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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. Hi my name is Sharon

    I have been at this hobby/game/job, whatever we call it for over 35 years. I love it. I love the detective side to it. I think I am a good detective. Although there are others that are so much better than I and I bow to them. I am researching all family. New Zealand, England, Ireland, are the...

    Started by shaste‎, 23-03-2017 4:55 AM
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  3. New to the British genealogy forum

    Hi My name is Ann and I started researching my family about 3 years ago. It started wanting to know more about my father's side because I knew very little, now it has grown to all parts of my family plus my husband's. All relatives have passed away so no-one to ask , therefore starting with my...

    Started by Annbrick‎, 23-03-2017 6:10 AM
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  4. Hello everybody

    Hello. I started looking into my family history back in the late 1990s, I think prompted by discovering that my mum had 8 siblings, rather than the zero that we had imagined for over 40 years! However, I lapsed after an initial flurry but now, spurred on by a FutureLearn online course I'm back...

    Started by bardneypop‎, 23-03-2017 9:44 PM
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  5. The family enigma

    I have been conducting research in my family history for over three years but have become stuck. I have a grandfather that appeared, but no past that I can trace. I was forbidden to search for this side of the family while my father was alive. Almost everything I was told about this side of the...

    Started by MartinL‎, 21-03-2017 2:06 AM
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  6. Parnaby links

    Hi Everyone, I just found out on a Birth Certificate that my Great Nanna's name was Edith Ruth PARNABY Ayers born: 22nd Nov 1914 Lowestoft, Suffolk, died Aug 1996 Rockingham Western Australia, she never knew her father and i thought i would put it out there because we have no idea what her...

    Started by chanstevens‎, 18-03-2017 5:28 PM
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  7. Uncle Henry

    Hi, Have been quite successful so far in my research. Thomas Jones, son of Thomas Jones, son of Thomas Jones, son of Thomas Jones who married a Harriet Jones has been a struggle. Then Morgans in South Wales, When you come across Morgan Morgan you begin to lose hope. There are a few missing who...

    Started by feckless‎, 17-03-2017 4:19 PM
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  8. New to the forum

    Hello. I'm Leanne and I've been researching my family tree for about a year now. I was lucky enough that my grandmother had already done a lot of research on hers and my grandfather's side of the family and she has now passed everything on to me to sort through. I have now got the research bug and...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 14-03-2017 1:56 PM
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  9. Graham Prosser

    Researching the PROSSER MORGAN EDWARDS family

    Started by bickleton56‎, 12-03-2017 10:12 AM
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  10. New Member

    Hello Everyone, I have been researching my family for around 40 years, yep, I'm 70 years old. I teach genealogy to a group through U3A in my local area (near Melbourne, Australia). Only today I discovered on ancestry.com the baptism of a direct ancestor in Lewisham, Kent in 1792, and this after...

    Started by KayeCrett‎, 09-03-2017 5:59 AM
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  11. Smile new member

    Hello all Some of the surnames I'm researching are Rose , Rowland , Sugar , Hendy , Ellis , Garrett , Dickinson and a good few others that don't immediately pop to mind. I've been at this lark for several decades now so if you think we may be researching some of the same people I'd love to...

    Started by equinoxers‎, 08-03-2017 12:20 PM
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  12. a friendly Hello from Hamburg/Germany

    Hello, I am Katie, born on the island of Heligoland/Helgoland in the northsea. The history of my family is associated with the various gouvernments, before 1807 the island was danish, between 1807 and 1890 british and since then german. I started genealogy 7 months ago, when my beloved father...

    Started by KatieNordwind‎, 09-02-2013 5:37 PM
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  13. Hello to all ELLERTON researchers!

    Hi everyone, I've been researching the ELLERTON name since 1999 but have only just started up again after a few years off. My Ellerton family roots started in North Yorkshire, but as you will see from my new website at www.e-rootz.net I have included dozens of other ELLERTON trees as well as my...

    Started by bob@ellerton.net‎, 07-03-2017 11:47 AM
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  14. Another Australian

    Hi Everyone, I'm delighted to find a forum where brick walls are considered a challenge.My ancestors come,mainly,from County Durham,Norfolk and Bristol;and while most have left accessible records,a few have disappeared without trace (that I can find!). With luck,there may be someone out...

    Started by longroad‎, 07-03-2017 9:13 AM
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  15. Hello

    Hello, I would like to introduce myself before I start using this forum. My name is Michael and I lost my grandfather a few months ago. I have never spoken to him about his relativies or his extended family, although I'm now intrigued about them. I hope I will find any clues with your help. ...

    Started by MichaelJones195‎, 06-03-2017 12:27 PM
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  16. Liverpool -Carpet dealers /shops

    Hi, I am hoping someone can help . I have two set of relations from the West Midlands who decided in the mid 1880's to open carpet shops in Liverpool. They are J and R Smith,based in Williamson Square and Thomas Bradnocks who were based on Brunswick Road. I have already compiled a fair bit of...

    Started by 646abs‎, 04-03-2017 1:40 PM
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  17. Czech Republic

    My uncle married in the CR during World War 11.Other than knowing his wife's name and her parents there are no obvious ways to me of finding a little more of her background. Or are there?.Any help would be appreciated. Tony:

    Started by 646abs‎, 04-03-2017 10:39 AM
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  18. Researching 79th Armoured Div & Rifle Brigade

    Hi, I'm researching both my and my wife's late fathers WWII Service Records. I have been working on my father's for nearly 3 years. He was in the 79th Armoured Division ('Hobart's Funnies'). I have read numerous relevant books, visited both the London Imperial War Museum and the National...

    Started by poptr01‎, 01-03-2017 9:46 PM
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  19. Hi from London

    Hey all, I'm obv new here, I am 30 I currently live in North London. I am here to learn how to successfully research my family history, I am on Ancestry and that has opened up a can of worms, with the hint tips, and I have a huge mistake on my family tree on my mums side and my dad side I don't...

    Started by Caisley‎, 01-03-2017 11:45 PM
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  20. Thumbs up Zeefa

    Hi everybody, I have been doing my family genealogy search for about 20 years, I started by researching my maiden name of Hodgkiss and this is still ongoing, when i started there was not much on the internet so my searches were time consuming, it involved letters and churches and the goodwill of...

    Started by zeefas‎, 02-03-2017 3:42 PM
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