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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. greetings

    I am new to this site, but have been researching family history for some time. I am interested in Barnetts, originally from the Buildwas/Broseley area of Shropshire (Salop), ca. 1700, but spread well beyond the UK in the past 300 years; also Hamlens (Herefordshire and Glamorgan), and several...

    Started by gringo‎, 19-06-2011 4:17 AM
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  2. trying to trace wifes family (Shivas)

    Hi, I am george Francis Charles Cave. And for some time have been trying to trace my wifes Fathe's family. I find it hard to get around the Scottish records so get nowhere fast! Hopefully I may be help her by joining this site. G. F. C. Cave

    Started by gcaveman‎, 18-06-2011 3:37 PM
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  3. Illogan Gilberts

    Hello there, This is my first time using this site, so hello to everyone. I love researching the Gilbert family line from Illogan, Cornwall, England and I would love to hear from any other people researching the Gilberts. Regards meggle

    Started by meggle‎, 17-06-2011 7:27 AM
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  4. from somerset

    hi there my name is Libby (Elizabeth ) found this site today am very new to this ,so just at the beginning of my journey to find my ancestors . i know very little o my background but am hopping to learn more of where my family comes from

    Started by libby1972‎, 13-06-2011 8:47 PM
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  5. Hi from Mon, Herefords, Devon and Glamorgan

    :D Hello, I am called Teg and I live in Pembrokeshire. The name Chwarae Teg is Welsh for "Fair Play", which is my whole ethos. . Finding my ancestors has been an interesting journey for me and can become quite time consuming :D (as I'm sure everyone is well aware ) The Tree itself hasn't...

    Started by Chwarae Teg‎, 12-06-2011 7:30 PM
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  6. Hello All

    Hello all, Trying to find out more about our ancestors. Dad died when we were all young and aside from 1 nephew of his, we grew up knowing almost nothing of his side of the family. My brother Jim has been doing most of the research and the latest thing he turned up was that our great grandfather...

    Started by SnowmanMike‎, 12-06-2011 8:05 PM
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  7. Hello

    Hi, my name is Fred Clark, I'm 57 and from Manchester. I found this site by accident but was stunned to find all the answers from one of your member's. Oates had been searching the name Eacherels and found my ancestors for me in the Clark's from Heckmondwaite and Dewsbury Yorkshire. I will be...

    Started by clarky53‎, 02-06-2011 8:56 PM
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    12-06-2011, 7:24 PM Go to last post
  8. mammyfitz

    hi to all, i am a newbie here but thought it was worth giving this site a shot especially as it says brick walls a speciality:hurray:. I have been researching my family tree for around 5 years on and off ( off for most of the last year as i was really busy with university work). I have most of the...

    Started by mammyfitz‎, 10-06-2011 1:06 PM
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  9. Smile Hello all.

    I'm Steve, and I'm a newby to this site. My main interest at the moment, is tracing my paternal IVES & Stevens line in Buckinghamshire. Looking forward for a bit of help here and there. Regards. Steve.:cheers2:

    Started by stepives‎, 09-06-2011 1:54 PM
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  10. Bob Todd - intro

    hi my name is Bob Todd - I am originally from the Uk but now live in Australia. Been tracing family tree on and off for about a dozen years, have about 400 people in my tree (?) oldest is an ancestor of my wife Samuel chapman born in 1730. have hit a mjor brick wall with my grandmother who...

    Started by Bob Todd‎, 08-06-2011 8:03 AM
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  11. Hello from new user

    have been researching both family history 18 months or so and recently started to delve into researching the age of the cottage where I live (found it on a map 1792 now looking for older maps). been up the side of a brick wall for some time now so this is why I have joined here - hope to find a...

    Started by ToneP‎, 06-06-2011 5:16 PM
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  12. Thumbs up Hello

    I am an avid family historian and i love researching..yes even the brick walls!!! At present i am trying to locate a marriage in 1841 between Stephen Boardman and Sarah that took place in Manchester Cathedral among other issues. i live in yorkshire and look forward to my time on here and being of...

    Started by LindaAppleby48‎, 06-06-2011 3:00 PM
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  13. Re: Charles Herbert Denison

    Hi all, My name is Susan Heynders and I am from Melbourne Australia, I am trying to find some information regarding my late father Charles Herbert Denison from Wolves lane, Palmers Green, London. Dad was a fire fighter during the blitz somewhere in London, and I am trying to find out a little...

    Started by sueheynders‎, 29-05-2011 12:24 AM
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  14. Smile hi

    Hi all, I've been researching on and off for about 3 years. At the moment I'm concentrating on the maternal side, on Rowbottom and King in Hornsey, Middlesex, and Walters in Plymouth, and Leslie, in India. I get such a buzz each time I find out something new. Looking forward to getting yo know...

    Started by lindt‎, 04-06-2011 10:46 PM
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  15. New member from Liverpool

    Hello everyone I'm another new member....have been researching my family tree for 11 years and like lots of Liverpool folk I have quite a few Irsih ancestors who were not very specific about their places of birth on the census. My English ancestors are from the Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire...

    Started by Sumi‎, 03-06-2011 9:08 PM
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  16. New to B-G

    Hello All I'm new to this particular forum, though not genealogy forums in general, and I'm looking forward to meeting a whole host of new people. I've been researching my family branches on and off since I was about 16, but it's only now, with a bit more spare time, that I've been able to make...

    Started by Tinker‎, 10-03-2008 6:15 PM
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  17. Cool Hello Everyone!

    I've been researching my family on and off for a couple of years, and I've just about "done" all the census's and indexes. I've also started on my husband's, just to keep the challenge going..... I have a few brick walls to break through yet, India, Ireland and army service to name but a few! ...

    Started by Julie.Spavins‎, 03-06-2011 3:01 PM
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  18. Hello!

    I'm based in Wales and have been researching my family tree (on and off) for the last 15 years. I love the feeling of finding that piece of information just when you thought that brickwall was never going to crumble. Most of my branches are in Wiltshire and Staffordshire, some quite far back and...

    Started by Sikes‎, 02-06-2011 6:47 PM
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  19. New member says hello

    Hello, I live in leafy Dumfriesshire and have been building a biggish family tree for about 20 years. I have been able to get quite far back on my English and Scottish forebears but am stuck just 3 generations back with an Irish great grandfather! I'm sure that's a familiar tale? Hope to find help...

    Started by Scotbrummie‎, 01-06-2011 10:36 PM
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  20. john deacon

    I stated 1 June 2011I am interested in my family history which has the surnames Mears,Bacon, Deacon, Willet, Whenam, Tunnel or Funnel on my fathers side and Yeates or Yeats, Harman and Barnard and Winter

    Started by john deacon‎, 02-06-2011 8:51 AM
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    02-06-2011, 9:39 AM Go to last post

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