Sandra, there are more and more British people reading these forums because Ancestry.co.uk lists the same surname forums for the use of registered UK members,too. Unlike their other features, they are free to view and use. Also, there are lots of people in Australia and NZ and other parts of the world researching their British ancestors who would also use the boards. This should be more widely known. Ancestry should at least put a little note that the Surname area is a free worldwide service.