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** Using this Board / Alphabetic Sorting **
« on: Saturday 14 March 09 09:19 GMT (UK) »
This board is for all queries concering ancestors in European Countries.
(For simplicity "Europe" also includes Russia and countries from the former USSR.)

This can include immigrants and emigrants to and from Europe, expatriates, exiles, refugees, ancestors who worked abroad for a few years, etc, etc.

If your ancestors emigrated from Europe to USA, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, it may be better to post a topic there, to get as much information about them as possible from Ships Lists, Immigration documents, etc, etc, and then post a topic here to find out more about the european side of their history.


A word of warning:
There were very few census in Europe, and, compared to many english-speaking countries, there is very little information on-line. There are also very few central registers in Europe; you usually need to know the exact place of birth, marriage and/or death, and many queries may only bring you the relevant addresses you can write to for more information.


We don't have seperate boards for the different countries within Europe, so we suggest that you include the name of the country as the first word in your topic title.

If you click on the word "Subject" at the head of the board, all topics will be sorted in alphabetic order, which means that all postings concerning particular countries will be grouped together.

The moderators will change some of the topic titles to include the "Country: " as the first word in the title.
We hope this will make it easier for you and others to find and read relevant topics.

Not all topic titles have been modified but they will get done, bit by bit.

If you are starting a new topic, please include the country, as above.
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