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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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      Latest: How to change my password peter, Apr 23, 2020
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  1. Find living relatives

    How to make the most of the LostCousins site
    1. 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 11, 2021 at 11:46 PM
    2. Meeting my 'lost cousin'

      What was it like meeting a new cousin for the first time?
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      Latest: I've made a Match!! Puddles, Jun 8, 2021 at 3:36 PM
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    3. Any questions?

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      Latest: DNA Question Bob Spiers, May 9, 2021
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    4. 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: Deceased Cousin peter, May 17, 2021
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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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    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: Messaging DNA matches Pauline, Jun 4, 2021
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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: Does FTM know what date it is? Vicky13, Jun 8, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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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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    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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      Latest: BMD indexes at Somerset House Margery, Jan 17, 2021
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    2. 2021 Census

      Change the future of family history!
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      Latest: Duplication- UK 2021 Census peter, Mar 6, 2021
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    1. Latest news

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      Latest: Findmypast Community Award peter, Jun 1, 2021
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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: Twins puzzle TerryM, Jun 13, 2021 at 3:23 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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      Latest: 1921 census release peter, Mar 19, 2021
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    2. England

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    3. Ireland

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      Latest: An Irish saying? A. Muse, Nov 25, 2020
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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: 2021 Canadian Census canadianbeth, May 21, 2021
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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. Middle East

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    8. Australia

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    9. Europe

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      Latest: German translation Bee, Sep 22, 2020
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    10. General

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

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      Latest: Ceylon Relatives John Dancy, Mar 15, 2021
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  3. No boundaries

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

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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: 1911 census entry - loss of parents ? peter, Jun 12, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    3. Occupations

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    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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    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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      Latest: Quaker connection? Puddles, Nov 20, 2020
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    9. Jewish ancestors

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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: What does this say / mean CarolB08, Oct 12, 2019
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    12. DNA

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      Latest: Ancestry DNA Matches Helen7, Jun 10, 2021 at 3:16 PM
  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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