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Forum: Navigating Brit-Gen

If you have any problems posting a query, or just need to ask a question or two about finding your way around the forum, this is the place to do it.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Helping us to help you

    If you're new to internet forums, I hope that this note will provide help in avoiding some of the common pitfalls in writing your queries. We often see messages saying something along the lines of: "I'm looking for my Grandfather, Kermit Macmuppet". For obvious reasons, it'll be pretty...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 09-12-2013 9:47 PM
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  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: How to upload images directly to your post

    You can now upload images directly to your posts as follows: 1a. While writing/editing your post, click the "Insert Image" button 1b. On the popup you'll see an empty box, a "Browse" button, plus "Upload" and "Cancel" buttons 2a. Click "Browse" and you'll see a second popup showing...

    Started by Simon‎, 03-06-2013 4:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-11-2013, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  3. Red face Sticky Thread Sticky: How to use Photobucket

    This is what I do: (1) register at www.photobucket.com (it's free). (2) upload your photo to the site. (3) once it's uploaded, you'll see 4 little boxes underneath. (4) click in the bottom box (which auto-copies the link into your clipboard) (5) paste (Ctrl+v) into your forum posting. Voila!...

    Started by Mary Young‎, 21-10-2007 11:17 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Customising your Forum Options

    Many newbies (and I suspect a lot of not so newbies) will have happily chugged along using the Forum Default Settings and will never have clicked on General Settings, located in the Forum Actions menu on the blue banner at the top, just below the tree. It is well worth clicking General Settings....

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 08-01-2009 8:05 PM
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    09-05-2013, 9:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updating and Linking to Old Threads

    Posting duplicate threads about the same person/family on different boards is not allowed, as it leads to confusion and duplication of effort, and such duplicate threads will be closed or deleted by the moderators. However, there has been a spate recently of members trying to re-visit brick...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 24-06-2010 10:36 AM
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    08-05-2013, 9:41 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Blue Banner at the Foot of the Screen

    As I have had to use it twice this morning, once to get a link to the British-Genealogy pages and once to get a link to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), I thought I would draw new members' attention (possibly also the odd long standing member :wink:) to the Blue Banner that is always at the foot of...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 02-02-2011 12:18 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: What is a Sticky??

    As you navigate your way around the various forums, you will find that some of them are labelled Sticky. This means that, no matter how many posts are made on that forum, these particular posts will always remain at the top. Most of the Stickies contain very useful information which members may...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 31-01-2010 11:24 AM
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  1. Moved: Robert Bertram James

    Started by Johnboybuster‎, 12-07-2011 10:24 AM
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  2. Posts tally-er

    Being so close to posting 200 posts, I seem to be stuck on 199. When I noticed that I was close I was on 198, it took 2 or 3 posts to move up to 199 and after 4 or 5 subsequent posts, I seem to be stuck on 199. Is this just happening to me? Why can't I break the 200 barrier? Mods can you shed some...

    Started by deeree‎, 02-07-2011 12:58 AM
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    02-07-2011, 1:12 AM Go to last post
  3. Dorothy (Emma) Stokes

    I posted my questions today in the wrong place - under private messages and addressed to myself - qltr. (Not my best day.) Can it be rescued from oblivion and placed here or should I rewrite the entire message and start over again?

    Started by qltr‎, 03-06-2011 4:04 AM
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    03-06-2011, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Is the system playing games?

    Early today, I was on the site, but had to leave so I shut it down When I returned and went back in I logged inand set up a tread on General Family History Queries. It was a long thread and when I finished, went to review it but was told by V-bulletin that I wasn't logged. Logged in again,...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 25-04-2011 6:23 PM
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    25-04-2011, 6:42 PM Go to last post
  5. West Riding.

    On the county forums I can only find the Yorkshire countywide site. What has happened to the sites for the individual ridings? Hope someone can find them and put them back.

    Started by Ykskiwi‎, 21-04-2011 11:17 AM
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    22-04-2011, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Question Lost Post/Thread,??

    HI; Just wanted to let ya ' ll know I sent time & effort writing up a query on Cty/Down Forum re;- my Irish rellies and I wanted to correct a few detail errors in typing,so I hit the 'Preview-Post' and "POOFF" went my post,!!! I hav no clue where it went but I never found it,,,soooooooo incase...

    Started by janeygee‎, 03-04-2011 10:24 PM
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    04-04-2011, 3:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Moved: Thomas Broome and Jane Warrender (Worrinder)

    Started by lawsue‎, 30-03-2011 3:53 AM
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    30-03-2011, 4:03 AM Go to last post
  8. Links: which ones are acceptable?

    The FAQs say "Links to any commercial web sites are NOT acceptable and will be edited/deleted without warning". After falling foul of this rule in one of my first posts I thought I had learned my lesson. But I was surprised to find that a link I recently gave (in this thread) to the British...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 02-02-2011 9:12 AM
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    26-02-2011, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Sending a message to a member via email

    When a message is sent via the forum as a email to a member, where is it stored in order that it can be retrieved and added, prior to the member responding? :frown5: Hope this request makes sense.:blush2: Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 19-02-2011 10:34 PM
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    21-02-2011, 9:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Just a quickie!

    I receieved an e-mail yesterday informing me I'd got a pm. I deleted this e-mail and checked my in box on forum - even though at the top it says I have 1 new message nothing has appeared. Can anyone help? Sheila

    Started by LittleSpark‎, 09-02-2011 10:21 AM
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    10-02-2011, 1:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Log In/Registration Problems

    I can't find anywhere else to post this, so my apologies if it's in the wrong place I tried to log in earlier using the same user name & password that I originally registered with and have used before. They were not accepted and I was locked out after the 5 attempts. I could not see anywhere...

    Started by wonnig‎, 10-02-2011 12:52 AM
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    10-02-2011, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Where to post a look-up request

    Hi Could you tell me please where's the best place to post a request for a specific look-up for a marriage in a parish register? I thought there was a topic for that, but can't find it now - or maybe I was imagining it? :confused:

    Started by Squaredancer‎, 02-11-2008 1:36 AM
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    10-01-2011, 1:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Surnames?

    Where or how do I get to veiw other peoples surname interests to compare notes/names etc plz? I can find the part to put mine...but not what I was looking for. Thanks

    Started by RosieM‎, 11-12-2010 8:54 AM
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    11-12-2010, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  14. Deleting private messages

    I feel a real fool :yesnod:for asking this question and it is early in the morning but.....how do I delete selected private messages from my IN BOX without deleting the lot as in "Empty Folder"? I have a message waiting for me but I cannot gain access until I delete something. I do not want to...

    Started by Dargie‎, 01-12-2010 9:22 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-12-2010, 3:44 PM Go to last post
  15. How to use B-G Forums?

    I obtained lots of information from B-G Forums about 5 years ago. I was a regular user and am very grateful for the help I was given. I have recently started to research my husband's family at the request of my younger son who says that is where his interest lies, not as he puts it "Mum I don't...

    Started by Betty Willson‎, 01-12-2010 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2010, 12:16 AM Go to last post
  16. New idea's..

    Hi.. Ive used the site before..but am not very savvy when it comes to asking the right questions from the right people lol. So, can anyone tell me if its possible to find out about births/marriages pre 1837 on here and where would I post such a querie? I do have a thread running but not sure if...

    Started by RosieM‎, 25-11-2010 6:01 PM
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    28-11-2010, 1:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Cannot find my old posts.

    As I have become an infrequent visitor to Brit.-Gen. in the past year, today I tried to locate my old/original postings (2004-2007) re Benjamin Wallis, b.c1675, Gloucs. (?). My search with the words 'Benjamin Wallis' produced a list of 'non-specific' posts. Why might this be? Have old posts...

    Started by geoffpowers‎, 22-08-2010 1:28 PM
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    19-11-2010, 8:44 AM Go to last post
  18. How Do I Reply To Advisers ?

    I'm having trouble finding where I go to reply to the kind people who've given me advice. Can you help me please ? Many thanks, Wendy.

    Started by Wendy McLennan‎, 19-11-2010 7:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    19-11-2010, 8:19 AM Go to last post
  19. Lost National Archives Divorce Instructions

    Hello... For some reason ( likely my brain):redface: I have been searching the previous threads for the instructions on how to find divorces on the National Archives site. ( I should have copied them when I saw them) About a month ago Someone kindly posted a step by step instruction on a...

    Started by susan-y‎, 07-11-2010 1:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-11-2010, 6:17 PM Go to last post
  20. Lightbulb e.mail correction

    i have noticed that my e.mail contact is via yahoo this is incorrect it is via sky ( see profile ) i am sorry if this has caused any inconveniance to any of you SORRY

    Started by oldsoldier‎, 30-10-2010 7:00 PM
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    31-10-2010, 1:07 AM Go to last post

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