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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. George Gilchrist

    Hi My name is Sharyn, (using the profile name as Makentrax) I live in Perth, Western Australia and I am trying to find documented proof of my grt grandfather George Gilchrist army records, service number 2081. I have been on many paid sites without success. I would be very grateful if someone...

    Started by makentrax‎, 23-02-2019 5:33 AM
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  2. Smile Hello

    Hi, My name is June. I live in Massachusetts but am originally from Ontario, Canada. I have been working on my family history for a few years now, but am still very much a novice at getting past brick walls. My father's side of the family is the British side. He can't tell me much past himself. :) ...

    Started by junebaer‎, 20-02-2019 7:52 PM
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  3. More information on H Campbell Dragoon Guards

    I have reached a brick wall on my 2nd great grandfather Henry Campbell who was in the 5th Dragoon Guards. I have located information about him in Fold3.com such as posting and when he died. I just subscribed to Forces War records and have now discovered that his service Number is 412 and in...

    Started by bglong11‎, 13-02-2019 4:05 AM
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  4. Moved: WW1 Alfred Wagstaff

    Started by waggy wagstaff‎, 31-01-2019 3:08 PM
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  5. SeasMac searching for WW1 Italian Service

    Good day ... I joined this forum today and am researching my Uncle's WW1 service history. I live in Scotland, am in my 60s and have a lot of facts about my uncle's war record, but want to make them into a proper story - any help will be appreciated.

    Started by SeasMac‎, 28-01-2019 1:02 PM
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    28-01-2019, 6:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Canadian searching for WWII casualties' list

    Hello all! I've been working on and off for about 16 months on my family genealogy. I just discovered the website for Military documents but with a name like Johnson and names such as Hughes and Harrison in my background I'm having a difficult time with some things on that site. Today my...

    Started by BAJohnson1961‎, 22-01-2019 10:50 PM
    dead, grave, harrison, wwii
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  7. Moved: Looking for history for my great grandparents

    Started by TRobinson1‎, 18-01-2019 6:20 PM
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  8. Greetings

    Hello all, My name is Jan van der Walt, I am from South Africa. I'm here to do some research and hopefully find assistance with tracing a record or two. I recently came upon a WW2 medal and am very curious about the person who received it. I have no record of any of my family members...

    Started by janjwalt‎, 14-01-2019 2:45 PM
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  9. Smile Hello

    I'm Patricia and I live in Wiltshire. I've been researching for 25 years following family in Hampshire, Somerset, Birmingham, Ireland and beyond. Also my husband's ancestry; he's from Cornwall. Like most researchers, I am frustrated by a couple of brick walls but keep plugging away and using...

    Started by Patricia M‎, 07-01-2019 2:26 PM
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  10. Kenny / Loynton Family History

    Good evening My name is Theresa and I live in Hampshire. I have been researching my family tree since 2006. I have hit a few brick walls during that time, but I found a 4 x cousin of mine related through my grandfather's tree, living in the USA, which was great. I am currently researching...

    Started by Theresap‎, 21-12-2018 5:44 PM
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  11. Smile Hello

    :santa: Hello Ladies and Gents I would like to introduce my self to all my name is John I live in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire I am happly married I have two boys I love Driving-Fishing -and waking the dogs with my Wife . I am trying to trace my families past on my Fathers side Looking...

    Started by Coulson52‎, 14-12-2018 2:45 PM
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  12. Bettles-Hall

    Greetings. This is my first posting, and by the little reading of done so far on these forums you sound a very helpful and friendly bunch :-). I am a New Zealander, but have lived in the UK for the last 20 years. My father was English and left for NZ in 1928 as a fourteen year old military...

    Started by Alasdair Hall‎, 06-11-2007 7:28 AM
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  13. William George Carruthers

    My mother's first husband William George Carruthers was born in Toronto Canada on 29/12/1913. He died of Pulmanory Laryngal Tuberculosis on 22/9/143 at Annan Dumfriesshire Scotland. I have a photograph of him taken in 1940 in military uniform but can find no details of his military service. Can...

    Started by Benny Gillies‎, 09-12-2018 12:26 PM
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  14. Keep Hitting Brickwalls

    Hello I have been doing family history for some time now on and off. I guess my problem is a common one in that sometimes I seem to get on in long strides if not quite leaps and bounds and sometimes I just cannot seem to get anywhere. I have solved some problems, which was encouraging and also...

    Started by Bunbury125‎, 03-12-2018 6:52 PM
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  15. Hello

    My name is Myles, I am researching my immediate ancestors - concentrating on my father's side at the moment. Though I grew up with him he was always a mystery to me - very recently I started seeking some answers and have found quite a few surprises but I still have more questions than answers....

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 08-12-2018 9:19 AM
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  16. Vowles Family West Bromwich

    Hi there Am keen to learn more about the Vowles Bros who owned a foundry in West Bromwich until the 1950s. Great to hear if anyone has conducted research already. Thanks

    Started by VowlesA‎, 12-11-2018 9:55 PM
    brothers, foundry. west bromwich, vowles
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  17. Hi All!

    I have been researching both sides of my family now for some time, Nichols, Strange on my mothers side. McAvaney/Devanney on my fathers side. It has been fun meeting people all over the globe. It is encouraging every time you find a link from the other side of the globe.

    Started by Brandy1‎, 04-12-2018 2:32 AM
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  18. Musselwhites since the early days of America

    Hi all. I am Philip David Musselwhite of Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA. I go by Dave. I am a co-historian of Emory Marvin Musselwhite's sub-clan of the North Carolina clan of Musselwhites. Some of our family members have traced our lineage back to a young man named John Musselwhite from Oxon?...

    Started by DaveMussel01‎, 04-12-2018 1:51 AM
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  19. Smile Hi

    I have joined the forum via searching on Forces War Records. I have been researching my family history for a long time but I am new to researching relatives in the forces and have a few querries on WW1 in particular.

    Started by ApplesAl‎, 02-12-2018 1:20 PM
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  20. Smile Aggar family and Greene War Records

    Hi, I've been building family trees for about 10 years. I'm based in Ireland but have English connections in my tree. One of these is the Agg(eggar etc.) name and the war record of a Greene. Looking forward to conversing with like-minded diggers of the past.

    Started by oconnellt‎, 26-11-2018 2:06 PM
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