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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 1:27 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 4:21 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 3:08 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 9:47 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 3:43 PM
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  6. 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 8:05 PM
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  7. 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 9:36 AM
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  8. 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 11:24 AM
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  1. Burial Records

    Hello, I have been researching my family tree on & off for 18 years. I was fortunate to get a lot of information from my father before he died in 2005 and some information was given to me by another relative who had done some research. So far I've back 'reliably' to my GGGG Grandfather born...

    Started by pictureman36‎, 01-01-2019 3:37 PM
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  2. Death certificate

    I have received my great great great grandfather's death certificate. It appears to say cause of death is 'paralatic not certified' Is this related to alcohol or does it mean paralysis? Can anyone help? Thanks Debbie

    Started by Debbiexx‎, 06-02-2019 10:26 PM
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  3. Criteria of medals.

    My Father served in R.E.M.E Jan 1940-Dec 1945.# 154772 His service was Tel Mechanic in the REME based in England during duration. Official records have him awarded Defense medal. But I wonder if he also was eligible for The Star medal 1939-45. Looking up description it just says 'Army Operational...

    Started by Sheenarj‎, 02-01-2019 6:54 PM
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  4. Not receiving message notifications - Help!

    This week I discovered how to "clear cookies" - & it has certainly sped up my laptop! The downside is that now I have to remember all my passwords ... ... and I'm not receiving notifications that my subscribed threads have had replies/additions (the most recent being Christanel on the Gronwall...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-12-2018 8:49 AM
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  5. Looking for a needle in a hatstack.......

    Hi all. Looking for information about Joseph Isaac Gleaton born about 1740 somewhere in England. Fathers name possible Thomas Gleaton maybe a brother John Gleaton Possible that the whole family went to America at sometime.

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 27-11-2018 10:42 AM
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  6. Death Penny World War 1

    Thank you for the opportunity to ask a question. We are a diasporic family and rarely see each other. My brother (18 years my senior) has just found a death penny for my Paternal Great Uncle (my fatherís Motherís brother). How do I find out about him? I know where he lived but have no idea in...

    Started by Lou lawrence‎, 11-11-2018 1:24 PM
    death penny, manchester, ww1
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  7. Moved: Thomas Hurst help needed WW2

    Started by jen1302‎, 01-08-2018 2:11 AM
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  8. Missing from 1881 census

    My gt gt gt Grandfather Jonah Bunn born around 1821 is missing from the 1881 census. He lived in staffordshire and is located on all other census.In 1871 he was living with his son and daughter Richard and Jane Bunn (his wife died in 1860). He was a boatman (canal) could this account for the...

    Started by Debbiexx‎, 18-07-2018 7:01 AM
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  9. Moved: Henry/Harry Phillips 1898 - 1946

    Started by ray4711‎, 15-07-2018 5:24 PM
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  10. Looking for George Mountford 5th Dragoon Gds

    Dear All, thank you for taking me up in this community. I really hope you can help me. I am German and living in the UK now since 2010. For more than 10yrs I am looking now for further information regarding my grandfather. My mothers father to be exact.

    Started by PetGRa1‎, 17-05-2018 2:16 PM
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  11. Bridget Maguire

    I have an ancestor named Bridget Maguire who was born 15 August 1836 in County Fermanagh, Ireland and emigrated to Canada before 1857. How can I search for her?

    Started by JoJody‎, 23-04-2018 9:51 PM
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  12. Moved: Searching for information of Samuel Smith

    Started by linleeridge‎, 01-04-2018 12:23 AM
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  13. Tags

    Well sometimes even the moderators learn something about navigating B-G! I had been wondering lately why certain threads in New Posts appear with a symbol, which when you hover the mouse over it seems to highlight names or subjects being researched. It turns out that when you start a new thread...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2018 11:55 AM
    research info, tags
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  14. Moved: William Fellows M Alice Jones c1906

    Started by amounteney‎, 26-02-2018 12:46 PM
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  15. Rupert McFadden - Tank Corps and RFA

    I am trying to trace the service history of my great uncle Rupert Aloysius McFadden who was born in 1886. The only information I have is from his WW1 medal card which shows he served in the Royal Field Artillery (no.1748) as a Gunner and also the Tank Corps (no.2000620). He was given the War Medal...

    Started by Mr.Spigot‎, 25-02-2018 10:01 AM
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  16. John Joseph Alderson

    John J. Alderson was my great-grandfather. He was born in 1863 in Durham county, England and married Annie Moor(e) around 1888. John was a coal miner and came to the USA in 1904 at West Virginia. They had several children. I would like to hear from any cousins now living in the Durham County area,...

    Started by eddylee52‎, 22-02-2018 6:57 PM
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  17. Moved: John Henry Jacques

    Started by bluetntmo‎, 14-01-2018 6:50 PM
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  18. Irish Records

    Hi Folks Where do I seek help for the above records Please.... Tom

    Started by tomm‎, 05-10-2017 4:22 PM
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  19. Stanley Day

    Hi I do not have a lot of I formation and not really sure where to go from here I'm looking for Stanley Day who is September 1943 was in Perth Western AUstralia and stated he was a member of the Royal Navy

    Started by Andrew1966‎, 13-08-2017 5:56 AM
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  20. Help

    Hello I am new to this site and don't know how to find the right place to post my question on the ancestors I'm looking fore. Is there anyone who can tell med the right way

    Started by pern64‎, 29-07-2017 11:10 AM
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