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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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  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! peter, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:25 PM
    2. Meeting my 'lost cousin'

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

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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: Website security? peter, Jun 20, 2019
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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: Place names Helen7, Oct 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    3. How to record information

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      Latest: Burying in Woollen Acts 1666-80 peter, Dec 10, 2018
    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 2019 incoming jorghes, Oct 8, 2019
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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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    1. England & Wales BMD registers

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    2. 2021 Census

      Change the future of family history!
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    1. Latest news

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      Latest: Probate Registry Wills Freesia, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:27 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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    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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      Latest: Co-Curate Liberty, Jul 15, 2019
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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: Canada - genealogy/history books Thos, Aug 19, 2018
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    2. New Zealand

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      Latest: Census CarolB08, Apr 14, 2017
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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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      Latest: Records in Africa Gillian, Jul 15, 2015
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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. Australia

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    8. Europe

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      Latest: Polish immigrants mowsehowse, Jun 10, 2019
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    9. General

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      Latest: Bermuda Rhian, Jul 19, 2017
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    10. 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: Wording in Admon Margery, Sep 11, 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: Birth Registrations. peter, Aug 26, 2019
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    3. Occupations

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      Latest: Occupations Heather, Jan 5, 2019
    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: Cadbury Research Library Katie Bee, Mar 24, 2019
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    5. Workhouses and the Poor Laws

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      Latest: Poor Law Removal question Britjan, Aug 30, 2019
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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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    10. Military records

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      Latest: The USA military in the UK ? CarolB08, Jun 30, 2019
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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 at 6:56 PM
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    12. DNA

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      Latest: No Replies from Ancestry contacts Bob Spiers, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:57 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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