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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. Newbie - research questions

    Hello I've just joined and I wondered if anyone could help me out. I'm doing some research for a novel in which someone is trying to find out about their family (hope that's not too confusing!). I'm coming across numerous questions, but for starters I'd like to know: If a baby was abandoned...

    Started by JessyB‎, 21-02-2008 2:55 PM
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  2. Taylor from Warwickshire

    Hello I've just started on your site, though we have been researching our various branches for about 3 years My name is Taylor and we have managed to trace the family to Warwickshire, as far as 1791 (awaiting confirmation that Richard and Ann, b 1791,are my g g g grandparents through their...

    Started by sft456‎, 21-02-2008 1:04 PM
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  3. davef

    Hi I'm Dave and researching my mothers side of the family MARKS. I'm very close to the reaching 50 years old. I live in West Sussex with my partner and sometimes my two daughters.I'm a transport manager for a agricultural and fencing supplier. In what spare time I have I enjoy country pursuits,...

    Started by davef‎, 21-02-2008 10:45 AM
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  4. NEW on here, but............

    Hi All,, I have been doing my FH for 2/3 years and done reasonable well as most but not all are in the area in which I still live. My Four Grandparents names are: Brown - Kirk Merrington 1800, Evenwood 1850, Darlington 1900. Aiston - Gateshead 1855 to Darlington 1900. Lowson -...

    Started by Jolly Roger‎, 21-02-2008 10:15 AM
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  5. Smile searcher47

    hi,everyone this is my first time so be patient with me.i live in what was a mainly mining village roughly in between chesterfield&sheffield,with my wife of 24 years and daughter.it is because of my daughter iam trying to find about my fathers side of the family;she wanted to know about him, but i...

    Started by searcher47‎, 20-02-2008 5:05 PM
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  6. Question Intro message

    Hi everyone I would like to trace the history of my late Father. The name is Stedmond. He was born in Dublin 1920's. His mother's name was Sarah. He had one brother called Paddy and I think five sisters. (Having just recently moved, I have mislaid his birth certificate but as soon as I am...

    Started by marigold‎, 20-02-2008 7:23 PM
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  7. Thomas Beard (1865-?)Pershore

    Hello everyone, I am both new to this site, and fairly new to this obsessive hobby of Famjly Tree building. My grandfather was James William Beard, born 28 Aug 1897 in Pershore. he was the son of Thomas Beard and Annie Jane Reeves.When he was about 18 months old, James's mother died,and he was...

    Started by PatriciaAnne‎, 18-02-2008 9:25 PM
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  8. MANNING (Devon), PERRING (Devon, Cornwall)

    Greetings from sunny San Diego, California. I am researching the ancestors of the Harold N. YOUNG (Feb 1898 - Jan 1983) family of Santa Barbara California. His mother Irene was a PERRING, b. 1901 prob Camborne, Cornwall. I have Irene's father Alfred Luke 'under control' thanks very much to a...

    Started by davidyoung‎, 13-02-2008 4:50 PM
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  9. Smile Confused senior

    DREW Frederick Charles. I logged on last year looking for my husbands grandfather, then forgot where I had done it and moved on to other things. . It was quite distressing to read all the grumpy remarks about me when I Googled his name again recently, I thought genealogists were all nice helpful...

    Started by Drewgirl‎, 11-02-2008 9:18 PM
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  10. Wink new searcher.

    Hi I am logged in as Sacha, live in South Surrey, b.c. canada. Originally born in Canterbury ,Kent al ong time ago. Am looking for my Grandfather who I believe was born in 1965 in North Elham, a hamlet located very near to Village of Elham in Kent He was a farm labourer , am interested in...

    Started by sacha‎, 19-01-2008 10:46 PM
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  11. New Member - Researching the Brown family of Heston

    Hi everyone, I've just joined this forum, it all looks very busy and interesting. The Brown part of my family were market gardeners in Heston, my grandfather married into the Yeates family of Hutton Roof. On my mothers side I'm also chasing up the Bradfields, they started out in Brixham,...

    Started by Margaret08‎, 11-02-2008 8:47 PM
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  12. An Introduction...

    Hello All- Just a quick introduction. I've been doing my own family history for about 6 years and my husbands for about 3. Most of my family are from Durham, Northumberland or Cornwall with a bit of Lanchashire thrown in for good measure. My husband has a lot of family from Cambridgeshire, but...

    Started by racing girl‎, 11-02-2008 2:06 PM
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  13. A Newbie

    |wave| Hello, I've just joined today. I've been dipping in and out of my family trees for years, but only discovered this forum yesterday!

    Started by oldsplice‎, 10-02-2008 4:57 PM
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  14. Red face Need Help from 18,000 miles away!

    Hi. I'm Gordon and I'm searching my wifes's family in Kent. Being so far away in NZ it provides many a challenge and if someone would like to assist me I'd be extremely grateful. One string of Sue's family came from around Lyminge, Kent (Lyminge, Postling, Elham, Barham area). Need help...

    Started by Gordon S‎, 07-02-2008 6:20 AM
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  15. Newbie looking for William Sheppard (Bermuda) & Richard Sheppard (Somerset)

    Found thanks Eric

    Started by EricS‎, 28-01-2008 7:56 PM
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  16. Red face HI from MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

    Hi my name is Karen and I have been researching both sides of my family for the last eight years. I have tracked heaps in Australia but it all goes back to England and unfortunately not enough information or wrong transcriptions or dates leads you up a garden path, so hopefully someone on this...

    Started by mjkisxo‎, 03-02-2008 11:41 PM
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  17. Hi evryone!!

    Hi!! My name is Cindy and I am from Ontario, Cananda. I was "bitten" by the genealogy bug several years ago and I love it. I realize now how naive I was in the beginning, believing I would just jump on the internet and have my family tree information handed to me... oh how wrong I was lol! I had no...

    Started by CindyR‎, 03-02-2008 4:29 PM
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  18. I love this hobby

    My family history started with a memorium card for my ancestor who was in the georgian navy from 1810-1864 this research started was way back in 1987. His offsprings have taken me all over England who comes back from holiday with pictures of a derelict asylum!! Also my research has stetched to...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 03-02-2008 11:14 AM
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  19. Smile saying hello

    Hi everyone, I'm joining the ranks of the newbies. I live in the North East of England though my family research centres mainly in Wales at the moment. nancyt

    Started by nancyt‎, 02-02-2008 11:35 PM
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  20. Hi Everyone

    Hi the name is Andrew, been researching my familiy for a couple of months now, it's been really interesting and made a few new friends and found new family members along they way. I have run into a few problems along the way and hope with a little luck someone can help me find solutions to my...

    Started by MrBluesman‎, 02-02-2008 10:25 PM
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