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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 Service Records

    Hi my name is Julie, I am new to this site and I hope someone can help me. I am really struggling to get any results when searching for my Dad's WW11 records. Like a lot of old soldiers he wouldn't talk much about the war. His name was Joseph Webb born 28th July 1925 in Liverpool. He was...

    Started by Julie Joy‎, 25-04-2019 5:18 PM
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  2. Burden etc from Scotland and England

    Hello Lesley. I am Jeff Burden from the USA. I am searching for my family ... Burden / Bordon / Borden from England and Scotland. I am the Administrator of a family group on Facebook called The Borden / Burden family connections, We are a World wide group and trying to figure the all out lol...

    Started by Jeff Burden‎, 20-04-2019 6:40 PM
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  3. hello everyone.

    First day here and im just orientating my way at the moment. Im looking forward to finding out more about my family and to share with you too because who knows' our families may have crossed paths in the past and shared conversations together, as im sure we will too 👍🏼🙂. My Dads Handel on the...

    Started by Golden Arrow‎, 19-04-2019 10:51 AM
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  4. Spike Island

    Hello I am researching the Lyons family whom I believe lived in Cork, Ireland before coming to Canada. In particular William Lyons b. 1851 or 1854 to William and Mary Lyons. All it says on his Canadian marriage license to Rose Ann Hance is that he came from Summerville. I have a picture of...

    Started by LynnMunday‎, 19-04-2019 2:02 AM
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  5. Phil Myhre

    Hello my name is Phil Myhre, I am researching part of my family in UK. I live in Auckland New Zealand, am nearly 70 and am retired. I have done a lot of work on the Norewegian heritage of my great grandfather who moved to London from Stavanger in the mid 1800's. He married there in 1859 and...

    Started by PhilMyhre‎, 17-04-2019 12:00 AM
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  6. Lightbulb Help needed

    Hi All I’m new on this Forum and similar to another member would like help on the following matter Joseph McNulty was in the Merchant Navy (HMS President III ) which I now believe is not an actual ship but land based? He died on 1st January 1945 whilst serving. He was the father of my sister and I...

    Started by CHallett‎, 08-04-2019 6:23 PM
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  7. Information on Father's army records

    Hi. I am new on this site and having problems finding any information. My father was in the Army from about 1918 to about 1930. He was born illegitimate as Harold Clements in 1902 in Cheshire, Mother was Ann Clements, She married a Walter Thomas in 1906 and on the 1911 census my father is named...

    Started by Premier‎, 08-04-2019 12:41 PM
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    08-04-2019, 2:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Hello

    I have been researching my family tree on and off for about 15 years now. I started a lot using the Cornwall records that were free and on line at the time. I have subscribed to Ancestry on and off over the years, and have my tree on there. Both my parents and their parents were born in...

    Started by carolyn2019‎, 07-04-2019 10:14 AM
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  9. iNTRO

    Hiya and Good morning I have been researching my family history for waaaay too long :sleep: or maybe ive let it drag on for too long :yesnod: I have lots of it written down on paper(scatterd here there and everywhere) and that's where it still seems to be..So iv'e promised myself ile get stuck in...

    Started by gwen646‎, 06-04-2019 7:48 AM
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  10. Moved: Richard abbot*

    Started by gwen646‎, 06-04-2019 8:18 AM
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  11. Cheshire UK

    Hi I have an extensive Cheshire family and tree,main names are Morris,Hatton,Hignett,Spruce,Vernon and so on,the chances are if you have family from around Northwich I will have some link in my tree so if you need help just ask

    Started by tommy tipper‎, 02-04-2019 4:01 PM
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  12. Czech Republic

    I have an ancestor, born 1928 in the Czech Republic,Prague. I have her and parent's names and would like to find out more. Tony

    Started by 646abs‎, 20-03-2019 1:42 PM
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  13. Smile Newbie

    Greetings from sunny Fife, I have just signed up to the Forum today, I have been researching my family tree since summer 2016 & have hit a number of brick walls, I'm hoping to garner some advice & possibly help break through these walls. I have found a great deal of information through Scotland's...

    Started by Red Lynda‎, 31-03-2019 10:54 AM
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  14. From Thailand

    Hello I'm also an Expat who has just started researching family history and came here via the forces site. My Grandfather died before I was born in India in1941. My Grandmother and mother lost all the records they had when they ship they were on was torpedoed and copies went when the Indian...

    Started by mcsking‎, 30-03-2019 12:03 PM
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  15. Hello from Balatonszentgyorgy

    New to the medium. Brit living in Hungary. Researching family military history. Own service : RN 1957 - 71 ARMY 1971 - 84.

    Started by Benzenia‎, 26-03-2019 8:16 PM
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  16. Hello from Australia

    Hi everyone, I am an Ex-pat Brit living in Australia. I have tracing the family on and off for a few years, but since the death of my last Uncle a few years ago, my siblings and I have realized how little we knew about what family members did during the war. We have photos and some...

    Started by Kjgc55‎, 26-03-2019 11:57 PM
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    27-03-2019, 12:28 AM Go to last post
  17. Hello from Derbyshire

    Hello, my name is Sue and I am from Derbyshire. I have been researching our family trees for a couple of years. It all started when my mum showed me a photo of my granddad and she didn't know anything about his family. It all snowballed from there. I love gardening, cruising and sightseeing and...

    Started by Suestew01‎, 16-03-2019 10:53 AM
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  18. Greetings from CA

    I've been researching for about three years now, mostly utilizing the "shotgun" approach. Now I've decided to adopt more of a "blowgun" approach in that I am carefully selecting my target ancestors in an attempt to build a really strong and accurate family tree. What lead me to this site is...

    Started by Fussbudget‎, 21-03-2019 2:27 AM
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  19. Hello everyone

    Hello from Italy, I'm here because I'm trying to find some clues about a very confusing yet very interesting research regarding some British persons living in India.

    Started by gaspaol‎, 20-03-2019 6:08 PM
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  20. Hello from Green Bay, WI

    Good Morning (as I post this), Just wanted to say Thank You for accepting me to this website. Growing up in Michigan’s “Upper Peninsula” I never cared about my ancestors or history. It wasn’t until I started walking the battlefields down in our southern states did I become interested. I had...

    Started by Hueby101‎, 17-03-2019 2:17 PM
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