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Kense Report 6 Nov 2012 08:37

Hello jones, welcome to the boards.

Have you looked at the Family History Guide on this site?

You access it by clicking on HELP at the top of this page and then selecting it from the list.

That explains roughly what you need to do but doesn't explain in detail how you set about it.

If you need to know more on how to do this it is best to ask via threads on the Genealogy Chat board.

If you just want to know your family history and are happy to let others do it for you then do as Susan says. One downside of that is that your family history will be publically discussed.

Dont forget to thank those who help you.


Susan Report 6 Nov 2012 07:02

This a Thread I stared on genealogy Chat board,I hope it will help you to use the boards.
Go to the Find Ancestors board if you need help finding a person ,post your request and you will find lots of lovely people to help you.
When you post your thread remember to stay at your computer for a short while so we can ask questions back to you.

Give us all the information you have on the person you wish to find ie; place and date of birth including the county and country ,not all of us live in the Uk.

The helpers are not paid by Genes they help because they like to so try to remember to thank them,in some cases they use there own paid subscriptions to help you.

To answer to your thread just scroll to the bottom of the page
To find all your threads go to left hand side of your screen and click on My Threads and that will take you back to all the thread you have and will post on these boards.

To add a thread for a request for help.
Go to Board summary left hand side of page ,you can post on any board,Find Ancestors I find is the best.
Remember only post the same request on one board not multiple boards.
Click on Find Ancestors ,go to add topic at the top of the page ,click on that and fill in the boxes,submit post.

Happy Hunting


jones Report 6 Nov 2012 06:48

Ive just joined up with genes and i really dont no what im doing, the information i have added so far i already had and dont seem to get any further, any ideas for beginners would really help.