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This forum respects your requirements for online privacy. It is preferred if your user name is your real name, even if only a forename or surname. Do not register more than one account without permission: we have the means to determine whether you have done so.


Do not post material that is the copyright of others; do not request people who have paid subscriptions to genealogy or similar websites to look things up for you.

Online behaviour

Do not venture into politics or religion, unless it is explicitly about events of the era of the First World War, which for these purposes we will consider to be 1902-1922.

Use plain English.

Stay within this site’s topic. There is no off-topic area and posts outside topic will be ruthlessly binned.

Be respectful that others have an opinion: they are allowed to have one, even if you do not agree with it. Discuss – don’t argue.

Ensure that your discussion does not contravene any of the laws of England and Wales (the jurisdiction in which this forum is managed).

Moderation and membership

This forum is a benign dictatorship. In the event of transgression, I’ll decide if action needs to be taken in the interests of the forum. In the extreme this may include termination of your membership.