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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. Moved: 1841 census occupation: stea? ?rom*

    Started by bhbsmb‎, 30-03-2017 6:19 PM
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  2. Post Major Frederick Andrew Ruck M.B.E.

    I am trying to locate an address for the only son of Major Frederick Andrew Ruck and Margaret Cunningham Dean. They were married in 1945 in Italy. Frederick died in 1980 Surrey South West. And Margaret in 1983 The son was named Christopher George Ruck, born in Colombo Ceylon. My name in John,...

    Started by Johno98‎, 22-03-2017 10:44 AM
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  3. weekly notifications

    I thought that I had ticked the right boxes so as to get weekly notifications for subscribed threads, but apparently not this Monday. Any ideas?

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 17-01-2017 7:53 PM
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  4. Thomas Wallis 1600's Brick Wall

    Hi All, First time post from sunny Melbourne Australia (be nice) and yes its hot and sunny although i must admit after living here for over 30yrs from Croydon i still miss a proper cold Xmas !!!!. Can any body help me ? i have traced my family back to Westerham Kent to the early 1600's where...

    Started by wally89‎, 22-01-2017 7:55 AM
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  5. Moved: Jacob Levy disappears after 1830

    Started by nikkastar‎, 30-11-2016 1:27 AM
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  6. Lost threads etc in the last Month

    It appears we lost some threads & posts made between 23 August and mid-September. I can only apologise sincerely for these, and for those that joined at this time and now cannot log in. As technology advances, we as a technology company, try to adopt new best practice with the security...

    Started by timbo58‎, 14-10-2016 4:08 PM
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  7. Moved: Grandfathers in WW1

    Started by AlanRyan‎, 09-08-2016 11:40 PM
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  8. Major Gerald Maitland Clark

    Good day everyone, My name is Steve and I am trying to locate early pictures of Major Gerald Maitland Clark who was my great great great Uncle. I would also welcome pictures of Rev William Maitland Clark. Additional information on Gerald Maitland Clark. MAJOR GERALD MAITLAND CLARK...

    Started by Andyxy‎, 30-07-2016 2:36 PM
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    30-07-2016, 9:12 PM Go to last post
  9. I need help, don't know where to look next

    Hi Think I am in right place, new to this site. I am trying to trace a family member, who after 1942 seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth, and I dont know where else to look. Her name is/was Violetta Pilkington b. 2 January 1902. Her father was Edward and her mother Florence....

    Started by lellie5203‎, 22-07-2016 4:33 PM
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  10. Private Messages

    I would like to be send a private message to another forum member with whom I have been discussing our common ancestors. Is this possible? Thanks John

    Started by John Bruce‎, 24-07-2016 1:00 PM
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  11. Question Ww1 records help desperately needed

    Hi all. I am desperately trying to get ww1 records on my great grandfather. I have recently been told his cap badge looks like royal field artillery? Here's what I know.... Full name. Peter Henderson Dob. 28 march 1889 Place of birth. Old Machar Aberdeen Parents James Ronald and Annie...

    Started by Floramcd‎, 22-07-2016 9:28 AM
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    23-07-2016, 7:17 AM Go to last post
  12. Red face New to this site - looking for assistance!

    Hello All My name is Dennis Mckernan and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am searching my father's genealogy and have gotten fairly good results using Family Search for the last six months. I am new on here and hope to find assistance dealing with old Irish records back into the early 1800's and late...

    Started by sky25832‎, 03-07-2016 9:50 PM
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    03-07-2016, 10:55 PM Go to last post
  13. WW2 Reserve (Special) Constables

    I cannot find any information online about age limits for Special Constables in WW2. Can anyone help me with this? My grandfather was born in 1872, had fought in the Boer War & WW1 and was a Special Constable in WW2. He would have been 67 in 1939 (I have proof of his birth in 1872), but on the...

    Started by Pigling‎, 08-06-2016 10:13 AM
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    09-06-2016, 9:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Oxleys from Somerset

    Hi I would love to connect and share with anyone who is researching the Oxley family from Somerset, in particular Robert Oxley born abt 1786 to John and Mary (nee Boyce) Oxley in Wells and who married Sarah Grimes in Yeovil 1820 where they settled and had a family. I am at present spending hours...

    Started by stocker‎, 15-04-2016 12:11 PM
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  15. Closing Threads

    Hello Mods and Admins, I was wondering if you might consider amongst yourselves a new policy. That is to say that 'One year after the last post is made in a thread, that thread will be closed'. There is more than one reason I propose this - 1 - Today, someone has responded to a thread,...

    Started by Kiltpin‎, 25-01-2016 1:39 PM
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  16. Deleting Messages

    Folks, How do i delete selected messages? Eric

    Started by warncoort‎, 23-01-2016 9:52 AM
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    23-01-2016, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  17. Navigating the forums - Prison records

    Is there some where on the website that tells you how to use the Forum i.e. where to look for certain things - prison records, whatever. I like the look of the forum but find it a bit confusing. I'm Linda, from Norfolk, UK, 70, keen genealogist. :-)

    Started by Linda3145‎, 18-08-2015 7:10 PM
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  18. Cool closed threads

    Hi, l am new to this site, l have some info for a thread that is closed it was part of a 2 county query, info was given for the one family,this was moved to county it applied too. the other family is the one l have info for which now says, thread closed, l'm sure l'm missing something, so please,...

    Started by hudson bay‎, 22-06-2015 12:34 AM
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  19. Won't accept my new E address

    I've tried changing my email address three times so far and keep getting the same message"The administrator has banned your email address. You will need to change your email address in order to continue. If you think this is done in error, please click here to contact the administrator." How can...

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 03-05-2015 8:57 AM
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    06-05-2015, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  20. Help!

    Sorry, I don't know what I've done, but it was obviously the wrong action! When I click "Today's Posts", I'm only receiving the posts written today. (Yes, I know that's what the title means, but I don't know what else to click!) How do I get to read the posts that have been written in the last...

    Started by fullscott‎, 07-04-2015 7:47 PM
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    08-04-2015, 12:06 PM Go to last post

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