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LostCousins Genealogy Forums

  1. Welcome to the LostCousins forums

    How to get started if you're new to the forum & more advanced tips for existing users
    1. New forum 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. Comments on the latest newsletter

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    2. Latest news

      News that has come out since the latest newsletter was published
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      Latest: GRO digital images AlanB, Nov 15, 2023
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    3. Ongoing discussions

      Ongoing discussions on major topics originally aired in the newsletter
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      Latest: Online presentations peter, Jan 4, 2022
  2. Find living relatives

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

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      Latest: 1880 USA census Sue_3, Jan 18, 2024
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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, Feb 23, 2024 at 10:22 AM
    3. Meeting my 'lost cousin'

      What was it like meeting a new cousin for the first time?
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      Latest: 1921 Censuses JohnR65, Oct 17, 2023
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    4. Any questions?

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      Latest: How Wide Should One Search? Bryman, Oct 2, 2022
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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: 1911 Brackets peter, Dec 28, 2023
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  3. 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: Fan Trees jorghes, Nov 3, 2023
    2. Researching at other genealogy websites

      From time to time we all encounter problems or discover handy tips when using Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and other sites. Sharing our experiences could help others.
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      Latest: Ancestry Frustration peter, Feb 17, 2024
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    3. How to record information

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      Latest: How to record change of sex Susan48, Jul 11, 2022
    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: Family Historian v Family Tree Maker Paul Reeve, Feb 23, 2024 at 5:49 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: Parish Locator Software GillyGC, Feb 20, 2022
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  4. DNA

    If you have tested your DNA or are thinking of doing so, you'll find DNA-related discussions here
    1. DNA Questions and Answers

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      Latest: Ancestry ThruLines - something odd happening Helen7, Feb 20, 2024 at 3:08 PM
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  5. No boundaries

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

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      Latest: GOV.UK - Probate/Wills peter, Dec 16, 2023
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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: Married twice (not) peter, Feb 19, 2024
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    3. Occupations

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      Latest: Servants John Dancy, Feb 20, 2023
    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: Newspapers.com canadianbeth, Jan 8, 2022
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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: Burial in unconsecrated ground Susan48, Nov 26, 2023
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    8. Quaker ancestors

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      Latest: Quaker dating JimP, Jan 17, 2023
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    9. Jewish ancestors

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    10. Military records

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      Latest: Footguard in Napoleonic war Kate, May 27, 2023
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    11. Medicine

      Illnesses, treatments, causes of death, medical records
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      Latest: The midwife made a mistake? Pauline, Jan 20, 2024
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    1. More British Isles Resources

      Resources that relate to more than one country
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      Latest: 1939 Re-entered entries peter, Oct 16, 2023
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    2. England

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      Latest: Wills and Tithe Maps JayPea, Feb 20, 2024 at 6:22 PM
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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: Ontario death certificate help NikkiM, Jan 21, 2024
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    2. New Zealand

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      Latest: The Wilson Collection At home in NZ, Jul 7, 2021
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    3. USA

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      Latest: My American LDS connection Sue_3, Sep 26, 2022
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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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    8. Australia

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      Latest: Trove website to close? MikeD, Dec 17, 2023
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    9. Europe

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      Latest: Croatian records anniefb18, Sep 15, 2022
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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: Miscellanea from Calcutta PhilGee, Jul 9, 2021
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    1. NON-FICTION Genealogy-related books

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    2. FICTION - Genealogy mysteries

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  6. 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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  7. 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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