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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. Smile HEeeelp, Oh and Hello :)

    I am currently tracking down my fathers Grandfather, Edward Jackson, and I have followed him back through the census records to 1871, at which time he was 21, Boarding at a house in Cheetham Manchester as a Stonemason. This is as far as I can go, although his records consistently state that he was...

    Started by Peterjay123‎, 17-01-2008 11:38 AM
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  2. Hiya from Browneyes

    Hi I've been looking into my family history for a while (no-where near as long as some of you I am very sure!). Up until a short while ago I had only got as far as my Great Grandparents...I got so involved in finding out through the internet about their locations, occupations, circumstances,...

    Started by Browneyes‎, 16-01-2008 9:34 PM
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  3. Thumbs up Staunton

    Hello fellow reseachers, I,m new to B-G forums but not to family history , it is addictive isnt it . My main interest is with my family in Tynemouth and South Shields surnames include McAvelia ,Swan , Croft and Thomas.

    Started by staunton‎, 16-01-2008 3:28 PM
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  4. New to this site

    Hi I'm siamesewillow, call me siamese, I've been researching my family for about 12 years now which I find very time challenging and interesting. The people I have been in contact along the way who have been very helpful,I belong to 2 other similiar sites, Hope I can be of assistance to...

    Started by siamesewillow‎, 15-01-2008 7:07 PM
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  5. Totally hooked

    This is my first time here on this site and my first week of delving into the family history. I'm amazed at what I have picked up just by using google, even from the USA I have found bits about the Annis family here in Pershore. I have not yet been able to link who belongs to who yet but luckly we...

    Started by David Annis‎, 14-01-2008 3:48 PM
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  6. Hello... newbie here

    I do hope I am doing this right.... I am researching Fletcher /Strood Kent/ Cruttenden/Hoo.St. Werburgh. I am stuck with my Grandfather Fletcher and his brother ..they were twins. Their mother died later in their lives . I cannot find births or baptisms. They were both in the Merchant Navy. Born...

    Started by Caroline Larman‎, 14-01-2008 12:18 PM
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  7. New Member researching Watkinson's of Derbyshire, England

    |wave|Hi All Thought I had best introduce myself! I am fairly new to genealogy having only been seriously researching my family tree for the past year. Most of my research has focused on the Watkinson family of Derbyshire which i have trace back to a brickwall c1728 where I can not find a...

    Started by cezza‎, 11-01-2008 1:31 PM
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  8. New member - currently researching HARDING family

    Hello everyone, I have been a member on this site for a while, but had never got round to posting...so here goes.... I have been researching my family tree for 7 years now, and have accumalated quite a large amount of information. I have now decided to focus down on one line - the HARDINGs -...

    Started by greg_ball‎, 11-01-2008 1:02 PM
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  9. Lt R T Walker. DSC. RN

    Hi Everyone, I am desperately trying to find any living relatives of the late Lt Raymond Thomas Walker DSC RN son of Air Commodore Frederic William Walker DSC AFC RAF and Dorothy Maud Morrow Walker of Alverstoke. Hants. Lt Walker was killed in a tragic accident when his Fairey Firefly...

    Started by wgrice‎, 30-12-2007 10:40 AM
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  10. Back to the old country

    Hi everyone, I have been doing family history for about 2 years now. In 2004 we came to the UK to look up my wife's relatives whom she hadn't seen since leaving Bristol aged 3. I had no interest in genealogy then but now I've caught the bug. I've posted one question and already some brick walls...

    Started by Kyloe‎, 11-01-2008 8:21 AM
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  11. Introduce Yourself

    Hi everyone found your site last week and have been looking around before posting introduction. I have been researching for a couple of years now and have Family Trees on other not to be mentioned sites (lol). Found they are good for finding contacts and expanding trees, when you make contact with...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 10-01-2008 1:52 PM
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  12. normab

    Hi everyone, I have been doing family history research since the early '80s , on and off. My family tree starts in Hampshire, and is part of the JOHN & FRANCES WEST line. JOHN WEST was a scrivener for Samuel Pepys and left a trust for any of his family to help if they are in need ,and to provide...

    Started by normab‎, 18-11-2007 12:25 PM
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  13. New from Vermont

    Hi, I am George Schoonejongen from Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. I am new to this forum. I am researching JOSEPH FREDERICK HARROP born in Hylie, Warrington, Lancashire, England 27 Aug 1830 and ELLEN JANE DENNY born in Walton, Suffolk, England 09 Apr 1844. To date I have been able to find no...

    Started by George Schoonej‎, 03-01-2008 8:51 PM
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  14. Post Newbie researching Cass family in Somerset

    Hi All! Have been researching my family history on and off for a few years now. Every so often I have a blitz on sections of the family tree. Have done most of my searching online as time is scarce to get to County Records Offices. Also need to get over to Ireland to further my studies on my...

    Started by diverdeb‎, 08-01-2008 5:17 PM
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  15. Talking Cardiff Newbie

    Hi all, I'm nearly 50 and have moved around abit! 25 years ago when I was living near London I managed to trace my family tree quite quickly back to the 1800's. Since then I gave up but just after New Year I did a Google search "William PRIDGEON Helpringham" which brought me to this site and...

    Started by OffertonMark‎, 07-01-2008 12:22 AM
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  16. Question hattons,etc.

    hi i started doing my family history about 12 months ago, we have a litle two year old,and i've never really bothered with this before,i just thought it would be a thing she may like when she grows up.hopefully! i' ve done most of my mothers family,who are from this area(redruth)and it makes it a...

    Started by alanjohn‎, 18-12-2007 6:14 PM
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  17. Waves hello!

    Hi there, I am a new member of this forum, and new to genealogy, which I am already finding incredibly addictive! I live in Australia, was born in NZ and all my lineage is British, predominantly Leeds, Pontefract, Doncaster and Sheffield. At present I am following the Twigg line back from my...

    Started by *bunty*‎, 06-01-2008 12:24 PM
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  18. Thumbs up Looking for Souter & Hutson

    Hi - I am based in Napier, a small village in South Africa about 2 hours drive from Cape Town. I am trying to trace my Souter heritage and have been trying for about 2 years. Everything was fine until I got to pre 1837 as it is difficult getting info when you are so far away from the source. I...

    Started by DerekS‎, 06-01-2008 10:59 AM
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  19. A new member from Saskatoon

    Hi All, Just a few lines to introduce myself. I am a Canadian with 4 grandparents born in England. So as a result I have a great interest in British Genealogy. When you add to this the fact that I spent the years from 1938 to 1945 in Southsea you can see that I have strong connections to...

    Started by randellrl‎, 03-01-2008 4:50 AM
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  20. Smile beginner searching YEOMANS, HAYES

    Hello every body Began searching my family history 10 years ago and have recently cleaned the dust of my file and am determined to finish what i started.(Hav'nt got much though) Researching Yeomans, Hayes, and Kathleen Woinson has drawn a blank. I believe woinson has been spelt incorrectly on...

    Started by Hannahy‎, 05-01-2008 11:28 PM
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    06-01-2008, 12:36 AM Go to last post

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