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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. Hello All!

    My name is Dawn , and I have been researching my family tree for 6 years and have done quite well .But as of lately I have hit a few brick walls , that's what brings me to this forum. I am interested in genealogy because of my Mother whose family kept up with it for years. I got the bug from her....

    Started by Dawn556‎, 07-08-2011 10:30 PM
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    08-08-2011, 3:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Hello!

    Hello to all on the forum. i am jacqui and live with my husband and 4 year old on the isle of lewis. We moved here from Central Scotland last year to run a croft. Both my dh, john, and i have been researching our family trees for many years, and we have done quite well - mainly because most of...

    Started by JacquiF‎, 06-08-2011 10:55 AM
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    06-08-2011, 9:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Another Newbie

    Hi all, My name is Mike and I've joined here with the intention of tracing my family tree as far as I can. I'm studying maths with the O.U. and my current course finishes about halfway through October. My next course doesn't start until May 2012 so I'll have about 6 months to make a start. I have...

    Started by townie‎, 05-08-2011 3:28 PM
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    05-08-2011, 6:30 PM Go to last post
  4. newbie

    newbie here, been researching about my family tree about 6 months now, so be gentle with me, names tim and will try to help if i can, also whren im looking at my family tree i go off on a tangent and end up looking at a father / mother in law of a cousin x3 lol, am i the only one to do this?....

    Started by haveabet‎, 31-07-2011 8:14 AM
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    04-08-2011, 7:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Introduce yourself

    Hi Brits and genealogists alike, I hope i am doing this correctly.My name is Jen i am from Melbourne Australia i have been an amateur genealogist for 8 months now and thankgod i am not going it alone my sister is also on the quest to find out about our mother's side of the family. Our search is...

    Started by AussieJen‎, 03-08-2011 8:55 AM
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    04-08-2011, 4:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Late starter

    I joined this site a while ago but, most impolitely, forgot to introduce myself, so here goes. Long before computers came along I sat down with my granddad (Harold Gledhill) and a tape recorder, and said "tell me about your life". That was around 1970 and he was 78 at the time. What he told me...

    Started by Vince Gledhill‎, 03-08-2011 9:28 AM
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    04-08-2011, 4:27 PM Go to last post
  7. New to British genealogy

    Hello! My name is Nicolaas Mars. I am Dutch, living in the North of the Netherlands. I have a long experience in researching my family tree in The Netherlands and Germany, but only very recently became involved in research in England and Ireland. My son, who lives in Oxford, has a British girl...

    Started by Nicolaas‎, 03-08-2011 10:15 AM
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    04-08-2011, 7:31 AM Go to last post

    :frown5:Hi,loads of mistakes to follow.Just registered,new to site and computers,here goes,I have been researching for approx;one year on and off,using ancestry and family tree maker.My research to date is for my own direct family and my wifes.If I have understood the rules of this forum I will be...

    Started by billee-g‎, 30-07-2011 4:35 PM
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    31-07-2011, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  9. newbie from Lincolnshire

    Hi everyone,Just wanted to say hello from Lincolnshire, still finding my way around,I have to say this looks an excellent site. Been trying for weeks to register, but finally made it!! Regards Del.

    Started by Del 80‎, 29-07-2011 7:30 PM
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    31-07-2011, 12:47 PM Go to last post

    Hi everyone As you can see from the heading, I live in N Wales but only for the last 15 years. I was born & brought up in Scotland & intend to return there in the near future. I've been looking up family trees for the past 6 years with quite a bit of success until recently. I work on 3 trees but...

    Started by annemac51‎, 30-07-2011 10:16 PM
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    31-07-2011, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Lisa from Norfolk

    Hi, I am new to all this, just started researching my family about a month ago and am now hooked! Find it all so interesting and so much information available. Currently stuck on my dad's maternal side so hoping someone on here may help! Thanks, Lisa

    Started by lisacam68‎, 27-07-2011 2:03 PM
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    28-07-2011, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Smile Here I am

    Hello to all! I thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself before I start posting questions. I have been shaking my family tree on and off for quite a few years now (probably about 12 years) but still consider myself a "newbie" as every time I sit down to do some research I am struck...

    Started by valspall‎, 26-07-2011 11:36 PM
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    27-07-2011, 3:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Red face Hi, from Edinburgh

    I am researching my danish side of my family but have hit a brick wall! My fathers mother was from Denmark and her husband was from Newcastle-upon-tyne area. I have managed to find out a bit about the Danes but the English are so hard! I have been unable to find them in census records or deaths...

    Started by Edith49‎, 26-07-2011 7:00 PM
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  14. Red face Introduction

    I have been researching for four and half years now - and have become to varying degrees an addict/frustrated and penniless to the Tree and i feel that Mount Everest has been climbed many times with all the brick walls i have had to climb - yet, i still can't stay away from just one last look for...

    Started by randjmay‎, 25-07-2011 11:30 PM
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    26-07-2011, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  15. Mark from Ontario

    Hello all! I am Mark McCormack and I have been doing genealogy as a hobby for some time. I have been picking up the search at times where there are lulls in my life work (children / sports / work), so I have tended to be more about the "cool story" than about the meticulous documentation that I...

    Started by markmccormack‎, 25-07-2010 11:37 PM
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  16. Smile Hi from the USA

    Hi, I am Patsy, new to the sight. I am from the USA, Missouri specifically. I have been working on my family genealogy for about 11 years on and off. Trying to find where my GGGG Grandfather Ishmael came from. I have heard either Wales or Germany. Many people have been looking and have found...

    Started by Pittipat‎, 17-07-2011 10:52 PM
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    20-07-2011, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Hello from Cambridge

    Hello Everyone! I'm here cos I hit a brick wall in Cornwall and need help (selfish I know!). It seems to be a good researcher you need to get out there and be hands on, rather than do what I do which is rely on the computer! Trying to trace my wife's ancestors in Cornwall has been really tricky and...

    Started by charlieellis‎, 17-07-2011 9:58 AM
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    17-07-2011, 6:44 PM Go to last post

    Hi I am Dorothy maiden name Crellin . I have been working on my ancestors for a couple of years now and realise that the more you find out the more you want to know . I am very interested in their lives more than just dates . Both the SPEDDING and CRELLIN families go back for at least 5 generations...

    Started by Deebee‎, 13-10-2007 6:44 PM
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    17-07-2011, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  19. Hello from Western Australia

    I am new to this site, but have been interested in family history for some years. I tend to go in fits and starts. I get almost obsessed, then just when it threatens to take over my life, I drop it altogether for a while...you know how it is. As an Australian, I have ancestors from a number of...

    Started by Auntyjan‎, 21-06-2011 8:36 AM
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    15-07-2011, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Hi from Sunshine Coast Australia

    Hi! My name is Lesley Ann Edwards from Aussie and I have been tracing my Dad's side for the approx 3 - 4 yrs. sadly my Dad passed away a few weeks ago aged 81 yrs, and in his honour I continue to search for elusive ancestors. I am 49 yrs old (turning 50 in Nov) and married with 2 sons and 1...

    Started by Lesley Ann‎, 12-07-2011 6:27 AM
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    14-07-2011, 8:14 AM Go to last post

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