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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. Ancient genealogist

    Nice to meet everyone. Been around genealogy since 1964 aeons before the internet, Very addicted as most of us are. Still got a few brickwalls and I am not alone in that!!!! Best wishes to everyone and a Happy New Year, may it bring many happy research hours. Pelican123

    Started by pelican123‎, 16-01-2016 1:46 AM
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  2. Smile New to this forum....looks so good

    Hello: After 40+ years of gathering, interviewing, questioning and generally conversing I'm now at last seriously charting and documenting my maternal and paternal family history. My majority of my maternal line, BINDLEY and MIDDLETON, is from Norfolk with the paternal line, MacDONALD, wholly from...

    Started by D.Mc. in Canada‎, 17-01-2016 12:31 AM
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  3. Cool New f/ Canada: Carvell,Collins,Cuzner,Mee

    Hi, just joined your site. Have been doing online research for about twenty years. I had hoped to come to England to try and follow up leads in person as online can only take you so far. However, either my daughters pregnancies or my health kept putting an end to that. Most of my research has been...

    Started by reneemee‎, 16-01-2016 10:28 PM
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  4. introducing myself

    Hi started looking in to my family history about a year ago just after my father died and you think of all the question you should of asked. i have gone back as far as 1841 but can not seem to get back any farther so any help is welcome

    Started by phil clark‎, 16-01-2016 7:47 PM
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  5. hottydotty1

    Hello. I have been tracing my family for a while now. My grandmother was from Omagh. My granddad came from Cleckheaton, west Yorkshire. My mum's dad came from Finningley near Doncaster but unfortunately he was born out of wedlock, My mum's mum came from Doncaster.

    Started by hottydotty1‎, 16-01-2016 7:42 PM
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  6. Smile Hello from Sydney NSW. Burns Wood Archer

    Hello and happy new year to all. I've been researching my family tree for over twenty years and still have a long way to go. Interested in: Wood (Chorlton) Burn(s) and Tregonning (Kenwyn) Archer (Dublin). Hoping to learn a lot and help where I can. Cheers, John Wood

    Started by Jamwood‎, 16-01-2016 4:07 AM
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  7. HELLO

    Hi all, my name is Les Cooke I am 71 and live in Stoke-on-Trent. Born here but brought up in Rutland. Having joined the Army I lives in many places in England until I reurned to Stoke in 1983. I use MyHeritage to keep may family tree and am interested in all branches of my family.

    Started by LesCooke‎, 16-01-2016 5:50 PM
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  8. New member from U.S.

    Hello, everyone, I have joined this site in hopes of extending research on my grandfather's family. I have been interested in genealogy since I was a teenager and it was listening to his stories that initially stirred that interest. He was from Gloucestershire and immigrated to America in the...

    Started by banalban‎, 16-01-2016 5:02 PM
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  9. Smile Hi from Hull

    I`ve been interested in family history for a few years but have only researched seriously for the past 3 years. My research has had me discover family connections from Angus Scotland to Canada and USA on my father`s side.I am registered with a number of family history sites,always helpful to have...

    Started by hullnow‎, 16-01-2016 3:58 PM
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  10. Hello from new member in Galway city IRELAND

    Hello All,my name is Carla.I live in galway city ireland but was born in lambeth.I love doing my family tree and i started doing ancestry/genealogy about 8-9 years ago.i started in the quest to find my mother's family who are casey's and jacksons From London and my fathers side are Flanagans and...

    Started by Carla-Casey‎, 15-01-2016 12:47 PM
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  11. newbie

    Hi I have been researching my tree for nearly 30 years. Started with paper records in London. This site is brilliant!

    Started by JayneGale‎, 15-01-2016 9:39 PM
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    16-01-2016, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Red face Looking back from our twilight years

    Alan(1933) and Janet(1944) born in Watford Herts with family ties to Edwards/Groom and Short/Goodman trees in the U.K.Very few remaining family members but contact made with distant relatives in England.A large group of Edwards discovered in Ontario Canada. ,Presently struggling to contact known...

    Started by janal‎, 25-05-2010 1:54 PM
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  13. Hello I am a new member from Oz

    I have been researching my family history for 34 years. Started in 1981 with no Internet so it was a case of snail mail with generally a long wait and in many cases no reply or a negative reply. My main research is based on Sinclairs from Caithness Scotland, Steads from Ramsgate England,Thomas and...

    Started by snclr@netspace‎, 16-01-2016 12:54 AM
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    16-01-2016, 8:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Gday another new member from downunder in Oz

    Gday, Ive been researching my tree for over 10yrs. Ive been researching my paternal side Warren from London area and prior to that from Devon/Cornwall and Kinge as well as Sadler and on the maternal side Coveney/Chase as well as Johnson and Bird. I have/am also researching associated names...

    Started by LeighWarren‎, 16-01-2016 1:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  15. Post New to this Forum & British Genealogy

    Hello, my name is Christopher. I have been researching the family for about 8 years. I think i have done as much as I can on my father's side (the Gorst family), and am about to tackle my mother's side - a more formidable task because it is extensive and her maiden name was Cross, which makes it...

    Started by crgosb‎, 15-01-2016 5:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    16-01-2016, 3:56 AM Go to last post
  16. Forum Newbie

    Hi Everyone, my name is Mike and I currently live in Suffolk in the United kingdom, though I was actually born in Kanpur(Cawnpore) India. My early life was spent inj India, Sri Lanka(Ceylon) and Tanzania formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar. in 1964 I joined the Corps of Royal Engineers and served 6...

    Started by travelman‎, 15-01-2016 4:32 PM
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  17. new member

    my user name is hottydott1 and I am trying to get to know my family history

    Started by hottydotty1‎, 15-01-2016 6:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  18. Hello there

    Hello from Holmes, NY, USA. I am new to genealogy and will be researching the Padmore family (Cedric Padmore and Sarah McGoohan). I was born in Loughborough UK and moved across the pond when I was 4 in 1956. I look forward to corresponding with some of you soon. Thanks, John

    Started by Jmpadmore‎, 15-01-2016 5:51 PM
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  19. Introducing myself - Thank you.

    My name is Karen Wright-Bonneville and I have been researching my family for about 15 years. I would like to thank you for letting me join your group. I have been curious about my family members who served in the military during the different conflicts not just a Canadians but also as British...

    Started by Karen Wright‎, 15-01-2016 6:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    16-01-2016, 3:51 AM Go to last post
  20. sue

    Hi I'm sue from York uk, I'm researching the Cattle family and the Winteringham family , I'm retired now so have plenty of time on my hands to research

    Started by Suehog1953‎, 15-01-2016 3:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    16-01-2016, 3:50 AM Go to last post

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