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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. Most shocking thing about your ancestors

    I found out that my great great grandfather was in jail for robbery.

    Started by reecejackox‎, 23-04-2017 11:59 PM
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  2. Unfortunate trasnscriptions...

    from the census. Having the received wisdom that sometimes 'Dressmaker' was a euphemism for 'prostitue' I wondered if sometimes the good ladies of the night owned up and said their occupation was prostitute, so did a search for the keyword 'prostitute' on Ancestry census records. (random, I know,...

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 13-04-2017 3:30 PM
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    13-04-2017, 6:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Transfer B-K - on laptop to new laptop

    Can someone please explain how I go about transferring / copying my Brothers Keeper program from my old desktop computer to my new laptop. (note: desktop to laptop) Many thanks

    Started by Rove‎, 13-04-2017 2:13 AM
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    13-04-2017, 8:03 AM Go to last post
  4. Ancestry 3-day free access

    had an email from those Ancestry people alerting tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday-midnight free acess. They don't say whether that's UK only or World records.

    Started by wimsey‎, 06-10-2016 9:39 AM
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  5. Spare military records

    I have a spare record for a Private George Coates of 1st Bn The Rifle Brigade discharged on 30th May 1853. Where would I advertise his full details.

    Started by Suvla15‎, 11-04-2017 2:31 AM
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    11-04-2017, 6:44 AM Go to last post
  6. How to drive a family historian nuts ....

    Article from the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette 22 March 1832, found whilst looking for something else:

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 09-04-2017 10:23 AM
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    10-04-2017, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  7. Pam Drake

    I am sorry to have to announce that Pam Drake - who many of you will know - passed away earlier. Many of us remember Pam running this forum for several years before she passed it on to the current owners and went off to rear her beloved turkeys. Arghans (who many of you will know as MarkJ)

    Started by arghans‎, 01-04-2017 1:38 PM
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  8. Family search web site

    Is anyone else having a problem accessing Family Search Web site all week its been telling me site is down for Maintenance. :confused5::no:

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 18-03-2017 1:57 PM
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  9. Christmas Day Baptism

    Other than there being limited time off work, in C18th, was there any special reason for a Christmas Day Baptism?

    Started by Row1777‎, 12-03-2017 12:39 PM
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    12-03-2017, 7:43 PM Go to last post
  10. Anyone fluent in French?

    If there is anyone who is reasonably fluent in French, I would be very grateful if they could have a look at this thread https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/89706-John-Eason-Sharpley and then translate the main bits about John Eason's parents etc. No need to bother with all the rubbish...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 07-03-2017 7:05 PM
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  11. Old people I knew/met

    While looking at some entries for 'my road' in 1939 I noticed that one lady was born in 1879 and realised that she was probably the oldest person I can remember actually knowing. I have no proof (as in a photo) that I met my great grandfather who was born in 1860 but I'm sure I would have as he...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 04-03-2017 3:35 PM
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  12. Something to make you smile or may be not ..

    Having come across someone who was described as a "labourer and a navigator" in 1830 it struck me as a odd combination of jobs so I went off to Hall old occupations web site to check out what a navigator was and discovered that they were a labourer on canals or railways or roads etc., and noticed...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 25-02-2017 5:33 PM
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  13. how far would you go ..... ?

    ...... in your family research ..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38828042 well, it amused me. Quite impressive really.

    Started by wimsey‎, 16-02-2017 11:33 AM
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    16-02-2017, 6:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Everyone please read - 1939 Register

    It's been noted that recently there has been an outbreak of 'breach-the-T&Cs-itis' on the forum with regard to the 1939 Register held online by FMP. When quoting an entry in reply to a query, including those which began non-specific to the Register, you may post what is freely available in...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 30-01-2017 5:57 PM
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  15. Family Tree on DVD from Triibalpages

    I've purchased two of my Family Trees on a DVD from Tribalpages Can someone please tell me if I can make copies of them Would the copies work properly on any computer Thanks.

    Started by Rove‎, 08-02-2017 5:07 AM
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  16. Name that Programme

    a few years ago there was an american TV programme where an extremely good looking man sought out lost members of people's families. Usually it was finding a parent for a child after a long separation caused by divorce or something.He lived in Florida and had started doing it because his mother was...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 21-01-2017 7:19 PM
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  17. Going back for a second look

    This is something we should keep in mind when we dash about this here intarwebby gleaning information. When I first started researching Mr M's tree we talked to siblings of his grandfather who told us that their grandfather (Mr M's 2x great grandfather) lived at a certain address in Bristol. I...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 16-01-2017 3:18 PM
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  18. Happy New Year

    Wishing you all a Happy 2017 and good hunting after those ancestors

    Started by geneius‎, 31-12-2016 4:02 PM
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    01-01-2017, 3:29 PM Go to last post
  19. Merry Christmas

    As the sun sets on Christmas Eve, it's time to wish all our Members a Merry Christmas and thank all of our patient and helpful experts for their work during 2016. Good luck in all your ancestor hunting! :party::party:|cheers|

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 24-12-2016 4:38 PM
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  20. FMP 1 for 1 month

    One month World subscription for 1 or $1, or €1 - depending on which site you use. But the 1939 register is not included in subscriptions which are shorter than 12 months. Do remember to untick the 'automatic renewal' box in your account settings so you won't get charged for a 12 month sub at...

    Started by christanel‎, 16-11-2016 3:25 AM
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