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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: 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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  2. 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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  1. Smile Saying hello

    Hello, my name is Irene Hall, I'm a New Zealander and new to the site. I'm having difficulty finding my way around - not being a computer geek AND getting a little long in the tooth. All this high tech stuff - grrrrr! Never mind I here to find long lost family - when I figure out how to work the...

    Started by IreneH‎, 13-10-2004 7:41 PM
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  2. Thumbs up Brilliant site

    Hi, just wanted to say congratulations on this new site. I havn't used forums much as I tend to find them full of people who all seem to know each other and who talk about stuff from previous threads which newcomers have no knowledge of. This one looks different though with the chat kept out of...

    Started by esjadee‎, 23-10-2004 11:04 AM
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  3. Hi, I'm new on here - just wanted to say hello!

    Hi, I couldn't find an introductions section, so if is in the wrong place, then please move. Though I'm new to this forum, I'm not new to family history - I started about 15 years ago and have made a lot of progress. I still have a few annoying elusive ancestors, which are driving me mad! I...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 23-08-2007 7:58 PM
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  4. Hello

    Hello, I`m Kate from Kent. I am trying to knock down some brickwalls and I`m sure someone can help on this board as you all sound so old and wise ;) .

    Started by kentish kate‎, 24-08-2007 8:25 AM
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  5. Hi to all

    I'm Anna. At the moment I am concentrating on the East End of London and South of the Thames in Southwark. My other branches are in Devon, South Wales and Wiltshire. I only happened upon this Forum by chance so am looking forward to joining in. My family names are Nicholls, Clapham, Bender...

    Started by Anna‎, 02-09-2007 11:15 AM
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  6. Another Newbie

    Hello everyone. I am so pleased to have found this site. It is clearly a gem and from what I can see as I have read some of the entries, the natives are friendly. Although I am only just beginning to research the family tree, I can see that this site will be invaluable.

    Started by tarragon‎, 03-09-2007 8:10 PM
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  7. Not Really New but Have Been Missing.

    I'm Jo, married with 3 children and live in the North East I'm not new really, I joined as the forum started but I haven't been able to join in as I would like for a good while. We had some tough times with family illness and my time was taken else where. Now I hope that things will be more...

    Started by Jo Simpsons‎, 04-09-2007 4:13 PM
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  8. Greetings from South Africa

    Greetings to all members, my name is Derek, I live in South Africa and I must admit that genealogy is not my strong point, but I am a believer in plugging away, flogging dead horses and banging my head against brick walls!. My interest in my past family was curiosity mostly, and focused on my...

    Started by reklaw‎, 04-09-2007 6:10 PM
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  9. Another newbie saying hi!

    Hi I have posted in the newbie section but i will post here too My name is Catrina and i have lived in Ipswich my whole life. My family come from Suffolk so my research has been pretty easy up to now. My interest started when i went to visit my Great Nanas parents grave and saw the name of...

    Started by hutchshottie‎, 08-09-2007 5:59 PM
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  10. Linda in Canada

    I have been searching my mother's roots in the Leicester area (surnames Greaves, Adcock, Charles, Smith). I started about 25 years ago when a second cousin came to visit my mom and he was able to visit London to look up records for me. Sadly, Wilfred is long gone so I mostly rely on the computer...

    Started by lindand‎, 16-09-2007 10:59 PM
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  11. Smile Hello from Nico in the UK

    Hi everyone |wave| I’ve been enjoying researching my family for about a year and a half now but until fairly recently I had a lot of unconnected twigs. I’ve reached a stage where I'm confident about some, still seeking confirmation or information about others and of course there’s the occasional...

    Started by NicoUK‎, 17-09-2007 1:54 PM
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  12. Smile Hi New member Jackie

    I started researching my family recently found it addictive and more than a little frustrating at times! I am researching BOOTH/WARWICK & MEARNS/RODGETT Manchester/Cheshire areas

    Started by gtcjackie‎, 17-09-2007 3:18 PM
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  13. Smile Newbie

    Hi to all I am researching my English and Irish families. I live in NSW Australia. I look forward to chatting to you and I'm happy to help anyone with Australian queries Terese McGrath

    Started by Terese‎, 20-09-2007 12:58 AM
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  14. Unhappy Culliford name change.

    Hi everybody. I am researching Frederick Culliford and his family. He was born in Walcot Bath in 1814. On the 1861 census, his wife Eliza Ann Culliford of Pershore Worcs, described as Seaman's wife and children were living in Greenwich. He was 'absent' No marriage entry has ever been found...

    Started by sue2white‎, 20-09-2007 9:16 AM
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  15. New Member - Irene

    Hi, I am researching the following families in Suffolk: Barnard, Farrow, Alcock, Sparrow, Finch, Cobbing,Adams, Hunt, Wilson, Brabrook and possibly Snelling. Look forward to hearing from anyone with these names in their family tree. These names are mainly in the Bury St. Edmunds, Nowton,...

    Started by imbrennan‎, 23-09-2007 7:43 PM
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  16. Just joined!

    Good morning from New Jersey. I'm researching Paul family and found British-Genealogy by accident. My great grandfather came from England. Unfortunately I can't find exactly from where - I think Dowlish Wake (but that's not written in stone)! I just know I'm going to find my answers from this...

    Started by paulsmeraldi‎, 23-09-2007 1:19 PM
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  17. Hi I Am New

    Hi I found this site by accident, it looks great & the members seem very helpful. I have been doping my family history for about 18 months, I was very lucky with the FEARs asthey all lived inthe same village back to the mid 1600s. Then I decided to do my mothers side the FOLEYs, but I cam't get...

    Started by Mike Fear‎, 28-09-2007 8:26 PM
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  18. Hello to you all!

    Hello! Great to find you all- and LOVE the Smilies!!! :D Looks like I'm not the first then to have those sorts of feelings!!!!? I've been tracing my tree for a few hours each day for the past :D18 months and am really pleased with what I have managed so far. Lack of time and computer-only...

    Started by Nicos‎, 30-09-2007 3:37 PM
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  19. Smile Hi- new one here reseraching hancocks/Carmarthenshire, lots of queries!!!

    Hi to all, I'm Louise and from Liverpool and am attempting to trace my family tree, I haven't an awful lot of time to spare as I have 2 small children but I've reached a point where I'm a little stuck and need some help please :) My interest was started when my mum told me my gg grandfather had...

    Started by darcilou‎, 09-10-2007 9:55 AM
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  20. Talking Hi from Lancashire

    Hi I am looking for both my mum and dads sides, Mums is easy she from the midlands and has Fancotes Wards, Silvester hadalot of success, Dads side is harder as his are from Ireland Careys I know they lived in Kirkham Lancashire and Salford but have now got stuck so have joined here to see if I can...

    Started by susan9681‎, 05-10-2007 7:10 PM
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