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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Is Twitter useful for family research?

    I have never used Twitter. As far as I can make out, posting a very short message would be a bit like standing on a street corner and shouting out a question OR a statement. You then wait and see what happens. If you are lucky, you get a response. If that is the case, it would be vital to...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 10-02-2013 12:31 PM
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  4. Quinns Sq. Buildings, Waterloo Rd, Southwark

    Does anyone out there have any memories of Quinns Buildings before they were demolished? Or any other memories of that area? Pauline

    Started by paulineshelley‎, 08-03-2010 11:22 AM
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  5. Myself??!!

    Wishing to add the 'relationship' of a son of a 3rd cousin 3x removed, Ancestry calculated it as 'yourself'. Not only am I now a male I was born in 1910! I am apparently the 'Self' of Arthur Walter! Now I have to figure out how to change it without overwriting Arthur Walter or deleting myself.

    Started by Annamarie‎, 03-02-2013 1:45 AM
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    09-02-2013, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Red face Oh happy day .....

    A few weeks ago my netbook, which I only use away from home, froze totally when trying to deal with a huge number of "updates". I tried all the tricks I know and nothing worked, so in desperation I took it to the repair shop who said that they would have to wipe everything and reload all software....

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 09-02-2013 3:19 PM
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  7. I'd like to introduce you to my town

    I realise that this may not be to every ones interest Here is a small photo montage compiled by Keith Owen of our town on "youtube' c 1900-1930 My Town

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 26-01-2013 12:49 AM
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  8. Today I Did The Unthinkable!......

    I wrote this piece a little while ago it might make someone smile?......... Today I did the unthinkable and pumped up my tyres on my (starting to go rusty) bike.My wife bought a cheap pump costing one pound, well it did the job required. My idea was to cycle so that my right knee would be used,...

    Started by dylan thermos‎, 02-02-2013 1:45 PM
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  9. May You Have Fair Winds and Following Seas

    Life is a gift, Freedom is a responsibility. As I've aged, I've become kinder to, and less critical of, myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 05-02-2013 8:04 AM
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    09-02-2013, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Skeletons may not be as distant as you think

    There was an interesting letter in the paper this week about a couple who had started their family history research. They had made progress discovering their ancestors but there was only one document missing -- his birth certificate. So they sent for it -- and were shocked to find he had been...

    Started by mfwebb‎, 06-02-2013 2:38 PM
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    07-02-2013, 1:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Never Too Old To Learn?

    Hi All, Today I arranged for my 79 year old uncle to meet me at our local library. I had been talking to him recently about researching our family tree. He spent four hours almost, looking at his ancestors on screen and was amazed by the amount of material that there was to be found. He has...

    Started by dylan thermos‎, 05-02-2013 4:59 PM
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  12. It could only happen to me.....?

    My husband was looking for his birth certificate last night - it's always been kept in a beautiful carved rectangular box made by his father many years ago. Was it there? Oh no! Neither was mine or our marriage certificate, or our daughter's christening details. We spent hours last night...

    Started by LittleSpark‎, 31-01-2013 12:03 PM
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  13. Enlisting in a Military Service

    When a person enlist or called up in the Military Is the person always photographed and is the photo of the person always shown on his / her Service record papers Is so, did this always take place during the War years too.

    Started by Rove‎, 03-02-2013 2:26 AM
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    03-02-2013, 6:46 AM Go to last post
  14. Chance Find?

    Hi All, I was not sure where to post this little little bit of information so as a beginner I thought here might be an apt place. Yesterday I visited my local library and began using the archives there. I asked to look at some pictures of a certain street in Swansea to find a pic of a pub that...

    Started by dylan thermos‎, 31-01-2013 1:21 PM
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  15. Australian Floods

    To all our Australian friends. Have seen the reports on tv. Hope you are all keeping safe and away from any flood waters. Take care Liane

    Started by Liane Hawes‎, 29-01-2013 11:39 AM
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  16. Droughts and flooding rains

    Four days ago, I was debating when I should order a delivery of water, as the levels in our rain water tanks were getting low. Today I'm reading flood warnings for our area. The difference four days can make!!:boat: And areas in western Queensland are still getting fire weather alerts. Go figure.

    Started by anamarja‎, 27-01-2013 12:08 AM
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  17. BTMail updated 2013

    Has anyone been receiving the following? Dear Customer Your incoming messages were placed on pending due to our recent upgrade. Verify your account immediately by pressing the To get your mail updates click here Thank you for using BTYahoo. I have had at least four of these this week...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 24-01-2013 4:52 PM
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  18. Smile They never give up... or do they?

    I just had a phone call from a gentleman who announced that his name was Jimmy and that he was calling from the Service Centre of Microsoft. It took 5 tries before I understood that his name was Jimmy - then we went onto Microsoft. I asked him twice what was Microsoft, but he could only repeat...

    Started by JohnN‎, 16-01-2013 6:51 AM
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  19. Outward Passenger lists now on Ancestry

    Hoorah, now Ancestry has released outward Passenger lists 1890- 1960. Stillnot early enough for some departures but lovely to have onboard.

    Started by Waitabit‎, 14-01-2013 1:57 AM
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  20. Email notifications or lack of

    I don't know if it just me or is anyone else not receiving email notifications when someone comments on a thread you have posted to. At work I always check to see if anyone has added to a thread that I've posted to, by going to my emails on my mobile. But over the last few days I have not...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 10-01-2013 6:54 PM
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