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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. Looking for Fire Service info

    Hi, My Grandad served in the Fire Service in Islington from 1938 to 1941, where he had to leave through disability. His truck was bombed. I am looking for any information or photos that anyone may have as my Grandmother threw everything away when my Grandad died through grief. Any direction...

    Started by Linsey‎, 14-07-2018 9:24 AM
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  2. hi my name is janine du cane (anderson)

    im looking for more info on my great great grandpa john hovelroude Anderson my grandpa was david chalmers Anderson & my nanny was jean(jane)Anderson(annan of Dundee. im after info on the ss calliope or any info on my great great grandpa please anyone know my family please :)

    Started by anderson annan‎, 09-07-2018 4:02 AM
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  3. nice to meet you,

    Hi, i have been doing genealogy since 1967, i have traced my family tree back to before the 1500,s, also gone back to before 1066. we have quite a good history earning us two armorial bearings one from William 1, one from king Charles 2nd in 1660. i am getting back into it after a few months off.

    Started by Dave Pendrill‎, 11-07-2018 7:17 PM
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  4. john hovelroude anderson ss calliope

    hi my name is Janine du cane(Anderson) I am the great granddaughter of john hovelroude Anderson who died on the ss calliope.i saw someone else enquiring about him.my grandpa was david chalmers Anderson his wife was jean Melville Anderson (annan) is there anyone out there related look forward to...

    Started by anderson annan‎, 09-07-2018 3:31 AM
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  5. Hello Everyone

    Hello one and all. I have been trying to find the final resting place of my great grandfather for quite some time and didn't realise that it would be so difficult. For starters I don't know the year he died and I have no family left to ask. There are 4 possibility's but if I order copies of all...

    Started by Heatherwhois‎, 07-07-2018 2:47 PM
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  6. Hello

    Hi, I began my research many years ago and after hitting several brick walls gave up for a while. Now, Iím having another go and have found that things have moved on quite a bit. Hoping to break down those walls. Good luck, everyone.

    Started by Chrissie7‎, 06-07-2018 8:30 PM
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  7. Ms Mary Clark

    Hello, I am researching details of my maternal great grandparents. We think their names were Jack and Laura Wood. They were the parents of Fanny Beeney (ne Wood). She was born on 18 February 1888 in Ashburnham, Sussex, and died on 31 May 1957 in Hastings, Eastbourne. She married Henry...

    Started by Mary Clark‎, 20-06-2018 6:44 AM
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  8. James Neill (1820's) - 36th Regiment of foot

    Good afternoon everyone I have just joined this website as I am trying to fill in some missing blanks in my family tree and was hoping I would be able to find some help. I have traced my great x 4 grandfather to a James Neill who was in the British Army. His regiment is noted on his wife's...

    Started by Neill81‎, 02-07-2018 1:28 PM
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  9. Smile Hi Everyone...(Lightfoots)

    Hi I have been looking at my family history for a while. Its been hard as some where born ..and died.. In India with the military. My particular interests are with the name Lightfoot. I already know I am related to William and James who are quite notorious! Looking forward to swapping any...

    Started by JulieRex‎, 30-06-2018 10:36 AM
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  10. Hi from Australia

    My name is Jennifer. I am an experienced family history researcher and found this site when trying to find information about a particular ship. It seems this site encompasses more than that. Now I have to find out where to post my particular enquiry!

    Started by jaznjjj‎, 27-06-2018 10:42 AM
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    28-06-2018, 8:39 AM Go to last post
  11. Cool Briarpatch

    Hello, I am Briarpatch, and I live in Canberra Australia. This is my first foray into Brit Gen, although I have done quite a lot of research with Forces War Records, trying to trace where my father served, on the Western Front during WW1 (my dad was a 20 yr old Australian at Cambridge Uni in 1914...

    Started by Briarpatch‎, 19-06-2018 11:59 AM
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  12. Searching for 19th C London Floud family

    Hello. At the moment, Iím researching the cluster of surnames Floud/Smith/Baddam, living in London in the 1850s Ė 70s, as a way of trying to uncover the mystery of my great-grandmother, Ellen Floud/McDonough. I have searched the censuses, and all the online sites like Ancestry extensively, and...

    Started by EileenRobinson‎, 24-06-2018 9:51 AM
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    baddam, bookfolder, floud, mcdonough, smith
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  13. Displaced!

    Hi, I am new here. I have been trying to unravel the secrets and lies about my so-called family and where I fit in since 1989. I think I was illegally adopted between 1955 and 1959, possibly here in the UK or Eastern Europe. One story I have been told is that my father who is supposed to be...

    Started by Truthseeker‎, 23-06-2018 11:51 AM
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    23-06-2018, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  14. The Real Perkins Family

    Hi, I've been researching my family history for a long time now, I can see past most of the rubbish and misinformation out there. like with most families there is always someone trying to link their heritage to royalty or so vague noble Knight before records began. I go after the facts, even some...

    Started by rooted69‎, 21-06-2018 12:26 PM
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  15. Researching Pilkington Ancestors of Chorley

    Hello Im Bill Willcox, originally from Liverpool but reside in Melbourne after 25 years in Asia. We have alot of family connections to The Ormskirk, Crosby, North Meols, Huyton, Childwall, and other areas of Lancashire and are related to many of the oldest names who our direct ancestors, such...

    Started by BillWH‎, 21-06-2018 6:36 AM
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  16. Deans John Joseph

    Looking for fathers family of origin. I did an ancestory.com and discovered that my heritage is 93 percent northern Irish mixed with the rest of the 7 percent from spain/portugale area

    Started by Learner‎, 18-06-2018 8:19 PM
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  17. Moved: New here :)

    Have started looking into family, so far have found a picture on here of my Great Grandparents Reeve Whitbread and Florence Bottomley also have found out that Florence had a brother called Roland Bottomley who was an actor (see youtube). Have managed to get back to James Garwood and Susan Havers...

    Started by Sarah Wilson‎, 16-06-2018 2:21 AM
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  18. Alexander Richard Minney

    I'm trying to find the death record of Alexander Richard Minney. He was a gunner in RAF Volunteer Reserve. No. 938925 died m27 Sept 1942. I've found his RAF record here but no details of how or where he died. He was roughly 24 when he died. I would appreciate any help. I've been trying to find...

    Started by heathere‎, 13-06-2018 11:11 AM
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  19. John White

    I'm trying to find my father's service record. He was in the Highland Light Infantry as a motorbike outrider but apparently trained on tanks. The service number I've got for him is 3368952. He was from Glasgow, Scotland. Search didn't show up anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks....

    Started by heathere‎, 14-06-2018 12:39 PM
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  20. Hi from West Yorkshire

    I started on family tree stuff back in 1991 when my dad wanted to know more about his father and grandfather. Armed with just the knowledge of my grandad's name, his year of birth, name of his father and the village in Kent they came from, I set off to St Catherine's House in London to trawl...

    Started by JoBurgoyne-Neal‎, 14-06-2018 2:17 AM
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    14-06-2018, 4:30 AM Go to last post

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