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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. Back again?

    Hi all My name is James, and I am a returning member of this wonderful forum, which, in the past has assisted me on one or two sticky searches. I look forward to moving forward, with some help is required on my family trees.

    Started by jameswood128‎, 26-08-2017 8:23 AM
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  2. Hello everyone!

    I just joined this forum and am glad that I found it! I l was born in the US - growing up in the Chicago, Illinois, area. About 1/3 of my heritage comes from England. Birchall, Bailey, Holmes and Makinson are the predominant surnames in my family - from St Helen's, specifically. Additionally, my...

    Started by loridear‎, 26-08-2017 2:38 AM
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  3. New member

    Hello everyone, I have been doing family research since 2005. At times it can be really frustrating but rewarding as well. Up until now none of my family are that interested but now by Son is showing an interest which is nice as it is always nice to share it with someone and also to have another...

    Started by ParkerWhite‎, 24-08-2017 5:15 AM
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    24-08-2017, 6:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Hello Everyone,

    My name is Janel and I reside in Iowa of the United States. My grandmother, Fanny Devey came to the United States on September 14th, 1905. She was born in Parish of Rugeley, County Staffordshire, England. I started doing genealogy because I knew nothing of my father's family other than the names...

    Started by jamila‎, 21-08-2017 7:07 PM
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  5. English roots of John Dunham prior to 1632

    My 8th great grandfather is John Dunham, who migrated from England (via Leiden, Holland) landing in Plymouth in 1632. I believe him to be a descendent of Richard Dunham of Langford, Bedfordshire (buried 19 Nov 1624 Langford, England). I would like to find at least one additional validation of this...

    Started by SarahD‎, 04-07-2017 12:32 AM
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    21-08-2017, 1:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Hi

    My name is Joe and I am interested in finding out about my great grand father who was mortally wounded and died in Seaforth military hospital in 1918.I would really like to see photos of his regiment ( Royal Army Service Corps ) also would like to find out what his wounds were.

    Started by Joka65‎, 18-08-2017 9:11 PM
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  7. Raymond50 says hi and please and thank you

    Folks, I have been tracing my family history for many years now. I am now going into a further level of detail especially with military service. Today I am looking closely at WW1.

    Started by Raymond50‎, 04-08-2017 2:38 PM
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    18-08-2017, 7:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Greetings

    Hi From Queensland Australia SteveRush1945 here I live in Aus but my family Come from East Anglia England I am Interested in The Rush and Pearce familys from this area and where we've all ended up. I lived in NZ for a bit in the 70s and am Married to a Kiwi Alison Faithfull, the thing is I get a...

    Started by SteveRush1945‎, 16-08-2017 10:51 PM
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  9. Hi from NZ

    I've been searching family in England mainly in London but also in Germany with lots of brickwalls! I hope some questions may be answered. Thanks

    Started by KarylDire‎, 16-08-2017 4:54 AM
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  10. Moved: Moses Maltas WW1

    Started by gloverit‎, 30-07-2017 1:45 PM
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  11. 80 years

    Hi my name is Andrew I live in austraila basically due to the out dated family court laws it's taken 80 to finally recent an affidavit so now the search continues

    Started by Andrew1966‎, 13-08-2017 5:46 AM
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  12. Hello

    I have only just got into looking at my families history recently although I have been helping my wife do hers. She has some interesting military ancestors, from the Royal Fusiliers which I was a member of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers before I met her. I know my fathers side of the family is...

    Started by Brianillusion‎, 05-08-2017 5:15 PM
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  13. Hello there !

    Hi I have been dipping in and out of looking into my family history over the past few years and my main reason for doing so is that I know virtually nothing of my family history past my grandparents generation. My dad's father never returned home after WW2 (we think his parents divorced) and...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 05-08-2017 2:53 PM
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  14. Moved: Gustave Burrell 1896

    Started by Farmerdan‎, 05-08-2017 12:17 AM
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  15. Judi

    Having difficulty tracing my grandfathers in WW1. I have the numbers of one grandfather but even though I have his regiment -no luck on Ancestry. The other I do not have very much info except one phototaken I believe at a training camp. Any advice would be useful

    Started by berkswell angel‎, 02-08-2017 11:26 AM
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  16. Smile Hello from Denmark

    Hello my name is Pernille and I am from Denmark. I have worked on my ancestors for the past 20 years. But at the moment I'm working on my friends family, and her great grandmother was from England, which makes it more fun, but allso more difficult. So that the reason for me to join this site.

    Started by pern64‎, 29-07-2017 11:00 AM
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  17. Smile Hello everyone

    I have been researching intermittently for 30 years (when we could still go to Somerset House and hold the books in our hands lol) but have just recently discovered Ancestry and spend many hours a day on there. I'm looking forward to any further discovery I can make from the forum. Regards

    Started by Watergirl‎, 28-07-2017 12:03 PM
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  18. Hi

    Hi, hoping to find out some information re an ancestor born on a ship in the Atlantic! Hoping I can find something.

    Started by Mamabat‎, 27-07-2017 12:19 PM
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  19. Hello ,from Glasgow.

    Have been researching all lines in my family tree. Few brick walls (which i build😎) and lots of dead ends. Lots of Irish ,Highland and Ayrshire ancestors.

    Started by Rayjamgor‎, 27-07-2017 7:11 AM
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  20. Hello

    John Goodfellow. I've been researching for a few years using F.T.M. on Ancestry.com. I live in Stoke on Trent & retired 6 years ago, (Enjoying every second). 16 years in the Army & made redundant in 1981. Made lots of mistakes researching the wrong records, (Mostly corrected). Hoping to learn from...

    Started by Eberhardt‎, 23-07-2017 4:29 AM
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    26-07-2017, 12:36 AM Go to last post

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