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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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    This is my first post although I have been struggling with my ancestry for some years now. My parents married in Peckham 28 Jan 1928 but were divorced three years later.Mother then moved to Manchester and married again. Apart from the marriage certificate I have no information on her early life....

    Started by walttree‎, 04-04-2011 11:58 AM
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  2. G'Day

    Hi, :clap: My searching name is also a nickname Wally or Wal. I live in New South Wales, Australia, about 1.5 hours drive up the coast from Sydney, just near Newcastle. My families came from all parts of the UK, but my main lines came from Somerset, around the Pilton area. I have been...

    Started by Wally Masters‎, 04-04-2011 8:05 AM
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  3. Hello

    I have been trying to research my family in Wales for a few years now and hoping this will give me somewhere to go to get ideas on how to find my first Williams from Wales to US. It was a early date but hoping to find a clue as to his family.

    Started by bwilliams‎, 03-04-2011 12:23 AM
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  4. hiya all

    hi to all , me name is paul hatfield and i have been tracing me family tree on and off for couple years now, i am from birmingham and my partner's (wendy francis) family are from london , we have a tree on ancestry.co.uk called hatfield francis tree which does go back few generations but there are...

    Started by younghat‎, 03-04-2011 2:33 PM
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  5. Hi

    Hi all, My name is Debbie, and I've been trying to trace the family history of all 4 of my grandparents for about 3 years now. It's been fun mostly, however both my Grand dad families are proving far more difficult than my nan's are ! I'm currently looking for details on the following. My...

    Started by TaylorDA‎, 02-04-2011 7:38 PM
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    03-04-2011, 3:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Moved: Tanners

    Started by pmccollester‎, 02-04-2011 6:32 PM
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  7. Smile Hi, My name is Peggy Tanner McCollester

    I have been tracing my ancestry for about 20 years now. My maiden name is Tanner. I love doing genealogy, photography, hiking, reading and working on computers. I was born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. I'm retired now. I'm married and have a daughter. I use to work on computers at Pima Community...

    Started by pmccollester‎, 02-04-2011 6:10 PM
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  8. Researching the Partleton name

    Have been researching my unusual surname for about 6 years, have nearly all the names back to the early 1700's apart from my own grandfathers death sometime after 1911. Thought this forun might be useful.

    Started by tvpartleton‎, 24-03-2011 1:56 PM
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  9. Hi! Oliver family reseracher from Oxfordshire

    Hello Brit-Gen forum members, I'm pleased to join you all here. I've been researching my own family history for 3-4 years now and have focused primarily on one family line, that of my grandmother on my fathers side, a family which has transpired to be quite an enormous coming down through 10+...

    Started by josiah1676‎, 30-03-2011 9:59 AM
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  10. New to British-Geneaolgy

    Hi Everyone New to this site found it today, looks good. I have been doing my family tree for a few years now and I have enjoyed every moment. But do get unstuck quite often. Maybe when that happens in the future someone will be able to help me from this forum. I am sure I will enjoy reading...

    Started by Vyvyenne‎, 30-03-2011 4:12 PM
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  11. Greetings from Norway

    Hi everyone! My name is Alan and I started researching my family tree back in the days of Somerset House and before computers and the internet (now that dates me). At the moment, my research is focused totally on my family name (GILBERT) but at some point in the future will pick up the threads...

    Started by APGNorfolk‎, 30-03-2011 9:05 AM
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  12. hello from adelaide

    i would like to introduce myself. i have only been looking into my family history for the past year and already have bought a filing system to keep track of all the paper work. i go to my local library once a fortnight for research as they have paid sites and are very helpful. i have enjoyed...

    Started by Debo‎, 30-03-2011 5:34 AM
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  13. Question A Confused Cipriani

    I have recently started looking into my father's family. His last name was Cipriani. His uncle, my great uncle was Captain AA Cipriani. My father Chester was born in 1910 in Trinidad/Topago. He had an older brother and sister Alfred, and Constance. I think my grandmother was Catherine, but I am...

    Started by Sweet Sue Ohio‎, 29-03-2011 10:07 PM
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  14. G'day

    G,day, My name is Mike and I'm from Kempsey NSW Australia. I'm currently researching my wife's family ( Warwick from Birmingham) for an upcoming reunion in October. I'm having a lot of fun though I am struggling with a crime committed by a John Warwick around 1823/24 which brought the family out...

    Started by mikebrg‎, 24-03-2011 5:01 AM
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  15. Thumbs up About Me

    I was named Sihlahla by the Matabele of The then Rhodesia, my given name is Edward but I prefer, and am known as Ted. I am English by Birth and South African by Nationalisation and was Rhodesian by Nationalisation. I am now (2oo9) 77 yrs old.

    Started by Sihlahla‎, 12-02-2009 10:50 AM
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  16. The Crumbling Brick Wall

    Hello: I've just registered today to this sparkling website - found via some purchases I've recently made at The Parish Chest. :-) I've been at this FamHist 'caper' since 1979 ... about half my life ... and it all started a few days after my Dad died and I innocently asked my mother the...

    Started by ColinClarke1945‎, 26-03-2011 8:46 PM
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  17. Smile Me and my never ending tree

    Hi all, I have been tracing my family tree for at least 5 or 6 years now. It all started when I was clearing out some old junk and found an old piece of school homework. When we were 10 yrs old we were asked to draw a basic family tree - at the time I had all my grand parents still alive and a...

    Started by shellfish‎, 26-03-2011 1:13 PM
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  18. Wink Joining the dots UK and Europe

    Hi folks, I have been trying to research my complicated family history for about 15 years now. On the English side we have Steddon, Bennett, Rayner, Syer, Jerom, all in London certainly from the early 1800's. In Yorkshire,and Warwickshire Tuke, Winchurch, Bridgen, Globe, Twigg. In Devon and...

    Started by PSzelewski52‎, 26-03-2011 1:22 PM
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    26-03-2011, 1:49 PM Go to last post
  19. Hi from Soggy California!

    Hi there! I'm Kate Schmidt from scenic Vallejo, California. I've been doing genealogy on and off for about 10 years. Most of my family came from England or Scotland, with a bit of Ireland in there. The major players are: WHYATT in Lancashire (Salford/Manchester/Chadderton) SADDLER and...

    Started by katya‎, 26-03-2011 3:02 AM
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  20. Smile Just started - GRAY, WICKENDEN, DAVEY, SEWELL

    Hi everyone, I have only been seriously looking at my family tree for the past 5 days or so and seem to have found about 500 individuals which I am now starting to find documentation for, and to verify the information I have gathered. My surname is GRAY and live in Sittingbourne, Kent, UK and my...

    Started by tony1956‎, 10-03-2011 5:29 PM
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