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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. The Family name of Swarbrick

    Hello everyone, My name is Tim and I'm attempting to research my family name Swarbrick. I'm coming into this completely blind with no relatives to gain information from. My mother and father have both passed away (2010 and 1989 respectively) as too have my grandparents on my fathers side. My...

    Started by tjswarbrick‎, 11-09-2018 10:27 AM
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  2. Hello, looking for Bodgers and Marks

    Hi everybody, just discovered this forum and I like it! I'm looking mostly for Bodger and Marks information, and I have many brick walls in Ireland for Shields and Forbes unfortunately. Family history is something I'm really passionate about, but I'm still a novice when it comes to digging deep and...

    Started by Shelby4‎, 10-09-2018 9:46 PM
    bodger, forbes, marks, shields
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  3. Post Researching family tree - Warden

    Hello all, I have been researching our family tree for many years which is very interesting, for us in South Africa it all started with a young 19 year old Henry Douglas Warden been officially sent to Cape Town, South Africa in 1819. Later a town was named after him "Warden" and he was also the...

    Started by Caro Warden‎, 10-09-2018 8:39 AM
    charles warden
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  4. Hello all.

    Hi all, We love the fact that we found this forum. We have been doing geneaology research on both my family and my wife's family and have manages to get back to the early 1700s so far. We have currently begun researching our families military records for both WW1 and WW2. My great...

    Started by Salmons‎, 09-09-2018 11:23 AM
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  5. Wink New Member

    Hello there, I am researching Phillips and Keelan primarily plus associated family connections from around the Manchester area going back to Ireland in the mid 1850's. Have been looking for about a year but only just found this site. Have started to hit brick walls so would welcome any assistance...

    Started by Anton4‎, 08-09-2018 4:06 PM
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    08-09-2018, 7:47 PM Go to last post
  6. New member

    Hi I am a 60 year old woman, originally from Scotland but now living in southern England. I am a Social Worker. I came to England 2 years ago because my daughter and granddaughter (two years) live in the beautiful south. I am in a long term relationship. I love history and have researched my...

    Started by fifimcc‎, 08-09-2018 9:44 AM
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  7. Wink Hello

    Hello I got the family history bug when sorting out family photographs after my father's death. One depicted two people I didn't recognise and an inscription that made no sense given what I knew of the family. It turned out to be my father's birth mother (who died when he was 8) and her...

    Started by rbwheelie‎, 04-09-2018 9:56 AM
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    04-09-2018, 4:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Richard Charles Gray - war research memorial

    I am posting*concerning a website we have recently setup in honour of my father Richard Charles Gray who passed away in 2017 My father was a great believer in researching and respecting fallen heroes of past wars.* He dedicated a lot of his time to researching and ensuring those lost souls...

    Started by wingers‎, 01-09-2018 8:36 PM
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  9. tannenbaum

    hello All, I'm residing in South-West Germany and researching the ancestors of my wife which are from UK/Canada/South Africa/ Namibia/ Angola/ Portugal and Germany. Since English is not my mother tongue and I didn't grow up in the "English Sphere" I often have problems with terminology ...

    Started by tannenbaum‎, 30-08-2018 7:53 AM
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  10. New member

    Hi, I have been researching my Family as well as my Husbands For a couple of decades. Both have Ancestors who have served their country Either in Britain,Canada or Usa. Still finding out new things. Hope this site will help me in this journey.

    Started by Sheenarj‎, 26-08-2018 5:50 PM
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  11. Moved: Daniel Lay, boat man, father of Thomas

    Started by Natalie DeCruz‎, 24-08-2018 11:40 AM
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  12. Hello All

    Hey there folks, My name is Alistair Reece and I live near Charlottesville, Virginia, though I am originally from the UK - I am an army brat, so being from anywhere in particular is kind of a weird concept, but I grew up mostly in Germany and the Outer Hebrides. I got into researching my...

    Started by VelkyAl‎, 22-08-2018 3:40 PM
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  13. Red face Hi looking at Alton, Hants and Dunstable

    Hello, just found this site. I am researching the Alton Hamsphire area for surnames Holland, Doe and the Dunstable area surname Scott.

    Started by Arthur2075‎, 22-08-2018 11:32 AM
    doe, holland, scott dunstable
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  14. Missy 74

    Hi everyone, I'm pretty much a beginner at geneology but I'm pushing on regardless, still learning how to use this site and others..

    Started by Missy74‎, 21-08-2018 1:53 PM
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  15. My name is Patrick de Landre-Grogan

    My research maily covers UK, Canada and Australia. I use Ancestry.com FTM and my own website at www.delandre-grogan.co.uk

    Started by Patrick_dLG‎, 21-08-2018 5:04 PM
    bansha, de landre-grogan, grogan
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  16. Hi Everybody

    I have been doing genealogical research since the mid-eighties, when microfiches were cutting edge technology and you printed stuff out on a daisy wheel printer, lol, but I dip in and out and consider myself intermediate at best; mostly I feel like a rank beginner! I'm hoping people who are less...

    Started by Suekilp‎, 15-08-2018 10:31 PM
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    16-08-2018, 9:29 PM Go to last post
  17. Williams Family Tree

    Hi All, My name is Phil Williams and I have been researching the Williams family from Aberdyfi, Gwynedd (or Aberdovey, Merionethshire as it was in my day!), for many years. My brother started the research after reading a booklet produced by a cousin, Professor Sydney Alan Barker, who wanted a...

    Started by RottenSod‎, 15-08-2018 9:58 AM
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    15-08-2018, 8:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Smile Hi All

    I have been meaning to do my family history for ages. Mum died last week so I need to get on with it. Only started a few days ago and I have loads of names and dates so its a start but not really sure what I am doing!

    Started by Lumptus‎, 12-08-2018 5:25 PM
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  19. Smile Hello - struggling at my family research

    Hello I just discovered this site by accident today. Have been trying to do family tree research on and off for a few years now, without much joy. I'm amazed at how much amazing info there is on this site! Am hoping I can please find some hints to point me in the right direction for my branches...

    Started by wilssearch‎, 05-08-2018 10:38 AM
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    05-08-2018, 3:58 PM Go to last post
  20. Hello all

    Good afternoon, Just a quick intro to say hello to the forum and hopefully I will be able give and receive some help whilst here. I have been interested in researching my Family tree for the past few years, I have a fair amount of info on various branches but hardly anything on others! I...

    Started by Chef_Hendrix‎, 05-08-2018 2:12 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-08-2018, 2:35 PM Go to last post

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