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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 11:46 AM
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  1. FamilySearch scanned document images

    I don't know whether this is a new thing or just something I have never noticed before. I had always assumed that unless there was that little camera icon next to a record in FamilySearch then no scanned image was available for that record - but that doesn't appear to be the case. Even...

    Started by wimsey‎, 15-01-2018 7:29 AM
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    16-01-2018, 3:16 AM Go to last post
  2. Child labour

    No doubt we are all familiar with stories of young boys being used as chimney sweeps, but the one below brought a big grin to my face. I was checking one of the families related to my g-g-g-g-grandfather and on an 1871 census for Lancashire (on FamilySearch but probably uplifted from findmypast)...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 15-01-2018 4:18 AM
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    16-01-2018, 3:14 AM Go to last post
  3. FamilySearch maintenance

    Hi everyone, Just spotted this on FS site:- Some features on FamilySearch may be unavailable as we make improvements to the site starting Monday, January 8th at 7:00 am (UTC-00:00) and lasting about 3 hours I'm not sure about the times. I thought UTC 00:00 was midnight GMT. so as FS is based...

    Started by macwil‎, 07-01-2018 7:56 PM
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  4. A House Through Time

    Have just watched te first episode which I recorded last night (Thursday) on BBC2. I thought it a fascinating programme, tracing the first three owners of a house in Falkner Street, Liverpool. Well worth watching on iPlayer if you missed it.

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 05-01-2018 11:09 PM
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    06-01-2018, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Person unable to register

    I received this message today from a contact I have advised to register here for help! I have suggested she clears her cache and tries again. Is there a known issue? Can I send her email address by PM to an Admin? I tried three times to register at and was given the message that I omitted a...

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 02-01-2018 9:51 AM
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    02-01-2018, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Happy New Year!

    Happy 2018 everyone. May all your ancestral discoveries be correct!

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 01-01-2018 9:11 AM
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    02-01-2018, 7:04 AM Go to last post
  7. Seasons Greetings

    Merry Christmas everyone and may all your brickwalls come tumbling down in 2018. And thank you to all Brit-Gen members who give so freely of their time and experience helping others. There! just thought I would get in first. :biggrin: Christina

    Started by christanel‎, 23-12-2017 7:15 PM
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    24-12-2017, 4:25 PM Go to last post
  8. FMP this morning

    anyone having any problems connecting to FMP this morning ? ah - just seen a message it is undergoing maintenance

    Started by wimsey‎, 21-12-2017 11:02 AM
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  9. how to find recent death

    I am trying to find out if an aunt has died recently and I simply can't think how to do it. A Christmas card has been returned to me with "Addressee gone away" on it so either she has died or gone into a home. Her son disowned the family forty years ago so he won't reply - he could have died too ...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 10-12-2017 1:00 PM
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    11-12-2017, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  10. Happy Thanksgiving

    A very happy thanksgiving to our US members, and indeed to everyone. Here's hoping for some future genealogical breakthroughs.

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 23-11-2017 3:52 PM
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  11. Photograph

    Hello Can anyone help me out with this please? I have a photograph that is needed to put on an 'Order of Service' but there is a date stamp and other things that could do with being taken out of the photograph. Would anyone be able to do this for me. Many thanks Ewan

    Started by ewan‎, 09-11-2017 3:16 PM
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  12. strange names

    one does come across some odd names on the way to somewhere else how about Winter Cuppage Poole 1794-1861 ?

    Started by wimsey‎, 29-10-2017 10:00 AM
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    30-10-2017, 8:15 AM Go to last post
  13. Facebook -fb and British -Genealogy

    Just having a rummage ...as some of us do! found this site on fb with 630 followers :wink5: https://www.facebook.com/BritishGenealogy/

    Started by geneius‎, 24-10-2017 1:35 PM
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    25-10-2017, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Ancestry,co,uk

    My annual subscription has finished and wasn't renewed due to a card change Looking at what is on offer it appears that all that is available is Paygo / monthly or 6 monthly sibscription .....have I missed the annual renewal button or is there a change of practice to prise more ' s out of us?...

    Started by geneius‎, 13-10-2017 5:39 PM
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    19-10-2017, 4:30 PM Go to last post
  15. Copyright mutter, mutter BNA mutter, mutter

    Just had a very interesting conversation with a delightful lady at the British Newspaper Archive about the disappearance of certain newspaper pages. In 2011 I saved several editions of the Manchester Evening News to my account so that when my computer went belly up I would be able to find and...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 19-09-2017 11:20 AM
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  16. Angry Just need to vent....

    Working on Ancestry - found a record for one of the convicts that I am interested in relating to his court martial in their data set "UK, Naval and Military Courts Martial Registers, 1806-1930", which is from the National Archives series WO 86/1, but to see the original document as opposed to their...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 17-08-2017 5:22 PM
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  17. Was she the oldest person

    I am researching a twiglet and came across something that made me do a double take. On the 1871 transcription that I looked at on Familysearch a daughter's age was transcribed as 323. You have to be joking was my first reaction but curiosity directed me to the image on Findmypast. And that is...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 10-08-2017 5:51 AM
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  18. National Archives tour

    The National Archives in Kew are offering a behind the scenes tour for 10 on Aug 25th if anyone is in London and interested. https:// www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-scenes-tour-tickets-36508703515?aff=facebook&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook I have no idea...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 07-08-2017 5:20 PM
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  19. Ignore phishing attempt delivered to pm boxes

    Since I have just had a message from someone claiming to be in Ghana and wanting to transfer pots of money into my bank account, delivered into my pm box, I am assuming other members have also had one. PLEASE, if you do receive one, treat it with the contempt it deserves and ignore it. Do not...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 04-08-2017 5:56 PM
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    07-08-2017, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 10:22 AM
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