Hello from Saint Paul, Minnesota

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    I came across this site while researching my puzzling 2nd great grandfather William Henry Childs (or Chiles),, aka William Childs Pavitt (or Pavord), of Melbury Osmond in Dorset. Very glad to find a forum where a lot of information about English forebears is exchanged.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! :D

    Most of our members have British ancestry but even those who don't are more than happy to help.

    I see that you are finding your way around so keep posting and good luck with your research! :)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Welcome to the friendliest and most helpful forum around. C|:-)
     
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    Thanks! It's good to be here...
     
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    Welcome FarFromMelbury...
    There are even a few Canadians here should you need to reach out to us!
     
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    Excellent... thank you, Sue... and indeed, the Paffords to whom I find I have a DNA connection are in Newfoundland.
     
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    Hello and welcome to Top Dog - you’ve come to the right place :)
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Hello and Welcome, FarFromMelbury C|:-)
     
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    Thank you all for the welcome. -- Can you tell me how to add the short qualifier, below my avatar, (e.g., "Well-Known Member") that replaces "New Member"? I thought perhaps that was my "status", but evidently not. Couldn't find an answer in Help.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    The tag lines change with the number of posts that you make. Individual tag lines have been added to some members as a reward for helpfulness. :)
     
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    Ah -- thanks. I was beginning to think that must be it, as I couldn't find anywhere to change it myself.
     
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    Thanks everybody for the welcome. I have been off in other online locations for a while, and have had remarkable good fortune tracing English forebears about whom previously I knew, frankly, precisely nothing. I am tremendously grateful for the assistance I've received... and thrilled to have found (as another genealogist cousin put it) "cousins I did not know I had, and other miracles." :eek:)
     
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