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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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    09-10-2016, 8:10 PM Go to last post
  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. Hopcraft

    Hi everyone, I have just started looking into my roots. I'm looking for information on George Hopcraft from England. Maybe born 1821, 1826. He had a son named Arthur Hopcraft and immigrant to Canada in 1871.

    Started by Rivard1965‎, 20-01-2017 7:26 AM
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  2. Post FOOTMAN

    Hi, I am new to the forum and am hoping someone can give me some info about the FOOTMAN family who were in India in the 19th C. The original Footman came from Clonakilty, Cork County in Ireland. Trying to fill in some gaps in my search. Juin

    Started by juinab‎, 15-01-2017 2:10 AM
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    17-01-2017, 4:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Helllo from Australia!

    I'm from Australia and have been living here for 30 odd years. I was born in Canterbury Kent and came out here for a working holiday and never went back! I've been researching my family tree on and off for a number of years. This year I have made a promise to myself to get into it in a big way. For...

    Started by Matchwood‎, 15-01-2017 3:20 AM
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    17-01-2017, 7:50 AM Go to last post
  4. please allow me to introduce myself

    Hi, I have been working on my family tree intermittently for 4 years. I found plenty of narrative which led me write a book rather than use online options. I am now at 232 pages, but this does include photos and maps. My interests are: Tingey, Flawn, Jones, Dick, Meyers, Price, Murison, Waters,...

    Started by andyt999‎, 16-01-2017 7:03 PM
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    16-01-2017, 8:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Hi from Dorset

    Hi all, I'm based in Dorset, previously Somerset, born in Bristol. My birth family (father's side) are all West Country - from Bristol & surrounding area/Bath/ west Wiltshire/ Devon. Also (mother's side) Jewish family from Amsterdam who came to London in 1860s, and 'married out'. I can find...

    Started by PauletteW‎, 16-01-2017 2:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    16-01-2017, 3:42 PM Go to last post
  6. Waterloo Street Tipton Staffordshire - Emma W

    Hi , I am currently researching my Great Grandmother Emma Wassell (Tyler) 1873-1964 . She had a general storein waterloo street Tipton from 1916 and wondered if anyone has a picture of the street with the General Store. Also I am searching for a story in the local newspaper of my Grt Grandmother...

    Started by Dekkoang‎, 15-01-2017 9:42 PM
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    15-01-2017, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Greetings from Pompey

    Hi, I'm a sort of interloper, with a particular interest in the Great War. I have researched many service personnel from a village that is now part of my home town Bradford, and am currently involved in a project researching about 1000 men on a street list Great War memorial in my adopted home,...

    Started by keithmroberts‎, 14-01-2017 5:22 PM
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    15-01-2017, 7:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Hi, I'm from Waterloo Ontario Canada

    And i'm searching for the Coppings of Essex! Any help would be appreciated!

    Started by Lana Copping‎, 14-01-2017 3:39 PM
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    15-01-2017, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Hello from Cornwall

    Hi all, I'm fairly new to this thoroughly interesting process of tracing and discovering our family history. I have jumped in with both feet, and am now seeing why people employ others to research! Lol I'm hoping to learn the process and how to work through information found. Also hoping I...

    Started by Kosel Den‎, 13-01-2017 10:46 PM
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    14-01-2017, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  10. Moved: Rev John Nicholl

    Started by Matty1‎, 09-01-2017 7:34 PM
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    09-01-2017, 7:59 PM Go to last post

    Hi Everybody I have been interested in family history for many years, my main areas of research are Helston, Cornwall, UK & Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK. My time at the moment is researching the ROWE families of SITHNEY, Helston & of CONSTANTINE, Falmouth. I am a descendant of a NICHOLAS...

    Started by Malc27‎, 09-01-2017 1:25 PM
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    09-01-2017, 7:52 PM Go to last post
  12. Hello

    Hi I have been trying to compile my family try for some time but am beginning to get stuck so will be looking for Assistance. the main name is my fathers name, Charlton from Northumberland.

    Started by Craig ch‎, 09-01-2017 2:16 PM
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  13. Whalley - birthplace records

    Hi, I've been researching my family history for a number of years now through membership with ancestry websites, visits to archive centres, research passed down from parents and grandparents and the purchase of transcripts on CD's. Pre UK census times are always more difficult and there a number of...

    Started by Grace Moore‎, 06-01-2017 2:51 PM
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  14. Hello!

    Hello everyone! Glad to be here. I've been working on my family tree and researching for a few years now - probably about five years. I've been stuck trying to locate records for B.W.I., Trinidad, etc. Difficult! I'll be perusing the threads in here to get myself into the swing of things. ...

    Started by Ms.Maia‎, 04-01-2017 1:25 AM
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    04-01-2017, 1:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Hello from Staffordshire

    Hello there, I am Sarah and I've been researching my family history for about 18 months now, and picked it up for the NY. I am in Staffordshire, and my family roots are here too. Looking mainly at the Robertson/Doughty and Harrison/Jenks/Hunter families in Staffordshire/Shropshire/Derbyshire...

    Started by sarah_robbo‎, 02-01-2017 9:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-01-2017, 9:55 PM Go to last post
  16. Smile Hi from Maryland

    Hi. My name is Karen and I live in Maryland with my husband and our two cats. I've been researching my dad's family off and on for several years. With help from Ancestry.com, I've been able to trace it back to late 18th century Scotland. I look forward to learning more about tracing family...

    Started by krin5292‎, 04-10-2009 9:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-01-2017, 2:40 PM Go to last post
  17. John Wilson and Sarah Hannay

    Hi Everyone, I was hoping some clever person on this site may be able to help me with a family that I am researching. John Wilson married Sarah Hannay and they had a son John George Hannay Wilson. His father was a surgeon with the Bangor South Down Militia. I found this information in the British...

    Started by Rawsie‎, 28-12-2016 9:24 AM
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    28-12-2016, 2:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Newbie from Tennessee USA

    Hi All! I've just joined today and am looking forward to digging in. My mom is from Oldham, Lancs, England and this time last year could only provide info on 3 of her 4 grandparents. I'm happy to say that I've been able to use ancestry.com, and UKBMD to the point that I can now get her back to...

    Started by RobbiD‎, 23-12-2016 8:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    28-12-2016, 9:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Post Newbie from Northern Ireland

    Hi everyone, hope you are all well. Just joined, I feel I am a bit of a novice when doing this type of research although I have been on Ancestry for about four years. I am trying to put together four family trees and have been able to get quite a bit of info but doubt some elements. Looking...

    Started by Charlie8923‎, 26-12-2016 9:36 PM
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    26-12-2016, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Newbie from Yorkshire

    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum, but not new to family history. I have been searching for about 40 years, so I am showing my age. I have tracked the major roots of my family, 'Glew' from North Yorkshire back to the late 1500's and other roots Coleridge, Scurrah, Fleming, Costello, Bogan etc...

    Started by 916153‎, 26-12-2016 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    26-12-2016, 2:39 PM Go to last post

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