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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. William Malcolm Service History

    I have been researching my family history for a number of years now, but just can't seem to find anything with regards my grandfather's service history. William Malcolm was born in 1907 in Yorkshire and served in the 2nd WorldWar as a Royal Marine. He married Emily loome in 1938 in Plymouth. He...

    Started by Shazzer25‎, 17-01-2016 9:09 PM
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    18-01-2016, 7:44 PM Go to last post
  2. New to forums and asking for help

    Hi all, I have compiled my family tree with over 200 people, as far back as early 19th century but not convinced that I have gone the right way about things and now finding that I'm getting in a muddle and lost any direction I thought I had. I am at the stage now where I have to start...

    Started by Richmo‎, 18-01-2016 5:31 PM
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    18-01-2016, 5:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Hello Everybody

    I am a seasoned Family History buff who has just found this forum. I have a honed down tree on www.pittcity.co.uk if you would like to take a look. I would love to hear from anyone who might be able to fill in any blanks for me.

    Started by pittcity‎, 18-01-2016 5:21 PM
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    18-01-2016, 5:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Paddy16

    Hello everyone, I have been researching my family and my husbands family history for many years. I am not used to postings but will give it a go. I have quite a large family tree, but have a lot of problems finding ancestors who were born in Ireland, (Belfast and County Mayo) I am retired, so I...

    Started by paddy16‎, 18-01-2016 3:59 PM
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  5. Smile Introducing

    First time on the site and have seen the request to be civil and introduce myself to the many members around the world. I have just retired and enjoying the time to do research on submariners of years gone by but finding many sites with wrong or inaccurate information have started digging deeper,...

    Started by MalBlenkinsopp‎, 18-01-2016 3:41 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  6. Hello from Perth, Western Australia

    Have been around family history since I was 12 years way back in 1968. Started seriously doing it about 10 years later. Now its been a looong time and a very up hill battle. I try to do justice to all sides of my families. Sometimes I come across others doing the same lines, sometimes I feel like I...

    Started by surfinnan‎, 17-01-2016 3:42 PM
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    18-01-2016, 2:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Hello everyone.

    Just signed up this morning,Ive been doing family history research for a good few years so much so that sometimes I get stuck which is very frustrating so I thought I would have a look at the people in my family that have served in the forces and on a recent visit to Tyne Cot the names of men in...

    Started by freckles9‎, 17-01-2016 11:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    18-01-2016, 1:12 PM Go to last post
  8. Lest we forget.

    Hi there, biddy here. Been researching for about 3-4 years. Scotland and Ireland are my ancestral beginnings. I live in New Zealand, in our Motorhome. Been travelling around the Mainland, (South Island), for nearly 14 years. Maybe one day we will make it up to the North Island, meantime we are...

    Started by biddyg‎, 18-01-2016 2:30 AM
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    18-01-2016, 3:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Hello

    I live in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. I have been researching my family tree for about three years triggered by my mum finding out who her father was - she was 76 at the time. Most of my ancestors came from Bristol or the outskirts of the city, mostly involved in mining,...

    Started by gdtalkin‎, 17-01-2016 10:16 PM
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    18-01-2016, 1:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Mentioned in Despatches

    My father serve in the First World War and was awarded the MID. I have the certificate of the award. How can I find out the details of the event/s for which it was awarded?

    Started by rmp236‎, 18-01-2016 12:25 AM
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    18-01-2016, 1:22 AM Go to last post
  11. Red face Hello to the Harrison-Sperring-Parker-Holden

    Hello, I just joined this forum. I have been researching my family tree for almost five years, just after my dad passed away in 2011. I was initially brick walled about my grandmother about 6 months after I started and kind of gave up until two months ago when I re-started at it, only seriously...

    Started by davidharrison11‎, 17-01-2016 11:40 PM
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    18-01-2016, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  12. My research obsession

    I live in British Columbia, Canada and started doing some geneology research about five years ago, but once I retired 2 years ago, it became an obsessive hobby! I have not been trying to see if I am related to Kings & Dukes, but simply to go back a few generations to understand where I came from...

    Started by Helen O‎, 17-01-2016 10:42 PM
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    17-01-2016, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  13. Smile What's in a name?

    Hi My name is Barrie Jonas and I'm about to retire from work,so lots of time to haunt the C.R.O.!! I've been researching my wife's and my own family history for about 10 years. I found out almost at once that I shouldn't really have the surname Jonas but have grown somewhat attached to it over...

    Started by Barrie Jonas‎, 17-01-2016 9:00 PM
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  14. Heather Potter - A Little About Me

    Hello, I am Heather Potter, I started researching my family tree in August 2015. I was born in Derbyshire in 1953 and have lived here all my life. I was born Heather Jean Windsor. My Mum and Dad were born and bred in Bethnal Green London in 1922, although the my Mums Family hail from Overton...

    Started by Heather Potter‎, 17-01-2016 8:09 PM
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    17-01-2016, 8:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Post My father's RFC/RAF service awards

    I have been with Forces War Records a while but I have just joined Brit-Gen. I am looking for confirmation of some of his awards.

    Started by ChristopherB‎, 17-01-2016 5:49 PM
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  16. Booth and Broughton families, Cheshire,Devon

    Hi, greetings from Canada. I am an ex pat who loves doing research on my two families. I have found many interesting facts about them that I never knew before! My dear sister, in the UK has helped tremendously as has a cousin of mine, also in the UK. I still have research to do, I am interested in...

    Started by doreen booth‎, 17-01-2016 5:23 PM
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    17-01-2016, 6:19 PM Go to last post
  17. New here

    Hello everyone, just joined today to see if I can find more info. I am a full member of Ancestry.com so if anyone needs a helping hand I'll see if I can help. Great to be here and let's see what we can find ??

    Started by gordy01‎, 17-01-2016 3:38 PM
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    17-01-2016, 6:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Post dinoman

    Hello to all out there. Hope I can put paid to 16 years of searching

    Started by dinoman‎, 17-01-2016 4:55 PM
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    17-01-2016, 6:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Also a newbie to Brit-Gen

    I started looking into Family history in 2009. Have found some interesting things so far, and learned a bit along the way. Biggest problem- keeping all info filed and in order.

    Started by GB4314‎, 17-01-2016 10:07 AM
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    17-01-2016, 5:26 PM Go to last post
  20. Hello from Stamford , linconshire, England

    I am new to researching, but am now beginning to research my family , am really looking forward to getting started. Hopefully it will be an interesting ecperience and look forward getting to know my way around the site and getting to others.

    Started by phylly‎, 17-01-2016 4:40 PM
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    17-01-2016, 5:25 PM Go to last post

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