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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 Australia

    Hi all, Super site. I'm glad to have made your acquaintance. Look forward to reading all the interesting information, and reciprocating if I have something useful. Cheers Dee

    Started by Dee Fault‎, 22-10-2016 9:06 AM
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  2. Hello from Canada

    I have the enigma of a family. My father when alive forbid from doing searches on his family. Now I find almost everything I was told was wrong. Even military service numbers comes up empty, not sure they are all British, one is potentially Indian. So hoping to search for guidance here. ...

    Started by MartinL‎, 21-10-2016 11:56 PM
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  3. Hello

    First time on a forum so not too sure of process . I am an historical researcher interested in WWII history of the Paras and Gloucesters but also researching the family trees of myself and my husband

    Started by Ponting‎, 19-10-2016 7:39 AM
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  4. Hello from London

    Hello to everyone on the site. It is the first time I have posted on the forum as I have just joined, although I have been researching for the last seven years. On my father's side I am researching the surnames Burrows and Angel. However, I am really most interested in my mother's side...

    Started by sjdec123‎, 19-10-2016 4:43 PM
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  5. WWII 2nd Battalion Gloucesters

    In 1945 the 2nd Battalion Gloucester Regiment were fighting across northern Europe. They passed through a small Dutch town called Putten which had suffered a massacre in October 1944. Many of the men in the Battalion were from Stroud in Gloucestershire. They brought the news back home that the...

    Started by Ponting‎, 19-10-2016 8:03 AM
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  6. Bob Munn.

    Hi. Have been searching for ancestors for some time now, but have almost given up due to a distant ancestor 'changing their name, back in the early 19th century, still trying though.

    Started by munn4817‎, 13-10-2016 8:57 PM
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    16-10-2016, 6:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Canadian of British, Scottish and Irish roots

    My maternal uncle was into genealogy so after seeing what fun he had doing research I took it up as a hobby. I have worked at it off and on for about 40 years. I do not know much about my father's family beyond the fact they came from the British Isles late in the 19th century and ended up in...

    Started by HBCwife‎, 11-10-2016 4:58 AM
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    13-10-2016, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  8. Hello from the States (Georgia & Alabama)

    I've been interested in family ancestry for years. But it was only about ten years ago, after retiring, that I became serious in the quest. I think perhaps it's because I enjoy mysteries, or solving puzzles. Finding a missing relative is similar to finding a missing piece, or discovering a clue....

    Started by DJHammond‎, 09-10-2016 7:45 PM
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  9. Smile A varied Family Tree

    Hi, My name is Phillip and my grandfather came to Australia in the late 1880s. He would ever talk about his family so I spent many frustrating years trying to trace them. I now know why I don't think he wanted to talk about it. My family is spread across the world, but originates in...

    Started by Youngonce‎, 10-10-2016 6:09 AM
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    10-10-2016, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Hello from South Australia

    Hi, I have been researching my family history since 1982, not always successful but plodding along. I have several brick walls that are slowly tumbling. I might even get it finished, to my satisfaction in my lifetime.:wheelchair: Hope to join in as soon as I find my way around..Cheers. Joan

    Started by fricaSEE45‎, 10-10-2016 7:20 AM
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  11. Greetings from Blackheath, NSW

    Hello to all members. I have been researching various members of my extended family for over 15 years, and am a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists in Sydney. Like many researchers I know, I have come up against a number of brick walls over the years, and am hoping to have some light...

    Started by alanlush‎, 09-10-2016 9:19 PM
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  12. New to geneology

    Hi all, My families are the Bells from BoNess and the Myles from Laurieston. My great grandfather was George Burt who died at Beaumont Hammel on July 1,1916. My grandfather on my Mom's side was William Myles and on my Dad's side was Hendry Bell. I have been on Ancestry.ca and followed a few...

    Started by Laurieston1‎, 09-10-2016 5:30 PM
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  13. Smile Hello from David Kent

    Hi, my name is David Kent and this is my first time on the site Nice to meet you all! David

    Started by davidk62‎, 09-10-2016 1:20 PM
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  14. Karen D

    Hello I'm Karen and I have been researching my family history for quite a few years now. I have a few family trees on the go and love the buzz you get from suddenly discovering something new to add.Its an interest that's never ending,continually waiting to be tapped into with something new to be...

    Started by Karen D‎, 09-10-2016 2:08 AM
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  15. Smile Greetings from 10 pound Pom in Australia

    I have never been particularly interested in history but as I'm an only child thought I should write something of my family for my grandchildren. I knew that it was going to be time consuming and rather a chore. I started about three years ago and was completely hooked! It was fascinating. I...

    Started by Lisbet 35‎, 09-10-2016 12:34 AM
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    09-10-2016, 6:30 AM Go to last post
  16. Red face Hello from scotland

    Hi Am Alex Been researching my family Robertson from paisley Renfrewshire for about a year now hit one big brickwall hope I find some help on here :

    Started by alex1951‎, 08-10-2016 7:07 PM
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    08-10-2016, 7:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Linda

    Hi my name is Linda and I am from Sheffield

    Started by lindaa‎, 08-10-2016 5:21 PM
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    08-10-2016, 5:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Hello

    Hello Everyone. My name is Heather and i am introducing myself to you all.:smile:

    Started by heatherwalsh‎, 08-10-2016 12:52 PM
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    08-10-2016, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  19. New to Site

    Good Morning, I am currently researching my personal tree, but hope to move on to working with my wife on hers. The two main family names are Verney (father) and Kelley (mother). I have had all the usual fun, multiple generations of Verneys all called William George and Kelley spelt by census...

    Started by DavidVerney‎, 08-10-2016 9:50 AM
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    08-10-2016, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Hello everyone

    Hi I started this family research when I retired in January and its become addictive. I am researching my granddad's family surname Rowley. He was born in Worcestershire in the late 1890s so most of my research is concentrated on Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Herefordshire. Anne

    Started by anniebea‎, 08-10-2016 8:50 AM
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    08-10-2016, 9:33 AM Go to last post

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