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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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    01-11-2013, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  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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    08-05-2013, 9:41 AM Go to last post
  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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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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    30-05-2012, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    23-11-2011, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Help with setting links

    Could someone kindly find me the thread from a while back that explained how you replace a link with a Click Here. I canít find it. I used to be able to do it but searching my memory is like going on a mystery tour these days!:out:

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 01-10-2011 1:01 PM
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  15. Lyn57

    Where do I ask about family and previous forum conversations

    Started by Lyn57‎, 21-09-2011 7:41 PM
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  16. Problems posting

    I carefully composed my message then clicked on submit, only to be told it was not accepted and I lost the lot...very frustrating...it said to log in...but I had already logged in earlier. I don't understand what went wrong so thought I would try a little message here and see if it works this time.

    Started by Auntyjan‎, 20-09-2011 2:23 PM
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  17. Posts tally-er

    Being so close to posting 200 posts, I seem to be stuck on 199. When I noticed that I was close I was on 198, it took 2 or 3 posts to move up to 199 and after 4 or 5 subsequent posts, I seem to be stuck on 199. Is this just happening to me? Why can't I break the 200 barrier? Mods can you shed some...

    Started by deeree‎, 02-07-2011 12:58 AM
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  18. Dorothy (Emma) Stokes

    I posted my questions today in the wrong place - under private messages and addressed to myself - qltr. (Not my best day.) Can it be rescued from oblivion and placed here or should I rewrite the entire message and start over again?

    Started by qltr‎, 03-06-2011 4:04 AM
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    03-06-2011, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  19. Is the system playing games?

    Early today, I was on the site, but had to leave so I shut it down When I returned and went back in I logged inand set up a tread on General Family History Queries. It was a long thread and when I finished, went to review it but was told by V-bulletin that I wasn't logged. Logged in again,...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 25-04-2011 6:23 PM
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    25-04-2011, 6:42 PM Go to last post
  20. West Riding.

    On the county forums I can only find the Yorkshire countywide site. What has happened to the sites for the individual ridings? Hope someone can find them and put them back.

    Started by Ykskiwi‎, 21-04-2011 11:17 AM
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    22-04-2011, 10:35 AM Go to last post

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