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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. Hello from Cornwall

    Hi all, I'm fairly new to this thoroughly interesting process of tracing and discovering our family history. I have jumped in with both feet, and am now seeing why people employ others to research! Lol I'm hoping to learn the process and how to work through information found. Also hoping I...

    Started by Kosel Den‎, 13-01-2017 9:46 PM
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    Hi Everybody I have been interested in family history for many years, my main areas of research are Helston, Cornwall, UK & Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK. My time at the moment is researching the ROWE families of SITHNEY, Helston & of CONSTANTINE, Falmouth. I am a descendant of a NICHOLAS...

    Started by Malc27‎, 09-01-2017 12:25 PM
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    09-01-2017, 6:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Hello

    Hi I have been trying to compile my family try for some time but am beginning to get stuck so will be looking for Assistance. the main name is my fathers name, Charlton from Northumberland.

    Started by Craig ch‎, 09-01-2017 1:16 PM
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  4. Whalley - birthplace records

    Hi, I've been researching my family history for a number of years now through membership with ancestry websites, visits to archive centres, research passed down from parents and grandparents and the purchase of transcripts on CD's. Pre UK census times are always more difficult and there a number of...

    Started by Grace Moore‎, 06-01-2017 1:51 PM
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    08-01-2017, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Hello!

    Hello everyone! Glad to be here. I've been working on my family tree and researching for a few years now - probably about five years. I've been stuck trying to locate records for B.W.I., Trinidad, etc. Difficult! I'll be perusing the threads in here to get myself into the swing of things. ...

    Started by Ms.Maia‎, 04-01-2017 12:25 AM
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    04-01-2017, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  6. Hello from Staffordshire

    Hello there, I am Sarah and I've been researching my family history for about 18 months now, and picked it up for the NY. I am in Staffordshire, and my family roots are here too. Looking mainly at the Robertson/Doughty and Harrison/Jenks/Hunter families in Staffordshire/Shropshire/Derbyshire...

    Started by sarah_robbo‎, 02-01-2017 8:36 PM
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    02-01-2017, 8:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Smile Hi from Maryland

    Hi. My name is Karen and I live in Maryland with my husband and our two cats. I've been researching my dad's family off and on for several years. With help from Ancestry.com, I've been able to trace it back to late 18th century Scotland. I look forward to learning more about tracing family...

    Started by krin5292‎, 04-10-2009 8:26 PM
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    01-01-2017, 1:40 PM Go to last post
  8. John Wilson and Sarah Hannay

    Hi Everyone, I was hoping some clever person on this site may be able to help me with a family that I am researching. John Wilson married Sarah Hannay and they had a son John George Hannay Wilson. His father was a surgeon with the Bangor South Down Militia. I found this information in the British...

    Started by Rawsie‎, 28-12-2016 8:24 AM
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    28-12-2016, 1:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Newbie from Tennessee USA

    Hi All! I've just joined today and am looking forward to digging in. My mom is from Oldham, Lancs, England and this time last year could only provide info on 3 of her 4 grandparents. I'm happy to say that I've been able to use ancestry.com, and UKBMD to the point that I can now get her back to...

    Started by RobbiD‎, 23-12-2016 7:34 PM
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    28-12-2016, 8:22 AM Go to last post
  10. Post Newbie from Northern Ireland

    Hi everyone, hope you are all well. Just joined, I feel I am a bit of a novice when doing this type of research although I have been on Ancestry for about four years. I am trying to put together four family trees and have been able to get quite a bit of info but doubt some elements. Looking...

    Started by Charlie8923‎, 26-12-2016 8:36 PM
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    26-12-2016, 9:30 PM Go to last post
  11. Newbie from Yorkshire

    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum, but not new to family history. I have been searching for about 40 years, so I am showing my age. I have tracked the major roots of my family, 'Glew' from North Yorkshire back to the late 1500's and other roots Coleridge, Scurrah, Fleming, Costello, Bogan etc...

    Started by 916153‎, 26-12-2016 9:25 AM
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    26-12-2016, 1:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Newbie to the Forum

    Hi all, I am following on from my uncle who researched the Warren family line from London and Burton on Trent. I have been using FTM but am concerned about the continuation of that product with Maciev. Is there a specific product that better suits if you are researching a British family line...

    Started by WarrenJim‎, 26-12-2016 10:40 AM
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  13. brian

    Just joined with the main object of using my database for the members to access. The database consists of 25000 names of ALL British Military personnel that died during the Boer War; dates, places, how/when/where & monuments. Apart froma small number all o the names are confirmed trough various...

    Started by bkaigs‎, 23-12-2016 11:53 AM
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  14. Newbie

    First post, and a short introduction I've been doing family research for quite a while, but now need a bit of support to go further. Basically, until I find one single solitary name, I've hit a brick wall on that side of the family. I do have some known information regarding this name, the...

    Started by Flatlander‎, 22-12-2016 12:39 PM
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  15. New Member

    My name is Ellen and I've just joined this page. I hope to visit the region in the future, but for now I live in the state of New Hampshire in New England, the USA. My interest here at this time is my great grandfather on my dad's side. His name is William Tawell Penny. He was born in 1815 in...

    Started by eruggles‎, 21-12-2016 8:14 PM
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  16. Hello everyone. I'm new here today.

    Searching for family roots. To start, Heath, Chase. I have a partial geneology of the Heath and Chase family going back to the 1500's England. Also looking for both grandmother's side. Newton and Scott.

    Started by Catlady‎, 21-12-2016 3:05 PM
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  17. Just found this forum!

    Hello - After working with family members, online and with family records/ photographs(1860s era) for the last ten years; I found this Brit Gen forum! I have been stuck at a brick wall on my only British ancestor lead, a maternal fourth Great Grandfather, John B. Klasgye, who after 7 years of...

    Started by Martinezrnc‎, 16-12-2016 3:10 AM
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  18. Hi from Montreal Canada

    Hi I've been looking for a good genealogical forum and ask questions and maybe even break down those walls, I've been researching with 2004 and my tree is pretty sprawling. however, there are a few persons of interest that I would love to solve. I've already posted a military document...

    Started by warwickhewett‎, 05-12-2016 12:47 AM
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    06-12-2016, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Hello I'm researching the COLENUTTs

    Hello everyone, this is my first post. I've just started researching my family tree and I'm really enjoying myself. I'm researching the COLENUTTs from the Isle of Wight. Mary Colenutt married to William Vine was my 6 X Great grandmother. If anyone has any information about them and the rest of the...

    Started by LeeLee81‎, 02-12-2016 3:03 PM
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    03-12-2016, 1:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Hi

    Hi, I've had an on/off interest in researching my family tree for years and starting trying to document it in 2010. I've become far more keen on it recently and suddenly I'm obsessed! I've had a look at the forum and I'm looking forward to joining in with this community. I'm all over the place at...

    Started by Blaeberry‎, 26-11-2016 4:57 PM
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    26-11-2016, 6:29 PM Go to last post

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