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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. Researching Hutchinson - Beverley area 1640

    Hello everyone! New to this forum. Trying to find information on a Thomas Hutchinson, said to be born in Beverley 1640. I have proof that he married Dorothy Storr of Oustwick on 29 May 1668 in Hull. They were Quakers. I have NO information prior to his marriage to Dorothy. Went to Beverly in...

    Started by DocHutch‎, 15-10-2018 3:40 PM
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  2. Hi Shae here. Researching Biddle and Taylor

    Im pleased to be involved in British - Genealogy. I live in Australia (arrived in 1958 just before my first birthday) and have been researching my family, namely my dear father Harold Arthur Biddle military ww2 (his military info eludes me it seems) and a little known about, gt Uncle Thomas Taylor...

    Started by Shaeloola‎, 10-10-2018 11:07 AM
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  3. alfred john milner 1916-1942

    Hi guys my name is Alan pennington, I am initially searching to find out information as to the man Alfred john milner my grandfather from tow law Bishop Auckland, County Durham, the picture I have to date is he was 26 years old and either on leave or AWAL from the pioneer corps .My mother was...

    Started by AlPenna‎, 13-10-2018 6:28 PM
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  4. Jennings,Steer,Robinson,Beaton,Webster,Dona

    My name is Linda. I started my family search about 4 years ago. A newbie compared to many people. My parents reside in Australia. On my Dads side Jennings ,Steer from what Ive found so far-Cornwall On my mums side...

    Started by lwitts‎, 02-10-2018 9:19 PM
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  5. Moved: Brett family history

    Started by Dave Brett‎, 30-09-2018 12:30 PM
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  6. Moved: John Parks (1740-1796) Mary Payne (1742-?)

    Started by doxiemoms123‎, 30-09-2018 6:57 PM
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  7. New to this.

    Hello, I'm Renae and I live in the US. My ancestors are from Great Britain, Ireland and France. I've been doing genealogy research for several years and am a member of Ancestry.com, so I'm happy to help others who are looking for family members that moved here. How I got here...my stepdad is a...

    Started by DRCope‎, 16-09-2018 5:45 PM
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  8. Introduction

    I am now retired and starting out on the path of discovering my ancestors. Talking to my mother (87) recently about family stories caused me to realize that she is my last surviving ancestor. When she leaves us there is no one to link us to our past and we have no documented family history,...

    Started by Vagabond227‎, 14-09-2018 8:54 PM
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  9. The Family name of Swarbrick

    Hello everyone, My name is Tim and I'm attempting to research my family name Swarbrick. I'm coming into this completely blind with no relatives to gain information from. My mother and father have both passed away (2010 and 1989 respectively) as too have my grandparents on my fathers side. My...

    Started by tjswarbrick‎, 11-09-2018 10:27 AM
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  10. Hello, looking for Bodgers and Marks

    Hi everybody, just discovered this forum and I like it! I'm looking mostly for Bodger and Marks information, and I have many brick walls in Ireland for Shields and Forbes unfortunately. Family history is something I'm really passionate about, but I'm still a novice when it comes to digging deep and...

    Started by Shelby4‎, 10-09-2018 9:46 PM
    bodger, forbes, marks, shields
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  11. Post Researching family tree - Warden

    Hello all, I have been researching our family tree for many years which is very interesting, for us in South Africa it all started with a young 19 year old Henry Douglas Warden been officially sent to Cape Town, South Africa in 1819. Later a town was named after him "Warden" and he was also the...

    Started by Caro Warden‎, 10-09-2018 8:39 AM
    charles warden
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  12. Hello all.

    Hi all, We love the fact that we found this forum. We have been doing geneaology research on both my family and my wife's family and have manages to get back to the early 1700s so far. We have currently begun researching our families military records for both WW1 and WW2. My great...

    Started by Salmons‎, 09-09-2018 11:23 AM
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  13. Wink New Member

    Hello there, I am researching Phillips and Keelan primarily plus associated family connections from around the Manchester area going back to Ireland in the mid 1850's. Have been looking for about a year but only just found this site. Have started to hit brick walls so would welcome any assistance...

    Started by Anton4‎, 08-09-2018 4:06 PM
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  14. New member

    Hi I am a 60 year old woman, originally from Scotland but now living in southern England. I am a Social Worker. I came to England 2 years ago because my daughter and granddaughter (two years) live in the beautiful south. I am in a long term relationship. I love history and have researched my...

    Started by fifimcc‎, 08-09-2018 9:44 AM
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  15. Wink Hello

    Hello I got the family history bug when sorting out family photographs after my father's death. One depicted two people I didn't recognise and an inscription that made no sense given what I knew of the family. It turned out to be my father's birth mother (who died when he was 8) and her...

    Started by rbwheelie‎, 04-09-2018 9:56 AM
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  16. Richard Charles Gray - war research memorial

    I am posting*concerning a website we have recently setup in honour of my father Richard Charles Gray who passed away in 2017 My father was a great believer in researching and respecting fallen heroes of past wars.* He dedicated a lot of his time to researching and ensuring those lost souls...

    Started by wingers‎, 01-09-2018 8:36 PM
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  17. tannenbaum

    hello All, I'm residing in South-West Germany and researching the ancestors of my wife which are from UK/Canada/South Africa/ Namibia/ Angola/ Portugal and Germany. Since English is not my mother tongue and I didn't grow up in the "English Sphere" I often have problems with terminology ...

    Started by tannenbaum‎, 30-08-2018 7:53 AM
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  18. New member

    Hi, I have been researching my Family as well as my Husbands For a couple of decades. Both have Ancestors who have served their country Either in Britain,Canada or Usa. Still finding out new things. Hope this site will help me in this journey.

    Started by Sheenarj‎, 26-08-2018 5:50 PM
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  19. Moved: Daniel Lay, boat man, father of Thomas

    Started by Natalie DeCruz‎, 24-08-2018 11:40 AM
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  20. Hello All

    Hey there folks, My name is Alistair Reece and I live near Charlottesville, Virginia, though I am originally from the UK - I am an army brat, so being from anywhere in particular is kind of a weird concept, but I grew up mostly in Germany and the Outer Hebrides. I got into researching my...

    Started by VelkyAl‎, 22-08-2018 3:40 PM
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