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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. thanks 4 the add - BROWN family Mere Hastings

    Hi - I have retired to Vendee region of France and enjoying myself at being retired which when it is not goldyilocks weather i get on doing research of my family and especially former dead ends which I hope to find extra information - as I have done today - 2 death dates and daughter got married...

    Started by gerry5427‎, 05-07-2017 2:35 PM
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  2. Moved: New member - call me switzerjr! TEDDER

    Started by Switzerjr‎, 05-07-2017 2:37 AM
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  3. J. D. P. Hodge the Italian revolutionary

    Hello, I’m looking for information on a nineteenth century man named J. D. P. Hodge. (Possibly). I’m working on an article on the ‘Orsini Affair’ an assignation attempt in 1858. This involved an Italian refugee ¬– Felice Orsini – and several accomplices throwing grenades at the French Emperor...

    Started by Old Mr Lobster‎, 02-07-2017 4:42 AM
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  4. Hickman Family - Oxfordshire

    My GGG grandmother was Mary Hickman - born 1776 in Stonesfield/ Woodstock area. She married my GGG Grandfather Daniel Smith in 1798 in Stonesfield. I believe she died in 1839. I have not yet traced all her children, only my GG Grandfather , her son William Smith born 1805. Love to have any...

    Started by Zingari‎, 02-07-2017 6:07 PM
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  5. New to this hobby

    Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi". My name is Charlene Weaver and I'm from Schuylerville, NY USA. Schuylerville has been called "The Turning Point" of the American Revolution. I'm relatively new to ancestry/geneology, but so far, I'm loving it. I'm finding quite a few of my ancestors and my...

    Started by Charweaver47‎, 01-07-2017 9:41 PM
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    02-07-2017, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  6. Hello

    Hello- another new member! I have been vaguely interested in and off in family history, but was put off years ago by the amount of foot slogging I would have to do! I just didn't have the spare time to travel and investigate. However the Internet has solved much of that problem! I started more...

    Started by Parklife‎, 02-07-2017 12:21 AM
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  7. Moved: John Bentham Brick Wall, born 1750

    Started by Vespa56‎, 29-06-2017 6:21 PM
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  8. Hello from Melbourne

    My family roots on my father's side (Warne) are in the Devon/Cornwall border area around Tavistock and Mary Tavy and on my mother's side (Lancaster) from the Yorkshire Dales (Howgill and Paythorne). The Warnes emigrated to Australia around 1869 and the Lancasters in 1860.

    Started by gwarne‎, 28-06-2017 5:01 AM
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  9. Moved: Hello, I need help...

    Started by joycempik‎, 22-06-2017 7:04 AM
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  10. new member saying hello

    hello, Shannon Barnard from NZ, have been playing at online sleuthing for a few years, hampered by very limited computer skills. Trying to identify a mystery paternal grandfather in the uk is my main interest but generally loving filling in other family names as well. Thank you in advance for any...

    Started by shannonb‎, 24-06-2017 5:52 AM
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  11. Saying hello

    Hi I've just joined the forum, my name is Liz Phillips, originally from Staffordshire, but moved to the Vendee in France 14 years ago. Have spent approx 30 years researching various sides of my family. I well remember the days before the internet, when travelling to other county archives was about...

    Started by Elizabeth P‎, 22-06-2017 2:48 PM
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  12. Smile Jeanette

    I have been working on my family tree for some years. My interests are Devon (Plymouth) Cornwall and Kent. I am at the present researching the Royal West Kent Regiment and the Buffs 1st World War

    Started by lett29‎, 20-06-2017 2:51 PM
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  13. British Army Regiments around 1800

    Hello Folks In general I am researching the roots of the Bowles family name and specifically on my own Bowles line in Ireland and before that in England. My interest right now involves my ancestor who served in the British Army from 1760 to 1782. I do have everything on him that are likely to be...

    Started by IrishLaPorte‎, 20-06-2017 3:10 PM
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  14. hello

    Hi Was adopted and about 5yr ago found most of my siblings (half)......since then my roots have become an obsession iv made good progress on maternal and paternal sides of my family tree.......family history......an amazing hobby.....

    Started by akon66‎, 17-06-2017 2:05 PM
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  15. Buffs and Royal West Kent Regiment

    Please can anyone help. I have a service record for Frederick Arthur Emery born 1898 Kent. He served in the Buffs 3rd Afghan War. He transferred to 1st Royal West Kent Regiment. He was in India 1917-1923 According to his service record he was Army reserve from 1/2/1923-9/7/1927. I am trying...

    Started by lett29‎, 19-06-2017 2:02 PM
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  16. Moved: Hi My name is Dianne Price

    Started by Dianne Gourlay‎, 16-06-2017 11:12 PM
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  17. Brabazon

    Hello. I started using genealogy websites in researching one of my old schools for about a year as an exercise prior to researching my family. Unfortunately BMD, census details and directories often miss out in relationship details, and the 10 year census gap often has missing children who a born...

    Started by Brabazon‎, 14-06-2017 1:15 AM
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  18. Hi from Australia

    Hi, I live in Australia and have been researching my family for the last eighteen months. I love research and reading and have been enjoying the interesting discoveries whilst tracking the ancestors and their journeys to new places for different reasons. I have also conversed with many people...

    Started by Seaspray2‎, 10-06-2017 10:35 PM
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  19. Hello

    I am not new online to genealogy, but I am new to the Brit Gen. I began researching my father's family a few years ago but change of job and lack of time has prevented me until now. A relative who found me on another site told me about this one and how helpful it has been to him and his search. I...

    Started by barbmoseley72‎, 07-06-2017 2:13 AM
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    08-06-2017, 1:25 AM Go to last post
  20. Cool John Howarth

    Hi am new member from Te Aroha New Zealand. Have been researching family history for 20 years. Most of it is in and around Lancashire in particular Accrington (from 1680) and Bury. Am 84 retired and only current activities are reading gardening and my rapidly declining golf handicap.

    Started by johnHowar52‎, 13-01-2011 9:05 PM
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    07-06-2017, 7:10 AM Go to last post

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