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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. Thumbs down !750 - Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucester

    Hi Everyone I've been researching my family for about 15 years, so I,m not a beginner, but that doesn't mean I don't get problems. I think I've traced my family to a village in Gloucestershire in the mid 1700's, but then they disappear from the parish records of that parish. So how can I...

    Started by Rip‎, 30-12-2008 3:06 PM
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  2. #fourbearslinks

    Hi all! my name is Iain and i run Leicestershire Ancestors. I have joined to help anyone that i can with my experience in Leicestershire and Warwickshire and will point people in the right direction if i can! If you have a query about a Leics/Warks placename, surname, occupation etc i would love...

    Started by #fourbearslinks‎, 25-04-2013 7:22 AM
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  3. "arryboy"

    Hello my name is Graham and I have been researching through Ancestory and more recently F.M.Past,for about 18 months now with some success and quite a few frustrations. Most of my family appears to originate in the South East of England, as this is also my abode I have traveled to some of the...

    Started by arryboy‎, 07-04-2012 9:23 AM
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  4. "Goal" what does it mean!

    I have come across this word in some of the census or "county goal" can someone confirm does this word mean prison?? Thanks a naive Jamy

    Started by jamy‎, 20-04-2008 10:13 PM
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  5. "Hello"

    Hello, my name is Stacie im 36 years old and have been researching my maiden name of "Smith" for the last 2 years. I have taken a great interest in researching my roots and knowing where my family has came from. Im hoping to find research in showing my 5th decedent Joseph Smith came from "Lands End...

    Started by stacie‎, 21-07-2008 9:02 PM
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    22-07-2008, 6:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Smile "new Girl"

    Just discovered this web site. I live in Plymouth but was born in Falmouth. Since going on the internet last year have become addicted to my family history. Has been difficult because everyone who knew about the family are now dead. There are so many things I should have asked about! ...

    Started by birdseed‎, 28-08-2009 1:26 PM
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    28-08-2009, 2:32 PM Go to last post
  7. 'ello peoples!

    Hello all! I'm Helen! Budding Genealogist, I've done almost everything through Genes Reunited and my tree currently stands at over 3800 people in about 3 years - not bad going really! Nearly all of that is on my dad's side - my mum's side is more tricky, as I've traced back to Austria on one...

    Started by Lady Fluff‎, 08-12-2008 12:53 PM
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    08-12-2008, 3:19 PM Go to last post
  8. 'nother newbie nestling in !!

    Hello B-G's, (B-G's...B-g's...I'm sure I've heard that somewhere before...) I'm Rik, another newbie just saying hi. I've only been at this for about 6 months or so but I think I'm hooked already. I tripped over this site while on Rootschat, and from what I've seen so far I like it! |bowdown| ...

    Started by Rik7‎, 17-06-2008 1:36 PM
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  9. ....and yet another aussie

    ...though strictly not quite true. Born in Yorkshire, dragged up in Lancashire and now living in Australia for the past 20 years. Got bitten by the genealogy bug a few years ago, I love brick walls and shattering them. My main interest lies around the lancashire mining and cotton towns - Atherton,...

    Started by jajacee‎, 27-06-2012 11:32 PM
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    28-06-2012, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  10. Talking 10 years and counting!

    Hi everyone, I've been researching my Father's side since he passed away in 1999. I've so far managed to uncover a mysterious gtgt grandfather called CELESTO CASOLI from somewhere unknown, a link to Oz (Geelong, Ballarat Vic), and various relatives that my side had lost contact with. It's a...

    Started by bendenney‎, 10-09-2009 9:32 PM
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  11. 12th Suffolk Reg in Mauritius 1838 to 184

    Hello all, Im new to this list, I'm from Western Australia. I have Australian, Irish English and Scottish research. I have been wondering for many years what the 12th Suffolk Regiment would had been doing in Mauritius around 1838 to 1847 so hope that someone may be able to help me more on that. ...

    Started by yonksago‎, 04-08-2015 10:42 AM
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  12. 1st Post

    Hello Everyone ! The info I will post is also on the Liverpool & SW Lancs Site but I am casting the net in ever widening circles hoping that someone, somewhere can help. My gr grandmother Sarah Ellen Williams was born in Liverpool England in 1870. In June 1887 she marries James Thomas Cahill...

    Started by 1946lad‎, 28-01-2008 11:02 PM
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    30-01-2008, 7:20 AM Go to last post
  13. Thumbs up 1st Posting.

    Hi everyone, I have been researching for about 5 years, still class myself as a newbie. I am married and have 2 very grown up step-sons ( 38 & 33) who take the micky about me digging up dead people. The name Kentish Bunny is because i was born in Kent (Chatham) & family stories say I did not...

    Started by kentish bunny‎, 16-10-2008 5:35 PM
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  14. 214 Squadron WW2 No3 Group Bomber Command

    I have just started to research the fate of my great uncle Jack Ward who was shot down over Holland in April 1942. I have recently been contacted by an RAF researcher in Holland, following a visit to the War Cemetery in Eindhoven, who has provided some information regarding the crew but is keen to...

    Started by Martin Leach‎, 19-11-2011 11:11 PM
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    19-11-2011, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  15. Red face 234tan

    Hi I'm Tanya , I have been researching my family tree since 2012 and a lot of the information I have found so far has been very difficult to find and has taken me many hours of research . I have hit that Brick wall that everyone mentions and some of my ancestors lived quite normal quiet lives...

    Started by 234tan‎, 08-11-2016 6:25 PM
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    09-11-2016, 1:07 AM Go to last post
  16. 50% English

    How do you do. I write from Wisconsin, USA, although half my genealogy research is in England (the other half is in Poland.) My grandparents migrated to Canada in 1911; immigrated to the USA in the 1920s. The majority of my English ancestors lived in northwestern Kent, especially Cudham,...

    Started by Yeates‎, 26-10-2011 1:16 AM
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    27-10-2011, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  17. 77 years of suffering.

    my grandfather john thomas noble gave his name to his son my father, who also gave it to me. he was killed in action while serving with the 10 battalion northumberland fusiliers on 2nd june 1917 and is buried at railway dugouts cemetery in belgium. a knock at the door and telegram informed my 12...

    Started by john t noble‎, 18-10-2013 4:35 AM
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  18. 80 years

    Hi my name is Andrew I live in austraila basically due to the out dated family court laws it's taken 80 to finally recent an affidavit so now the search continues

    Started by Andrew1966‎, 13-08-2017 5:46 AM
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    13-08-2017, 5:55 AM Go to last post
  19. A Belated Introduction

    Hi folks I am Rachael and I have been studying my family genealogy on and off for the past 10 years or so. Originally I used to skive off school to visit the local library and read about genealogy (and a few other subjects that interested me)... strange I know but it was far more interesting...

    Started by RLSNijhoff‎, 28-06-2009 1:19 PM
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  20. A big hello

    Thank you for adding me to this forum. I live in North Alabama and am enjoying researching mine as well as my husband's ancestry. Hopefully I will be able to gain more insight into family members from the British Isles that I have been unable to locate....I am telling myself "happy hunting."

    Started by kb1528‎, 16-01-2015 12:03 AM
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    16-01-2015, 12:33 AM Go to last post

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