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Latest post by Little Nell
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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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in La 'le Padraig
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Latest post by ThrelfallYorky
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on Thursday 02 October 14 16:55 BST (UK)

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Latest post by columbine48
in Re: Clutterbucks
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by smudwhisk
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Latest post by Beavances
in Marriage of Edith Gordon...
on Monday 20 October 14 19:19 BST (UK)

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