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1. British Genealogy Forum

British Genealogy Forum UK
Need support finding your ancestors? British Genealogy & Family History forums help with your family tree, military ancestors' ancestry, probate, ...and wills or house history research services. Discuss DNA research, talk about family history societies, ask related questions, and find useful resources.more
934 5 posts / week View Recent Threads

2. LostCousins Genealogy Forums

LostCousins Genealogy Forums LostCousins is a place to find living relatives, research techniques, consultations, and more. Find online family trees, explore genealogy websites, s...hare stories after meeting a lost one, and share advanced tips & techniques to help others find their people.more
1 post / day View Recent Threads

3. Family History UK Forum

Family History UK Forum This is the most established UK genealogy forum online. It is a free and friendly help for your family history and UK ancestry research. Get help your ancestors, join in, introduce yourself, and communicate with other members.more
3 posts / day View Recent Threads

4. FamilySearch Community

FamilySearch Community FamilySearch provides free support through its online Community. FamilySearch representatives and other Community members can provide answers to your ...questions about FamilySearch products and services as well as genealogy research.more
10 posts / day View Recent Threads

5. Genealogy Wise Forum

Genealogy Wise Forum Genealogy Wise is for groups discussing everything about genealogy. Tell about yourself, your family history, or your genealogy interests, and talk ab...out surnames, explore your ancestry, do family history research, and discover your family tree.more
2 posts / quarter View Recent Threads

6. Roots Chat Forum » South Africa

Roots Chat Forum » South Africa Lancashire, UK
Roots Chat Forum is one of the UK's largest community messaging forums for everyone interested in researching their family history roots or local ...history. Post your genealogy queries, or your local history questions here, and find the answers. Visit the forum to know about Emigrants, Immigrants and other Family History research in South Africa.more
3.7K 6K 30 posts / day View Recent Threads

7. Genealogy Specialists Forum

Genealogy Specialists Forum Visit the place for Genealogy Specialists to track past, and discover genes; introduce yourself to the experts and talk about family history research,... historical conflicts, military ancestors, and much more.more
3 posts / day View Recent Threads

8. Who When Where Forum

Who When Where Forum Who When Where is a place for discussing Genealogy. Post your queries about your military ancestors, or help fellow researchers find out about theirs,... ask about surnames, DNA, military, and general research, and get problem-solving advice.more
4 posts / week View Recent Threads

9. FamilyTreeDNA Forums

FamilyTreeDNA Forums Welcome to FamilyTreeDNA's forums a great place to explore, discover, and get answers to queries you might have. Exchange information on genetics,... archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing, discuss X & Y chromosomes or anything related, and find quality replies.more
127.7K 10.5K 2 posts / week View Recent Threads

10. Family Tree Forum

Family Tree Forum Family Tree Forum is a place for questions, answers, and general information about your family history research. Ask related questions, get inspiratio...n, help, and advice for your family history stories and more.more
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11. Chinese Genealogy Forum

Chinese Genealogy Forum Want to know about Chinese Genealogy? Read discussions related to it in this forum. Share insights, protocols, Chinese culture, arts, & tales, post yo...ur genealogy experience or story with the rest, ask for opinions on Chinese Genealogy, and more.more
2 posts / week View Recent Threads

12. ItalianGenealogy Forum

ItalianGenealogy Forum Italian Genealogy Forum is the leading resource for those who undertake research into their Italian Genealogy. Get information about your family herit...age, town, or village, and talk about Italian history, culture, and more.more
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13. Birmingham History Forum » Genealogy

Birmingham History Forum » Genealogy Welcome to this forum, this section is entirely dedicated to discussing genealogy, history news & events. Know about the use of genealogy, search by s...urnames, talk about DNA ancestry tests and help others identify their people.more
1 post / week Mar 2008 View Recent Threads

14. Sheffield History Forum » Genealogy

Sheffield History Forum » Genealogy Sheffield, England, UK
Sheffield History is all about when you were growing up. This section of the forum is to discuss and trace your Sheffield past. Find family history we...bsites & links, search families by surnames, and also get free family tree tips here.more
12.6K 4.1K 3 posts / month View Recent Threads

15. Forum » Genealogy Forum » Genealogy Use this community as a space to talk about anything Genealogy. Get Genealogy service, trace your ancestors, discuss ancestor uses, find handwriting d...ecipher thread, track family names, ask for birth & death details and other related things.more
4 posts / week View Recent Threads

16. Reddit » Genealogy

Reddit » Genealogy San Francisco, California, US
This subreddit is meant for everything genealogy. Ask questions about genealogy, find free resources for family history research, talk about DNA ances...try tests, help others discover records, find news, and more.more
1.1M 1.2M 30 posts / day Sep 2008 View Recent Threads

Additional Forums

  1. UK Genealogy Forum  Talk about UK local or social gene history, certificate change, DNA research techniques, give surname information and more. Consider this forum as suitable place to discuss anything genealogy.
  2. Tribal Pages Forum Looking for your Ancestors? Got a tip or message for your fellow Genealogists? Post your question, tips, and suggestions here. The Tribal Pages is providing a genealogy service dedicated to helping you build, maintain, and share your family tree online.
  3. Genealogists Forum Read family tree stories, ask DNA questions, search for photo restoration help, and more. This forum was set up by a group of dedicated family historians, creating a friendly and helpful environment to enable other people to research their family trees.
  4. Royal Forums » Royal Genealogy Chat about the genealogy of Royals here at Royal Forums. Help with families & other mysteries, research ancestry, ask royal genealogy questions, or talk about anything related.
  5. Carpatho-Rusyn Society » Genealogy This is a group for people with an interest in Carpatho-Rusyn heritage, culture and history and their genealogy in detail. Share knowledge of family names, surname change, and much more.
  6. My Irish Ancestry » Genealogy This community is your place to post your Irish genealogy family research queries. Begin your Irish genealogy research by using these active forums, and interact with others to gain and share knowledge.
  7. Liverpool & SW Lancashire FHS Forum Discuss general genealogy in Liverpool & SW Lancashire FHS Forum. Join this community and know that you are not alone in searching for your ancestors. Share your family history & stories to get help.
  8. Genes Reunited Forum » Genealogy This community is a place to discover your family's story, research, get historical records, and more. Ask for help in finding your living relatives or ancestors, share your success tales, or post anything regarding genealogy here.
  9. Genealogy Forum GenForum is the ultimate research resource forum devoted to genealogy, including surnames, U.S. states, countries, and general topics. Talk about DNA, ask questions, explore genealogy message board, discuss family history, surnames and much more.

Genealogy Subforums

Forum Name Subforum Name Subforum Description Also in
British Genealogy Forum Navigating Brit-Gen
Acronyms and Abbreviations
British Census
Certificates - Births, Marriages and Deaths in the UK
DNA Research
Genealogy Beginners
General Family History Queries
Success stories.
Surname Interests
Unwanted Certificates
Useful Information & Tips
Useful Online Sources
Adoption Pre 1911 Adoption Forums
Catholic Records
Court Records
Electoral Rolls
Jewish Roots Jewish Forums
One Name Studies
Reading old documents
Occupations - general forum
Actors & Artistes
Cordwainers, Shoemakers, Saddlers, etc.
Mariners and Ships
Military - Army Military Forums
Military - Royal Air Force
Military - Royal Navy & Royal Marines
Military - General
Policemen Police Forums
Photographers and old photographs
The Normans (1066 onwards)
The Georgian Period - (1714-1830) though could run to 1837
The Crimean War - (1854-1856)
Boer Wars - (1880-1881) & (1899-1902) suggest (1880-1902)
WW1 1914-1918 World War Forums
WW2 1939-1945
Brit-Gen Discussion
Computer Help
Genealogy Software
Scanning and Digitising
LostCousins Genealogy Forums How I got started in Family History
Members offer their top tips
Any questions?
Ask Peter
Search techniques
Problems at other genealogy websites
How to record information
Family tree programs
Online family trees
Family Tree Analyzer
Utilities to download
England & Wales BMD registers
Latest news
Matters arising
More British Isles Resources
Australia Australia Forums
Wills and probate
General Genealogical Queries
More Resources
Roman Catholic ancestors
Military records
Family History UK Forum FHUK General Chat Room
FHUK Funny Forum
Genealogy General Help
Genealogy Beginners Help
Help for Names or Surnames
Places - Countries or Counties
Occupations & Work
Travel and Migration
All Census Information
1841 Census Request
1851 Census Request
1861 Census Request
1871 Census Request
1881 Census Request
1891 Census Request
1901 Census Request
1911 Census Request
English Genealogy Roots
Welsh Genealogy Roots
Scottish Genealogy Roots
Irish Genealogy Roots
Other European Genealogy Roots
Australia & New Zealand Genealogy Roots
USA & Canada Genealogy Roots
Indian Genealogy Roots
WW1 Ancestry
WWII Ancestry
Other Military Ancestry
Old Photo's
Genealogy Software for computers
Genealogy on the Internet
FamilySearch Community General Questions
FamilySearch Center
FamilySearch Account
Family Tree
Other Languages
Roots Chat Forum Family History Beginners Board
Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition
Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs
The Common Room
The Lighter Side
The Stay Safe Board
Armed Forces
Armed Forces Resources
World War One
World War Two
Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing
Useful Links
For Sale / Wanted / Events
Technical Help
Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation
Reference Library
Scotland Resources
Gaelic Language
Ireland Resources
Irish Language
Wales Resources
Cymraeg - Welsh Language
Cornish Language
Isle of Man
Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark
New Zealand
South Africa
United States of America
Immigrants & Emigrants - General
Other Countries
Census and Resource Discussion
Quaker Family History
Travelling People
Occupation Interests
Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms
One Name Studies
FH Documents and Artefacts
Family Bibles
Graveyards and Gravestones
Unwanted Certificates & Artefacts
Genealogy Specialists General Family History Research
Genealogy Records Queries
Occupations & Trades
Military Ancestors
Historical Conflicts
English Counties
Ireland Provinces
Scottish Counties
Welsh Counties
British Islands
Non UK Questions
Odds & Sods
Family History Fairs & Events
Chatterbox Corner
Useful Links
Who When Where Genealogy Forum General research queries
Genealogy chat
Useful resources
FamilyTreeDNA Forums Features Requests & Bug Reports Area
Recreation Room
Grumbles & Gripes
DNA and Genealogy for Beginners
DNA Success Stories
Adoptees Forum Adoption Forums
Scientific Papers
mtDNA - Genealogy Basics
mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics
mtDNA - Advanced Topics
BIG Y and SNP Discovery
Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics
Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics
Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced
Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Advanced
Family Finder Basics
myOrigins Basics
Family Finder Advanced Topics
X-DNA Basics
X-DNA Advanced
Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins
Group Administrators - Advanced Chat
Surname Project Administration
Y-DNA Haplogroup Project Forums
mtDNA Haplogroup Project Forums
mtDNA Haplogroup 'V' Forum
Y-DNA Lineage and Surname Project Forums
Family Tree Forum Family History Research
The Writers' Shed
Family Tree Photos
Research Requests
Research Offers
Genealogy News
Family Tree Software
Computer Help
Chinese Genealogy Forums Chinese genealogy
Location, location, location
Chinese culture and protocols
Sharing Tales
The paper trail
Clan and district associations
Clan Progenitor References
DNA Chinese Genealogy
Tips on posting
Chinese Roots Wiki
Kitchen sink
Italian Genealogy Forum Italian Genealogy
Locations in Italy
Italian History & Culture
Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship Immigration Forums
Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Genetic genealogy
Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy
UK Genealogy Forum General Discussion
Black Country Genealogy Discussion
Black Country Connections
Brick Walls
Archived General Discussion
Black Country: Archived Topics
Black Country: History
General and Social Black Country History
Black Country Towns, Villages and Streets History
Parish Register and Archive Look ups
Black Country Archives Lookups
Archived Lookup Requests
Census Lookup Requests
Military Military Forums
Researching Individuals
Gallery General Discussion
The Snug
Genealogists Forum Research Questions
DNA Questions
Family History General Discussion
Family History News and Information
Members' Direct Ancestors
Family History Stories
Genes Reunited Message Boards Success Stories
General Chat
Hobbies and Crafts
Quizzes and Games
Genealogy Chat
Military Chat Military Forums
Find Ancestors
Find Living Relatives
Genealogy Forum General Genealogy
Immigration, Emigration and Migration Immigration Forums
Military Service
Religions Religion Forums
Christian Forums History & Genealogy A forum to discuss history and genealogy topics
Ireland Community Ireland Family History

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