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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 1:25 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 11:22 AM
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  1. Bromsgrove

    Hi, My name is Sue and I have recently started researching my family tree. All my ancestors seem to have lived in Bromsgrove and I am researching the surnames Troth and Panting. The Troths were nailmakers in Sidemoor but as there were so many of them, many with the same name, it is proving a bit...

    Started by sueknight953‎, 26-04-2017 10:23 AM
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  2. Post Looking for My dads Bio Dad

    Hello, I am looking for my dad bio dad. It's like looking for a needle in a stack of needles. My dad was born in 1940 to my grand mum who was 17/18 at the time. After having him, she got married to her first cousin (yes that was still done then), who adopted my father under his name. His BC that...

    Started by manitobamama‎, 25-04-2017 10:42 PM
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    26-04-2017, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  3. hello from australia

    Hello every one my name is belinda and I have just found this site. I have been researching my family tree since 1990 when I received my adoption information since then I am researching 5 other families that are related to me some come from Norway that is had to research and England at the...

    Started by blinnie‎, 24-04-2017 8:20 AM
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  4. Hello

    Hi all I am Sarah Jones and am born and bred in Halifax, West Yorkshire. I have been researching my family for some time and have hit the old brick wall. I am eagerly waiting the next census to be released, but 5 years seems like such a long time!!

    Started by SarahIJ‎, 20-04-2017 2:21 PM
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  5. Moved: My grandmother's birth record

    Started by PascalePC‎, 17-04-2017 2:02 PM
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  6. Smile Hoping for a fresh perspective on a dead end!

    Hello, I'm Adele. I've been researching my tree for about 25 years. I was initially inspired by my paternal German/Austrian ancestry but I've since investigated all other branches too - it's terribly addictive!! I joined this site, hoping for some advice and maybe even a hint or two on my 4th gt...

    Started by Adele S‎, 13-04-2017 11:06 PM
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    15-04-2017, 8:28 PM Go to last post
  7. Hi, this seems so welcoming!

    Hi all, Before I begin with my questions, my name is Graeme in hot and sunny Sydney. I stumbled into family history by casually surfing the net and I think of myself as The Accidental Genealogist of my family (who on one side aren't very interested owing to a family split). The thing is my...

    Started by Graemer‎, 01-02-2009 2:52 PM
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  8. Introduction

    Hi there from Brisbane. My name is Warren and I've been researching my tree since 1971. Family names I'm interested in are Shanley from Roscommon, Coates from Galway, Tyson and Cooper from Yorkshire, McLennan, Shearer, Mitchell, McKerrow from Scotland, and Toll from Devon. Thanks for letting me...

    Started by Suvla15‎, 11-04-2017 2:19 AM
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  9. Research in Yorkshire

    Hi, my name is Renea. I live in South Carolina, USA. I've been researching for 40 plus years, sometimes a lot and sometimes between raising 3 sons and working full time. I'm now retired, so it's more full time. The Yorkshire name I'm working on is Raper.

    Started by grburk‎, 04-04-2017 8:56 PM
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    05-04-2017, 1:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Smile Genealogy research is addictive!

    Hi My name is Nancy and for the past 5 years or so have been totally addicted to researching my ancestors. Definately one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. My sister and I have been researching Walmsley, Robertson and a host of others. I'm looking forward to exploring this site...

    Started by nanelvr‎, 04-04-2017 9:15 AM
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  11. Moved: England to Newfoundland

    Started by Phenmark‎, 04-04-2017 9:09 PM
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  12. Another Australian

    Hi Everyone, I'm delighted to find a forum where brick walls are considered a challenge.My ancestors come,mainly,from County Durham,Norfolk and Bristol;and while most have left accessible records,a few have disappeared without trace (that I can find!). With luck,there may be someone out...

    Started by longroad‎, 07-03-2017 9:13 AM
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  13. Hello from South Africa

    Hi. just discovered this website this morning. am busy researching surnames of Reeve, Carter, Warwick, Clark, also Nicholl, Paterson, Hustler, Lovelock.

    Started by BronwenP‎, 04-04-2017 6:47 AM
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  14. Cunarders

    Hi, my name is Cheryl and I am researching my family following the passing of my Dad. I need some help please. My Great Grandad William Edward Anderson M.B.E had and extensive career with Cunard. Liverpool John Moore's University have sent me some great information about him; a piece of which...

    Started by cheryl662291‎, 01-04-2017 8:32 PM
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  15. Introduction

    Hi My name is Avril and I have been researching my family tree for 4 years. The names I am researching are Warmsley,Garms,Tiencken and Varney. My main brick walls are in South Africa for Warmsley and Varney, namely Anne attabury Varney, Betsy Varney. Many thanks.

    Started by afryl‎, 01-04-2017 1:03 PM
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  16. Cyril Marconi Crowe.

    Hello all, my name is Colette Crowe as some of you may have seen from my post. My husband is Cyril's Grandson, his name is Jonathan, he had 3 siblings, Cheryl, now deceased, Nicholas and Emma. I have been researching my own family tree for sometime and got into looking into the...

    Started by Colette Crowe‎, 28-03-2017 2:04 PM
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    29-03-2017, 1:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Hello. I'm Back !

    Not that I have been away, except for not posting or visiting here for years ? Have been researching for over 40 years. Once upon a time my User name was Peter_UK_Can. Names.. Lawford (me) Ahier (Maternal). Vibert. Rive. Thoreau, LeBel. Whitton. Research slowed up years...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 27-03-2017 4:42 PM
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  18. Useful article for genealogy tips

    Hey all, Been researching my surname, Schulz, for a while now and only got so far. Yesterday I came across an article that I found useful. Some of the tips I had already been using but some others were new to me. Sufficient to say, it gave me a few new avenues to search down. {It's called...

    Started by WinfriedS‎, 28-03-2017 10:17 AM
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  19. Wink Coral Stone

    I have been doing Genealogy for about 5 years I belong to a Group in Lilydale Victoria. I have ancestors in England Ireland & Scotland & I believe in the Guernsey Island.I haven't followed that up as yet. I am 76 years old I have 4 Grown up children 9 Granchildren & 4 Great Grandchildren. I hope...

    Started by coralstone‎, 28-03-2017 6:11 AM
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    28-03-2017, 6:28 AM Go to last post
  20. Smile Forum Newbie Seeking Help

    Hi, I am new to the concept of Forums so may post things in the wrong place! - I apologise to all, in advance - I WILL learn :0) I have been searching the family name "Beckley" for several years. My own branch currently goes back to the mid-1700's. However, to cut a long story short, I have...

    Started by Vfbeckley‎, 07-08-2016 4:53 PM
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    27-03-2017, 12:06 AM Go to last post

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