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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. Whats in a name

    Im a long way past 70 & like most of us never had the time (& possibly energy) to do any true reserch into the history of my family. I always had the intrest & spasmodicly gained bits of information from here & there. Living as I do in Queensland Australia, enhances the difficulties & makes the...

    Started by Rogers‎, 14-02-2011 6:20 AM
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  2. Thumbs up Introduction

    Hello to everyone, My wife and I become interested in tracing our family trees and joined the local family history society for three years and we did nothing, basically we had no idea were to start. We then attended there annual fair and sat threw a very interesting lecture given by one of the...

    Started by Andy1‎, 13-02-2011 8:49 PM
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  3. Smile Introduction

    Hi, I suppose my interest in family history started in 1958 when I was 12 that was the year that my father's eldest brother died my father was the last one surviving of his siblings. The family Bible, printed in the 1760s plus some official papers were handed on to my father. He was not...

    Started by Wyvern‎, 13-02-2011 8:43 PM
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  4. Jaco Nelson joined

    Hi, Joined today and still a bit lost. I live in Cape Town, South Africa where I practice as a GP in the suburb of Parow. I do not have a single British ancestor. Even the Nelson was from Amsterdam. My friend Chris Barnard, however has this very interesting couple 4 generations back who lived in...

    Started by jaco.nelson‎, 13-02-2011 8:03 PM
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  5. Introducing myself!

    Hi, I'm pdh 18,and am a new member.I've been researching my family tree(mainly interested in glamorgan area) for the last 18mths or so.I've hit a few brick walls recently and so am hoping to find out some more information.

    Started by pdh18‎, 13-02-2011 1:13 PM
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  6. First Timer visits British-Genealogy.com

    Hello, I am Jan Claire, and I live near Yosemite National Park in California, USA. I am perenially researching my progenitor, William Short (I) - as he is referred to here in the U.S. He apparently was born in 1612 in England, and died in 1659 in the Virginia Colony. He predates this country...

    Started by jclaire1940‎, 12-02-2011 6:11 AM
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  7. A very, very newbie

    Hi All, I've really only just started trying to trace my ancestors. Finding it very difficult as there are so many sites to choose from. This is the only site I've registered and I am hoping to find my "tracing ancestry" legs and get a lot of tips from you more experienced guys. I honestly...

    Started by annek‎, 09-02-2011 6:13 PM
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    11-02-2011, 6:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Smile new member

    Hi everybody i am researching my family who came mainly from Devon / Cornwall to Eston to work in the ironstone mines in the 1860s. I have been able to get quite a bit of info but need help on other members of the family. Hope to join forces with other members to further my Tree & maybe help others...

    Started by nannie1811‎, 11-02-2011 1:53 PM
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    11-02-2011, 6:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Smile Kim Oliver

    I live in Bexleyheath but am originally from Camberwell and have been tracing my family history for 2 years. This has proved extremely exciting for me as my background is so diverse with a mixture of Irish, Scottish and French relatives; hence it has also proved very difficult at times. However,...

    Started by kimo‎, 11-02-2011 7:25 AM
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  10. new to brit-gen

    Hello everyone I am new to this site and never been on a forum before. I have been resurching my family tree for 6 years now and having 3 young children i tend to get side tracked in my resurch. I was told about the site from someone i met on another site, i have come to a stop in my resurch...

    Started by reen‎, 14-01-2011 12:50 AM
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    11-02-2011, 7:11 AM Go to last post
  11. New member

    Hi Have been tracing my and my wife's family tree for the last two and a half years using online information and registers etc. held locally. Have visited a few archives but not always successfully. I am from Shropshire but my mother's family is from Lanarkshire , Scotland. Why do we wait...

    Started by jamesdon‎, 10-02-2011 1:44 PM
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  12. Just joined

    Hi, just wanted to introducew myself. I have been researching since about 2002 mainly to find my grandfathers (on mothers side) unknown relatives in UK after he was a deserter in royal navy and also changed his name. It has been a long struggle but last year I finally had a breakthrough and found...

    Started by MoniqueWray‎, 10-02-2011 9:58 AM
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  13. The Ring O Bells Pub

    :taz: Does anyone remember the old Pub by the market called The Ring O Bells. My Mothers Aunt kept it around the time 1949 to 1956 But I cant remember her name although I do remember visiting it several times when we travelled from Sheffield to Barnsly Feast.

    Started by patricia21‎, 08-02-2011 6:21 PM
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  14. Moved: POITIER

    Started by BDMarchant‎, 09-02-2011 12:51 AM
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  15. Unhappy just joined

    hello everybody i have hit a brick wall concerning my fathers birth date,just cant find it in any of the indexes hope someone can help me kind regards .

    Started by brushwood7‎, 09-02-2011 8:52 PM
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  16. Question Tracking down family members

    Hi, My name is Louise and I am trying to help my Mum trace her family. Unfortunately my mum was adopted in 1944 and so we are finding it really hard to complete her family tree:banghead: We have evidence and have made contact with some family on her mothers side but are finding it really...

    Started by louiseh‎, 08-02-2011 12:40 AM
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  17. Hello from Deena

    Hello My name is Deena, I live in Kent and have just started a genealogy course. So its all new to me, its more involved than I realized. Surprising how much time can go by at the computer researching. Very rewarding, just wish I had a time machine!

    Started by Deena Ann‎, 08-02-2011 7:06 PM
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  18. Smile Looking for the Drinkwaters - Manchester

    I have done quite a bit or family research on my family name Drinkwater. The last information I have is for David Drinkwater, b. 15 Nov 1833 Harpurhey, Manchester, Lancashire d. 1874 m. Hodson, Alice 28 Nov 1855 My 101 year old is still a valuable and she has obviously provided me with a wealth...

    Started by pdrinkwater‎, 08-02-2011 6:35 PM
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  19. Hello

    Hi, I'm Janette from South Africa & just love doing genealogy research. Looking forward to chatting on this lovely Website Forum

    Started by JanetteB‎, 08-02-2011 1:23 PM
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  20. Hello

    Hello to all. It is great to have found you, by virtue of Parish chest. I got into genealogy by accident really. I wanted to find out what happened to my paternal grandfather, and everything snowballed from there. My wife got hooked too, and we both agree it is a fascinating hobby. (I still...

    Started by bazranz‎, 07-02-2011 8:32 AM
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    07-02-2011, 11:08 PM Go to last post

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