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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. Newboy looking for Burrows connections

    Good afternoon...I'm new to the forum and hoping to pad out my family tree having hit a brick wall in all branches. I am after any connections to the following trees please.. Samuel Burrows married Sarah Lewis in Garway,Herefordshire in1860..he was a miller from Woodbridge in Suffolk..they...

    Started by Bugsy55‎, 03-03-2008 1:45 PM
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  2. Cool Pell and Hare Families Lincoln

    Hi! I知 looking into my family tree for the names Pell and Hare in Lincoln! There is one person I do need help with. It is my Great Grandfather Joseph Pell. He was born in 1880 at Helpringham, Lincolnshire and died at the age of 25 (1905) in Lincoln? According to family stories he worked on the...

    Started by Marty1958‎, 16-06-2019 10:27 AM
    elam, hare, ladlow, laidlow, pell
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  3. Lightbulb First time

    Hi I am very new to this site. My name is Aynnie and I have been doing my family tree for years and with technology it has become easier, I get laid off in the fall so that is when I do the most searching. I am researching my 3xGreatgrand parents Jacob Rayner b:C1813 in Godshill-IoW-Ryde and...

    Started by Aynnie‎, 13-06-2019 4:44 PM
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  4. Smile From across the pond...

    I've been researching my British ancestry off and on since 2000 from Maryland USA. I've recently retired, so have more time to spend researching. Technology has made it much easier in the last few years to access records, but it is still frustrating to hit a brick wall and not be able to actually...

    Started by kittwoll‎, 13-06-2019 2:04 AM
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  5. Red face family tree

    Hello! I`ve been researching my family tree for several years. Like most people I find gems and also hit brick walls! I use other research sites so British-Genealogy is a welcome addition. Looking forward to making use of this site.

    Started by Jeanalex‎, 12-06-2019 1:42 PM
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  6. newbie

    I have been doing family history for over 25 years,after discovering a cousin who's Dad was at Dunkirk and other places I decided to look it up,if I find anything I'm sure his Daughter will be thrilled,he died in 1953 of TB when she was only 2 and her Mum removed herself from the family.

    Started by paulinemac‎, 09-06-2019 8:01 PM
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  7. John Brady

    Hi, Have been dabbling in family history for 5 years, have had trouble chasing military history....can't find any records even though I know the location of the barracks in aldershot. I need help!!

    Started by John Brady‎, 09-06-2019 10:42 PM
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    10-06-2019, 1:34 AM Go to last post
  8. Fathers ww2 records

    I have just joined Forces War Records to see if I can further develop traing my fathers WW2 service records, but I am struggling to get past 1st base as it doesn't recognise his name. Wilfred Holroyd, army number 1908472, served with the Royal Engineers, 568 Army Training Company Any advice...

    Started by England rugby‎, 08-06-2019 3:13 PM
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  9. Hello from Ohio!

    Hello! I am happy to have joined. I will be doing family research for my father-in-law. :)

    Started by Mahern‎, 03-06-2019 2:54 PM
    doyle, evans, halifax, needham. st. fagans
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  10. Phillips/Roberts

    Hello from Indiana. I have been doing genealogy for about 29 years, and am always looking for new area's to find more information and break down the brick walls. Philllips and Roberts in Cornwall, England are my main subjects.

    Started by Phillips1850‎, 30-05-2019 3:09 AM
    phillips, roberts
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  11. Hello

    Hello, my name is stephen john chesters, born in Cambridgeshire. I am researching my family history and would be grateful for any help in tracing information for the following surnames: Norton (mother's maiden name) Chesters (fathers family name) Thank You

    Started by stephjchesters‎, 27-05-2019 9:37 AM
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  12. Evening!

    Hi there. I'm a descendent of Freddie Lyndsell, who served in the East Surreys during WW1. I've been researching him for a few months (and the family tree more broadly for a lot longer) and have got a tad stuck, so thought I'd see if anyone here can help! I'll see if there's any similar queries,...

    Started by Lyndsell‎, 27-05-2019 8:26 PM
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  13. Greetings to All my name is Suzy

    Greetings, My name is Suzy and I live in the Southern part of the US. After completing my mothers side, I decided to go ahead with my dads thinking it was going to be boring, well I was very wrong. Did DNA testing some years back and really couldn't figure out where all the British results...

    Started by SR1011‎, 26-05-2019 5:41 PM
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  14. Seeking elusive Canadian birth records

    Hello! I'm a newbie. I'm hitting brick walls trying to track down birth records of my grandmother Elizabeth Faulkner and great grandfather Arthur Newton Faulkner ( married to Francis Amy Coyle) ; both mother's side) . Is it possible some birth records are not online? They were both from Halifax...

    Started by TitanicTarn‎, 22-05-2019 2:52 PM
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  15. Smile County Durham POULTER with a case to crack!

    Hi everyone! My name is Grace and as you've all guessed by now, I'm a County Durham Poulter. I have managed to trace everything from my maternal line (Wilkinsons, Smalls, Scarrs and Nairnses) back to the 1400s with lots of interesting ancestors. I also managed to crack my paternal...

    Started by GEPPoulter‎, 22-05-2019 10:42 PM
    county durham, poulter, sunderland
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  16. Hello Im Janwyn

    Hello ive been researching my fathers family history and had some great sucsess getting back to 1290(confirmed) on that side so more than happy,but my mothers side is not going so well. She is from harlech,merionethshire and ive had a bit of a nightmare the last year trying to get my grandmothers...

    Started by janwyn60‎, 20-05-2019 4:01 PM
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  17. Moved: Seeking army records

    Started by jaynessearch‎, 20-05-2019 6:30 PM
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  18. D battalion 77 Army Brigade, Ypres, June 1917

    In World War 1 my father, Matthew Turnbull, was machined gunned in the leg and blown up. I have the large shrapnel removed from near his spine in the late 1930s and the bullet. I have found a record stating Gunshot wound IV (4) severe 03/07/1917. On another line Transferred to No. 18 General...

    Started by puzzledsearcher‎, 02-05-2019 6:49 PM
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  19. Newbie Researcher

    Hi everyone I致e been dabbling in trying to put together my family tree for maybe 5 yrs on and off but have only really found the time to give it some serious attention in the last 12 months. I live in Australia and most of my searches are for the Uk and Scotland so I知 hoping I値l find some good...

    Started by Kareann‎, 15-05-2019 5:31 AM
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  20. Smile Hello I'm Linda

    Hi all I'm Linda. I've been researching my family origins since before ancestry online and others were a thing. I didn't seriously get into it until about 14 years ago. Ancestry online and other have made the process so much easier and much more fun. However sometimes there is still hard work to...

    Started by GypsyArt‎, 14-05-2019 5:37 AM
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