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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. 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 12:20 PM
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    19-09-2017, 2:51 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 6:22 PM
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  3. 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 6:51 AM
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    10-08-2017, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 6:20 PM
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  5. 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 6:56 PM
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  6. 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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  7. Your details on the Internet?

    I am not really one to share links but this one intrigued me and reinforced my mantra that if you don't want everyone to know then don't put it on the internet...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 25-07-2017 11:44 AM
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  8. WDYTYA - Charles Dance

    I'm running a week late. Heard during the Charles Dance episode of WDYTYA - "Three gross! That's 60!" When I was at school, a gross was 12 dozen. Has it changed?

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 14-07-2017 11:52 AM
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    15-07-2017, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Reasons for being a member of B-G

    If you look at my profile (click on my name and choose from the dropdown menu) you can see that I joined Brit-Gen way back in 2004. I think my post count is over 3000 now and I am a moderator. It the 13 years since I joined this forum has connected me with relatives all over the world. Some have...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 24-06-2017 12:12 PM
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  10. Photobucket: Changes to Terms of Service

    Photobucket is (has been?) a site where you can share photographs and link the image to a 3rd-party site, e.g. Brit Gen. They have just changed their Terms of Service and the linking is no longer allowed for Free Accounts. I believe that this may affect many people who use this forum - you will, I...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 04-07-2017 10:40 PM
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    05-07-2017, 7:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Puzzles from family history

    Perhaps I should also have added the following, but I did not want to barge in on Geneiusí thread. For some unknown reason my grandfather deposited an inscribed (to my mother) volume of the book of the Guy pedigree & wills etc., I mentioned in a different thread, with the family solicitors...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 03-07-2017 8:47 PM
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    04-07-2017, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  12. Is my grandson a genealogist of the future?

    Like one or two other researchers/members of BG, we mind our grandchild, probably while mum is out at work. This can be rewarding and hard work, however our grandson is now 3 years 3 moths a absolute delight to be with, chatty with an enquiring mind ( days of nappies / bottles seem a distant...

    Started by geneius‎, 02-07-2017 11:31 PM
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  13. Free online genealogy course - 3 July

    I know there is a thread from when the course was offered before, but I'll be blowed if I can find it. :smash::banghead: #notahappybunny Anyway, it's being repeated, beginning on 3 July 2017. https://www. futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy It is completely free, unless you want to get a...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 27-06-2017 5:17 PM
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  14. Free access to British and Irish records FMP

    I have just received an email from Findmypast saying they have made all of their British and Irish records free to view for everyone over the next five days.This offer ends midnight (London time) on Monday 26th June. You won't be asked to provide credit card or bank details so no worries about...

    Started by christanel‎, 22-06-2017 8:38 PM
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    22-06-2017, 11:31 PM Go to last post
  15. One has to smile,

    One has to smile, because the "gut reaction" is illegal and may make one a guest of "Her Majesty" An e-mail arrived today, started OK, "Hello" goes on... "some years back you sent me information about your g/g/grandfather, I have just learnt from a cousin that your information is wrong and...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 18-06-2017 8:31 PM
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  16. Why oh Why?

    Has anyone else noticed that FMP has changed the way it references UK censuses? I was looking for Edmund Wingate in Sussex in the 1861 census and having found him wanted to make a note of the reference to find I was being offered: Enumeration district:8; Archive reference:RG09; Parish...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 11-06-2017 10:44 AM
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    12-06-2017, 9:27 AM Go to last post
  17. Unusual Given Name

    I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, but I thought I'd give it a go. My mother has been doing a lot of genealogy over the last several years. Tracing her mother's side of the family has led to Ireland, specifically County Kilkenny. In the course of her discoveries,...

    Started by GenGirl‎, 30-05-2017 10:24 PM
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  18. Email addresses becoming invalid 31 May

    Don't all panic! 'Tis only certain ones. :smile5: Namely ones ending in Orange.net Orangehome.co.uk Wanadoo.co.uk Freeserve.co.uk Fsbusiness.co.uk Fslife.co.uk Fsmail.net

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 28-05-2017 2:40 PM
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  19. It's a funny old world

    I wonder when Manchester threw off the shackles of Lancashire and became a city? Extract from the Lancashire Quarter Session Records for 1831: Can imagine the reaction today if it was called a township! :ciappa:

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 09-05-2017 10:49 AM
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  20. Taphophiles

    so that's what we're called http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39480595

    Started by wimsey‎, 07-05-2017 12:57 PM
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    07-05-2017, 9:24 PM Go to last post

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