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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. Smile Forum Newbie Seeking Help

    Hi, I am new to the concept of Forums so may post things in the wrong place! - I apologise to all, in advance - I WILL learn :0) I have been searching the family name "Beckley" for several years. My own branch currently goes back to the mid-1700's. However, to cut a long story short, I have...

    Started by Vfbeckley‎, 07-08-2016 4:53 PM
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  2. Just joined

    Hello, Ive just joined and i.m researching my mother and fathers ancestors..father is payne and mother is gilder. Ive an account with findmypast and so able to get most info through them.fathers side is a brickwall as I think they were irish...mothers side is more productive and i.ve managed to...

    Started by Payney‎, 07-08-2016 10:03 AM
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  3. Good day!

    My name is Yvonne; I live in North Wales and have researching my family tree for about 5 years. I am particularly interested in my Grandfather who was a professional soldier from WW1 to WW2 and in my (now deceased) father who was a Gunner on a Merchant ship in WW2.

    Started by Murrayfind‎, 07-08-2016 2:03 PM
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  4. Hi Everyone

    Hello all, I have been researching my family history for some 7 years and have come up against a few barriers and hope to break them down with the help of this site.

    Started by Roger Morgan‎, 07-08-2016 11:56 AM
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  5. Hi

    Just joined. Living in Edinburgh. Go down to register house in Edinburgh where all the records are kept to research Scottish side of family. Current member of Find my Past

    Started by SaltireChaz‎, 07-08-2016 11:06 AM
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  6. looking for info

    Hi my name is maz from australia formely new zealandim lokking for millitary info on my dad william james brown born in county monaghan ireland1923 he joined the british airforce not sure of date but he served in middle east in 1946 in egypt in el aden and allameinhe married my mother irene woodyat...

    Started by mazza64‎, 06-08-2016 8:53 AM
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    07-08-2016, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  7. Joined today.

    I'm Helen and I'm trying to find WW1 info about my grandfather. My dad says he served with the Green Howards but even with this info I can't find him. Any hints and tips will be greatly appreciated.

    Started by Mumdav‎, 07-08-2016 10:18 AM
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  8. new member

    Hello I have just joined as I was looking for my father, Richard (Dick) Knapton who served with the Commandos in Burma/China during WW2. His captain was Frank (Jocelyn) Nicholls. Dad was previously in the East Surreys. I am also interested in the Knapton family history, and have a lot of...

    Started by HughK.‎, 07-08-2016 10:19 AM
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    07-08-2016, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  9. Hello everyone.

    i have been researching mine and my husband's family for several years. My husband's grandfather died on the Somme in WW1, when I started my research we didn't even know his Christian name (father in law died in 1971 and mother in law had also died, we had no information on his father.) We...

    Started by Caroljury‎, 07-08-2016 9:36 AM
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    07-08-2016, 10:17 AM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs up Hi everyone

    My name is Jean I'v been trying to find my Great Grandfather for 30+ years,i'v just come across this site, so I'm hoping to try and get a few more answers,hopefully with the help of all you people out there Regards Jean

    Started by Jeantee‎, 07-08-2016 9:13 AM
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    07-08-2016, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  11. Newbie Jo

    Hi everyone. I have just joined after searching for various family surnames for many years. I live in Cambridgeshire but much of my family research covers the London area and also around Leicestershire. Very much looking forward to any help from all of you out there! Jo

    Started by joclegg‎, 07-08-2016 8:46 AM
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    07-08-2016, 9:09 AM Go to last post
  12. Hi, from Auckland, New Zealand

    Hi everyone, only just discovered this forum through Forces War Records. I've been researching my family history in England for some years now, (mainly the north of England) as well as my husband's ancestors in Ayrshire. Am looking forward to finding way around this interesting site! Janice

    Started by andyandjan‎, 06-08-2016 9:48 AM
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    07-08-2016, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Clements and Daisley family info needed

    Hi, I've been interested in my family for several years and have been searching for info on and off for quite a while. My father's name is Daisley from Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire, my mother's Clements from Cambridgeshire/Suffolk. On both of these names, I have a lot of info. but would love to go...

    Started by malDClem‎, 06-08-2016 10:49 PM
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    06-08-2016, 10:55 PM Go to last post
  14. WWI Somme and Merchant Navy

    Hi, my father fought in WW1 and as his story is quite unusual I am finding it difficult to find the information I need. I am not very good at researching but before it is too late I want to set his record straight. I love anything to do with the Great War and I value the sacrifice those people made...

    Started by Katelew‎, 06-08-2016 11:46 AM
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    06-08-2016, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Denise

    Hi folks, new to this forum and looking forward to participating .... After years of searches I have hit a few brick walls but I'm not going to give up researching!!! A lot of records seem to be lost in Ireland from both sides of my family (suppose it was inevitable given Ireland's history) but it...

    Started by Emerald Tyke‎, 06-08-2016 8:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-08-2016, 9:58 PM Go to last post
  16. ROEHAMPTON (SOUTH WEST LONDON) WAR MEMORIAL

    HELLO EVERYONE, my name is Barbara and some friends and I are researching the boys of our village who gave they lives in world war one. there are 51 names of which we have found 45 the other 3 are unknown and 3 where the christian names are different or as we can not find their connection with...

    Started by barbaraspeller‎, 06-08-2016 10:58 AM
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    06-08-2016, 5:30 PM Go to last post
  17. Talking Searching Tarling, Woodward, Revitt, Pollard

    Searching for Tarling in Islington West, Middlesex; Pollard, Revitt or Revett, Woodward, Easthall in Middlesex and London counties. Research from the US is difficult! Have found three groups of Tarlings in the US, all three have the same names so am thinking they are from the same line of...

    Started by rorajoyce‎, 18-07-2016 4:23 PM
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    06-08-2016, 9:50 AM Go to last post
  18. gmoon93

    Hello all. Just registered. In Belvedere UK. Will be looking for Salvage and Dearing

    Started by gmoon93‎, 05-08-2016 9:56 PM
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  19. Hi from Ontario Canada

    Hi People. I have lived in Canada since 1974 from UK served in UK military 1956-59, 3 years Joined forces reunited way back in 1997 for several years active but not used for some time. Have done family tree searches before but ran up against being asked for fees at a certain point

    Started by cranky‎, 05-08-2016 3:36 PM
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    05-08-2016, 4:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Bemrose

    Hi all trying to get my mums research into up to date electronic format from all the paper files she has. Paternal East Yorkshire from Lincolnshire stock, Maternal East Yorkshire from Norfolk/Suffolk stock regards Jon

    Started by jonbem‎, 05-08-2016 2:37 PM
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    05-08-2016, 3:40 PM Go to last post

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