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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 1:25 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 11:22 AM
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  1. Researching 79th Armoured Div & Rifle Brigade

    Hi, I'm researching both my and my wife's late fathers WWII Service Records. I have been working on my father's for nearly 3 years. He was in the 79th Armoured Division ('Hobart's Funnies'). I have read numerous relevant books, visited both the London Imperial War Museum and the National...

    Started by poptr01‎, 01-03-2017 9:46 PM
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  2. Hi from London

    Hey all, I'm obv new here, I am 30 I currently live in North London. I am here to learn how to successfully research my family history, I am on Ancestry and that has opened up a can of worms, with the hint tips, and I have a huge mistake on my family tree on my mums side and my dad side I don't...

    Started by Caisley‎, 01-03-2017 11:45 PM
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  3. Thumbs up Zeefa

    Hi everybody, I have been doing my family genealogy search for about 20 years, I started by researching my maiden name of Hodgkiss and this is still ongoing, when i started there was not much on the internet so my searches were time consuming, it involved letters and churches and the goodwill of...

    Started by zeefas‎, 02-03-2017 3:42 PM
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  4. Cool Hello to All from Australia

    Hi there, my name is Shona. I have just found this site. Quite a while ago I thought it would be nice to do a family tree for my husband, oh boy, if only it was that easy! Since then I managed to find out heaps about my own family tree very interesting. I manage to find some ancestors on my...

    Started by ShonaB‎, 02-03-2017 11:47 AM
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  5. Hi from Wiltshire

    just joined the forum , been looking into the family for a few years on and off. live in Wiltshire but drift over to France every 6 weeks or so before retirement makes it more permanent. :sorcerer: family names Wheeler Gleed Hunt Hatt

    Started by chaz31‎, 27-02-2017 4:59 PM
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    27-02-2017, 7:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Australian with strong English history

    Hi My name is John Stephen Walker, born in Bowral in NSW, Son of Stephen John Walker and Patricia Louise Joyce (nee Rowland) deceased. I'm only a new researcher having only started November last year. Im currently using ancestry.com.au and Geni for my research in addition to forums. ...

    Started by Whiskeyboi‎, 24-02-2017 11:47 PM
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  7. newbie

    Hi, Am new to this site, I thought it was free

    Started by happyros‎, 23-02-2017 1:27 AM
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  8. Hello All

    Hi all, I've been dabbling on and off for a few years now. Researching Jeffries, Lee, and I've left the Smiths to last! Recently trying to sort out R6030 EB Jeffries and the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He was wounded in WW1, recovered then captured but survived! Tony J

    Started by Tony Jeffries‎, 17-02-2017 4:57 PM
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  9. stephen maddern

    hi my name is Stephen maddern I have just joined I am not new to geneolgy as a researcher since 2000 and I hope to be off help and be helped.

    Started by stephen maddern‎, 16-02-2017 9:02 PM
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  10. Moved: William Nicholls/Devonshire - Ontario Canada

    Started by cwnicholls‎, 12-02-2017 9:46 PM
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  11. Cool Hi from Lancashire

    Hello all I'm Jo I've been doing my research for a couple of years and have found lots and need lots more too! I am researching the following surnames: KEENAN, ELLIS, HARDY, BRIMELOW, CRITCHLEY, HADFIELD, HORRIDGE, WRIGHT, BEESLEY, HEATON, BOTTOMLEY, DEAKIN, TICKLE, GEE, WALTON, WILDE,...

    Started by Jo Horridge‎, 09-08-2008 6:04 PM
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  12. Hi everyone!

    Hi everyone! I am so excited that I have come across this website. I have been doing genealogy since I was 13 and now that it has been 15 years, I finally made a dent in my British roots, but that has led to even more holes to fill and more questions to ask. I hope that being a member of this forum...

    Started by anrobin3‎, 08-02-2017 5:33 PM
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  13. Hi to everyone!

    I am Sam, new to this forum. I am researching my Family history which is proving a real mystery. I hope that being a member of this forum will help fill in some huge gaps. My research has covered WW1, Chinese Maritime Customs Service, Hong Kong Prison Warders, Mercantile Marine, WW2, Royal...

    Started by SamDavis‎, 08-02-2017 9:35 AM
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  14. Moved: Hello

    Started by NOTSHARP‎, 06-02-2017 11:30 PM
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  15. Moved: Furlong family Portsea

    Started by stavro‎, 07-02-2017 2:30 AM
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  16. Hello from Canada

    Hi! My name is John Musselwhite and I hail from Calgary, Alberta Canada. I've been researching my ancestors for over 20 years, focussing mostly on England and Scotland in my Father's family. I use Brothers Keeper as my genealogical program and at the moment I'm not listed on any of the main...

    Started by JohnM in Canada‎, 05-02-2017 11:15 PM
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  17. Red face Susan Stacey

    Hi I'm Sue I live in Southport and I've been researching my family history for about four years now and have joined up with my partner of two years who happens to be the local historian for Southport. Through him I have found out about an ancestor on my father's side, Peter Ball, who was the...

    Started by Sue Stacey‎, 05-02-2017 1:36 PM
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  18. Warm Greetings!

    Hello Everyone, I am Jahur. I am researching on my family history about 6 months. I can trace three levels of my family, finding more but having difficulties to get information. Hope I can get help from this forum. Thanks

    Started by jahurrubai‎, 04-02-2017 8:12 AM
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  19. Red face Hi to all

    Hi, relatively new to FH. I have the basic information concerning the past 4 main characters up to 1806 and now I am hoping to widen the search to how they lived etc. Lucky in some respects as they seem to live in a particular geographical area and follow in one or two occupations. The area is St...

    Started by Strollby‎, 04-02-2017 8:31 AM
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  20. Hello TO All

    So sorry, it seems that I neglected to introduce myself before jumping right in and availing myself of the aid of some of the regulars! Leave it to an American, my Mother would probably say!! My Mother of Ipswich, Suffolk descent recently passed away and I am going to search my heritage from HER...

    Started by howedarleen‎, 03-02-2017 4:45 AM
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    03-02-2017, 5:59 AM Go to last post

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