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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. Wink Fishing Heritage

    Hi, thank you for adding me to this site. I have been researching the Webb and Steer family, both connected to Hull and Grimsby fishing industry. Also researching Hemming family, fishing/docker and military history. I have managed to trace the Steer family back to Devon in particular William Steer...

    Started by Badger24‎, 16-04-2018 8:18 AM
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  2. Post sedgwick family search

    hi my name is Elaine living in south wales just joined, although I am on ancestry since January 2018 Researching Sedgwicks of Dent and Dwyers of Merthyr tydfil

    Started by steward‎, 16-04-2018 7:30 PM
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    16-04-2018, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Hi, I'm researching my Harris family tree

    My name is Pat, I live in the Midlands and I am looking for information on my Harris ancestors. They lived in Ludgvan in Cornwall in the 1800's. Some of them moved to Wales, then to Durham and others went to America. Elderly relatives have hinted that the Harris's had Jewish blood but I have no...

    Started by Pattypickle‎, 27-08-2010 3:22 PM
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  4. Red face New - Just saying hi

    Look forward to connecting. You all have already helped this morning by explaining the word "Anutaint".

    Started by NorthCountryMom‎, 03-04-2018 1:13 PM
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  5. Just joined

    I have been working on family trees for about ten years, since my cousin died very young and I carried on with her work. I seem to do well with my research until the seventeen hundreds. If anyone has information about Saunders of Pakenham, Trickers of Stowmarket, Howland Canterbury and High...

    Started by Barbara O‎, 02-04-2018 5:28 PM
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  6. Moved: Nairn Family-London, UK

    Started by anderscm43@iine‎, 01-04-2018 11:38 PM
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  7. Smile Hi

    Hi All, I am currently trying to research my family tree (Davis) and have come up against a few roadblocks. I now live in Germany and want to get an updated tree done for my children so they can see where we come from and our history. So far I have some very interesting history including a...

    Started by adavis‎, 30-03-2018 10:01 PM
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  8. A returning member?

    I had given up the task of tracing my various tree's as I was beginning to get rather frustrated from my lack of progress. My drive has now returned and I look forward to working with the community once again, when I hope we can be of benefit to one another.

    Started by jameswood128‎, 01-04-2018 11:31 AM
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  9. Thumbs up G'Day from Australia

    Thanks for allowing me to join this forum. As I am retired I have now taken a serious interest in our family history. It started with my uncle Victor Pratt who lived in Rabaul and was killed by the Japanese when they invaded in 1942. I have then followed the Pratt line back to Bedfordshire. Also...

    Started by linleeridge‎, 31-03-2018 11:32 PM
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  10. Pleased to have found you all

    Hi Tracy here. I have been left some documents by my dear dad relating to my grandfather (East Lancashire Regiment in Normandy WW2) and great grandfather (Royal Army Medical Corps WW1) and this has refuelled my interest in researching their time in both wars. I would love to learn more about...

    Started by Trunkie‎, 31-03-2018 12:40 PM
    mesopotamia, normandy ww2, royal army medical corps, ww1
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  11. Giles family South Africa - from Wedmore

    Hi, I have been interested in updating our Giles family tree for a few decades now and have over 5,000 on it so far. I am now focusing on getting more details of the Gileses from the UK. Fortunately one of our ancestors wrote a book "Aegidiana" around 1909. I retyped the entire book and reprinted...

    Started by godfreyg@iafric‎, 30-03-2018 7:30 AM
    aegidiana, giles
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  12. Hello!

    Greetings to you all. Brit and Londoner here, with somewhat diverse heritage. I've previously done research on the German side of my family, with a lot of success, but have not been able to make much headway on the English & Irish sides of my family. The records seem rather sparse, or even...

    Started by Noldorin‎, 30-03-2018 12:03 AM
    england, ireland, limerick, lincolnshire, waterford
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  13. New initiative

    Hi, name is Michael and Iíve recently been bitten by the family researching bug. I found out recently about the 1901/1911 census and was able to trace few a few of my families whereabouts in Belfast at the turn of the century. Looking forward to extending this research. Many thanks in...

    Started by Mazmick‎, 28-03-2018 10:54 AM
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  14. Hi. New to British genealogy

    Hi. Iíve been doing genealogy in the US for a number of years and have many lines developed. My grandparents came from Wigan area and I am thrilled to be working on those lines. Names Iím searching are Wilding, Saxon, Eckersley, Foster and many others. I was lucky enough on a trip to the Lakes to...

    Started by rayjazzman‎, 26-03-2018 2:33 PM
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  15. Thumbs up helloooo im totally lost lol

    hiya everyone, my name is victoria and im from newcastle and im trying my hardest to solve a family mystery. hope someone can help me its so hard im so lost ,:confused5:

    Started by vixtoria‎, 26-03-2018 9:59 AM
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  16. Finding Beach Family

    I am new to this thread and would be most grateful for some help. I have been trying to find Charles or maybe William Beach born between 1790 to 1810 a shipwright who married or had a child to Anne or Ann Newman child was Charles born 1831. Charles born 1831 immigrated to Australia and married...

    Started by marietaylor‎, 25-02-2018 7:15 AM
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    26-03-2018, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  17. Question Woolley

    I am Rosemary Woolley and we have been working on this off and on for over ten years. I am stuck in that I am looking for births and marriages in the 1700's in England and find very little that is helpful. I would appreciate any help regarding the Woolley surname.

    Started by wolstr‎, 22-02-2016 9:19 PM
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    25-03-2018, 5:39 AM Go to last post
  18. Post Lancashire UK Families

    Hi Been doing Ancestry for a number of years my main Surname interests are:- Fairclough Aughton area Collier Blackrod area Wright North Meols & Westhoughton All families from Lancashire UK

    Started by Linda2802‎, 21-03-2018 11:46 AM
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  19. Moved: Hi from South Africa

    Started by LeeGeh‎, 19-03-2018 8:36 AM
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  20. Moved: Parentage, marriage of John Pierce born c1771

    Started by Downsman Mike‎, 18-03-2018 12:27 PM
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