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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: A red exclamation mark peter, Jun 1, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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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, Jun 5, 2020 at 10:16 AM
    3. Meeting my 'lost cousin'

      What was it like meeting a new cousin for the first time?
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    4. Any questions?

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      Latest: Relationship setting in Ancestry peter, Jun 5, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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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: Amazon link At home in NZ, Jun 4, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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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: Family Search British Batches Britjan, Mar 17, 2020
    2. Problems at other genealogy websites

      From time to time we all encounter problems using Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and other sites. Sharing our experiences could help us come up with workarounds. Don't use this forum to report problems at LostCousins, instead contact Peter direct.
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      Latest: Bug in Ancestry Message Service peter, Jun 5, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    3. How to record information

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      Latest: My own family tree web site Gillian, Feb 16, 2020
    4. Family tree programs

      Share information about the program you use, or ask for advice if you're thinking of buying a new program; the fact that a program is listed does NOT imply that is recommended
      Latest: Problem with FTM version 2014.1 jorghes, May 31, 2020 at 2:47 AM
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    5. Online family trees

      This forum is for discussion of the function and capabilities of online trees, not their content
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    6. 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: FTAnalyzer latest version will not install DavidL, May 30, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    7. Utilities to download

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      Latest: Calculation dates Heather Fyfe, Nov 5, 2019
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    1. England & Wales BMD registers

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    2. 2021 Census

      Change the future of family history!
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      Latest: Country of birth question peter, Oct 18, 2019
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    1. Latest news

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      Latest: The 1939 Register peter, May 31, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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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: Victorian BDM "uncertified" certificates At home in NZ, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:41 AM
    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: British Columbia just_me_ca, Apr 16, 2020
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    2. New Zealand

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    3. USA

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    4. India

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

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    6. West Indies, South and Central America

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

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      Latest: False assumptions Karen, Nov 3, 2019
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    8. Asia

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

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

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      Latest: Probate Registry Wills Heather, Dec 7, 2019
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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: marriage/names peter, Jun 4, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    3. Occupations

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      Latest: How the other half lived At home in NZ, May 30, 2020 at 11:25 AM
    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: Do you still print on Paper? Britjan, Feb 11, 2020
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    5. Workhouses and the Poor Laws

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      Latest: Our Ancestors and Depression Vio, Apr 8, 2020
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    6. Migration and Travel

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    7. Roman Catholic ancestors

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      Latest: Retreats peter, Jun 10, 2018
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    8. Quaker ancestors

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    9. Jewish ancestors

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    10. Military records

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      Latest: Identifying an old WW1 photo. Gillian, Apr 8, 2020
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    11. Medicine

      Illnesses, treatments, causes of death, medical records
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      Latest: What does this say / mean CarolB08, Oct 12, 2019
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    12. DNA

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      Latest: No Replies from Ancestry Contacts Bob Spiers, May 31, 2020 at 10:51 AM
  4. 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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