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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: Welcome in!

    A big welcome to the many new members who've joined recently. You'll find that our members are helpful and love dealing with mysterious ancestors. I have the impression that many of you haven't used online forums very much in the past, so can I draw your attention to the message HERE? It...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 16-01-2016 12:25 PM
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  2. 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 to all

    I am Brian Bucknall researching my family history. Only just begun have managed to get back as far as my Paternal Grandfather. but it has been interesting, any other Bucknall s out here apart from my own bunch There is a lot of us. I am getting on a bit so time is of the essence so to speak.

    Started by baymanofkb‎, 11-05-2011 12:47 PM
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  2. Hellooo there.

    Hi, just found this site and it looks great. I'm just dipping my toe into the genealogy thing so I hope you will bear with me. I have a question but I'm going to have a look around first and hopefully see which section I should post it in. Thanks for having me.

    Started by peem‎, 10-05-2011 9:29 AM
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  3. Introduction

    Hi, I stumbled upon this site while looking into my family history. I've been working on my family tree for a while now but took a deeper interest in it when my mom passed away in January. I plan on posting later, to get help with the brick walls that I've encountered, but figured I'd...

    Started by avance0306‎, 08-05-2011 8:53 PM
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  4. Post New to BG site but not Family hist

    Its about 11 years since the Genealogy bug bit!!!! Since then I have found ancesters in: Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Lancashire and somewhere in...

    Started by frogfan‎, 18-02-2008 10:31 AM
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  5. Smile Hello from Oz

    Hi All, Just dropping in to say Hello and introduce myself as a newbie here. Should have called it "The Longest Hello" Lol! :blush2: I live in Sydney, NSW Australia and have been researching my family on and off for some twenty plus years now and have found more than a couple of “skeletons”...

    Started by mcjools‎, 07-05-2011 11:44 AM
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  6. New member

    Hi, I have been researching my family history for about six years now and really enjoy it. My ancestors are mainly from Manchester and Ireland. I have hit a few brick walls and hoping that I will be able to find some help. Many thanks

    Started by marcella‎, 02-05-2011 11:48 PM
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  7. Good afternoon all

    Just to introduce myself - before I go back to lurking for a while. I took over the family history bug from my late father and thanks to t'Internet, have got a lot further than he did. I just wished that I'd asked more questions about his Irish background when I had the chance! Living and...

    Started by Jillong‎, 01-05-2011 1:26 PM
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  8. Smile Introduction

    Hello everyone My name is Carol Orr and I live in New Zealand. I have been doing genealogy since 1995 and am absolutely addicted. At one time I maybe researching more than one name. I live on a kiwifruit orchard and grow kiwifruit for export. I have two cats, two dogs, one aged retired horse...

    Started by popsit‎, 01-05-2011 2:56 AM
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    01-05-2011, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Red face Hello from Burlington, Canada

    Hello everyone, My name is Rachel and I am in Burlington, ON Canada. I have been researching and studying my father's family tree since my early 20's. I have had the privilege to visit the record office in Gloucester as well as several churches around the Forest of Dean and Cotswolds. Through...

    Started by Rachel Greiner‎, 28-04-2011 10:00 PM
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  10. Hilder Family

    I am working on the Hilder Family history and am looking for help with Richard Hilder 1742-1827. He married Catherine Norman in 1762. I have 3 of their children listed as Suzannah-1764, Elizabeth-1765, and Richard 1770-1840. I am searching for the names of Richard's parents. I'm at a loss trying...

    Started by caperone‎, 01-05-2011 12:50 AM
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  11. New to Brit-gen and new to family history

    Hello I thought I would post this as my first on Brit-gen. I am very new to family history research, I have been doing it for almost a year. So far the thing I am enjoying most is the social context of the family lines. The great grandparents in Lydd, at the edge of the Romney Marshes in Kent...

    Started by Benic‎, 24-04-2011 5:35 PM
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  12. searching for deceased father's death cert.

    Hi everyone, my name is jim armstrong now living in sydney. Left edinburgh in 1950. Have been unable to find death cert. for my father who left home when I was 4 yrs.old any help would be appreciated

    Started by pimps‎, 30-04-2011 3:23 AM
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  13. Mary Stead

    I am trying to trace my great grandmother MARY STEAD born in WIGMORE HEREFORDSHIRE early 1800's I think. She was married to JAMES RICHARDS who served in the army and was, at one time, a coachman at Downton Castle. Any help is greatly appreciated as I have hit a brick wall. Thanks Lis

    Started by Elisabeth Swingwood‎, 11-09-2007 7:04 PM
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  14. Family in England

    Hello,Iam new to this and have many questions,but first maybe some info on me.I live in a small town in northwest Indiana in the U.S.A. Iam retired and started to look at my family and in wonder at how many of my family come back to England. But there is one that I can't find anything about in...

    Started by Hunter1648‎, 07-01-2011 3:43 PM
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  15. Smile Hello from Warwickshire

    Hi I am currently just starting to try and found out about the Wakeman family from Bromsgrove Worcestershire, England in particular William H Wakeman who was married to Mary and had a daughter called Dora.

    Started by Caroguest‎, 05-04-2011 8:57 AM
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  16. Another new person saying Hi

    Hi, I've just joined and thought I'd introduce myself, I'm relatively new tracing my own family tree although as a teen I did have a quick look but have just recently got back into it hopefully I will be able to get some help when I have hit a wall and be able to offer help to others

    Started by Jacolemi‎, 27-04-2011 3:01 PM
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  17. Well I'm here at last !

    Hello everyone. I must have joined this forum a long time ago, but have not come in much since then! I was re-alerted to it when I received a lovely birthday message via my email addy. That was really nice. I cannot remember whether I ever introduced myself here, as so much was happpening in...

    Started by Lorraine Lewis‎, 26-04-2011 10:30 AM
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  18. Gwen

    Hi, I am Gwen Harvey descendant of Hilliers of Shaftesbury Dorset and Harveys of Lewisham London. I began this project in Dec last year, I think I'm doing o.k. but now have some 'lost people'!! i.e: Morgan Hillier married Jane Paraham in 1808 in Shaftesbury but I cannot find Jane's birth or...

    Started by gwenharve‎, 26-04-2011 10:11 PM
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  19. This thing we call Family History! Hello

    Hi All Listers, I joined some years ago, but what with one thing and another, never introduced myself! I live on the south coast of England, and have been at this game 'F.H.' for a number of years, you know, too many to remember, or is it just that the brain (what's left of it), has melted due...

    Started by rpetersfh‎, 26-04-2011 7:03 AM
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  20. Red face Greetings from Montreal, Canada!

    Hi everyone, My name is Linda...I have been searching for information on my ancestors for at least a couple of decades now and unfortunately have found very little. I just found this website and forum today, and I really hope that I have come to the right place. I hope you all have a great...

    Started by Wrencanada‎, 22-04-2011 2:39 AM
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