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Introduction

Hi Lindsey:)

Welcome to the board, i was born in Staffordshire, always found it an interesting place, though i didn't live there very long.

The best place to start your tree is with you and go backward. Write down all you know about your parents and grandparents etc. Have a chat to them as well see what family stories you can gather. Your parents might have some certificates (birth etc) that can give leads to other family members. Another thought is see if any of the men and women served in the 1st or 2nd world wars and you maybe able to approach (not sure who in the UK) i think it is the war archives for a copy of their records. Some of this may have a cost. There are also some very good websites out there (as well as all the other lovely helpful people on here who have helped me heaps!!) www.familysearch.org and www.familyhisotryonline.co.uk. Your local library may also have geneology information of various kinds, there are lots more, if you put some of the surnames you are researching on this site with a few dates, someone might be able to help.

Hope this helps start you off.

Smee
 
Hi Lindsey
Join the club. I'm a good many years older than you and I still can"t find out about my past rellies. But I'm not giving up. I hope to pass on any information to my grandchildren so they will know where and what they come from.
Happy hunting.

Stan
 
Hi,

My name is Jo-Anne. I was born in Wales in 1973, and moved to Sweden in 1998 with my husband Andrew. We have three children.
I work as a Montessori teacher here, and my other half is a design engineer.
I have been researching the family tree for the past year, and have hit a brick wall with the research on my grandfather.
Enjoy reading, walking, fishing and listening to music (not all at the same time).
:rolleyes:
 
Hi Lindsey, Jo-Anne welcome Welcome both of you to our forum.

Jo-Anne
I work as a Montessori teacher
isn't that a special way to teach children? I have heard some good things about that.
researching the family tree for the past year, and have hit a brick wall
Don't worry - we all hit our own brick walls. Stick at it or even have a break and research another ancestor, or even some good people on this forum can help you.

Lindsey, go to our Genealogy FAQ and particularly New to Family History. The article Genealogy - How You Begin is ideal for starters.

Good luck to you both. If at all we can help, let us know.

All the best for the New Year - 2007.

Thanks,
Dave
 
Hi, my name is Kath, I`m 53 and have been researching my family history for several years now. I`m a new member and am trying to get used to the site.
My maiden name is Harwood so obviously that was the first I researched. I live in North Wales now but I was brought up in Darwen and Burnley in Lancashire. Most of my family are from these places but as I go further back there are both Scottish and Irish links.
I have two daughters both married and four grandchildren. My oldest grandaughter aged 10 is very interested in what I am doing so hopefully she will continue where I leave off or at least look after my finds and pass them on to future family.
So far I have made myself a member and written this little intro, if you will all excuse me for a while I think I will familiarise myself with the site. Hope to converse with you all soon when hopefully I`ll know what I`m doing(or not)
kathj
 
Hi Kathj,

welcome to the FHUK forum.

My oldest grandaughter aged 10 is very interested in what I am doing so hopefully she will continue where I leave off or at least look after my finds and pass them on to future family.
That would be brilliant:) start them young and it will help build a great relationship between you both as well!

So far I have made myself a member and written this little intro, if you will all excuse me for a while I think I will familiarise myself with the site. Hope to converse with you all soon when hopefully I`ll know what I`m doing(or not)
If you have any questions Kathj please let us know how we can help. Enjoy yourself.

Take care and see you soon,

Regards,
Dave
 
Hi I have just come across this website via search engine, so here I am fully registered and looking somewhat forward to researching my elusive ancestors. :)

Here is a little bit about me! I was born in Asbourne Derbyshire.. before moving to Buxton in Derbyshire with my mum and dad. I have lived in Nottingham now for over 30 years since I left home or flew the nest so to speak. I have one son who still lives with me.

Hopefully I shall Find the right forums to post any questions or help I may need.

I have found some ancestors but not all, I know my grand-dad was a Farmer, his first wife died in 1909 at the age of 42 and he married my grandma in 1926. His first wife was born in Hollinsclough in Staffordshire in 1867. Most of my rellies will be around the Cheshire Lancashire areas.
 
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Hi Pauline,

welcome to the FHUK forums, great to have a local Lass living in Nottingham, especially as I live in Gedling :)

Hopefully I shall Find the right forums to post any questions or help I may need
If you need help, give us a shout.

All the best "me duck",

Regards,
Dave
 
Hi I'm Julie,

Been plodding along with my family history for a few years.

Have lived in the London area all my life. I have 1 daughter who's getting married in October and 1 son, a cat called Bennie, Chui the tabby went missing last may not to be seen again. He moved out on the Friday and my daughter moved out on the Sunday, perhaps there trying to tell me something.


Julie
 
Hi Pauline,

welcome . Wish you all the luck with the searching. I have been doing mine for a few years on & off. Took me a while to get going. :D
I'm sure you'll find that you are as addicted to genealogy as the rest of us.:p
Any queries, we're here to help.
Hope to see you again.
cheers
 
Hello! My name is Genevieve.
I am a new member of FHUK forums. This is the first time I have done the 'forum' thing, and am just finding my way around.

I am originally from Cheltenham, but now live in Sheffield with my Yorkshire husband. I have 2 adult kids age 22 and 25.
I have been interested in family history since I was a child as my mum was into it, and have been having a go at it, albeit on and off for years. This by no means says that I am any kind of expert though, and I am hoping to get some useful tips and pointers from all the 'experts' using this site.

Looking forward to chatting with you.
Genevieve
 
Hi ya Genevieve (lovely name, by the way!)

welcome to our fHUK forums

This is the first time I have done the 'forum' thing, and am just finding my way around.
First time for everything! But the forums are agreat way to share, help and be helped.
This by no means says that I am any kind of expert though, and I am hoping to get some useful tips and pointers from all the 'experts' using this site.
I am sure there will be some help for you here, and by the way we are no great experts, just fanatics really hooked by this genealogy lark!!

Looking forward to chatting with you.
same here Genevieve

All the best,
Dave
 
welcome

Hello well, this is my first post to this delightful group although i've been researching my Davies' for about a year now - and i'm forever hitting brick walls.

I'm looking for Davies', Ellis', Parry's in and around Mold, North Wales


:biggrin:
 
Hi , came across this site whilst searching for family names, as you do, think I have seen this place before, but not sure. Anyway, I am researching my family history like everyone else her, have been for the past 15 yrs, though only the last 5 with some results worthy of writing down. Gee its an addictive hobby to say the least. Hope I may eventually uncover the few stragglers that seem to become the 'mystery' links in everyones family tree.:rolleyes: :)
 
Hi Lesley and lazyloveruk,

welcome to our family history uk forums :)

this is my first post to this delightful group
hope there will be more lazyloveruk.

Gee its an addictive hobby to say the least
You are not kidding lesley.

All the best to you both, hope to see more of you both,

Cheers,
Dave
 
Hello Genevieve,
My name is Helen and I'm new to this site too. Like you I have come up against some brick walls, and one of them is Hughes. It would be remarkable if we were looking for the same Hughes, but I'll tell you the little I know about mine. His name was Alfred Hughes (b. - I'm guessing - abt 1815), an ironmonger who married Caroline Healy. They had 11 children and the fifth child, a daughter named Agnes eventually married my great grandfather John Ditchburn. I am assuming Alfred was born in England but Agnes was born in Australia in 1856. Does this sound like your Hughes?
I have found this sort of research interesting too, particularly when one can bridge the gap between Australia and England.
All the best
Helen
 
Hi My nick names Robbo I have been interested in family history a couple of years now but interested to pick up lots of info here
 
Great to see you here Robbo welcome

I have been interested in family history a couple of years now
Well you are going down that slippery road of Genealogy Addiction - just like us:)

interested to pick up lots of info here
Hopefully you will,

All the best in your research,
Dave
 
Hi thought that I would pop in and introduce myself so to speak. I have been researching my family history now for close on thirty years (off and on that is) and having started when it was on the hoof going from libraries,to county records centres, and the odd cemetery or two and having to wait on snail mail for replies etc I now find that it is sooooo much easier to get information at the touch of a button (but it still can not beat the feel of walking the self same lanes and streets that my ancestors may have done years before me). Having started, like everyone else, by asking the oldies what they remembered I now find that I am slowly replacing them to become one myself and that members of my own family are now coming to me asking where uncle so and so fits into their own gene pool. My area's of interest centre around Corby, the east end of London, Essex, Glasgow, and in Ontario.

don
 
Hello! My name is Jan (John). I`m building my family tree for couple of years now and I found that some of my relatives emigrated to GB. So I have to find them...:)
 
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