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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. Just to say hello

    Hello everyone, I am hoping to do some research into my Grandfathers WW1military history. Have been trying off and on for months and seem to be going round in circles. I would really appreciate any help/advice that you could give me. Thank you and nice to meet you all!

    Started by birdsong‎, 08-10-2013 10:54 PM
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    09-10-2013, 2:57 AM Go to last post
  2. New

    Hello everyone. I have been researching on and off for about a year. Have found it very time consuming at times so have not done anything for about 8 months or more. Hope to have a bit more time to research towards the end of October. Jackie

    Started by Jackie simmons‎, 07-10-2013 1:07 PM
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  3. Talking Living in the past!

    Hi everyone, I've been researching my family history on and off for around 7 years now. I've researched for other poeple (just for fun) and love delving into the past...so interesting! Looking forward to chatting to like minded folk so really pleased I've found you all. Elimay.

    Started by Elimay‎, 05-10-2013 8:09 PM
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  4. Smile Hello all

    Just thought i'd say hello and introduce myself on here. I've only been doing my family tree for a short time now. I took an interest after my dad passed away a few years ago and my wife started to look into her family history. I look forward to spending some time here and maybe digging a bit...

    Started by leeh80‎, 07-10-2013 11:54 AM
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  5. Overwhelmed

    Hi, I've already made lots of basic errors, got side tracked, looked for too many individuals, been stumped etc. I started researching my fathers family, he was adopted at birth and was always desperate to find out about his birth mother and her family, he never managed to find out before he...

    Started by uglylouise‎, 06-10-2013 9:31 PM
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  6. Hiya novice at this looking to learn

    Hi all my names Amanda McDougall born in Glasgow live in Rigside now a village in south Lanarkshire, i am hoping to find some information that can help me create a family tree. Names i am interested are McDougall, Dolan, Rush, Campbell, Sinclair, Kerr, Dearie, Paterson Most from Glasgow :aureola:

    Started by manda-mcd‎, 02-10-2013 2:41 PM
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  7. Hello!

    Hi I've been researching my family history on and off for the past 10 year or so. Hit a brick wall a couple of years ago that I couldn't work out how to get past. However, I'm now ready to attack this wall again and with the improvements in documents and information available I can't wait to get...

    Started by NessyNoo‎, 01-10-2013 12:00 PM
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  8. Hello from London, Ontario Canada

    I started looking for information on my fathers side of the family a long time ago, I stopped for a while and just got back to it. I signed up on this site because my grandfather was born in Bournemouth England and my grandmother was a Snowden, my grandfathers last name was Spiller

    Started by spell817‎, 01-10-2013 2:50 PM
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  9. Hello from shivers.

    Its hello from me. I am researching my Smith family from Caithness and have been doing so for about 10 years now and accumulated a wealth of information over that time. There are hundreds of families in our family history from Caithness and I some-times think we are related to every family in...

    Started by shivers‎, 30-09-2013 11:41 AM
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  10. Hi from Hampshire England

    Hi, I am from Hampshire, England and I have been researching my family tree for many years and have published it on World Connect http:// wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ so I can pass on my research to others. I am lucky that my Great Grandfather James William Parker was a professional...

    Started by Parkerfluen‎, 30-09-2013 6:08 PM
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  11. New member

    Hi - I have recently joined the forum. I am researching the Surnames Waters, Morrison, Moffat, Shaw, Bolsem and have been for about 10 years. I am at present focussing on my paternal grandmother whose Maiden Name was Waters and her ancestors were from Caithness. I am stuck on an issue concerning a...

    Started by Betteal‎, 25-06-2013 9:49 AM
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  12. Hello from Canada!!

    Hello everyone! I've been researching my family tree for about 10 years now but only really started with the British side about a year ago. I'm looking forward to finding out much more about my family and hoping to get in touch with lost relatives.

    Started by Janet58‎, 17-09-2013 4:42 PM
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  13. GEOTOW

    Hello,I have been searching my family tree for a couple of years. It is fairly complete with names back to the late 1700s but I'd now like to learn more of their social aspects e.g. schooling. I am concentrating on 4 families starting with Waterhouse. My great grandfather plus his 7 brothers...

    Started by GEOTOW‎, 18-09-2013 6:08 PM
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  14. Hi from Adelaide

    I've been browsing around a little, but thought I should do things properly and post an introduction here before diving into any of the other threads. I've lived here in Adelaide, South Australia, for about 9 years now, and before that grew up in Essex (although I was born in Manly, NSW when my...

    Started by Felinity‎, 27-09-2013 10:01 AM
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  15. tynedale, New Zealand

    Hi, I am descended from Woodfine Smith through his son Zachariah who married an Ann Davis. According to Josephine Tombs book on Smith family history p6-7 they had 9 children. My Great grandfather was Joseph b. circa 1833-43 (married Coralina/Catherine Holland). My grandfather was their son...

    Started by Tynedale‎, 27-09-2013 9:39 AM
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  16. Smile New to the site

    I am originally from Sudbury, Suffolk and have been living here in South Carolina for 35 odd years and trying to find out about my family roots so to speak. Thanks and just learning my way around.

    Started by grnandrw‎, 26-09-2013 1:14 AM
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  17. New Member with Scottish Roots and a Question

    Hi All I'm based in Devon, where my family has been since it relocated (on my Dad's side) in the mid 1800s. The branch of my family that interests me most is on my father's father's side, the Scottish side. I am very lucky that most of the ground work was done for me firstly, when my great,...

    Started by rusticalex‎, 25-09-2013 9:58 PM
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  18. New Member from the States

    Hi, I live in Houston, Texas and I'm researching my British roots. The primary family I'm looking for is the Tapply or Tapleys of Kent: Wittersham, Tenterden and Rolvenden. I'm also looking for Freed or Frids in Kent, the Benn surname, and my Irish roots with my Fitzgerald, Feely and Cooke...

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 23-09-2013 1:41 PM
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    24-09-2013, 1:31 AM Go to last post
  19. New member from the sunny south of England

    Hello all, I have been doing this family history thing for a few years now and have gained quite a wide and enriching knowledge of my ancestry. I've met previously unknown cousins and visited overgrown graveyards looking for long forgotten family memorials. However, there are still some...

    Started by Martinfd‎, 17-09-2013 8:31 PM
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  20. Smile New to this site

    Hi, Ive been seeking information about my Great Grandfather and his parents for the last 20 years. He lived in Guyana (formerly British Guiana), but he was maybe born in Scotland. Guyana must be one of the most difficult countries to get information from. They have very little information on data...

    Started by bibeltro‎, 19-09-2013 5:35 PM
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