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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. Another Australian

    Hi Everyone, I'm delighted to find a forum where brick walls are considered a challenge.My ancestors come,mainly,from County Durham,Norfolk and Bristol;and while most have left accessible records,a few have disappeared without trace (that I can find!). With luck,there may be someone out...

    Started by longroad‎, 07-03-2017 8:13 AM
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  2. Hello from South Africa

    Hi. just discovered this website this morning. am busy researching surnames of Reeve, Carter, Warwick, Clark, also Nicholl, Paterson, Hustler, Lovelock.

    Started by BronwenP‎, 04-04-2017 5:47 AM
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  3. Cunarders

    Hi, my name is Cheryl and I am researching my family following the passing of my Dad. I need some help please. My Great Grandad William Edward Anderson M.B.E had and extensive career with Cunard. Liverpool John Moore's University have sent me some great information about him; a piece of which...

    Started by cheryl662291‎, 01-04-2017 7:32 PM
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    02-04-2017, 9:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Introduction

    Hi My name is Avril and I have been researching my family tree for 4 years. The names I am researching are Warmsley,Garms,Tiencken and Varney. My main brick walls are in South Africa for Warmsley and Varney, namely Anne attabury Varney, Betsy Varney. Many thanks.

    Started by afryl‎, 01-04-2017 12:03 PM
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  5. Cyril Marconi Crowe.

    Hello all, my name is Colette Crowe as some of you may have seen from my post. My husband is Cyril's Grandson, his name is Jonathan, he had 3 siblings, Cheryl, now deceased, Nicholas and Emma. I have been researching my own family tree for sometime and got into looking into the...

    Started by Colette Crowe‎, 28-03-2017 1:04 PM
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    29-03-2017, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Hello. I'm Back !

    Not that I have been away, except for not posting or visiting here for years ? Have been researching for over 40 years. Once upon a time my User name was Peter_UK_Can. Names.. Lawford (me) Ahier (Maternal). Vibert. Rive. Thoreau, LeBel. Whitton. Research slowed up years...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 27-03-2017 3:42 PM
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    28-03-2017, 2:08 PM Go to last post
  7. Useful article for genealogy tips

    Hey all, Been researching my surname, Schulz, for a while now and only got so far. Yesterday I came across an article that I found useful. Some of the tips I had already been using but some others were new to me. Sufficient to say, it gave me a few new avenues to search down. {It's called...

    Started by WinfriedS‎, 28-03-2017 9:17 AM
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    28-03-2017, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  8. Wink Coral Stone

    I have been doing Genealogy for about 5 years I belong to a Group in Lilydale Victoria. I have ancestors in England Ireland & Scotland & I believe in the Guernsey Island.I haven't followed that up as yet. I am 76 years old I have 4 Grown up children 9 Granchildren & 4 Great Grandchildren. I hope...

    Started by coralstone‎, 28-03-2017 5:11 AM
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  9. Smile Forum Newbie Seeking Help

    Hi, I am new to the concept of Forums so may post things in the wrong place! - I apologise to all, in advance - I WILL learn :0) I have been searching the family name "Beckley" for several years. My own branch currently goes back to the mid-1700's. However, to cut a long story short, I have...

    Started by Vfbeckley‎, 07-08-2016 3:53 PM
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  10. Hi my name is Sharon

    I have been at this hobby/game/job, whatever we call it for over 35 years. I love it. I love the detective side to it. I think I am a good detective. Although there are others that are so much better than I and I bow to them. I am researching all family. New Zealand, England, Ireland, are the...

    Started by shaste‎, 23-03-2017 3:55 AM
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  11. New to the British genealogy forum

    Hi My name is Ann and I started researching my family about 3 years ago. It started wanting to know more about my father's side because I knew very little, now it has grown to all parts of my family plus my husband's. All relatives have passed away so no-one to ask , therefore starting with my...

    Started by Annbrick‎, 23-03-2017 5:10 AM
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  12. Hello everybody

    Hello. I started looking into my family history back in the late 1990s, I think prompted by discovering that my mum had 8 siblings, rather than the zero that we had imagined for over 40 years! However, I lapsed after an initial flurry but now, spurred on by a FutureLearn online course I'm back...

    Started by bardneypop‎, 23-03-2017 8:44 PM
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  13. The family enigma

    I have been conducting research in my family history for over three years but have become stuck. I have a grandfather that appeared, but no past that I can trace. I was forbidden to search for this side of the family while my father was alive. Almost everything I was told about this side of the...

    Started by MartinL‎, 21-03-2017 1:06 AM
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  14. Parnaby links

    Hi Everyone, I just found out on a Birth Certificate that my Great Nanna's name was Edith Ruth PARNABY Ayers born: 22nd Nov 1914 Lowestoft, Suffolk, died Aug 1996 Rockingham Western Australia, she never knew her father and i thought i would put it out there because we have no idea what her...

    Started by chanstevens‎, 18-03-2017 4:28 PM
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  15. Uncle Henry

    Hi, Have been quite successful so far in my research. Thomas Jones, son of Thomas Jones, son of Thomas Jones, son of Thomas Jones who married a Harriet Jones has been a struggle. Then Morgans in South Wales, When you come across Morgan Morgan you begin to lose hope. There are a few missing who...

    Started by feckless‎, 17-03-2017 3:19 PM
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    17-03-2017, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  16. New to the forum

    Hello. I'm Leanne and I've been researching my family tree for about a year now. I was lucky enough that my grandmother had already done a lot of research on hers and my grandfather's side of the family and she has now passed everything on to me to sort through. I have now got the research bug and...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 14-03-2017 12:56 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  17. Graham Prosser

    Researching the PROSSER MORGAN EDWARDS family

    Started by bickleton56‎, 12-03-2017 9:12 AM
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  18. New Member

    Hello Everyone, I have been researching my family for around 40 years, yep, I'm 70 years old. I teach genealogy to a group through U3A in my local area (near Melbourne, Australia). Only today I discovered on ancestry.com the baptism of a direct ancestor in Lewisham, Kent in 1792, and this after...

    Started by KayeCrett‎, 09-03-2017 4:59 AM
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    09-03-2017, 9:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Smile new member

    Hello all Some of the surnames I'm researching are Rose , Rowland , Sugar , Hendy , Ellis , Garrett , Dickinson and a good few others that don't immediately pop to mind. I've been at this lark for several decades now so if you think we may be researching some of the same people I'd love to...

    Started by equinoxers‎, 08-03-2017 11:20 AM
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    09-03-2017, 12:43 AM Go to last post
  20. a friendly Hello from Hamburg/Germany

    Hello, I am Katie, born on the island of Heligoland/Helgoland in the northsea. The history of my family is associated with the various gouvernments, before 1807 the island was danish, between 1807 and 1890 british and since then german. I started genealogy 7 months ago, when my beloved father...

    Started by KatieNordwind‎, 09-02-2013 4:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-03-2017, 4:56 PM Go to last post

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