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Post your beginners 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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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 lizdb
in Re: How can I contact a ...
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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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in Re: Place in Kincardines...
on Today at 18:01

No New Posts Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs

Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat.

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in Re: Where am I No 10 (Se...
on Today at 18:01

Sub Boards: Photograph 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 avm228
in Re: George Carter
on Today at 17:47

Sub 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 Craclyn
in Re: 1st AncestryDNA Succ...
on Saturday 25 April 15 14:58 BST (UK)

No New Posts Useful Links

Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by Ringrose
in Data of immigration in t...
on Monday 13 April 15 17:35 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 pipkins75
in Salford Ordsall and Brou...
on Friday 24 April 15 10:15 BST (UK)

No New Posts Technical Help

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

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Latest post by las camelias
in Re: Computer not install...
on Today at 16:47

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

Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

Moderator: ev

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Latest post by annep5892
in Re: Scottish look-up req...
on Today at 17:20

Sub 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 MonicaL
in Re: Link: university gra...
on Saturday 18 April 15 23:32 BST (UK)

No New Posts Gaelic Language

Posts in this section to be in Gaelic only. Posts in English will be deleted.

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in Re: Can I learn Gaelic a...
on Monday 13 April 15 14:28 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: Furlongs of Mountjoy...
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Sub 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 conahy calling
in Calendar Irish Chancery ...
on Monday 30 March 15 11:35 BST (UK)

No New Posts Irish Language

Posts in this section to be in Gaeilge (Gaelge) . Posts in English will be deleted.

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: Beannachtaí na Cásca
on Friday 03 April 15 13:22 BST (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: Llewelin's from arou...
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Latest post by hiraeth
in Re: Recommendation on bo...
on Tuesday 10 February 15 19:13 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Cymraeg - Welsh Language

Posts in this section to be in the Welsh language only. Posts in English will be deleted. Post translation requests in "Wales - General".

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in Re: Does neb yn siarad C...
on Wednesday 01 April 15 11:30 BST (UK)

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

No New Posts England

English family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by sarah
in Re: LANES
on Today at 17:41

Sub 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)
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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2014
on Friday 19 December 14 13:45 GMT (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by J.J.
in Re: Susan LACE; Maggie L...
on Thursday 23 April 15 04:05 BST (UK)

Sub Boards: Isle of Man Lookup Requests, Isle of Man Resources & Offers
No New Posts Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark

The Channel Islands

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Latest post by pjm99
in Re: Vickery in Jersey
on Today at 07:18

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

Research in Other Countries

No New Posts Australia

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

Moderator: sarah

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Latest post by dawnsh
in Re: Advice on finding a ...
on Today at 17:03

Sub Boards: Australia Resources & Offers, Australia Lookups completed
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

Moderator: KarenM

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Latest post by wingweaver84
in Re: Isabella Morrell/Bec...
on Today at 15:21

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

Moderators: Berlin-Bob, jorose

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Latest post by prairieboy
in Jacoby in Bad Kreuznach
on Today at 17:03

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No New Posts New Zealand

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

Moderator: spades

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Latest post by jimr
in Re: Accessing archive ma...
on Today at 17:18

Sub 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 axecalibre
in Re: William Harry Trehae...
on Saturday 25 April 15 14:23 BST (UK)

No New Posts United States of America

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

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Latest post by shellyesq
in Re: Marriage look up ple...
on Today at 16:45

Sub Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
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 Peter Goff
in Re: Lydia Thomas born 18...
on Yesterday at 17:07

Sub Boards: Immigrant and Emigrant 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 yasmina4
in Re: Maureen Short Banga...
on Today at 12:46

Sub 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 sooraz
in Re: Birth and Death look...
on Saturday 25 April 15 12:53 BST (UK)

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

Some Special Interests

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Discuss your armed forces connections

Moderators: millymcb, scrimnet

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Latest post by Ryan_P
in War Horse Grave 'Blackie...
on Today at 18:01

Sub 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 NettieS
in Re: Lincolnshire Romanie...
on Today at 13:42

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

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Latest post by bykerlads
in Re: A blacksmith's strik...
on Today at 17:49

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 KGarrad
in Re: Blunt / Blount famil...
on Today at 14:47

No New Posts One Name Studies

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 behindthefrogs
in Re: Edlin in Leics and L...
on Saturday 25 April 15 12:23 BST (UK)

Sub 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 misstinkerbell77
in Help identifying uniform...
on Today at 17:48

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 bleetriplett
in Smeall/Smail of Scotland...
on Saturday 04 April 15 20:36 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 aghadowey
in Re: Jewish cemeteries in...
on Sunday 19 April 15 19:33 BST (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted Certificates & 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 pincard
in Unwanted Death Certifica...
on Saturday 25 April 15 18:18 BST (UK)

Sub 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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