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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. Gliddon/ Bellaris

    Have started searching for my family history. So far have traced my great great grandfather. Arthur William Gliddon arriving South australia 1836 age 15. He married Marguerite Louise Bellaris. Date unknown. Am trying to find where she came from and when she arrived in Australia. I know that Arthur...

    Started by weston‎, 03-03-2008 9:31 AM
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    I am trying to assist someone who is trying to trace their family history. I have a lot of information to assist them with their journey but as a first timer on this search engine I am frantically pressing all buttons and perhaps getting nowhere at all. If Susan & David S****** in Gloucester are...

    Started by Barbara Craven‎, 29-02-2008 10:20 PM
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  3. William Tolliver

    Hello my name is Pamela Sullivan and I have been do genealogy on my my mother's side for over four years. I am having problems finding a man named William Tolliver and his wife Elivia Johnson. All I know of William is he was from France and came to a place in the United States called North...

    Started by mistybrowneeyes‎, 29-02-2008 4:58 AM
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    03-03-2008, 2:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Mitchell/Watson/Patterson

    I'm a Newbie - have only been doing family research for about a month. This is my first time on a forum. I live in Southern California. I love to scrapbook which is why I decided to start some genealogy searches. I am working on a heritage family. I am researching my maternal grandmother's parents...

    Started by lrthomsen‎, 02-03-2008 11:44 PM
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  5. Cobbs

    Hello, my name is Angel Cobb. I love that a place like this exists to help people with genealogy. I am looking for a man named William Cobb who was born around 1745 I believe in England. He died October 18th 1829 in Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia. He was married to a woman named Elizabeth...

    Started by Angel Cobb‎, 24-02-2008 4:15 AM
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  6. Question BRK: 1700s; KNAPP, BASING, SIMMONDS in Speen and Peasemore

    I am in Hamilton-Toronto researching my Berkshire (and Rotherhithe) ancestors. I would be grateful for general and specific correspondance on these surnames in west. BRK. This memo is about the BRK lines. William KNAP(P) marries Martha BARRRET(T) in 1745 in Speen. By 1780s they are in...

    Started by bspinner@cogeco.ca‎, 02-03-2008 6:39 PM
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  7. Smile Hi from France

    Hello everyone, My name is Margaret and I live in France with my husband. It was only after my mother died that I started to look at my family history. I knew bits about my mother's side, including lots of " mythology", but virtually nothing about my father's family. Although I am, of course,...

    Started by crechat39‎, 02-03-2008 1:20 PM
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  8. Davies's in Northwich, Cheshire

    Hi I am another newbie! I am looking for a Joseph Davies born in I think Witton near Northwich abt 1839. I have found him on all the censuses but although on the 1841 census age 2 he is down as the son of Thomas a saltmaker and Hannah living in Lower Shurlach. I have been having trouble finding his...

    Started by Lynne444‎, 01-03-2008 10:22 PM
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  9. Smile my son in laws family tree is driving me nuts

    Hi, i am currently researching my son in laws family, he asked me as i was adopted and did such a good job on my own. so here i am stuck. I am looking for manuel and brigham familys. they all came from mining villages in north east england. bowden row helminton row and wittington most worked in the...

    Started by susanwillis59‎, 29-02-2008 9:47 AM
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  10. Smile First Timer

    |banghead| Well Hello fellow B-Ger's, Me I'm called Blisse,{Stan for short}. This is my first time at tihs site so please forgive me for any muck-ups, as you can see I start with a headbanger, and am very confident ending up with all: Smiles.

    Started by blisse‎, 01-03-2008 7:40 AM
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  11. Hello from Australia.

    Hi all, It's nice to be here, I thought I was still waiting for admittance but hereI am. For many years I've been researching a Mitchell Family In Liverpool. Having followed the only member I could find, I know his Daughter Hannah married Arthur Price in W.Derby 1894. They had 2 daughters Amy b....

    Started by Waitabit‎, 13-02-2008 4:56 AM
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  12. Hi to everyone

    I live in West Yorkshire and have been tracing my family for over 25years, I have found that not all family stories are true but that they do contain some important information. At the moment I'm trying to trace my Irish side, they have caused me problems the story in the family was my great...

    Started by elainemt‎, 28-02-2008 12:05 PM
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  13. Wink Eliza

    Hello Everyone Do hope that I may pick a few very resourceful brains out there!! Have been into my family history for a few years now after a huge,huge find of three siblings about three years ago that i did not know of for 55yr's! Doubt whether I can beat that again.so am now going back but am...

    Started by elizabethjones1‎, 28-02-2008 4:00 PM
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  14. Question Hello from Ireland

    Hi everyone - I have been researching our tree and now want to fill with more personal details. This is where I get stuck! My grand father did a lot of work in the Unions around 1890/1920, I think it would be Garment Worker's Union as he was a tailor. He worked in the Government Clothing Factory in...

    Started by Margaret Chapman‎, 29-01-2008 1:17 PM
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  15. Hi everbody, looking for Romsey roots..

    Hi, My Name is Mike,I have just joined the forum today, I've been trying to trace some ancestors for some time but not seriously, but decided the time was right so I have started to look for the following family surnames who all came from Romsey in Hampshire, Fanstone, Medley, Dore, Tibble.these...

    Started by Mike Yockney‎, 28-02-2008 7:17 PM
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  16. Hello Everyone

    Hi there, My name is Fiona, just joined today. I have just started to research my family history, with my partner's help. We are finding it difficult as no-one in my family is forthcoming with information and we can't even get back as far as the 1901 census. At the moment, I am looking for...

    Started by Fiona70‎, 11-11-2007 3:32 PM
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  17. Smile Lionel P Sayer

    I have hit a brick wall and I am hoping someone will be able to help me out I am looking for my Great Uncle Lionel Percy Sayer born in Wales 1893 to emmanuel Sayer and Sarah Ann Robson This is what i know 1. Lionel lived in Aysgarth Yorkshire as a child 2. Moved to Doncaster where his...

    Started by potsdam11‎, 27-02-2008 12:46 AM
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    I'm writing web page tributes to the men listed on Scotter War Memorial. Of the 21 men who died in the 2 World Wars, I'm still trying to trace the familes of 3 men from the Great War. They were:- 19484 Private Arthur Clayton, 7th Bn, Royal West Kents (transfered to 865th Labour Corps). 1884...

    Started by aakss‎, 26-02-2008 12:52 PM
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  19. New to this forum

    Hi I have been reseaching for around ten years or so.I am researching the names: Davidson, Hilton, Brown and Peak amongst others. GD

    Started by Gordon Davidson‎, 25-02-2008 6:46 PM
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  20. Missy

    I did not introduce myself last night so Hello everyone from not so sunny today Queensland Australia. I have been researching my families since about 1983 and have the following families among my interests, HAWES, Buckinghamshire 1804 on, MUDGE, HAWKEN LEANE and DINGLE Cornwall 1500 on, SWINBURN,...

    Started by MyMissyJ‎, 25-02-2008 8:48 PM
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    26-02-2008, 9:15 AM Go to last post

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