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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 1:25 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 11:22 AM
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  1. Smile New member researching family

    Hello! I can't say this site is easy but I am in Cumbria and will be posting queries about my family history. Onwards and upwards!

    Started by McGillrooke‎, 25-05-2016 12:36 PM
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  2. New member from SW London

    I've been researching Loughboroughs from Hartlepool, and Watsons from Jarrow and Hartlepool for a while, with good progress, but I signed up here to ask a specific question. Martin

    Started by Martnal‎, 24-05-2016 4:19 PM
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  3. JONAS / KNOPF in Bethnal Green around 1871

    Hello! My name is Gisele and I'm from Brazil but living in the US. I've recently found out my GGgrandfather William Emil Jonas was born in 1871 in Bethnal Green. He was born on 21 Old Ford Road, son of Richard Jonas and Maria (Knopf) Jonas. I found his registry but wanted to know if his parents...

    Started by giseleguerra‎, 20-05-2016 4:22 AM
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  4. Hello introducing myself on this forum

    I am from Australia in the country area of Southwestern NSW. I have been doing research since the birth of my youngest son which was 17years ago. It hasn't be constant but I find that I miss it when I cant get back to my research. I have been doing my husband's family Croxon's from Essex; also...

    Started by aussiemaree‎, 19-05-2016 9:57 AM
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  5. Hello from Hampshire!

    Hi, I've got myself on here as a result of chatting with people manning the stall at WDYTYA at the weekend. As a family we started doing research on my mother's side (Ohren, hence the username) way back in the days of St Katherine's House. The search got re-energised over ten years ago (it must...

    Started by Ohren_search‎, 27-02-2011 3:18 PM
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    18-05-2016, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Newbie!

    Only started to get interested in searching my family history so I'll let you guys know when the problems and the hair-pulling start! :wink:

    Started by Velociraptor‎, 16-05-2016 4:34 AM
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    16-05-2016, 4:21 PM Go to last post
  7. New to the forum!!

    Hello! I have been researching the various branches of my family tree for about 10 years on and off. Most of my family come from England and Prussia (what is now Poland). As I live in Australia, I rely heavily on online resources for my research into my overseas ancestors. The main...

    Started by Vicgirl78‎, 16-05-2016 5:02 AM
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    16-05-2016, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  8. Trying to contact Sandymount Cemetary

    Good morning all, my name is Helen and I am writing from Australia. I am trying to get contact details for Sandymount Cemetery in Glasgow, to try and locate the final resting place of my paternal grandparents (my father deceased). Appreciate any help. Thank you :-)

    Started by prkhnq‎, 11-05-2016 2:48 AM
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  9. G'day from Perth, Western Australia

    Hi all, I seem to have become the de facto family researcher in my family, so am trying various sources to fill some gaps in the family tree. It's not as straightforward as the TV adverts would have you believe. I know my father (Leonard Dalby), his brother (John Dalby) and their father's...

    Started by Steve Dalby‎, 03-05-2016 8:30 AM
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    06-05-2016, 9:20 AM Go to last post
  10. Searching for the Morris family in Worthen

    Searching for John Morris Baptised 6th Dec 1840 to John Morris and Elizabeth Middleton, John was a Topman Sawyer and I have him marrying in Swansea in 1864 to Sarah Thomas, they have two children Elizabeth Ann born 1865 and John born 1867, Sarah dies age 24yrs in Swansea and Elizabeth Ann and her...

    Started by historian1951‎, 04-05-2016 12:33 PM
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    05-05-2016, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Quinlan

    Hi from across the pond . I am researching the Quinlan family Edward Quinlan and Catherine Sullivan any help would be appreciated . Thanks from Upstate New York .

    Started by marciany‎, 02-05-2016 1:17 AM
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  12. Hi from newfoundland

    looking forward to researching the history of the lynch family,where they came from and who and when they first arrived in newfoundland. Everett lynch

    Started by itsmeagain‎, 01-05-2016 4:30 PM
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  13. Greetings from Cork, Ireland

    Hi, found this website last night, posted my query and I have already had 1 reply. My name is Frances and I am living in Cork, Ireland, having moved here from the UK back in 1970s. I won't say what age I was when we moved back :). I started the family tree back in 2000 with my Mum, we stalled...

    Started by Corkonian‎, 21-03-2011 10:23 AM
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    01-05-2016, 7:47 PM Go to last post
  14. Hello All

    My name is Heather. I live in Ontario, Canada. I've dabbled in genealogy for a number of years, but now I'm ready to proceed in earnest. I look forward to participating in future posts!

    Started by TurnerHGHM‎, 29-04-2016 10:22 PM
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  15. Hello Iím new to Brit-Gen

    Hello from across the pond, Thank you for adding me as a member Brit-Gen. What a find. I have been researching my family history since 2014. I see some old threads discussing some of my family already (Carterís from Padstow). I am making some headway now with old threads and census records. ...

    Started by musheron‎, 28-04-2016 9:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    28-04-2016, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Adrian James

    Hello, I am relatively new to family history research. As a newcomer I am having difficulty in tracing some people who should really appear in the records, but seemingly do not! My main area of interest at the moment is the Treherne family from Pembroke Dock in Pembrokeshire in the period 1880 to...

    Started by Adrian James‎, 28-04-2016 12:41 PM
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    28-04-2016, 6:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Introducing myself

    Hi thank you for accepting me as a member.I have been researching my family history since 2007.I am just starting to organise existing info as well as pursuing other lines of enquiry relating to a couple of brick walls.

    Started by pearlfisher‎, 28-04-2016 12:15 PM
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  18. STOWERS

    I am looking for assistance with trying to find the parents of John Stowers who became the founder of the Stowers family in Samoa. His date of birth, 03/Jan/1817. Died on 13/Jan/1884, aged 67, in Lano, Savaii, Samoa. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you. SAV.

    Started by ABUVANDBYOND‎, 27-04-2016 2:07 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    28-04-2016, 4:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Hello, my first post on here

    Hello, I have been research my husbands Thew family from Northumberland for many years, After spending many years on my own. We live in a small country town in NSW Australia. Look forward to meeting everyone and hearing about your ups & downs with your research. Thank you for allowing...

    Started by Quirkey‎, 20-04-2016 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    20-04-2016, 7:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Hello from Sydney

    Hi I am researching my husband's family in the UK so interested in learning my way around British records and what is available. Looking forward to hearing about everyone's experiences with their research. Letrecia

    Started by Letrecia‎, 18-04-2016 11:58 AM
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    19-04-2016, 12:38 AM Go to last post

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