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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. Hello,

    Got interested in Family Tree about 1978, asked grand parents a lot of stuff which turned out to be very helpful. Started getting certs and census returns in 1992. Did a lot of footwork before they went online. It was great looking through the original books, but they were very heavy and you could...

    Started by Kaggen‎, 26-10-2017 12:21 PM
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  2. Pubs in Idle, Bradford

    I have a photograph of my great grandma Harriet Luty stood at the back of the inn she ran with my grandad Joseph Fieldhouse Luty but unfortunately the name on the pub sign has disappeared (eroded over time I think?). The address given on the Census for 1911 is 8 Bradford Road, Idle, Bradford and...

    Started by Luty60‎, 12-10-2017 6:37 PM
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  3. charles henry clarke

    Hi my name is Bill i am trying to trace my family tree the only information i have is my fathers name and year off birth which is 1915 in canning town east London Any help would be very much appreciated

    Started by bpllcclarke‎, 10-10-2017 4:04 PM
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  4. Smile Hello everyone!

    Hi I have been researching my family tree on and off for the past 5 years and have traced my ancestors all the way back to the 12th Century. I had a break of just over 18 months inbetween then and now but I have since retired and have really got back into it again. They say it's good to keep your...

    Started by Luty60‎, 12-10-2017 6:21 PM
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  5. Writing a Family History Blog

    My name is Paul Chiddicks and I am 53 years old and have been researching my tree, on and off, for the last fifteen years. I live in Cheshire with my wife and two grown up children and have been living in leafy Cheshire for around 20 years. Before this, I spent all my earlier years living, working...

    Started by chiddicks‎, 20-08-2017 8:57 PM
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    08-10-2017, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  6. Hello from jtimmons

    Hello from Jeff Timmons from Ohio, United States. While doing a bit of genealogy research on my family roots I ended up in Yeovil, Somerset, England (electronically, not physically) and this web board. It looks to be a very good resource at first glance. I am looking into my family history...

    Started by jtimmons‎, 07-09-2017 3:22 PM
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  7. Hello!

    My maiden name is Needham, now married to a Gunyou (French Canadian), but am interested in my English roots: Needham, Thompson, Hawtin, Moon, and the mystical Debney side. I've never been to England so will live vicariously through the Brits online. Have been researching online for several...

    Started by KimNeedham‎, 10-09-2017 1:46 AM
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    05-10-2017, 8:15 AM Go to last post
  8. Hi, just joined

    Hi I'm John, ex Royal Signals (hence the username). I've been involved in Research for about 8 years but I've been researching my family tree for longer. It's taken awhile to gather information as family members appear in a variety of countries including Ireland & India, which I find to be...

    Started by scaleybackvet‎, 15-09-2017 10:05 AM
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  9. Thank you for letting me join your community

    Hello everyone - I hopefully now have more time to discover my family history and I have inherited a very large amount of old papers which I hope to sort and store properly for the future. Lots of interesting records to discover too. Yesterday I found a newspaper clipping of my first voyage to...

    Started by Reinga‎, 02-10-2017 11:03 AM
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  10. Moved: James Stephen Black

    Started by loracB‎, 19-09-2017 5:50 PM
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  11. An American looking for British ancestors

    A cordial hello to All, I am Timothy Dunford, and I reside in SE Louisiana, just close enough to New Orleans to go out for dinner. This area of the US isn't related to my roots, which, from my research turns out to be Colonial Virginia. The earliest ancestor that I've found down, 9 generations...

    Started by Timbob‎, 16-09-2017 11:39 PM
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  12. Dad

    Be great to hear from anybody has a connection with any of these ships or conflicts Thankyou Bob http://www.ww2wrecks.com/portfolio/the-story-of-able-seaman-william-patrick-young-survivor-of-three-shipwrecks-during-world-war-2/

    Started by Bobyoung‎, 09-09-2017 5:09 PM
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  13. Calling all Crane/French/Mingay

    Hello all, I have just found this website and am looking forward to sharing information with others! My family of 'Crane' originally came from Essex and the French/Mingay from Suffolk - near Bury St Edmunds.

    Started by crafter‎, 11-07-2016 1:20 PM
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  14. Cool Hello from the USA

    I'm Cindy, and am interested in researching my great-grandfather, Adolphe Hildebrand Goldenberg, from Riga. He emigrated to England and was a Jew that became a Christian missionary.

    Started by cjhelga‎, 04-09-2017 5:54 PM
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  15. Hello to everyone from me!

    A Clifford Stanley Lewis went to St John's college, Oxford in 1914 only to be conscripted into the army in 1915 and die of his wounds in 1916. My uncle acquired 2 of his books bearing C.S. Lewis signature when he went to Oxford in 1916. My Uncle and my father had an aunt Madeline Charlotte Seward...

    Started by 17olly29‎, 03-09-2017 9:01 AM
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  16. G'Day

    G'day fellow family foresters. I am 68 years old and thought that it was time to put together what I can of my past before I am passed :wink5: There are plenty of mysteries which leave me asking "why didn't I ask when X was alive" It is frustrating but at the same time fun and very informative...

    Started by IanBInOz‎, 01-09-2017 1:21 PM
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    21-08-2017, 7:48 PM Go to last post

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