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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. 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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    19-06-2017, 6:49 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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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    31-05-2017, 9:39 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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    09-05-2017, 2:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. FMP free access to BMD and census

    Findmypast are offering free access to census and birth, marriage and death records from 10am BST 27th April. This offer is available from 10am Thursday 27 April - 11:59pm Monday 1 May 2017. Included are all of the findmypast global birth, marriage, death and census records which means when using...

    Started by christanel‎, 27-04-2017 7:02 AM
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  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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    25-02-2017, 9:11 PM Go to last post
  20. 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

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