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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. Thumbs up Greetings from Townsville via UK

    Hi, I have searched numerous genealogy sites looking for my maternal grandfather, it becomes difficult as my mother and her mother were both illegitimate and father unknown on my mothers birth certificate. My wife and I are presently visiting the UK with the hope of investigating further that area...

    Started by toolunga‎, 28-02-2011 10:37 AM
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    28-02-2011, 1:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Talking Lou joined you!

    Hi guys, Was given some very good advice to join and introduced to some of you by Liane who's already a member and finding it good - hoping I'll do the same and progress with some of the brick walls I've hit. Getting a bit bruised now! I've been doing FH since end of 2005 so I've got a fair...

    Started by Montecarlolou‎, 27-02-2011 7:56 AM
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    27-02-2011, 8:32 PM Go to last post
  3. Hello

    I found this site by accident yesterday. Right now I'm not sure whether this is a good or a bad thing as I have spent numerous hours since perusing so much interesting information and there is so much more to read..... I live in Townsville, Queensland, Australia but I'm currently in the UK...

    Started by Free Spirit‎, 27-02-2011 7:02 PM
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    27-02-2011, 8:14 PM Go to last post
  4. Steve

    Been reserching family history for about 18 months have had a few stumbling blocks but getting there slowly

    Started by Stephen A Rose‎, 27-02-2011 7:35 PM
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    27-02-2011, 7:47 PM Go to last post
  5. About me

    Hi My name is Carole and I have been researching family history for about 20 yhears, although I only started doing my own tree about 6 years ago. I am married to my second husband, Steve, and we have been married for just over a year.

    Started by Carole Rose‎, 27-02-2011 5:59 PM
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    27-02-2011, 6:16 PM Go to last post
  6. Newbie

    Hello, Just thought I would drop by and introduce myself. My name's Jennie and I found this forum while trying to find out why a birth record could be missing. I'm really quite new to family history and have only been working on it a few weeks, but I have managed to get quite far so far....

    Started by Jennifaerie‎, 27-02-2011 9:48 AM
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    27-02-2011, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  7. Cool Hi from George ROSSINGTON

    I found this site searching the Web for info on my English heritage. I have a good start from my great-grandfather , who emigratedd to Australia, but having difficulty going back from there. Hopefully I can get somewhere with help from the site and also the members. Cheers All.

    Started by rossingtonGeorg‎, 27-02-2011 5:13 AM
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    27-02-2011, 8:58 AM Go to last post
  8. Hi from Cambridge

    Hello everyone! My name is Katie, and I'm from Cambridge (England). Dad's managed to get a lot of his side of the family tree done over the years but my Mum's side has been sadly sidelined by lack of time, something that I'm now working on rectifying :D Looking forward to joining in with...

    Started by KatieQPR‎, 25-02-2011 10:20 PM
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    26-02-2011, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Hi from Birmingham

    Hi there, I have been tracing my roots for a few years but recently have had a break of around 3 years whilst I brought my two children into the world. Prior to me starting research I realised that I knew nothing about my family. Unfortunately my three known grandparents had already died at...

    Started by viking-193‎, 26-02-2011 4:09 PM
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    26-02-2011, 6:59 PM Go to last post
  10. Smile New to this site

    My name is Mary Varley and I am from the the state of Ohio in the US. I have done extensive research on my father's family and my maternal grandmother's family and have traced them back to Germany. My mother's father's family is from England and I have just started his search. I enjoy the...

    Started by mevarley‎, 25-02-2011 7:21 PM
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    26-02-2011, 3:02 AM Go to last post
  11. Red face New old me

    Hi I am new to this. I am looking up relatives . On one side of my family I have got right back but them things go blurred........ I live in Lincolnshire and old house - love history:santa::wheelchair: Keep chickens dogs - who seem top have a good lot of ancestry details! and love gardening...

    Started by buntybo1‎, 25-02-2011 8:00 PM
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    25-02-2011, 8:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Hi from the US

    Hi My name is Michael and I live in the US, but was born in Portsmouth, UK. Last year one of my favorite aunts passed away and as she was such a gold mine of information about the family it prompted me to start doing some research so that we didn't lose our family history. I've been...

    Started by michaelmenary‎, 24-02-2011 9:22 PM
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    25-02-2011, 2:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Hello from Essex

    Hi I have just found you and intend to join in the discussions as much as I can. Its ncie to talk to people who eyes don't glaze over when you say" I was looking at the census........" At least I hope they don't I can't see you I am a member of the Essex family history society but am...

    Started by zooze‎, 23-02-2011 12:25 PM
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    24-02-2011, 3:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Johnjc29

    Hi I have been researching my families for just over 3 yrs. I am contiually frustrated with the Registry Offices for sending Certificates with different info than what I presented them with. I wonder if anyone else has the same problem. I am new and this is my 1st entry so forgive me for any...

    Started by johnjc29‎, 23-02-2011 4:00 PM
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    24-02-2011, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  15. Red face HI. FROM LEAMINGTON SPA

    I HAVE BEEN DOING MY FAMILY HISTORY, FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS NOW. IT WAS JUST SOMETHING MY MUM SAID,ONE DAY. HER MUM DIED WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT 13. BUT SHE REMEMBERED THAT A UNCLE USED TO SAY,YOUR NAN WAS A REAL LADY AND SHE WAS FRENCH. SO I THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT FOR HER, LITTLE DID I KNOW THEN...

    Started by den56‎, 23-02-2011 7:45 PM
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    23-02-2011, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Linking with DNA and History

    My biggest wall is one that will probably only come down with contributions from both DNA and history. The family story is that we are descendents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, through an illegitimate son. I need to find some remaining male JONES' in the right line and then get the Y-DNA...

    Started by estre68132‎, 23-02-2011 9:18 PM
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  17. Hello from a newcomer to British-Genealogy.

    I have been researching both my husband's family and my family since my retirement in 2008. Unfortunately our parents had already died before my interest in the family tree took hold, so had to start from scratch and just a few memories. I belong to my local family history society and access the...

    Started by Angela88‎, 23-02-2011 5:56 PM
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    23-02-2011, 6:17 PM Go to last post
  18. Searching for John B Grayson

    Hello Everyone, My name is Harold and I am new at this site. Thank You for letting me join. I am researching the Grayson family and have one lead to England on John (B. possible) Grayson b. abt 1656 (possible Manchester) d. 31 March 1736 Spotsylvania,Virginia, USA and married Susannah White b...

    Started by hgmanning89‎, 21-02-2011 3:34 PM
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    21-02-2011, 6:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Calvert and related families of Northampton

    Hello, This is my first time here. I am researching Christopher Calvert and his family. He was transported to Accomack County, Virginia (USA) in 1636 by Captain William Bibby. I believe he came from Northamptonshire, but I may be mistaken. Christopher is related to families who lived in...

    Started by R. Colbert‎, 21-02-2011 6:07 PM
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  20. New to You from California

    Though I have been doing genealogy for 10 years, it has been almost entirely on my father's side in Scandinavia. Now it is time for my mother's side! Her father, Fred Merrill b. 1874 Addlethorpe, Lincolnshre, s/o John Foster Merrill, emigrated to the USA in 1891 with his brother John Booth Merrill....

    Started by lbailey‎, 06-07-2010 11:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    21-02-2011, 3:20 PM Go to last post

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