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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: What got me into family history Pauline, Jan 19, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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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: Researching for friends Franko, Nov 23, 2019
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    4. Using the forum - advanced tips

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      Latest: Wills and Probate Pauline, Nov 10, 2019
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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, Jan 17, 2020 at 10:11 AM
    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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      Latest: Missing GRO entry or adopted? peter, Jan 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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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: DNA Masterclass Bob Spiers, Jan 14, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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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: Look out for the arrows peter, Jan 18, 2020 at 9:09 AM
    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: Reporting errors jpkc, Dec 26, 2019
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    3. How to record information

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      Latest: My own family tree web site Alexander Bisset, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:02 PM
    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: Changing To Another Program Bob Spiers, Jan 10, 2020
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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: Ancestry's updated Hint interface peter, Jan 13, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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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. 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: Findmypast has new look Tim, Jan 8, 2020
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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: Disappointed by DNA Kane133, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:26 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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    2. England

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      Latest: Devon Court/Prison Registers Katie9, Jan 7, 2020
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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. New Zealand

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      Latest: Census CarolB08, Apr 14, 2017
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    2. USA

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    3. India

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

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

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      Latest: False assumptions Karen, Nov 3, 2019
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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: 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: An unusual occupation? Lankylady, Jan 9, 2020
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    3. Occupations

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      Latest: Occupations Pauline, Jan 11, 2020
    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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    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: Fold3 solves a mystery for me Pauline, Jan 6, 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: GEDmatch peter, Dec 25, 2019
  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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      Latest: Peters tips Josie, Nov 19, 2019
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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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