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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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    09-10-2016, 8:10 PM Go to last post
  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. Talking Frenchie married to a Brit living in US

    I am a research librarian, doing lots of local genealogy for my Virginia public library. On personal side, I have researched my british husband's lines for the past 18 years, have linked him to the Arundel family and all connected families on his Cornish side, then to his jewish family in London...

    Started by opryor‎, 22-03-2013 3:53 AM
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    22-03-2013, 4:07 AM Go to last post
  2. Introduce myself Erin

    Hello all, I am an Australian who has moved around a lot and now back in Australia. I am tracking my fanily's history and that of my husband. On and off depdending on time. I came across a thread on Pablo Fanque the circus performer/owner. In my husbands family there are rope walkers -...

    Started by erinsullivan‎, 19-03-2013 5:12 PM
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    19-03-2013, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  3. The Hargreaves Family Tree !

    Hi all - glad to be here. Retired and computer literate, a contradiction in terms..? My branch of the family is largely North West England based, but like lots of families nowadays, with increasing mobility, we are generally scattered all over the UK & Ireland. Names I will be researching...

    Started by steviebobs‎, 14-08-2011 9:26 AM
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    18-03-2013, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Nervous Newbie

    Okay, actually, I'm not at all nervous. I just enjoy alliteration. I've been a newbie plenty of times, so I'm rather casual about it at this point... Hi everyone... I'm Laura. I live in Snowy (today, anyway) Wisconsin, USA. I've been married 26 years and I have three "kids" who are 21, 19 and...

    Started by LauraG‎, 18-03-2013 7:03 PM
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  5. We are looking for WATERER, GLAZBROOK, HATCH & FOREMAN

    Hi my name is TRISH and mum is SALLY. Mum has been researching the family tree for many years(WATERER & GLAZBROOK) and i have joined the search to look for my inlaws (HATCH & FOREMAN). Mum was told that her mother came to Australia on a ship called the BELTANA she embarked in London on the 31 March...

    Started by sally&trish‎, 10-01-2008 9:49 AM
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    18-03-2013, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Talking Hello everyone ...

    Hi, I'm Tracey, from the Midlands. I started researching on behalf of my Dad, who was adopted at birth and recently found out his birth mother's name from the Adoption Agency. I've had great fun and even found contact details for his half brother and sister! However .... he has made the...

    Started by traceypeace‎, 15-03-2013 7:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    15-03-2013, 7:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Hello, I just joined this site***

    Hi everyone, My name is Jennie. I am from California, USA I've just joined this site about 15min ago. Hoping and praying that with a bit of luck and some new friends, You will be able to help me with my research.:balloon:

    Started by jenn2427‎, 14-03-2013 10:37 AM
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    15-03-2013, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs down Good Evening--just joined

    Hello there my name is George i have just joined this site--i am retired and live in the town of St-Helens in Lancashire,famous for glass and rugby league-and people who dont want to work

    Started by george 11‎, 13-03-2013 10:57 PM
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    15-03-2013, 12:43 AM Go to last post

    :alien: Hello Everyone, I have only been researching for my ancestors, which are the Buckingham's and Roberts Families of Cornwall, England for only about 12 months. I have been able to find some information but there are a lot of missing spots with my families. So I am hoping that you...

    Started by Hancocks333‎, 14-03-2013 4:36 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    14-03-2013, 7:25 AM Go to last post
  10. Post Hello from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Hi everyone my name is Anne and I started doing family tree research when my mother in law asked me to find the link between her Stephenson grandmother and George Stephenson (the railway one!) Well I couldn't find it and from what I can gather everyone with that surname has a similar claim to fame...

    Started by annew6‎, 08-03-2013 8:10 PM
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    08-03-2013, 8:20 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile Convicts Australia.

    Hello my name is Lynette I live in Australia I have been doing my family tree for about a year and a half now. I have found quite a few convicts, war heroes and some great stories giving me an insight into my Ancestors. If anyone would like any help with their convict relatives I would be happy to...

    Started by Lynburke‎, 08-03-2013 3:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-03-2013, 7:19 AM Go to last post
  12. Afternoon all.....

    Hello to everyone. I've been researching my family tree for a few months but am now starting to hit brickwalls left, right and centre. My plan is to purchase a few BMD certificates every month or so to assist in my research (they are so expensive!). My family lines are mostly in Devon,...

    Started by Claire27‎, 04-03-2013 2:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-03-2013, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  13. Smile Prodigal Scouser is Prodigal

    Hello Board Not sure if anyone remembers me as it's been about 4 years since I last touched my family history. Multiple brick walls, a long illness and chance in circumstances meant that I lost my zest for searching down the dead ends of my dead rellies (and those of hubby too). The bug has...

    Started by julielou2‎, 04-03-2013 3:04 AM
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    04-03-2013, 4:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Smile Hello from Australia!

    Hi there, My name is Julie and I have just come across your forum - looks good. I started researching about 12 years ago, after Mum passed away, and I inherited all her papers. Quickly found that it was/is really frustrating but oh so much fun. Sorted some problems and found a whole lot...

    Started by nortybaby‎, 03-03-2013 8:30 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-03-2013, 9:08 PM Go to last post

    We have beeen researching the SiEVEY name as it is my wife's mothers maiden name. We have have a fairly substantial family tree being helped by being a unusual name, although we have encountered many variations in spelling which does not help. We have gone back to late 1700's but hit a brick wall...

    Started by dsayers‎, 01-03-2013 2:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  16. Smile welsh / german family tree

    Have been searching my family tree now for some time but really at a brick wall for some time my german ancestors are impossible to trace due to my grandfather who was German who was a pow during second ww and was married and stayed in wales his name was leopold lawrence Feucht , so my surnamre...

    Started by sharfeu‎, 27-02-2013 12:09 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    27-02-2013, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Robert Burns - new to the forum

    Hi,I'm Robert Burns from New Jersey USA. I've been researching family since 2008 and have a website at http:// myburnsfamily.tribalpages.com I have a bunch of info on other family members but very little on my own surname BURNS. My GGFather Daniel Burns arrived here from Ireland with his wife...

    Started by Bobsyouruncle‎, 26-02-2013 8:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    26-02-2013, 8:03 PM Go to last post
  18. Robert Very

    Hello Everyone: My name is Robert Very and I live in Canada. I have been researching my family for about a year now and I am currently working on my Very family ancestry in England. I'm very excited to be a new member here and hope I will be able to contribute in the future. Bye for now ...

    Started by Robert Very‎, 25-02-2013 7:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    26-02-2013, 9:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Antony Duggan

    My name is Antony Duggan living in Worcester. I am researching the Duggans that lived in Dublin and Rosscommon in 18th century. The family moved to Yorkshire and London. Regards

    Started by antonyduggan‎, 23-02-2013 2:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    23-02-2013, 2:34 PM Go to last post
  20. Looking for Handley family in England

    My name is Kerry-Lynne and I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I have been researching my family and my husband's family for several years off and on. Currently, I am trying to go back on the Handley side of my husband's family. Captain Charles Handley was born in Offchurch in 1812. His father...

    Started by Kerry-Lynne‎, 03-07-2008 5:27 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    22-02-2013, 5:40 PM Go to last post

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