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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. Looking for grandad

    Hi, my name is Christine and I am originally from England but have lived in Australia for over 40 years. I have been researching my family history for fifteen years, but could kick myself for not asking questions when my ancestors were alive as I knew them all even my greatgrandmother. I find...

    Started by chrisspinning‎, 22-01-2017 9:34 AM
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  2. Cool Hi from Ontario, Canada

    Just a quick note to say hello. Found this site when I was doing a google search for two intersecting family names (or at least rumoured to be) and came across the Family Scandals post. I have been actively researching for many years. Recent addition has been DNA testing through Ancestry with...

    Started by harvhope‎, 22-01-2017 3:21 AM
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  3. Forces search for information.

    I have tried to find more information regarding my brothers in World War 2. Most appear to name Officers but not junior men. My Brothers and what I know about them. Alfred Edwin Gibbs joined RN 1937, was drafted to Light Cruiser HMS Aurora, North sea, and Atlantic then east Mediteraenian, then...

    Started by Jllygibbs‎, 22-01-2017 12:42 PM
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  4. Hi my name is Douglas95

    I would like to introduce myself I am Douglas95 and hail from Wigan in Lancashire, North West England, UK I'm retired, from an Education background I've been building a Family Tree for around 12 months This tree will incorporate the broad span of my family and it's many off-shoots I love...

    Started by Douglas95‎, 22-01-2017 11:59 AM
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  5. Rowland lord

    Hello I am new to this forum . I live in New Zealand but was born in lanbcashire and have been researching my family tree for many years now . I am stuck on both my grandparents military records which I would love to find : Help please. I am trying to Find military information on my grandad...

    Started by Samia0306‎, 22-01-2017 11:02 AM
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    22-01-2017, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Moved: Samuel Alexander Sadler family connection

    Started by Ssadler‎, 21-01-2017 8:34 AM
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  7. Just to say hello!

    My name is Mike, I am 76 and live in rural Lincolnshire. I have been working at my family tree for some time and have made steady progress. I am researching my Jewish GF. Abraham Ormianer and his family who settled in Liverpool in the late 19th C. I am really glad to have found this site...

    Started by Mike1066‎, 21-01-2017 5:47 PM
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  8. Post FOOTMAN

    Hi, I am new to the forum and am hoping someone can give me some info about the FOOTMAN family who were in India in the 19th C. The original Footman came from Clonakilty, Cork County in Ireland. Trying to fill in some gaps in my search. Juin

    Started by juinab‎, 15-01-2017 2:10 AM
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  9. Helllo from Australia!

    I'm from Australia and have been living here for 30 odd years. I was born in Canterbury Kent and came out here for a working holiday and never went back! I've been researching my family tree on and off for a number of years. This year I have made a promise to myself to get into it in a big way. For...

    Started by Matchwood‎, 15-01-2017 3:20 AM
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  10. please allow me to introduce myself

    Hi, I have been working on my family tree intermittently for 4 years. I found plenty of narrative which led me write a book rather than use online options. I am now at 232 pages, but this does include photos and maps. My interests are: Tingey, Flawn, Jones, Dick, Meyers, Price, Murison, Waters,...

    Started by andyt999‎, 16-01-2017 7:03 PM
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  11. Waterloo Street Tipton Staffordshire - Emma W

    Hi , I am currently researching my Great Grandmother Emma Wassell (Tyler) 1873-1964 . She had a general storein waterloo street Tipton from 1916 and wondered if anyone has a picture of the street with the General Store. Also I am searching for a story in the local newspaper of my Grt Grandmother...

    Started by Dekkoang‎, 15-01-2017 9:42 PM
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    15-01-2017, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  12. Greetings from Pompey

    Hi, I'm a sort of interloper, with a particular interest in the Great War. I have researched many service personnel from a village that is now part of my home town Bradford, and am currently involved in a project researching about 1000 men on a street list Great War memorial in my adopted home,...

    Started by keithmroberts‎, 14-01-2017 5:22 PM
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  13. Hi, I'm from Waterloo Ontario Canada

    And i'm searching for the Coppings of Essex! Any help would be appreciated!

    Started by Lana Copping‎, 14-01-2017 3:39 PM
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  14. Hello from Cornwall

    Hi all, I'm fairly new to this thoroughly interesting process of tracing and discovering our family history. I have jumped in with both feet, and am now seeing why people employ others to research! Lol I'm hoping to learn the process and how to work through information found. Also hoping I...

    Started by Kosel Den‎, 13-01-2017 10:46 PM
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  15. HELLO TO ALL FAMILY GENEALOGISTS

    Hi Everybody I have been interested in family history for many years, my main areas of research are Helston, Cornwall, UK & Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK. My time at the moment is researching the ROWE families of SITHNEY, Helston & of CONSTANTINE, Falmouth. I am a descendant of a NICHOLAS...

    Started by Malc27‎, 09-01-2017 1:25 PM
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    09-01-2017, 7:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Hello

    Hi I have been trying to compile my family try for some time but am beginning to get stuck so will be looking for Assistance. the main name is my fathers name, Charlton from Northumberland.

    Started by Craig ch‎, 09-01-2017 2:16 PM
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  17. Whalley - birthplace records

    Hi, I've been researching my family history for a number of years now through membership with ancestry websites, visits to archive centres, research passed down from parents and grandparents and the purchase of transcripts on CD's. Pre UK census times are always more difficult and there a number of...

    Started by Grace Moore‎, 06-01-2017 2:51 PM
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  18. Hello!

    Hello everyone! Glad to be here. I've been working on my family tree and researching for a few years now - probably about five years. I've been stuck trying to locate records for B.W.I., Trinidad, etc. Difficult! I'll be perusing the threads in here to get myself into the swing of things. ...

    Started by Ms.Maia‎, 04-01-2017 1:25 AM
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    04-01-2017, 1:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Hello from Staffordshire

    Hello there, I am Sarah and I've been researching my family history for about 18 months now, and picked it up for the NY. I am in Staffordshire, and my family roots are here too. Looking mainly at the Robertson/Doughty and Harrison/Jenks/Hunter families in Staffordshire/Shropshire/Derbyshire...

    Started by sarah_robbo‎, 02-01-2017 9:36 PM
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    02-01-2017, 9:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile Hi from Maryland

    Hi. My name is Karen and I live in Maryland with my husband and our two cats. I've been researching my dad's family off and on for several years. With help from Ancestry.com, I've been able to trace it back to late 18th century Scotland. I look forward to learning more about tracing family...

    Started by krin5292‎, 04-10-2009 9:26 PM
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    01-01-2017, 2:40 PM Go to last post

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