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LostCousins Genealogy Forums

    1. New members start here

      How to get the most from these forums - whether you're an experienced forum user or a beginner
      Latest: Welcome! peter, May 3, 2013
    2. How I got started in Family History

      Please use this forum to introduce yourself and to tell other members how you got started in family history.
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    3. Where should I post this message?

      If you're not sure where to start a discussion you can post it in this forum so that one of the moderators can advise you
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      Latest: General advice peter, Oct 17, 2013
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    4. Using the forum - advanced tips

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  1. Find living relatives

    How to make the most of the LostCousins site
    1. Key features of the LostCousins site

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      Latest: Census Reference check Bryman, Aug 9, 2017
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    2. Members offer their top tips

      If you're an experienced user of the LostCousins site here's an opportunity to share your tips with others
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      Latest: How You can Help Yourself to Taste Success! Red Dragon, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:47 AM
    3. Meeting my 'lost cousin'

      What was it like meeting a new cousin for the first time?
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      Latest: Cousins for Christmas New Relict, Dec 16, 2016
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    4. Any questions?

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      Latest: Death certificate Kate, Jun 27, 2017
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    5. Ask Peter

      Posting your question about the LostCousins site here will allow others to benefit (but please don't include personal information)
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      Latest: 1841 census help needed peter, Aug 27, 2017
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  2. Research techniques

    Improve your own research skills - or help others improve theirs!
    1. Search techniques

      This is the place to learn how to make the best use of resources, whether they're online or offline - and a place where you can share your tips with others.
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      Latest: 1941 census Rhian, Dec 20, 2016
    2. How to record information

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    3. Family Tree Analyzer

      An essential utility that not only helps you to identify errors and omissions but also helps you to fill the gaps
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      Latest: FT Analyzer Help please Tim, Jul 31, 2017
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    4. Utilities to download

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    1. England & Wales BMD registers

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      Latest: Praise for the GRO Rhian, Jan 6, 2017
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    2. 2021 Census

      Change the future of family history!
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  3. Brick Walls

    COMING SOON - an area where members can help each other with their most intractable problems
    1. Unsolved 'brick walls'

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    2. Help needed - new 'brick walls'

      If you've got a 'brick wall' that you and your cousins are unable to solve post the details here for a moderator to review
      Note: you'll only be able to see your own request, not those posted by other members
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    1. Latest news

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      Latest: British Army Ancestors peter, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    2. Matters arising

      Your chance to comment on some of the key issues raised in the newsletter
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      Latest: Army records Rhian, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM
    3. Genealogy in the Sunshine 2014 overview

      In March 2014 LostCousins members converged on the Rocha Brava resort on Portugal's southern coat
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      Latest: Course timetable trebor, May 5, 2014
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    1. More British Isles Resources

      Resources that relate to more than one country
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    2. England

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    3. Ireland

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    4. Channel Islands

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      Latest: WW2 Jersey Kate, Apr 14, 2017
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    1. Canada

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      Latest: Canadian Great War Project Britjan, Sep 9, 2017
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    2. New Zealand

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      Latest: Census CarolB08, Apr 14, 2017
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    3. India

      India and the Indian sub-continent, including Ceylon
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    4. Africa

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      Latest: Records in Africa Gillian, Jul 15, 2015
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    5. West Indies, South and Central America

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      Latest: Mexico raven, Jul 11, 2013
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    6. General

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      Latest: Bermuda Rhian, Jul 19, 2017
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    7. Asia

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      Latest: The Philippines raven, Jul 9, 2013
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  4. No boundaries

    Topics that are not specific to a particular locality
    1. Wills and probate

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      Latest: When is a will not a will... Susan, Sep 2, 2017
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    2. General Genealogical Queries

      For posting general queries about family history. Please note this is not a forum for asking people to find your ancestors.
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      Latest: Ancestry Home Page Bob Spiers, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    3. Occupations

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      Latest: Railway Ancestors CarolB08, Aug 28, 2017
    4. More Resources

      If you've got a tip that doesn't fit into any of the other forums in this area, post it here
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      Latest: Surname Database FamilyHistoryGal, Jun 1, 2017
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    5. Workhouses and the Poor Laws

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    6. Migration and Travel

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    7. Roman Catholic ancestors

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      Latest: The National Archives Sinnsearan, Jul 6, 2013
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    8. Quaker ancestors

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      Latest: Quaker connection? Bob Spiers, Apr 25, 2016
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    9. Jewish ancestors

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      Latest: Jewish DNA peter, Aug 18, 2017
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    10. Military records

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    11. Medicine

      Illnesses, treatments, causes of death, medical records
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      Latest: Cholera in the 1830's AdrienneQ, Dec 22, 2016
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    12. DNA

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      Latest: Shared Matches at Ancestry peter, Oct 22, 2017 at 10:42 PM
  5. Peter's Tips

    How to get better value for money
    1. Peter's Tip of the Day

      Some of the offers may only be valid for one day - but they're so good I wanted you to know about them
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    2. Best of the Rest

      Save money on other things - and you'll have more to spend on your research!
    3. My favourite tip

      Which of Peter's tips has saved you the money, helped you with your family tree - or even made you laugh out loud?
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