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Forum: Navigating Brit-Gen

If you have any problems posting a query, or just need to ask a question or two about finding your way around the forum, this is the place to do it.


    Will all members please make sure that they have read the Terms and Conditions pertaining to BG. These can be found on the blue banner at the foot of the page. Moderators do use a bit of discretion when it comes to links to other websites, but be aware that often seemingly free websites have...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 05-08-2016 2:27 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: If you have arrived via FWR forum links

    If you've come to us via the FWR forum links, please take a look at Sue's sticky (ie fixed at the top of a forum) message that you reach by clicking HERE. It explains how the British Genealogy Forum works. I would also add to what Sue says that you can often find useful information by looking at...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 07-06-2014 5:21 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 4:08 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Helping us to help you

    If you're new to internet forums, I hope that this note will provide help in avoiding some of the common pitfalls in writing your queries. We often see messages saying something along the lines of: "I'm looking for my Grandfather, Kermit Macmuppet". For obvious reasons, it'll be pretty...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 09-12-2013 10:47 PM
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  5. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: How to upload images directly to your post

    You can now upload images directly to your posts as follows: 1a. While writing/editing your post, click the "Insert Image" button 1b. On the popup you'll see an empty box, a "Browse" button, plus "Upload" and "Cancel" buttons 2a. Click "Browse" and you'll see a second popup showing...

    Started by Simon‎, 03-06-2013 4:43 PM
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  6. Red face Sticky Thread Sticky: How to use Photobucket

    This is what I do: (1) register at www.photobucket.com (it's free). (2) upload your photo to the site. (3) once it's uploaded, you'll see 4 little boxes underneath. (4) click in the bottom box (which auto-copies the link into your clipboard) (5) paste (Ctrl+v) into your forum posting. Voila!...

    Started by Mary Young‎, 21-10-2007 11:17 AM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Customising your Forum Options

    Many newbies (and I suspect a lot of not so newbies) will have happily chugged along using the Forum Default Settings and will never have clicked on General Settings, located in the Forum Actions menu on the blue banner at the top, just below the tree. It is well worth clicking General Settings....

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 08-01-2009 9:05 PM
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    09-05-2013, 9:14 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updating and Linking to Old Threads

    Posting duplicate threads about the same person/family on different boards is not allowed, as it leads to confusion and duplication of effort, and such duplicate threads will be closed or deleted by the moderators. However, there has been a spate recently of members trying to re-visit brick...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 24-06-2010 10:36 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: What is a Sticky??

    As you navigate your way around the various forums, you will find that some of them are labelled Sticky. This means that, no matter how many posts are made on that forum, these particular posts will always remain at the top. Most of the Stickies contain very useful information which members may...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 31-01-2010 12:24 PM
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  1. Print out

    Hi there How do I go about printing out the inform is sent me?. Cheers, Trish

    Started by patriciab_1‎, 05-10-2009 1:36 PM
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  2. Red face Brit-Gen archives

    can some one please tell me what I must do,to pull up the blue lettered page,which includes the the joke section etc,?I did know,:confused5: but my memory is starting to act up,many thanks oh dear I see archive right below my thread ,sorry,but will keep this thread alive incase someone is feeling...

    Started by caubeen‎, 16-01-2013 3:24 AM
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    16-01-2013, 7:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Lost Thread

    In December i started a thread on The Australia board(titled duplicate BMD) regarding a marriage registered in both Tamworth NSW and Ipswich,Qld;what is the correct procedure for locating old threads? Eric

    Started by warncoort‎, 15-01-2013 8:48 AM
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  4. How to post a new query

    On home page I went to FAQ and was told to go to a board and choose etc, but where do I find the boards?

    Started by Gypsyrose51‎, 03-01-2013 1:05 PM
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    04-01-2013, 1:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Newbie with Question

    How do I find which forum I should be posting my requests/information on? Feeling like a fish out of water.

    Started by tandemduo‎, 17-11-2012 8:38 PM
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  6. Limiting the search terms

    In the brickwall section I tried to search by putting my ancestor's names in quotes as I was getting thousands of hits without doing that but the system rejected that. I couldn't see any advanced search mechanism to limit my search interest by exact name either. Am I missing something? Thanks

    Started by mahnrut‎, 27-09-2012 12:57 PM
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  7. about general surname queries

    Sorry I'm so much trouble. You guys are great.... From what I gather, my initial query to find a Blevins living in Wales or elsewhere in the UK should just be in the SURNAME FORUM ONLY?, -and not in Welsh general history.... OR in the general Scottish and Irish forums? Right now, I can't even...

    Started by WilliamBlevins‎, 13-08-2012 2:38 AM
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  8. Editing Past Messages

    Is there a way to edit messages that have already been posted? Can a message that you posted be deleted? I have looked for a means to edit, but can't seem to find one. Help, please!

    Started by Cheryl Jones‎, 20-07-2012 8:31 PM
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    20-07-2012, 8:43 PM Go to last post
  9. Contacts querie

    This doen't effect me now, thank goodness, as I just remembered that I had added my new cousin from Canada to my contacts list. But say for example you haven't added them to your contacts list; You have someone register on the forum but they don't post to the forum. They contact you...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 30-06-2012 8:55 PM
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    30-06-2012, 9:22 PM Go to last post
  10. Confused

    There seems to be a lot more forums than there used to be. Is there anyway to organise so that the forums you use most are currently interested in come to the top of the page when you log in / visit the general forum ? There seem to be two forums for Cornwall. I had trouble finding the...

    Started by SloopJB‎, 18-06-2012 9:21 AM
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  11. posting a thread

    How do I post a thread where the general public can see it

    Started by Christine Ann‎, 30-05-2012 11:42 AM
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  12. Techno-phobic man!!

    Hi Managed the intro part but where do I go to when I want to post an enquiry?Sorry but you will have to put up with silly enquiries for a while.Also having posted the enquiry do the replies come up automatically or do I have to locate them? KEITH

    Started by keith weightman‎, 09-05-2012 1:37 PM
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    10-05-2012, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  13. Searching Family name

    Today is 1st day of membership - failing in my search for simple name like Wilson - returns no known entries What am I doing wrong?

    Started by vaiolyn‎, 16-03-2012 7:24 PM
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    16-03-2012, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  14. private messages

    I cant find a link to view private messages where would i find it please ? Thanks in advance

    Started by DavyTee‎, 12-03-2012 1:04 PM
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    12-03-2012, 3:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Help with posting a topic

    Hello I would love to contribute to the Forums. I did try to add a new topic to the Policeman threads, but got a message saying i do not have permission. Also I would love to ask some questions in regards to the Electoral Registers, am I able to post a topic? Thank you for your time

    Started by nolly‎, 02-03-2012 3:40 PM
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  16. will not accept sign in

    Hello can someone help my sister in law tried to register with British Genealogy it accepted her registration and now tells her it is incorrect username, why?. I would appreciate some help please

    Started by alfier‎, 14-12-2011 4:10 AM
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  17. Where has my Arnold of Cambridge gone?

    Last year I joined this forum and got replies to 1 of my 2 queries which after a break caused by pressing live family matters I am now continuing to fallow up. My other query had 7 posts to it which I did not pick up and now it is marked closed. the effort those people put into replying could be...

    Started by arnold‎, 23-11-2011 10:04 PM
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  18. Finding threads

    I know a thread exists, from googling it, but how do I find it when I am logged in? George.

    Started by george123‎, 06-11-2011 4:45 PM
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    06-11-2011, 5:03 PM Go to last post
  19. problem logging in

    I enter username & password and get the "thank you for logging in " then up pops "Sorry- no matches please try some different terms" I log out repeat the process and I'm ok. Anyone know why this should happen? Thank you

    Started by loobylou‎, 26-10-2011 12:06 PM
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    27-10-2011, 4:02 PM Go to last post
  20. Searching on this site

    Oops another question that I should be able to work out but it is a lot easy to understand if you ask:redface: Is there any easy way of searching as when you put a common name in ie Mary Smith it comes up with lots of Marys and Smiths and takes me ages to go through them. There must be others...

    Started by Elma‎, 24-10-2011 9:15 AM
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    24-10-2011, 1:14 PM Go to last post

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