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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. Writing a Family History Blog

    My name is Paul Chiddicks and I am 53 years old and have been researching my tree, on and off, for the last fifteen years. I live in Cheshire with my wife and two grown up children and have been living in leafy Cheshire for around 20 years. Before this, I spent all my earlier years living, working...

    Started by chiddicks‎, 20-08-2017 9:57 PM
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  2. English roots of John Dunham prior to 1632

    My 8th great grandfather is John Dunham, who migrated from England (via Leiden, Holland) landing in Plymouth in 1632. I believe him to be a descendent of Richard Dunham of Langford, Bedfordshire (buried 19 Nov 1624 Langford, England). I would like to find at least one additional validation of this...

    Started by SarahD‎, 04-07-2017 1:32 AM
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  3. Thumbs up hello to everyone frome leeds uk

    hello I'm trying to trace glover /bradbrook and maltas/robshaw just started on family tree its going ok but any help would be good at the moment stuck on finding moses maltas ww1 all I have is his reg no 5047 x

    Started by gloverit‎, 30-07-2017 2:45 PM
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  4. Hi

    My name is Joe and I am interested in finding out about my great grand father who was mortally wounded and died in Seaforth military hospital in 1918.I would really like to see photos of his regiment ( Royal Army Service Corps ) also would like to find out what his wounds were.

    Started by Joka65‎, 18-08-2017 10:11 PM
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  5. Raymond50 says hi and please and thank you

    Folks, I have been tracing my family history for many years now. I am now going into a further level of detail especially with military service. Today I am looking closely at WW1.

    Started by Raymond50‎, 04-08-2017 3:38 PM
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  6. Greetings

    Hi From Queensland Australia SteveRush1945 here I live in Aus but my family Come from East Anglia England I am Interested in The Rush and Pearce familys from this area and where we've all ended up. I lived in NZ for a bit in the 70s and am Married to a Kiwi Alison Faithfull, the thing is I get a...

    Started by SteveRush1945‎, 16-08-2017 11:51 PM
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  7. Hi from NZ

    I've been searching family in England mainly in London but also in Germany with lots of brickwalls! I hope some questions may be answered. Thanks

    Started by KarylDire‎, 16-08-2017 5:54 AM
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  8. 80 years

    Hi my name is Andrew I live in austraila basically due to the out dated family court laws it's taken 80 to finally recent an affidavit so now the search continues

    Started by Andrew1966‎, 13-08-2017 6:46 AM
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  9. Hello

    I have only just got into looking at my families history recently although I have been helping my wife do hers. She has some interesting military ancestors, from the Royal Fusiliers which I was a member of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers before I met her. I know my fathers side of the family is...

    Started by Brianillusion‎, 05-08-2017 6:15 PM
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  10. Hello there !

    Hi I have been dipping in and out of looking into my family history over the past few years and my main reason for doing so is that I know virtually nothing of my family history past my grandparents generation. My dad's father never returned home after WW2 (we think his parents divorced) and...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 05-08-2017 3:53 PM
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  11. Moved: Gustave Burrell 1896

    Started by Farmerdan‎, 05-08-2017 1:17 AM
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  12. Judi

    Having difficulty tracing my grandfathers in WW1. I have the numbers of one grandfather but even though I have his regiment -no luck on Ancestry. The other I do not have very much info except one phototaken I believe at a training camp. Any advice would be useful

    Started by berkswell angel‎, 02-08-2017 12:26 PM
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  13. Smile Hello from Denmark

    Hello my name is Pernille and I am from Denmark. I have worked on my ancestors for the past 20 years. But at the moment I'm working on my friends family, and her great grandmother was from England, which makes it more fun, but allso more difficult. So that the reason for me to join this site.

    Started by pern64‎, 29-07-2017 12:00 PM
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  14. Smile Hello everyone

    I have been researching intermittently for 30 years (when we could still go to Somerset House and hold the books in our hands lol) but have just recently discovered Ancestry and spend many hours a day on there. I'm looking forward to any further discovery I can make from the forum. Regards

    Started by Watergirl‎, 28-07-2017 1:03 PM
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  15. Hi

    Hi, hoping to find out some information re an ancestor born on a ship in the Atlantic! Hoping I can find something.

    Started by Mamabat‎, 27-07-2017 1:19 PM
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  16. Hello ,from Glasgow.

    Have been researching all lines in my family tree. Few brick walls (which i build😎) and lots of dead ends. Lots of Irish ,Highland and Ayrshire ancestors.

    Started by Rayjamgor‎, 27-07-2017 8:11 AM
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  17. Hello

    John Goodfellow. I've been researching for a few years using F.T.M. on Ancestry.com. I live in Stoke on Trent & retired 6 years ago, (Enjoying every second). 16 years in the Army & made redundant in 1981. Made lots of mistakes researching the wrong records, (Mostly corrected). Hoping to learn from...

    Started by Eberhardt‎, 23-07-2017 5:29 AM
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  18. New Member

    Dear All, Many thanks for confirming my membership. I am interested in researching my family (main lines Shipley and Lant names) as well as researching items that I collect (including medals, paperwork etc). Thanks again, Johnnie

    Started by johnnie214‎, 25-07-2017 1:56 PM
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  19. Holman/Sellins Lineage

    I've been doing family research for several years, but I haven't used many blogs. Very new to this format.

    Started by Leiter22‎, 25-07-2017 5:18 AM
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  20. Family History Novice

    Very new to this. Thought I was doing well with no help and now realise there are a lot of more knowledgeable people out there who can interpret and suggest options I would never have thought of.

    Started by Taylor1950‎, 24-07-2017 1:33 PM
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