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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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      Latest: An old thatched cottage Heather, Apr 20, 2018
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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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  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: Single or double membership peter, May 16, 2018
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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! peter, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:22 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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    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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  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: Book Review Annabelleb, Mar 23, 2018
    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: "This hint is no longer available" Bob Spiers, Aug 17, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    3. How to record information

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    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: FTM won't sync CarolB08, Jun 21, 2018
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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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      Latest: Family Tree on Family Search peter, Feb 7, 2018
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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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    7. 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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    1. Latest news

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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: Time to change your passwords! peter, Aug 13, 2018 at 7:47 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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      Latest: GRO update peter, Jan 1, 2018
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    2. England

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      Latest: Mangled transcription jorghes, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    3. Ireland

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      Latest: Catholic illegitimate Children Sue345, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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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: Canada - genealogy/history books Thos, Aug 19, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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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. Australia

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    7. Europe

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    8. General

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      Latest: Bermuda Rhian, Jul 19, 2017
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    9. 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: Distinctive Forenames? Susan, Jul 21, 2018
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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: C of E church marriages not approved. kiwilong, Aug 17, 2018 at 4:33 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: Retreats peter, Jun 10, 2018
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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, May 23, 2018
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    10. Military records

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    11. Medicine

      Illnesses, treatments, causes of death, medical records
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    12. DNA

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      Latest: Just ordered my DNA test kit peter, Aug 7, 2018
  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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