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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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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    22-06-2018, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    22-06-2018, 9:49 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    21-06-2018, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    20-06-2018, 7:18 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Hello from British Columbia

    I am Maureen from Courtenay, British Columbia Canada I was born in Gresford, Wales UK. Just starting my research! The families are mostly from the UK and Ireland Maureen

    Started by Maureen McGrath‎, 13-06-2018 9:31 PM
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  13. Lone Yorkie

    Hello, I have been researching my family tree for a number of years. I soon found out that i am the only member of my family line that was born in Yorkshire. My paternal connections are well rooted in the agricultural communities of Egerton Kent. The maternal side are once again agricultural...

    Started by Germont‎, 11-06-2018 7:34 PM
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  14. Hello from Devon

    Hi Iím Michelle my grandad had been researching the family tree for about 20 years (back when the internet didnít exist) when he died I inherited all his notes. Last year I decided I wanted to finish what he started and joined ancestry.co.uk. Iíve managed to make good progress but have just hit a...

    Started by Devsom‎, 11-06-2018 4:32 PM
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    11-06-2018, 8:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Moved: Researching coastguard Hamiltons of Kent

    Started by capronil‎, 09-06-2018 6:03 PM
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  16. Lintern Family Tree

    I am beginning the complex process of investigating the family background of my late father Harry Lintern, originally, I believe of Woolwich, born circa 1905, deceased 1953, his wife Gladys, nee Ellis, and their three children, Violet Mary, born 19/02/1931, deceased 25/04/2018, Eric Ellis,...

    Started by Saxon1940‎, 07-06-2018 10:51 PM
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    08-06-2018, 2:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Hello

    Hello everybody, my name is Bianca and I'm living in Dover. I'm working on my partner's family tree since 2014 and enjoying it immensely. I hit the wall here and there, one great-grandmother was born in Ireland and the other great-grandmother seems to have been an illegitimate child. The mother...

    Started by cassiopeia‎, 06-06-2018 5:20 PM
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    06-06-2018, 6:21 PM Go to last post
  18. New to Genealogy.

    Hi, Iím very new to trying to trace my genealogy, and I have stumbled at the very beginning. My paternal records have been well researched by my aunt, I am trying to find out about my maternal history. My interest started bizarrely enough after I was diagnosed with bilateral Dupuytren's...

    Started by Chocolatefdawn‎, 02-06-2018 8:35 PM
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  19. Perry family tree

    Hi everybody, I have been interested in my family tree for over 20 years and have steadily added information until recently when I hit a road block. I have joined British-Genealogy.com in the hope that I can share and improve my family tree. I am currently interested in my Perry ancestors. ...

    Started by MartinPerry‎, 01-06-2018 6:09 PM
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    01-06-2018, 7:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Hello

    Hi, I've just joined the forum. My father's grandparents all lived in England. George Tidman was born in Shilton, Warwickshire, in 1852. He married Gertrude Bigrave who was born in London in 1874. My grandfather, Victor Tidman, learned to walk on the ship as the family immigrated to Canada in...

    Started by ptidman‎, 29-05-2018 6:47 PM
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    29-05-2018, 8:41 PM Go to last post

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