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Forum: General Chatter

Just a meeting place on the Brit-Gen forum where people can get away from the more "serious" stuff and have general discussions about topics other than family history.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Campaign to Open Historic Registers

    There is now a petition online at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62779 Please sign this petition and share the url with your friends and contacts Apathy will destroy any chance of success. These registers are your heritage. They are...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 25-03-2014 12:46 PM
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  1. Ancestors siblings (vital to research them).

    A few years back I often just traced my "directs" but I since learned to appreciate my ancestors brothers and sisters, and even first cousins. To me they are also ancestors but "collateral ancestors" not direct ones. I have several ancestors brother and sisters who emigrated to America inbetween...

    Started by benny1982‎, 19-04-2013 9:48 PM
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  2. Just a test from me

    Okay,..... I can see BG but another person over in England can't so I am just seeing if my post will work. Sue

    Started by susan-y‎, 16-04-2013 7:08 PM
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  3. Why we need BG Forums

    Last week I was contacted through this site by a relative who's dad and grandparents I knewmany years ago. His dad emigrated to Canada with the family but through a post I made on the site which he spotted he was able to make contact, since then we have spoken and been able to fill in caps on both...

    Started by RoyW‎, 17-04-2013 9:17 PM
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    18-04-2013, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  4. Genetic Astrology

    Anyone for genetic astrology? Here's a scientific opinion on the exaggerated claims made for DNA testing. http://www. guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/feb/25/viking-ancestors-astrology

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 27-02-2013 10:43 AM
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    13-04-2013, 7:26 PM Go to last post
  5. You know you are senile when............

    ... you get really really excited to find a 'stificate for someone in your tree, order it and then find out 2 days later that you did exactly that a year ago. Bummocks. :out:

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 20-02-2013 5:29 PM
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  6. English as 2nd Language [not an 1 Apr joke]

    A good friend who came to Canada 30 years ago, had to learn English as a 2nd language. He married a girl from the class that both were in to learn the language. Teaching methods have changed and now he is attempting help his children educate their own children He is confused with 2 words - DIE...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 01-04-2013 7:57 PM
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  7. Music, music, music.

    National Library of Australia has just released a free iPad app, Forte, which offers the best of their vast collection of digitised sheet musicómore than 13,000 individual items dating from the early 1800s through to the 1950s. Maybe some favourites from a while back! Sandra

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 03-04-2013 2:03 AM
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  8. I know it's April 1st so ..

    ...can anyone who has Windows 7 please check the time shown on their computer clock? Mine is saying 8.43 (as I type :smile5:) yet it's only 7.43. So are Microsoft playing 'April Fool'? (In which case I am simply not impressed.) Or is my computer having a hissy fit? ETA: I should have been...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 01-04-2013 7:46 AM
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  9. General family chatter

    The other day I decided to broach my Dad about getting the Stillbirth certificate for my little sister who was born in 1967. Dad said of course he would fill out the forms if I took them to him. He said he has the bill for the coffin he bought for her and has given it me to copy. It really...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 09-03-2013 9:23 PM
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  10. A Road Map of Cornwall

    To celebrate my 50th anniversary of coming to Canada, my wife and I are plannning a trip in June/July to Cornwall. We want to vist where my ancestors lived and died. I know the details of where these events happened - but as we are only spending a week in Cornwall - a road map will greatly...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 26-02-2013 4:51 AM
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  11. Spring

    [/Spring is sprung The grass is riz I wonders where the birdies is the birds they say are on the wing But that's absurd From what I've heard The wing is on the bird

    Started by mariner‎, 21-03-2013 8:38 AM
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  12. On Line FH information.

    While sat in my comfy chair, and fiddling with my computer in my lovely warm study space, I still find it amazing when 'seasoned' researchers complain about the lack of online Family History information. I would guess for every single piece of online information, there are a 1000's that aren't...

    Started by stepives‎, 19-03-2013 2:48 PM
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  13. We didn't have an iPad

    Apparently if you can remember half of this you are an old git. I can remember ALL of it, so God knows what that makes me!! (Mind you, I do now own an iPad!) http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=HeEWtNaW6KE Got me thinking of what all the genealogical equivalents are for those of us who started...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 16-03-2013 4:16 PM
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  14. Just couldn't resist sharing this!

    I was browsing the Womenís Voluntary Services for Air Raid Precautions site and found this., WRVS is the largest volunteering organisation in British history. This year, 2013, WRVS will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. Why didn't I know about this place when I needed it? Tired Mothers...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 14-03-2013 11:05 PM
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  15. What a difference a CENTURY makes

    This is obviously American but it is interesting to see how the world has progressed! Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren! The year 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1910: The average life...

    Started by Rove‎, 12-03-2013 4:23 AM
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  16. Headache

    I'm worn out: I feel like I've been battering my head against this brick wall all day. I've been attempting to dig around and under this wall, and jump over it as well. Figured out another possible lead today, which I'll have to wait until my budget allows me to hire my...

    Started by t@nya‎, 10-03-2013 11:55 AM
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  17. How to determine/document the "age" of a surname?

    Slightly odd question, so I will try to explain. We are involved with the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronisms) which is a rather larger historical reenactment group. In order to register a name, you need to provide documentation that the name actually existed in the period in which your...

    Started by Hoyden‎, 12-07-2008 5:42 AM
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  18. Ancestry - I'm open to a logical explanation

    This has probably been hounded to death on previous occasions, but at the moment I'm too much in a state of "aaaarrrrrggggghh" to even look. Sorry. For a while now I've been buried in Ancestry. My daughter gave me a limited subscription as a surprise and I've been looking around and finding...

    Started by Philippa_Harvey‎, 21-02-2013 8:44 AM
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  19. Have I "been told"?

    For a while now Iíve thought Iíd gone as far as I could with my family research, or as far as the latest releases online would allow. This is particularly so considering Iíve set myself a limit on how far backwards I want to trace. My thoughts then lead me to ponder how to best present or collate...

    Started by Philippa_Harvey‎, 23-02-2013 8:48 AM
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  20. The Green Thing

    I received this today and thought I would share it with you all..... "When at a store checkout the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags in future because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologised and explained, "We...

    Started by gasser‎, 06-02-2013 11:25 AM
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