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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 1:46 PM
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  1. My family tree is a real SNAFU

    Am I alone or do others experience the same feelings???????? Everything seems to end in a cul-de-sac. Leads lead nowhere, public trees are on occasion "garbage" and when I do 'find' a connection, they cannot be bothered because my family is too far distant from theirs. Just a 'whine' from...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 14-05-2012 11:22 PM
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    15-05-2012, 9:23 PM Go to last post
  2. My dad - 1919 to 2011

    As he was a life-long supporter of Chelsea, and my antagonist due to my suppot of Arsenal, he is probably turning cartwheels The results are in the books Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 06-05-2012 1:44 AM
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    14-05-2012, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  3. obscure relations

    and I don't mean hiding behind curtains.:wink5: As one who gets easily sidetracked down branches and twigs further and further to the main trunk of my tree I recently found a brother ( black sheep of the family according to wiki) of Benjamin Disraeli married the "grand niece of the wife of my...

    Started by lesleys‎, 12-05-2012 6:02 PM
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    13-05-2012, 9:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Postman's Park

    I have recently read an article on G F Watts memorial park in London. It looks charming and has some very interesting plaques commemorating acts of heroism by ordinary people. http://www.urban75.org/london/postman.html This doesn't show all of the plaques but I bet there is a list...

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 28-07-2009 12:37 AM
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  5. A lovely tribute

    As those familiar with our late forum member V.Wells will remember, Vanessa was a great lover of the peregrine falcons and always commented on their nests and fledglings in this forum. I can't find the web cam online YET this year but I did receive some nice news from her son. The RDRN ( Red...

    Started by susan-y‎, 08-05-2012 8:03 PM
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  6. Marriage Vows

    The cost of a marriage Licence, whether it be in pounds, shillings and pence or in my case $$$ , 2 of the vows are "In sickness and in health" and "Until death us do part". These vows we made as a solemn promise in front of family, friends and others who were 'unamed' witnesses to our commitment...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 06-05-2012 12:24 AM
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    06-05-2012, 2:51 PM Go to last post
  7. Check your research tree grabbers

    sigh* for their own sake I wish folk would check their info. I have a tree on Anc. and of course I get notification when someone downloads info from my tree. Being the curious sort I follow it up to see if they are a relative who may have more info or to whom I can off more info and to see if they...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 05-05-2012 3:44 PM
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  8. Grandfather

    According to a certain website that will remain nameless, my grandfather married an Aussie in Aussie and had two sons. Now there is nothing wrong with marring Aussie in Aussie and having two sons if you are that way inclined however, my grandfather married a Dane in NZ and had three sons and a...

    Started by IreneH‎, 26-04-2012 8:55 PM
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    27-04-2012, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Tempting fate or the Karma Pixies

    Am I the only person that thinks it is tempting fate to take a cruise ship and follow the last journey of the Titanic? I can almost hear the Karma Pixies chuckling as they rub their hands in glee. I hope I am wrong

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 13-04-2012 9:41 AM
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  10. Family stories: fact or fiction?

    Some family stories seem to be pure wishful thinking: examples might include being related to rich or famous people with the same surname, having Huguenot ancestors (and/or ones who came with the Conqueror), having lost a fortune in Chancery, etc. etc. But there are other stories which may...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 01-04-2012 7:36 PM
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  11. Hereford Archives

    Yesterday I visited the Hereford Archives. Have wanted to go there for ages, but why I should pick a day when there was snow and gales to drive there him up stairs only knows. I must say the help and experience I received there has been the best so far (BG forum excluded). If you ask for...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 05-04-2012 11:01 AM
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    06-04-2012, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  12. Wonderful English from Around the World

    If anyone is offended, please feel free to remove, but I found this soooo funny :rofl: Doctor's office, Rome : SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES. Dry cleaners, Bangkok : DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS. In a Nairobi restaurant: CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE,...

    Started by Lone Pine‎, 29-03-2012 4:55 PM
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    29-03-2012, 5:41 PM Go to last post
  13. A windfall?

    I've spent today clearing out my filing cabinet, throwing away the water bills I have kept for the last 10 years, why do we do this? Is it to do with our hobby, throw nowt away? At the back of the cabinet were two old files containing a couple of insurance policies thingys. One had no...

    Started by Mutley‎, 28-03-2012 12:40 AM
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  14. Whats in a Name ? What about yours?

    I am continually surprised considering all the trouble that a lot of couples go to when deciding the name of their baby, by the fact that so many people, don't know why they got their name or its meaning. I ask people I get to know these questions and to ask their mothers why they were called...

    Started by Heather Barford‎, 08-01-2012 11:54 PM
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  15. Lawn Mowing

    It has been a lovely day here today and so I have been out mowing my lawn for the first time this season. Despite having an electric mower it took a great deal of effort, as the grass was long and damp underneath, and even with a grass box I had to rake up what seemed to amount to a hayfield. I sat...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 23-03-2012 5:25 PM
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  16. Vanessa Wells

    I am sorry to have to pass on the sad news that our friend, Vanessa, passed away early this moring ( February, 29th) in the hospital in Red Deer, Alberta. At this time our thoughts are with her son, daughter and others close to her. Rest in peace, Vanessa Sue

    Started by susan-y‎, 01-03-2012 12:22 AM
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  17. Your place in history

    I don't know about anyone else but before I started on this genealogy lark I would read books on history and see pictures of people in 19th, 18th and 17th century dress and to me it was another world separate from me. It was almost as if I were an alien visitor observing a different species when I...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 08-03-2012 8:54 AM
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  18. Daylight Savings Time

    This morning at 2 am... or was it 3, in the U.S. we move our clocks forward an hour (Spring Forward, Fall Back). I was wondering if this habit occurs in other countries. Hubby is still asleep, so I'm waiting to change the bedroom clock until it's light enough or he wakes up, whichever comes...

    Started by bamagirl‎, 11-03-2012 2:34 PM
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  19. With the flooding comes........

    I just found this article in the news online. A completely unexpected (to me) result of the flooding in Wagga, NSW. :yikes: Personally, if I was in Wagga I'd have to pack up and leave. I can cope with a lot of things, but this part of mother nature's work just gives me awful feelings in the...

    Started by Philippa_Harvey‎, 07-03-2012 1:46 AM
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    08-03-2012, 7:35 PM Go to last post
  20. The Levelled Churchyard

    For anyone who has ever sought to find an ancestor in one of our many "tidied" churchyards I give you this poem by Thomas Hardy "O passenger, pray list and catch Our sighs and piteous groans, Half stifled in this jumbled patch Of wrenched memorial stones! "We...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 23-02-2012 7:24 PM
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    06-03-2012, 11:31 PM Go to last post

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