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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. 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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    21-03-2019, 8:07 AM Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Hello from Australia

    I have been researching my ancestors who were members of the British Army in the nineteenth century. So far, I have been able to locate some service/muster/payroll information for soldiers in the 19th Lancers, 8th Hussars, 1st Royal Dragoons, and 11th Regiment of Foot. My ancestors in the 11th...

    Started by helent‎, 17-03-2019 10:53 PM
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    18-03-2019, 2:12 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    17-03-2019, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  7. Question New to site

    Hi, Lesley here, Been chasing ancestors for four years now, specifically my grandfather on my mothers side! He is my semi brick wall. He has no birth certificate, marriage certificates, not in any census, I have his army papers which in different pages says he was born in Liverpool England or...

    Started by lestree‎, 17-03-2019 1:25 AM
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  8. New Boy

    Hi, I've been researching my Family history for quite a few years including trying to trace their military service - not always entirely successful. Hope I might learn some tricks/tips from the experts here. Malcolm

    Started by Goostrey rider‎, 16-03-2019 2:18 PM
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  9. New to Site

    Hello, I'm Connie, I am from Canada and I am in school to become a Genealogist. So hello everyone.

    Started by inglis_c‎, 15-03-2019 4:00 PM
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  10. KEELING family tree

    Hi I'm a British (ex South African) living in NZ, starting to research my British family who spent quite a lot of time in Derbyshire. I have quite a lot of Dutch heritage on one side and Jewish eastern European on the other! what a mish-mash! I have hit a few brick walls so now I'm finally...

    Started by jjsebba‎, 13-03-2019 12:08 AM
    derbyshire, eweg, keeling
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  11. Any Old Hamnetts ?

    I am looking for information on Charles Hamnett b 1804. I've come up againts a brick wall. It would help if my family had a bit of imagination. I am finding the same first names over and over again: Charles, William, Thomas Any suggestions would be helpful Thanks Josie

    Started by JosieH‎, 12-03-2019 3:21 PM
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  12. Smile Hello from down under

    I am an Australian researching my great great great grandmother Elizabeth Trim who was born in Bombay East India. This information was on the birth certificate of her 9th child born in Australia. I do not have her birth details but think her father James Trim was a soldier. She came to Australia...

    Started by Magstar‎, 06-03-2019 9:00 PM
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  13. 493 siege battery royal garrison artillery

    Hi. I'm looking for information on the 493 siege battery royal garrison artillery . As my great grandfather (HH Bucknall)was in it. Any information regarding movements and where. Would be great. Dave

    Started by Roadster‎, 03-03-2019 6:56 AM
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  14. More information on H Campbell Dragoon Guards

    I have reached a brick wall on my 2nd great grandfather Henry Campbell who was in the 5th Dragoon Guards. I have located information about him in Fold3.com such as posting and when he died. I just subscribed to Forces War records and have now discovered that his service Number is 412 and in...

    Started by bglong11‎, 13-02-2019 4:05 AM
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  15. Liberators on film WWII Nijmegen, The Netherl

    The Nijmegen Regional Archives earlier acquired a collection of 684 pictures of Allied soldiers who were involved in the liberation of Nijmegen in World War II or who were stationed at Nijmegen afterwards. The collection was donated in 2000 by ‘Foto Verweij’, a photography shop in Nijmegen. ...

    Started by Gittek‎, 28-02-2019 9:40 AM
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  16. George Gilchrist

    Hi My name is Sharyn, (using the profile name as Makentrax) I live in Perth, Western Australia and I am trying to find documented proof of my grt grandfather George Gilchrist army records, service number 2081. I have been on many paid sites without success. I would be very grateful if someone...

    Started by makentrax‎, 23-02-2019 5:33 AM
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  17. Smile Hello

    Hi, My name is June. I live in Massachusetts but am originally from Ontario, Canada. I have been working on my family history for a few years now, but am still very much a novice at getting past brick walls. My father's side of the family is the British side. He can't tell me much past himself. :) ...

    Started by junebaer‎, 20-02-2019 7:52 PM
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  18. Moved: WW1 Alfred Wagstaff

    Started by waggy wagstaff‎, 31-01-2019 3:08 PM
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  19. SeasMac searching for WW1 Italian Service

    Good day ... I joined this forum today and am researching my Uncle's WW1 service history. I live in Scotland, am in my 60s and have a lot of facts about my uncle's war record, but want to make them into a proper story - any help will be appreciated.

    Started by SeasMac‎, 28-01-2019 1:02 PM
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  20. Canadian searching for WWII casualties' list

    Hello all! I've been working on and off for about 16 months on my family genealogy. I just discovered the website for Military documents but with a name like Johnson and names such as Hughes and Harrison in my background I'm having a difficult time with some things on that site. Today my...

    Started by BAJohnson1961‎, 22-01-2019 10:50 PM
    dead, grave, harrison, wwii
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