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Everyone has to start somewhere, so why not start here. Post your genealogy questions on how to search your family history and post your local history questions here! Also, if you can think of things to help a budding local history or family history beginner, then please post your tips here!
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Latest post by sallyyorks
in Re: Halliwell/Helliwell
on Today at 16:42

No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

If you have questions on how to use RootsChat, look in the Help Pages
For instance: FAQs, Tips an Hints or in the Index to Help-Pages
If you can't find the answers in the Help-Pages, then try here ...

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Latest post by Manchester Rambler
in MOVED: WEBB George Illeg...
on Today at 12:39

Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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Need help deciphering old handwriting on wills, certificates and other FH documents ?
Want to know where a place is on your old photos? Post your queries here.

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Latest post by Mike in Cumbria
in Re: Death Certificate
on Today at 15:50

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Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated ?

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Latest post by edmac
in Re: Sadler Family at sea...
on Today at 15:28

Child Boards: Resources, Tips, Tutorials

General

No New Posts The Common Room

Join in and discuss more general genealogy and local history things here. If you can't think of what category, country or county your message should come under, then perhaps you could put your message here!

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Latest post by Vicki Morley
in Re: how methodical are y...
on Today at 16:04

Child Boards: The Lighter Side
No New Posts Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing

Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by Gavsmum
in Re: Which DNA test would...
on Tuesday 19 August 14 16:10 BST (UK)

No New Posts Useful Links

Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by Isabel H
in Link: Pitlochry & Moulin...
on Monday 18 August 14 12:51 BST (UK)

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Genealogical and Family History items 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' (this includes private and commercial posts), and details of any Family History or Local History Fairs or other Events of genealogical interest. (You need to have done a few other posts on the rest of RootsChat before being able to post here).

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Latest post by BucksFerret
in Buckinghamshire FHS Sept...
on Yesterday at 12:36

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Need some technical help with using your computer, or using the internet?

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Latest post by ainslie
in Re: Excel database - num...
on Today at 09:31

Child Boards: FH Programs, Organisation, Presentation, Reference Library

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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English family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by johnP-bedford
in Re: Help in finding name...
on Today at 16:28

Child Boards: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London and Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire (East Riding & York), Yorkshire (North Riding), Yorkshire (West Riding)
No New Posts Cornish Language

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2013...
on Monday 23 June 14 19:33 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by gallipolianzac
in Captain A W Ward 2nd Bat...
on Today at 15:04

Child Boards: Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry (Londonderry), Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois (Queens), Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly (Kings), Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by dathai
in Re: Link: Irish Prison R...
on Tuesday 19 August 14 19:19 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in La 'le Padraig
on Monday 17 March 14 00:44 GMT (UK)

Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Isabel H
in Re: Banchory ternan
on Today at 16:30

Child Boards: Aberdeenshire, Angus (Forfarshire), Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), Fife, Inverness, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Moray (Elginshire), Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross & Cromarty, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Wigtownshire
No New Posts Scotland Resources

Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

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Latest post by Rainne
in Re: "Scottish Biographie...
on Wednesday 13 August 14 20:14 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Skoosh
in Re: Slainte
on Thursday 03 January 13 22:18 GMT (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Viking666
in Re: David Richard/Richar...
on Today at 15:21

Child Boards: Anglesey, Breconshire, Caernarvonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire
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Latest post by Narrowboat Dave
in Re: Newspaper reports of...
on Tuesday 19 August 14 15:15 BST (UK)

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Latest post by pinot
in Re: Does neb yn siarad C...
on Sunday 17 August 14 00:15 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by sarah
in Re: Cashin Family of Pat...
on Friday 08 August 14 20:31 BST (UK)

Child Boards: Isle of Man Lookup Requests, Isle of Man Resources & Offers
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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by mickmack1942
in James Evans, 1820,
on Today at 16:39

Child Boards: Channel Islands Lookup Requests, Channel Islands Resources & Offers

Research in Other Countries

No New Posts Immigrants & Emigrants - General

General queries and discussions about Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates, Exiles and people who worked 'abroad'.

Moderators: Berlin-Bob, jorose

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Latest post by Erin2012
in Re: 1911 immigration Ire...
on Yesterday at 15:52

Child Boards: Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers
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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by Rudolf H B
in Re: Blankenburg Hamburg ...
on Today at 16:15

Child Boards: Europe Resources & Offers
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Australia.

Moderator: sarah

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Latest post by ~MERLIN~
in Re: Queensland Death Not...
on Today at 13:08

Child Boards: Australia Resources & Offers, Australia Lookups completed
No New Posts Canada

Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

Moderator: KarenM

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Latest post by polarbear
in Re: Henry Buckley
on Today at 16:18

Child Boards: Canada Lookup Request, Canada Resources
No New Posts New Zealand

Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

Moderator: spades

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Latest post by Koromo
in Re: Still Chasing the ST...
on Today at 10:50

Child Boards: New Zealand Resources & Offers, New Zealand Completed Requests
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.

Moderator: rutti tutti

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Latest post by braw
in Re: Death Notice of Jame...
on Today at 10:14

No New Posts United States of America

Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in the United States.

Moderator: shellyesq

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Latest post by Berlin-Bob
in Re: Online databases for...
on Today at 07:56

Child Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
No New Posts Other Countries

Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
Research on Ancestors and their Descendants from any other countries. e.g. India, Ceylon, the West Indies, South American countries, etc, etc

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Latest post by holl83
in Re: Travelling back from...
on Today at 16:13

Child Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

No New Posts Census and Resource Discussion

Discuss your findings, links, problems or triumphs of your Census searches here - please no "lookup requests" in this one. NOTE: Offers must NOT breach the licence agreement or copyright of the source.

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Latest post by leamingtonian
in Re: Coventry Electoral R...
on Today at 13:09

Child Boards: Census Lookup and Resource Requests, Census Lookup and Resource Offers, Library and FHS Lookups

Some Special Interests

No New Posts Armed Forces

Discuss your armed forces connections.

Moderators: millymcb, scrimnet

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Latest post by cathyaus
in Royal Navy - WW2 - H.M.M...
on Today at 16:34

Child Boards: Armed Forces Resources, World War One, World War Two
No New Posts Travelling People

For topics about ancestors, who travelled around the country. Romanies, Gypsies, Tinkers, Travellers, Circus people and the like

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Latest post by janeo
in Re: Staffordshire Travel...
on Yesterday at 13:51

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Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.

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Latest post by stanmapstone
in Re: Homer Commutator Com...
on Today at 15:09

No New Posts Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms

For all your queries about crests, coats of arms, and whether your ancestor was an armiger.

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Latest post by greensleeves
in Re: Talgarth coat of arm...
on Sunday 17 August 14 22:51 BST (UK)

No New Posts One Name Studies -General

For discussions about researching all occurrences of a single name in a specified area.
Please do NOT enter look-up requests for individual persons here !

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Latest post by Tracy Hill
in Re: Heap surname
on Sunday 17 August 14 23:45 BST (UK)

Child Boards: One Name Studies: A to G, One Name Studies: H to M, One Name Studies: N to S, One Name Studies: T to Z

Family History Documents and Artefacts

No New Posts FH Documents and Artefacts

Ask here if you have questions about family history documents and artefacts ...
Or if you need help and advice on how to conserve your precious family history mementos ...

Moderator: Berlin-Bob

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Latest post by ShaunJ
in Re: RAMC Plaque.
on Today at 09:42

No New Posts Family Bibles

Discuss your family bibles here - how to start them, how to update them, etc.

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Latest post by Yria
in Re: HARRIS (Essex) Famil...
on Friday 08 August 14 06:00 BST (UK)

No New Posts Graveyards and Gravestones

For your queries and discussions about graveyards, gravestones, gravestone symbols, etc.

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Latest post by bendywendy
in Re: Hull Western Cemeter...
on Saturday 16 August 14 12:59 BST (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted FH Documents & Artefacts

Not too sure what to do with a whole box of things of family items that were found in the attic? Discuss them here!
Post in here items that might be special to another family (such as medals, photographs, letters etc..)

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Latest post by Bigandyspence
in Re: "MUIR "- Scotland Bm...
on Sunday 17 August 14 09:58 BST (UK)

Child Boards: Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs A to G, Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs H to M, Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs N to S, Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs T to Z
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