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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 everybody.

    Hello. I'm from Bristol in England. I'm very new to all this genealogy lark but have been a busy boy in the last month and have been encouraged by early successes. It's great fun and the feeling of achievement when you find another ancestor is really quite something. At the moment I'm tracing my...

    Started by GP1968‎, 31-08-2011 11:33 PM
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    01-09-2011, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  2. G'day!

    Hi everyone. I live in Glasgow and I have only recently started reseaching my family history and like many others have become hooked, hours have been whittled away in front of this laptop! Admittedly, I have surfed many random and unhelpful sites and of course many that charge a fee. I cam across...

    Started by Kiwidoris‎, 01-09-2011 11:27 AM
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  3. Hello from me

    Hi, my name is Linda Jenkins. I live in Long Beach, California. I am first generation American. My dad was born and grew up in Liverpool. He attended Hywel DDa Junior Mixed School. (I recently found his report card from when he was 9) He was a soccer player in the late 1940's and early 50's....

    Started by LindaJenkins‎, 26-08-2011 8:08 PM
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    31-08-2011, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  4. Hello from Massachusetts

    Hello Everyone, My name is Kenny, and I am from Massachusetts. My ancestry is predominately English, or "Yankee" as my grandparents call it. My ancestors are mostly English immigrants to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and also some Virginia plantation owners and a few of the original Quaker...

    Started by toadbufo‎, 29-08-2011 7:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    30-08-2011, 3:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Siouxsie54 new member

    Hi everyone. I'm Sue and I'm researching my husband's maternal family in Birmingham MUDIE (originally from Scotland) and LOVELL (from Oxfordshire). Am also interested in paternal line POWIS and WORSEY. I have much info on all sides but have no real info post 1903 about the MUDIE family -...

    Started by Siouxsie54‎, 30-08-2011 11:00 AM
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  6. Jeronimo!

    Hello there! I am a first timer to all of this having only previously dabbled in sites such as ancestry.co. I have had a mixture of fortune having had some really good leads and some which I thought were reliably sourced...(one by a genealogist no less )but which transpired to not be the case....

    Started by julireed‎, 29-08-2011 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    29-08-2011, 4:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Andrews of Cork

    Hi everyone - I am a new "poster" and am having trouble tracing my grandfather's side of the family, mainly because it appears he may have been born in Cork, Ireland. His name was Frederick John Andrews b. 1876. I know his mother was Irish and his father's name on his marriage certificate (in...

    Started by Perks‎, 28-08-2011 9:59 PM
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    28-08-2011, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  8. i think i had better reintroduce myself

    i think it best if i reintroduce myself i have been a member for some time but due to unfortunate circumstances, such as my mothers health declining and then she was diagnosed with stomach cancer i had to devote all of my time looking after her unfortunately she died september last year and then...

    Started by poppysfriend‎, 28-08-2011 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    28-08-2011, 6:49 PM Go to last post
  9. Hello from me

    I live in Australia having emigrated in 1965 from Liverpool, England. I have been researching my family history for about 10 years now and have had a few surprises and successes. I am researching two sides of my family, my nana Florence Louise Bentzen born 1885 in Walton, Liverpool and my dad...

    Started by Tina47‎, 27-08-2011 1:51 PM
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    28-08-2011, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Red face First timer on threads!

    Hi, I have been tracing, searching, etc, boring my family for a couple of years, and today, browsing the internet found this site. How great it looks and how did I never see it before. I have looked around and Yes, I decided to put a thread of my own. Phew. Nerves do play a part, but I am about to...

    Started by SylviaG‎, 26-08-2011 10:41 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    27-08-2011, 3:51 PM Go to last post
  11. eric william swann

    I can be regarded as a very senior citizen searching my family trees with a great deal of sucess for at least two years. M y family tree now numbers about ninety two persons, of which , about twenty five still living from paternal and maternal sides of the family. My other intersts are Naval(ex...

    Started by eric swann‎, 24-08-2011 10:00 PM
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    25-08-2011, 8:17 AM Go to last post
  12. Hello From Maine - U.S.A.

    Hello to all, I'm here to introduce myself to this group. My name is Theodore N Stevens Sr and I reside in Maine, U.S.A. I've been researching my direct and extended family history off and on for about ten years. Like many in the beginning I followed one name after another and just assumed...

    Started by eskimoman‎, 23-08-2011 8:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    25-08-2011, 1:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Talking Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

    Hello All - Just got my “wings” so I can talk to you! Egged on by a friend, I somewhat reluctantly started family history 2 years ago, convinced it was a waste of time as I knew nothing beyond my grandparents’ names. Now hubby’s neglected, house is filthy and I’m completely obsessed. Shamefully...

    Started by lynncrest94‎, 08-08-2011 11:30 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    23-08-2011, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Talking Hello

    Hello everyone, My name is Emily. I am 22 years old and am currently on summer break from college. I have lived in Washington (state), USA my entire life. My great-grandfather emigrated from England (with a short stop in BC, Canada) to Seattle, Washington. I have been interested in my family's...

    Started by EmilyElizabeth‎, 23-08-2011 8:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  15. Red face HELLO FROM LANEY

    Hi Myself and my husband have been researching the history of his family for over 20 years. In the last few the use of the net has brought us on in leaps and bounds. It is so addictive! I recently had a leg injury and was off my feet for a couple of weeks. I spent forever on the net and filled...

    Started by laney b‎, 21-08-2011 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    21-08-2011, 6:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Cool introducing boybuster

    i have been researching my family on and off for 2/3 years. Born and bred in Norwich; but have lived in Yorkshire for most of my life. I spent many childhood holidays at my Aunts in Happisburgh, Ludham and Horsey. The names I am looking for are Lubbock, Seiley, Cork and Earl.

    Started by boybuster‎, 18-08-2011 11:54 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    20-08-2011, 8:33 PM Go to last post
  17. margaret Lusted

    My Name is Margaret and I have been researching ny family history for about 4 or five years, unfortunately I have hit a few brick walls mainly on my father's side of the family, their surname is Roberts and they come from Rowen in Conwy

    Started by mogsy‎, 19-08-2011 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    19-08-2011, 4:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Smile Hi

    I have been doing family history for about 10 years have hit a few brick walls All my ancestors are from Surrey so I thought it would be easy but far from it So looking forward to hopefully getting some help knocking down any of these walls

    Started by jeannied213‎, 18-08-2011 4:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    18-08-2011, 4:53 PM Go to last post
  19. Smile hello from Dora

    Hi all, I have been doing family research for about 18 months for both my family and my husband's and I just love it! it can be frustrating, fascinating, time-consuming but most of all fun. I have some books that other family members have written years ago but I would love to fill in some blanks....

    Started by dora1958‎, 18-08-2011 5:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    18-08-2011, 1:41 PM Go to last post
  20. HELLO FROM CAERPHILLY

    Hi everyone. I started researching around a year ago and soon realised how little I knew about my family history, even going back just beyond my own parents. I have managed to find some interesting information but not enough to keep me going, as I am now fascinated by the subject. The little...

    Started by algy‎, 16-08-2011 1:22 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    16-08-2011, 5:08 PM Go to last post

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