at present are being taken. Stackable chairs will replace the pews. Evidently the upkeep of the Church is becoming prohibitive, the idea being that the removal of the pews...

    Started by geneius‎, 19-07-2012 11:04 PM
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    20-07-2012, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  4. 30 Year Rule

    I am glad to see the thirty year rule is to be reduced to a twenty year rule. Public records to be released after twenty years instead of thirty years. This means more records will be released more quickly than before. The downside is the lead in period to accomplish the twenty year rule,...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 14-07-2012 4:16 PM
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    14-07-2012, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  5. over 50's residential which allows cats?

    Hi there, my husband and I will be returning to UK, specifically anywhere Devon or second choice Cornwall - does anyone know of an over 50's residential park that will allow us to keep our two cats which we will be bringing with us from South Africa? I have looked at many but they all seem to...

    Started by Hilda Woodley‎, 06-07-2012 3:29 PM
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  6. Euro 2012

    England didn't lose - so that is a step in the right direction!! A point against France and without Rooney can't be all bad!! Put my England shirt back in the closet until the next game. Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 11-06-2012 8:26 PM
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  7. Place Names changing

    Could someone tell me if you have a place that has changed i.e. in this case - Warrington used to be in Lancashire, it is now in Cheshire, which one should i be putting? at the moment I am putting whichever county it was in at the time/date, but I am getting confused having both Warrington...

    Started by olliepolly‎, 02-07-2012 8:49 PM
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  8. Edible ancestors?

    I have in my family tree for starters, John Salmon Newrick for the main course, Charles Chicken Newrick and William Rice Stevenson just need a pudding now . . .

    Started by Coromandel‎, 28-06-2012 1:22 PM
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  9. Mad or obsessed?

    Having traced as much of my father's direct line as I can (though a few details remain to be found) I find myself embarking on tracing all the side shoots. This seems to be born out of a) boredom b) curiosity concerning what happened to all those lines that I used to get confused with my main line...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 23-06-2012 4:30 PM
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  10. Interesting website about the Royal Family

    http://www. britroyals.com/royalfamily.htm I stumbled across this website whilst looking up a fact on the royal family and it makes good reading for anyone who has an interest in the monarchy.

    Started by RobinC‎, 28-06-2012 9:12 PM
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  11. Mod advice please

    I could use some posting advice please when a Mod is available & willing.

    Started by Waitabit‎, 28-06-2012 5:28 AM
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    28-06-2012, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  12. I'm soooo impatient

    Sometimes waiting for a reply from someone can seem like hours when in reality it is only a couple of minuets. We could do with a 'nudge' button on here like they have on 'windows messenger' you click it and it makes their screen wobble. Not good if you're feeling a bit queezy though. ...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 23-06-2012 1:27 PM
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  13. Kelly's directory of Kent

    The C.D. I ordered of Kelly's Directory of Kent 1922 arrived yesterday afternoon just before the internet connection was lost. I was able to view C.D. instead & pleasantly surprised I was. How very well done & so easy to use. My thanks to Archive CD Books. Unsure yet if I found my Lady &...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 27-06-2012 6:47 PM
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    27-06-2012, 7:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Cookie conundrum

    Devon County Council now warns me 'We would like to place cookies on your computer to help make our website better'. Then it asks me to choose between 'I accept' or 'I decline'. In the small print underneath it says 'Please note this will create a cookie to remember your selection.' |doh|

    Started by Coromandel‎, 22-06-2012 10:52 AM
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  15. An***try querie

    I want to contact someone on An***try. I've found that buying payg creditds doesn't give that option. (where's the cat, I need to kick something) (It's ok no animals were harmed in the writing of this message) If I sigh up for the 14 day free trial will it then let me contact the said person?...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 22-06-2012 7:03 PM
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  16. Does anyone recognise this man?

    This picture of him is on the wall of the Penny Black public house in Bicester and is next to portraits of Oliver Cromwell and Charles I. However, his clothing is of a far later date than the civil war and I estimate that he was from the late 1800s. Both my friend and myself tried to think of...

    Started by RobinC‎, 21-06-2012 12:47 PM
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  17. Genelogical Weirdness

    I seem to have a lot of "coincidental" things happen to me but this one really freaked me out - a few days ago I was mindlessly wasting time scrolling through the Feay/Fay name on the census for England (always hopeful that something will pop out and solve my Feay puzzle that is twenty years old)...

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 18-06-2012 4:07 PM
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  18. Australia's Trove Goes Multilingual

    Just released. Through the Library’s newspaper digitisation project, 7 million pages, from a total of 270 newspapers, are now available online through Trove. The first non-English language newspapers have justbeen added to Trove, the Library's free online search service. Through our Australian...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 14-06-2012 4:04 AM
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  19. Kids today are spoilt compared to this menu!

    The Bill of Fare for a Week at Greenwich Workhouse Breakfast. Dinner. Supper. Sunday Bread and Cheese, Beef and Broth, Bread and Cheese Monday Beef Broth, ...

    Started by RobinC‎, 11-06-2012 1:53 PM
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  20. Happy Birthday AnnB

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN :) :) Hope you've been having a nice time, sorry there's no bouquet, but I can't get into my photos on Photobucket for some reason. :( Glenys

    Started by busyglen‎, 05-06-2012 5:18 PM
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    07-06-2012, 1:28 PM Go to last post

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