General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Gift subscriptions

Genes Reunited gift subscription

Do you know someone interested in discovering their family history?

You can now buy a gift subscription to Genes Reunited so they can research their family tree.

Buy gift or redeem gift

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Annoying!

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Kay????

Kay???? Report 29 Jun 2008 21:37

Christine,,

Just to point out,,this thread is dated 2004..

Christine

Christine Report 29 Jun 2008 21:32

Hi Chris, June and George,
I am one of those people who often have to fit my research into snatched periods of time in the evening!!

Like you I have only just found this section of GR web site and was thrilled to find someone else out there looking for the Harbon /Harbone family from Redditch. I am sure with the size of their family's in those days, all the people of the same name in a small area are related somehow even as distant cousins!
My family tree has a large branch of Harbon/ Harbone family living in Redditch/ Tardebigg area.
Charles Harbon was born 1842-44 and his parents were George Harbone (1818) and his mother was Sarah Jervis (Jarvis).Any connections to your family?

Chris

Christine

Christine Report 6 Mar 2008 21:51

Hi June and George
I have just found this feature on the GR site and was generally looking to see who might be interested in the name Harbon (sometimes spelt Harbone)
My Harbon family came from the Redditch/ Tardebrigg area around Bromsgrove. Any connections with your family?
Chris

Deborah

Deborah Report 13 Oct 2004 02:29

Hi George, I think a lot more of these type of problems have occured, since GR changed the e-mail procedure. Anyone who is not now a full member can't reply to you through GR to an old message, and now they don't get your personal e-mail address to reply to either. Debbie

Unknown

Unknown Report 13 Oct 2004 00:15

George, I have only been doing the family tree 4 months and when I first joined I emailed a person who I thought could help me. After waiting 3 months without a reply I deleted him. Then out of the blue I got a reply and he apologised for not replying earlier as he had been abroard for 4 months and had only just got back, There must be many reasons why people dont reply and I put it down to reasons other than rudeness. I think many people come here and then lose interest and stop doing their family tree, I know of a couple... I myself will be away from Sydney for 2 months home for 1 month and then away for 2more months. so my life is away in the summer and home in the winter doing my family tree.I find the magority of people on this site are fantastic and will help everyway they can. I have been amazed at their kindness and a nicer bunch would be hard to find. Consentrate on the good things and you will find a lot of help. Mary in Sydney

Claire in Lincs

Claire in Lincs Report 10 Oct 2004 15:51

What about the people who dont tell you anythng,,? I sent a message to someone giving a few details and asked if there might be a connection,,,,the reply that i got just said,,'Dont know the answer to this'........ How very helpful some people are,,,lol, And this was a reply to a message i sent in June,,!!

June

June Report 10 Oct 2004 15:12

Hello George, I am in the same boat, I have seen people asking about the Harbon family and I write back to them and give details, and ask if there could be a connection. Not even a reply saying Yes or NO. Bad manners. Bye now June.

George

George Report 9 Oct 2004 10:09

I heave received several emails asking for information about people in my family tree and always reply straight away. Yet out of all the emails I have sent asking for further information I have only ever had one reply. I find this most annoying. Either the email sytem is not working or people are to lazy to reply. George